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  • The shift was evident at the annual SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas this week, where a group of money managers humbled by losses or meager returns acknowledged that they needed to do more to satisfy investors. "Expectations about a hedge fund manager's way of conducting business has become more demanding- and perhaps rightfully so," Kenneth...

  • President Barack Obama' s fiscal 2017 budget would produce $6.9 trillion in deficits over the next decade if enacted, about $2.4 trillion less than under current tax and spending laws, congressional forecasters said on Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office said in a new analysis, however, that its 10- year deficit estimate is $776 billion higher than the...

  • Paul Ryan for President?

    Former House Speaker John Boehner has said that even though he supports John Kasich for president, if the Republicans get to convention without a first ballot nomination, he would support current House Speaker Paul Ryan for the nomination, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday insisted they will proceed with a fiscal 2017 budget plan despite a flat-out rejection from their party's fiscal hawks that poses an important test of Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership. The $3.9 trillion proposal, which the House Budget Committee hopes to embrace formally on Wednesday for an eventual floor...

  • U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan

    The former vice presidential nominee has spoken over the phone with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz about developing a Republican agenda.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- A senior House Republican warned on Wednesday that differences among lawmakers over a spending increase could threaten plans for a more orderly budget process under House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has been basking in a honeymoon period. The comments from House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers came as Ryan was facing the first big challenge...

  • *House, Senate pass $1.8 trillion bill, Obama signs it. WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare case of bipartisan action after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. "I think the system worked" this time, President Barack...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    Democrats, Republican defense hawks and businesses seeking tax breaks are the big winners as lawmakers finalize the spending and tax deal.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Congress is nowhere near reaching a deal on government funding, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday, as Republicans who control both chambers struggled to meet conservative demands and show they can avoid agency shutdowns. Republican Representative Hal Rogers, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee that writes spending...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Congress is nowhere near reaching a deal on federal government funding, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday, as Republicans who control both chambers struggle to meet conservative demands and show they can avoid agency shutdowns. Republican Representative Hal Rogers, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee that is in charge...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- As negotiations over a $1 trillion U.S. spending bill dragged on, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would seek to pass a stop-gap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown early on Saturday. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the extension would likely last a "handful of days" to allow work on the spending...

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    A Reuters analysis showed traders are less likely to respond to repeated ultimatums from Republicans in the U.S. Congress about the debt limit.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- Wall Street trembled when Republicans first began threatening to force the United States into default by not raising the federal debt limit, but after four years of fiscal standoffs, the threat looks increasingly like a bluff and the markets are calling it. "The near-death experience we had in 2011 has given us the sense that we're not going to do...

  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after a House Republican Conference meeting October 20, 2015 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Here's why Paul Ryan's run as speaker of the House may be short-lived, explains says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after the Republican candidate forum on Capitol Hill in Washington October 28, 2015.

    Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, said Paul Ryan has one quality not many lawmakers have.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

    Rep. Paul Ryan takes over the leadership of an unruly chamber that must deal with a fiscal mess.

  • Paul Ryan speaks to colleagues, Americans

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addresses the House for the first time after being elected Speaker, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Paul Ryan: Right now, the House is broken

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addresses the House after being elected Speaker.