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The Michigan Democrat is the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has been a staunch advocate for the auto industry.
Center-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign.
Treasury Secretary Lew calls bitcoin a "phenomenon," but says the government needs to make sure it doesn't become a funding haven for criminals.
Negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Monday unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill that aims to prevent another government shutdown.
His presidential ambitions on the line, Gov. Chris Christie fires a top aide and apologizes for politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that caused a traffic nightmare for days.
A a final budget fight will play out in the nearly empty Capitol as staffers parcel out more than $1 trillion.
President Obama said more than half a million Americans enrolled in health insurance plans through HealthCare.gov during the first three weeks of December.
Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.
The Obama administration says the government may not be able to pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not raise the federal debt ceiling.
Senate approval of the budget deal could provide an opening for making progress next year on President Obama's stalled legislative agenda.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join talks on Iran's contested nuclear program, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.
Democratic Senator Max Baucus called for repealing a tax code provision that allows U.S. multinationals to park foreign profits offshore tax-free.
President Obama says the government needs to stop governing by crisis and noted that he doesn't foresee another debt-ceiling crisis happening soon.
Sen. Olympia Snowe cited political divisiveness when she decided not to run for re-election. Now she's telling Congress to pass a budget or else.
The disastrous Obamacare rollout means more leverage for those looking to cut spending to balance the federal budget, says Michael Yoshikami.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.
When President Obama lands in Boston to talk about the federal health insurance overhaul, he'll be hoping to draw parallels with Massachusetts' law.
Obamacare’s glitches are here to stay, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
Ron Paul told CNBC that Sen. Rand Paul is threatening Janet Yellen's nomination as Fed chair so that he can pass the Fed transparency bill.
A few brave Americans say the only way to escape huge debt is the hard, sweaty way.
Shares of World Acceptance Corp. tanked after news the company received a civil investigative demand from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CNBC's Herb Greenberg wonders what took the CFPB "so long."
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses how this morning's revised retail number is impacting Treasurys, and takes a look at the action in Japanese government bonds and the Chinese yuan.
The bill to restore longterm jobless benefits allows companies to lower contributions to private pension funds.
The chances Congress would pass significant housing reform this midterm election year are fairly slim, POLITICO's Ben White says.
Few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.