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  • War on banks?     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Roundtable president and CEO, discusses Washington's sentiment on big banks.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. A welcome end to a bad January. The taper continues, retailers complain about bad weather, and so do realtors.

  • Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America's middle class in a State of the Union speech.

  • Hiking federal contractors' wages will do little Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    McDonald's french fries being prepared.

    Obama's Executive Order to lift the minimum wage for federal contractors by 39% will probably not have any significant impact on their bottom line.

  • Executive orders coming? Here's how they work Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Executive orders are as old as the Constitution itself and usually steeped in controversy. Here's how they work.

  • Forget the State of the Union, focus on the Fed Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The president may get attention, but the economic action this week will take place in the confines of the Fed, POLITICO's Ben White says.

  • 6 things to watch in Obama's State of the Union Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013.

    For Obama, Tuesday's State of the Union speech will likely be more of an opportunity to press the reset button than a feel-good moment. NBC News reports.

  • The Week That Was: Nat gas costs soar     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • The Week That Was: Suntory buys Beam     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Many of the banks reported solid earnings, although outlooks were mixed. GM named a new CEO and dividend. And the Detroit Auto Show gave major props to General Motors.

  • The Week That Was: Yellen confirmed     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • Extend unemployment benefits: White House     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, shares his thoughts on this morning's lower-than-expected employment numbers. We have to pick up the pace of jobs creation and pass legislation that will allow people to continue looking for a job. It's a "critical lifeline," says Sec. Perez.

  • Obama expected to restrict some NSA activities Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    An activist of the "Office for unusual measures" dressed as President Obama holds a sign reading "Sorry Angela" in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on Oct. 31, 2013.

    President Obama could unveil his decision on spying on foreign leaders and restricting NSA access to Americans' phone records as early as next week.

  • The Week That Was: Auto sales miss     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • Washington's 2014 playbook     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Robert Costa predicts Democrats will focus on jobless benefits and minimum wage in 2014.

  • The Week That Was: Santa came early     Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Consumer spending rose, but wages didn't. Holiday sales were up. Meanwhile, UPS and Amazon went at it over late packages.

  • DC 2014: Cold shoulder likely for hot-button issues Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    Snow gathers on a statue outside the US Capitol Building in Washington.

    The 2014 election year will scare lawmakers away from hot-button issues, two Beltway insiders told CNBC on Friday.

  • Obamacare 'utter chaos': Pro     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Discussing hardship exemptions under the Affordable Care Act, with Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow, and Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute president.

  • The Week That Was: Fed tapers, stocks soar     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • After budget approval, more 'kumbaya' for DC? Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in September 2013 in New York City.

    Senate approval of the budget deal could provide an opening for making progress next year on President Obama's stalled legislative agenda.

  • Bucking the trend and expanding the economy     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, shares his thoughts on how the White House plans to expand the economy and protect the unemployed. The most important things we need to do is raise income for everyone; lower tax rates for businesses, and broaden the tax base, says Furman.

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