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  • The $5B dollar counterterrorism fund: does it exist? Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A Sadr militiamen stands guard on a rooftop as units of Moqtada Sadr's militia parade down a main street of the Shi'a stronghold of Sadr City June 21, 2014 in Eastern Baghdad.

    The $5 billion dollar counterterrorism fund announced by Obama was seen as a sign of good faith, but the fund doesn't exist.

  • The Week That Was: Blackberry stock soars     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Blackberry stock soared because its losses weren't as bad as expected. The CEO of American Apparel was suspended, and Dubai's airport is now the world's busiest for international travelers.

  • Russian troops on Ukraine border worry US Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Troops from a pro-Russian militia prepare to travel in a tank on a road near the town of Yanakiyevo, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 20, 2014.

    Russian troops along Ukraine's border and the establishment of defense units by Russian authorities are troubling developments, the White House said.

  • Time to unleash US's energy superpower: Rep. Upton Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The House is gearing up for some key energy votes, says Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton.

  • Fiscal battles loom for House Republican leaders Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building.

    With new leaders in place, Congress faces more big fights over funding for highway construction and government agencies in the coming months.

  • Iraq is on the verge of collapse: David Phillips Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Tribal fighters shout slogans while carrying weapons during a parade in Kerbala, south of Baghdad, June 18, 2014.

    Iraq is on the verge of collapse—and working with Iran is a "flawed strategy," says former White House foreign-affairs adviser David L. Phillips.

  • New setbacks hurt Obama's standing: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that just 41 percent of Americans now approve of Obama's handling of his job, reversing an uptick this spring.

  • Hillary has experience to be prez: NBC-WSJ poll Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    A new NBC-WSJ poll shows that voters think Hillary Clinton has the knowledge and experience to handle the presidency.

  • Obama to bar federal discrimination against gays Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • 'I don't know' if gays can be changed: Gov. Perry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC that he doesn't "necessarily condone" what he referred to as the gay "lifestyle," nor does he "condemn it either."

  • The week that was: Relief for student debt     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Record highs melted away in the face of violence in Iraq this week. More mergers announced this week. GM had another recall, and Ford announced it's cars didn't get as many miles per gallon as it thought.

  • Kerry: Expect 'timely decisions' from Obama on Iraq Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    President Barack Obama is likely to make "timely decisions" on the situation in Iraq given the gravity of what has happened there in recent days.

  • Watch George H.W. Bush skydive for 90th birthday Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, float to the ground during a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

    Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday Thursday in high-flying style—by skydiving.

  • The Week That Was: Car sales way up     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Dow & S&P 500 hit record highs. The ECB lowered its rate in an attempt to jump start spending. And new greenhouse gas rules were introduced.

  • Iranian oil exports on course to blow past limits Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

    Iranian oil exports are running above the levels the Islamic Republic agreed to when sanctions were loosened.

  • Who pays for the first lady's clothes? Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama's wardrobe includes top designers' gowns that can run into five figures. Who foots the bill?

  • The Week That Was: Wall Street chicken fight     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. It was a short week, but the S&P still hit new highs. Even bad GDP data didn't stop the markets. Apple bought beats for real, and there was a chicken fight on the Street between Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson over Hillshire Brands. Ford recalled more than a million cars for non-threatening issues.

  • VA chief Shinseki resigns; deputy Sloan to take over Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

    Shinseki came under fire for long waits at VA hospitals and an alleged cover-up of the deaths of several patients awaiting treatment in Phoenix.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Trading was quiet going into the holiday. AT&T agrees to pay $49 billion for DirecTV and its customers. But Pfizer's offer for AstraZeneca was turned down. And GM announced its 30th recall in the past five months.

  • Obama: 'Will not stand for' VA misconduct Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki at the White House in Washington, DC, May 21, 2014.

    Employees of the Veterans Administration should be held accountable if anyone falsified records on patient treatment, President Barack Obama said.

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