Since January, jobless workers have been limited to 13 weeks of benefits as a result of a measure that links the duration to Missouri's statewide unemployment rate, providing less aid when fewer people are searching for work. The result is that Missouri's jobless benefits will return to a maximum of 20 weeks, which is still shorter than the longtime national... » Read More
In a sunny Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said the legislation will help the private sector start hiring again. It is the first of several jobs measures promised by Democrats this year.
Senate Republicans say the "door is open" to negotiating a bipartisan bill on financial reform with Democrats, but "there will be a lot of Republican votes against it as it is," says the GOP's senior member of the banking committee.
Tencent, the world’s third-largest internet company by market capitalization, said China’s crackdown on mobile text messaging was starting to hurt its business.
President Barack Obama's much-challenged health care overhaul gained traction Wednesday as a liberal lawmaker became the first to switch his opposition and Catholic nuns declared their support in an unusual public break with the bishops.
Companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday.
So where are the criminal indictments of Wall Street CEOs after the largest economic crime spree is U.S. history?
Speaker Pelosi is as good as it gets in wrestling votes for legislation she favors. She is the female version of that titan, Tip O'Neill (D. Mass.) who famously said, "All politics is local." But as good as she is, the Speaker seems to have come up short with the necessary votes to get the Senate version of the health care bill passed in the House of Representatives.
Sen. Chris Dodd’s financial-regulation proposal raises the possibility of substantial progress on the road to ending “too big to fail” and bailout nation for banks and other financial institutions.
If there is a protracted battle on any nominee or if any nominee is withdrawn after they are proposed, the process has the potential to wipe out most of the summer and part of the fall. This would leave little time to pass any meaningful legislation before Congress adjourns before the mid-term elections.
Family members of admitted fraudster Bernard Madoff have insisted that they, too, are victims of the historic Ponzi scheme, and moved late Monday to dismiss a civil complaint alleging that they helped facilitate the fraud.
The Senate is already down to its final two hurdles before passing a comprehensive financial reform bill, Sen. Christopher Dodd told CNBC.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd Monday unveiled a new, more moderate blueprint for sweeping financial reform in an attempt to win bipartisan support.
The ranking GOP member of the Senate Banking Committee, Richard Shelby, says he agrees with "85-90 percent" of what panel chairman Chris Dodd is expected to unveil his his bill today.
Congress should allow regulators to do their jobs in supervising banks and it must regulate over-the-counter derivatives to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis, Dick Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities, told CNBC Monday.
President Obama is going all in on the health care plan. He postponed an overseas trip to be on hand for a hoped for vote on the plan this coming Friday.
A financial-reform bill expected from Senate Banking Chair Chris Dodd on Monday earned praise from his GOP counterpart, Bob Corker, but the two sides remained far from an agreement.
GOP members of the Senate Banking Committee fired off a letter to committee chair Chris Dodd this weekend, expressing concerns over a bill he plans to unveil on Monday.
Though there’s virtually no chance the Fed will change interest rates or key monetary policy language at its March 16 meeting, change of another sort is imminent.
By setting risk retention requirements at each step of the process, the very legislation intended to avoid a housing crisis could drastically reduce liquidity and cripple the ability of the secondary mortgage market to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars of low cost mortgage credit needed each year.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) will introduce a revised package of reforms for the financial sector Monday, essentially sidelining long-running, bipartisan talks.