Law Legislation

  • Senator Judd Gregg

    The two senators introduced a bill this week, which they modestly called the Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010. The New York Times looks at what it means.

  • Twitter

    British politicians were among those caught up Friday in the latest Twitter-based scam which hijacks users' accounts to send out sexually explicit messages to friends and followers.

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    The public spat between Greece and Germany over the issue of World War II reparations deepened Friday, when Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed up his deputy's earlier claims by saying that the issue was still "open."

  • Home for sale

    The recent slump in housing is making some analysts uneasy about a recovery that looked sustainable just a couple months ago and comes as the Fed is nearing the end of a program to support the mortgage market.

  • doctor

    If you've been confused by year-long wrangling over health care reform, and the fierce differences between the parties, let me try to make it simple.

  • Timothy Geithner

    As key senators continue work on crafting a bipartisan bill for financial reform, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting with major trade groups today in an effort to build momentum.

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    As Greece scrambles to cover its burgeoning national deficit and looks to German pockets for aid, a sideswipe from Greece's Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos over World War II reparations could be a bad move, analysts told CNBC Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama

    Like an insatiable flesh-eating zombie in an embarrassingly bad sci-fi flick, ObamaCare will not die. Just when you think it’s dead, The Re-Animator—President Obama—revives this corpse to feast again.

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    Senior Democrats say the House is preparing to quickly pass a $15 billion job-creating measure once it is approved by the Senate, illustrating new urgency on the part of Democrats to show they are taking steps to improve the national employment picture.

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    Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Fed boss Ben Bernanke faces a tall order from Congress this week: Do more to stimulate job growth but unwind liquidity measures implemented during the crisis.

  • Doctor Writing

    With President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in limbo, Americans' fears about its effect on them eased in January, according to a poll released as the president tries to revive sweeping Democratic legislation.

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    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

  • 2010 Prius

    As two days of Congressional hearings begin today, there is one question above all others that will be front and center: are the electronics in Toyota gas pedals flawed?

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Toyota's stay in the penalty box won't be a quick one. If the last week has shown us anything it's the fact hearings, lawsuits, and a steady stream of stories about Toyota being slow to recall millions of potentially dangerous will keep flowing for some time.

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    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    In the context of the old cliché abut the Fed taking away the punch bowl just as the party is getting going, it's more like taking away the super-sized cups; you really weren’t going to drink it all anyway.

  • Christopher Dodd (CT - D)

    Senate banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Republican member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) hope to have a draft version of a bipartisan bill on financial regulatory reform next week with markup beginning the following week

  • The White House and congressional leaders are preparing a detailed health care proposal designed to win passage without Republican support if GOP lawmakers fail to embrace bipartisan compromises at next week's summit.

  • At long last I have found my new hero. He is rotund and profound, graced with a hint of "Sopranos" and a hefty dose of obstinate common sense.  He is Chris Christie, the newly elected governor of New Jersey, and this morning on CNBC’s "Squawkbox" he his first national TV appearance since his Obama-smiting election—and Christie crushed it.