Debt Ceiling


  • Gartman: The gov't can't ruin this rally, buy stocks Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Dennis Gartman told CNBC.com that he's the most positive he's been on stocks in months.

  • Boom! Corporate debt bonanza sets a new record Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 7:23 PM ET
    Traders at an options pit at the CBOE Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Low rates helped spur a feeding frenzy of corporate borrowing in September, driving debt offerings to an all-time high.

  • Gold settles lower; jobs data reheats Fed worries Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:36 PM ET

    Gold settled under $1,325 on Thursday, as the dollar held firm after weekly jobless claims data showed an improving U.S. labor market.

  • Most Americans against defunding Obamacare: Survey Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 6:34 AM ET
    A protest Friday in the Miami office of a Florida state lawmaker against his opposition to expansion of health-care coverage.

    A solid majority of Americans oppose defunding the new health care law if it means shutting down the government and defaulting on debt.

  • Obama to Boehner: I won't negotiate on debt limit Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Friday night, saying that he won't negotiate on the debt limit.

  • Top court could greenlight more $$$ in politics Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    A new case before the Supreme Court seeks to raise limits on political donations.

  • Obama taps White House insider as economic advisor Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    Jeffrey Zients

    President Obama has named Jeffrey Zients as an economic advisor in a shakeup as the White House struggles to gain traction for its economic agenda.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama

    President Obama urged Americans this weekend to back him in launching an attack on Syria, but in Europe, diplomatic pressure increased for a delay to military action.

  • Cramer: This is the 'go-to' sector, despite Syria Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    After news that U.S. missile strikes in Syria could come "as early as Thursday," Cramer suggested some sectors that may help investors protect portfolios amid geopolitical turmoil.

  • Egypt's cabinet to debate fate of Muslim Brotherhood Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 5:29 AM ET
    Protestors hold signs during a demonstration condemning the recent deadly military crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protesters in Cairo on Saturday.

    Egypt's deputy prime minister will propose a way out of a bloody confrontation between the security forces and the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Mursi when the cabinet discusses the crisis on Sunday.

  • Egypt stocks slide on political bloodshed Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 5:28 AM ET
    A woman protestor chants slogans in front of a poster of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration condemning the recent deadly military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo Saturday.

    Egypt's stock market fell sharply on Sunday as it resumed trading after hundreds of people were killed in a crackdown by the army-backed government on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Muslim Brotherhood calls for more rallies Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi throw stones as they clash with security officers in Cairo's Ramses Square on Friday.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim Brotherhood leadership defiantly called a week of nationwide protests starting on Saturday after a day of carnage.

  • Congress may be market's 'worst nightmare': Blitzer Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Events in Washington could make it a "very messy" September/October period for the markets, S&P's David Blitzer tells CNBC.

  • Detroit bankruptcy: US court to outline roadmap Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    The skyline of Detroit

    A court hearing on Friday may provide a roadmap for how Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing will unfold as the judge overseeing the case could set a speedy schedule and rule on other matters.

  • Obama to pitch 'grand bargain' for US middle class Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla.

    President Barack Obama will propose a "grand bargain for middle-class jobs" that would cut the U.S. corporate tax rate and use billions to fund projects aimed at creating jobs.

  • China seen overtaking US as global superpower Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    A majority of people across the globe believes China will eventually eclipse the United States as the world's leading economy, a new survey released on Thursday showed, although America is still widely seen as holding on to the top spot.

  • $400,000 for 3 Speeches: Geithner Makes Big Bucks Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:07 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, has been elevated to the highest rank of public speakers after receiving about $400,000 for three speaking engagements.

  • US-EU Trade Deal: Rosy Picture, but Long Road Ahead Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has billed it as potentially the "biggest bilateral trade deal in history", but the U.S.-EU trade talks have suddenly entered tricky waters.

  • Obama, Merkel Agree to Talks on US Spying Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies and agreed to a meeting.

  • EU Wants Answers to Claims US Spied on It Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    European Parliament building in Brussels. The NSA bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU’s computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

    America's National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU's computer networks, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.