CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The bull market continues, in spite of bad winter weather and the situation in Ukraine. Auto sales were mixed, while Radio Shack & Staples announced they would be closing a number of stores. And the SAT made changes this week, going back to a total 1600 score and making the essay portion optional.» Read More
Hillary Clinton defeated rival Barack Obama in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, prolonging an increasingly negative Democratic presidential race and keeping alive her White House hopes.
Democrats in Pennsylvania make their choice on Tuesday in the presidential nominating race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, with Clinton aiming for a big win to keep her flickering White House hopes alive.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is attracting record numbers of young voters -- but will a demographic known for low turnout vote in enough numbers to defeat Hillary Clinton in the graying state of Pennsylvania?
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday that rival Barack Obama could not stand the pressure of the White House after the Illinois senator complained about tough questions at a debate.
Hillary Clinton had a very strong debate last night. Barack Obama did not. Those (Obama allies) criticizing the performance of ABC moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos are wrong in my view.
Former GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani offered their economic ideas on Squawk Box today.
In the three decades that I've been covering politicians, I've rarely met one more in sync with reporters than John McCain. And I don't say that because we wore precisely the same tie today.
After a six week lull, Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage on Wednesday. And that means the trailing candidate, Hillary Clinton, has a decision to make: whether to be aggressive or more subdued in her approach to front-runner Barack Obama.
In politics first impressions matter a lot, and John McCain made a good one on the American people in 2000. It still benefits him today now that he has locked up the GOP presidential nomination.
Howard Dean has made sparks fly for years. His feisty 2004 presidential campaign broke fund-raising records at the time, tapping the power of the Internet in a way that signaled the path Barack Obama has followed this year.
The Senate has passed a bipartisan measure aimed at boosting the housing market and easing the threat of foreclosures.
President Bush has approved a plan to expand a housing program to insure loans for creditworthy homeowners unable to meet mortgage payments and which is expected to help about 500,000 borrowers by the end of this year, the White House said Wednesday.
When the 2008 presidential race began in earnest last year, no one could have imagined the Iraq war as a change of subject. But that’s what it was when Congressional testimony took John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama away from the top campaign issue--the slumping economy.
The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to proceed on a bill tackling the nation's housing market crisis with a range of tax breaks for corporations and some help for homeowners, even as the Bush Administration said it won't support the bill.
Can a new strategist change the course of Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination at this stage in the race? Geoff Garin is about to find out. Garin, a veteran Democratic pollster, stands in some ways as the antithesis of his ousted predecessor Mark Penn.
Mark Penn’s meeting with Colombian diplomats on passing a new trade deal embarrassed Hillary Clinton at a time she can’t afford to lose any blue collar votes. And his ouster as her chief strategist adds turmoil she doesn’t need as she struggles to catch up with Barack Obama.
Mark Penn, a pollster and senior strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, left the campaign Sunday after it was disclosed he met with representatives of the Colombian government to help promote a free trade agreement Clinton opposes.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, a rising Democratic star in the House of Representatives, has been a stalwart supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton throughout the presidential primary campaign.
Watch what politicians do, not what they say: John McCain has been trying to reassure his base that he's an economic conservative. But here's McCain, on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, embracing the new Senate housing bill include federal money for new housing tax credits and state housing bonds.
The U.S. Senate voted against adding an amendment to a housing market rescue bill that would have given bankruptcy judges the power to ease mortgage payment terms for some distressed borrowers.