CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Headlines hurt stocks this week, while GM is facing a federal investigation. The White House boosts overtime pay for non-union workers, McDonald's employees are suing the company and Men's Wearhouse gets Joseph A. Bank.» Read More
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said his successors at the U.S. central bank should act cautiously in lowering interest rates because of inflation risks, according to an interview published on Sunday.
President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a source familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sharply criticizes President George W. Bush's administration and Republican congressional leaders in his memoir for putting political imperatives ahead of sound economic policies, several newspapers reported on Friday.
Here are some more highlights from our NBC/WSJ poll, which tells a lot about the state of the race for the White House. Though rivals question Hillary Clinton's "electability," she outpaces all of them in the public's assessment of qualifications for the presidency. 46% of Americans express confidence in her “skills and ability necessary to be president”...
President George W. Bush on Thursday ordered gradual troop reductions in Iraq but defied calls for a dramatic change of course, telling skeptical Americans the U.S. military role there will stretch beyond his presidency.
Public discontent with the Iraq war has slightly eased, increasing President Bush’s political maneuvering room at a critical point in debates over war costs and troop levels. Those shifts in public opinion remain modest. Yet only one in four Americans say troops should leave now regardless of conditions on the ground...
Americans are relatively unconcerned about the subprime mortgage troubles, and they say President Bush is doing a better job, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Facing intense pressures from the 2008 campaign, Senate Republican leaders are planning to ignore White House talking points about the strength of the economy under President Bush and press a more forward looking agenda.
The decision by Hillary Clinton's campaign to return $850,000 in donations tied to scandal-plagued donor Norman Hsu represents an attempt to stop a damaging story line--and raise the stakes on rivals seeking to capitalize. The refunds, among the largest in political history, set a precedent that will create pressure in future situations involved tainted donors.
Presidential politics and the health of ground zero workers loom over the former World Trade Center site this Sept. 11 perhaps more than at any other anniversary of the attacks.
The report to Congress by Gen. David Petraeus, who is addressing a gathering of House members as I write this post, concludes that the Bush administration's troop surge in Iraq is achieving many of its military objectives. It will be used to justify the continued presence of large numbers of U.S. soldiers in the conflict, even if Petraeus has indicated the numbers...
Today on "Street Signs," Mitt Romney explained to Erin Burnett and me why he took out ads opposing the flat tax in 1996. He thought the tax relief it provided the super-rich, couldn't be justified--politically or substantively.
August non-farm payroll employment dropped by 4,000, the weakest monthly report in four years. Strategists, analysts and economists offer CNBC their insights.
Fred Thompson's rivals don't intend to let him hold the spotlight if they can help it. You can see that in Mitt Romney's release of new tax-cut details this week. Romney has said for months that he aimed to cut the capital gains tax for middle class investors to zero.
Pacific Rim nations agreed that climate change was of "vital interest," but officials squabbled over whether their leaders should include energy efficiency targets in a statement at their annual summit.
In recent days the excitement of Fred Thompson's campaign team has been mixed with this nagging fear: that expectations for Thompson's performance upon entering the GOP presidential race might prove too high to meet. Today's kickoff event showed why.
While Fred Thompson was rolling out his well-choreographed entry into the Republican presidential race, national front-runner Rudy Giuliani was signaling the tack he will use to fend off his new rival: too risky.
We've compiled some information about GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson that you might not know.
Fred Thompson officially entered a wide-open Republican presidential race Thursday, vowing to invigorate a dispirited GOP and promising to thwart another Clinton from capturing the presidency.
China's President Hu Jintao gave qualified support to an Australian initiative on climate change on Thursday as a rift opened at the APEC meeting over the "Sydney Declaration" and its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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