• Worm Hits Computers of Staff at Iran Nuclear Plant Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    A complex computer worm capable of seizing control of industrial plants has affected the personal computers of staff working at Iran's first nuclear power station weeks before the facility is to go online, the official news agency reported Sunday. 

  • Iran's Nuclear Agency Trying to Stop Computer Worm Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    Iran's nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial sites throughout the country and is capable of taking over power plants, Iranian media reports said.

  • President Obama to Oppose Extension of Bush Tax Cuts Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:48 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    His decision not to extend tax cuts for the rich adds a populist twist to an election-season economic package designed to entice support from big businesses and their Republican allies. The New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama addressing a town hall in Elyria, OH.

    As part of his emerging program to jolt the economic recovery, President Obama will call for allowing businesses to deduct from their taxes through 2011 the full value of new equipment purchase, the NYT reports.

  • World Trade Center Building Rises—Finally Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 4:03 PM ET
    A model of the future World Trade Center site.

    While the nation debates whether an Islamic cultural center should be built near Ground Zero in Manhattan, a different project—the subject of an equally intense debate—is finally showing visible signs of progress.

  • Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The NY T reports.

  • Taxes No Longer So Certain Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET

    Death may still be certain, but taxes have never been less so. The NYT looks at our uncertain future.

  • Bartiromo-An Eyewitness to History Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
    Maria Bartiromo

    CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo had her first live broadcast on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange fifteen years ago. NYSE Euronext celebrated the anniversary with Ms. Bartiromo ringing the opening bell moments ago.

  • Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    Online gambling

    With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, legislators are considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago, reports the New York Times.

  • Investors Worry About Seepage at Capped BP Well Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
    Members of the National Wildlife Federation look over the edge of their boat while surveying the oxidized oil off of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana. The oil is being broken up by chemical dispersants and is drifting throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

    Investors fretted about possible seepage from BP's capped Gulf of Mexico well on Monday and speculation grew about assets the company may sell to pay multibillion dollar costs for its oil spill.

  • BP Hopes to Keep Blown Well Capped, but US Cautious Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Drill ship recovering oil from the ruptured British Petroleum oil well over the site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    BP said Sunday its new cap has stopped the oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months and hopes to keep it that way until a relief well can permanently seal the leak next month.

  • Senators Question BP’s Libyan Links Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    BP sign

    Democratic senators in the US are calling for an investigation into BP’s business interests in Libya, accusing the British oil company of being part of a deal to free a convicted terrorist in return for oil licences.

  • Fund Managers’ Profits Are Ripe for a New Tax Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:06 AM ET
    NY Governor David Paterson

    New York  lawmakers plan to enact a tax change that will treat much of the compensation earned by the fund managers who work in New York but live outside the state as ordinary income.

  • McChrystal Is Summoned to Washington Over Remarks Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 9:07 AM ET
    US military commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal speaks during the White House daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.

    In a magazine article, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, was portrayed as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration, reports The New York Times.

  • Giving In on Trading, Bankers Turn to Other Losses Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Bankers have all but given up on defeating one of the most contentious provisions in the financial regulation bill  and are now focusing on battles like heading off a prohibition on derivatives trading, the New York Times reports.

  • Underground Broker Network a Bane in Terror Probes Friday, 14 May 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    Long before there was MoneyGram and Western Union, people in South Asian countries often used an informal network of brokers, called an "hawala," to transfer money over long distances when it was too inconvenient or dangerous to send cash by courier.

  • Money Woes, Long Silences and a Zeal for Islam Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Faisal Shahzad

    Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend. He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties.

  • Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee said that they agreed to limit the likelihood of a taxpayer bailout of big banks, but liberal Democrats said they would push for reducing the size of the nation’s biggest banks.

  • Cramer’s Buys to Beat Europe’s Bad Debt Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 7:07 PM ET

    And they’ll protect you from a slew of other negatives the bears are throwing around, too.

  • No Explanation for Bomb Suspect Boarding Airliner Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
    Faisal Shahzad

    Federal law enforcement officials offered no explanation Tuesday for how the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing was allowed to board an international flight despite being hunted by the FBI and placed on the government no-fly list.