President Barack Obama delivers his 2012 State of the Union address in front of both houses of Congress, members of the Supreme Court, and leaders of the military.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including a number of refinery closures that could help drive the price of gasoline higher.
Iranian authorities have reacted to the decision by the European Union on an embargo by calling for an immediate halt to oil sales to the continent. In a statement on its website, the Iranian Oil Ministry described the European Union’s decision as “hasty” and “a political game”.
Discussing the U.S. Post Office's insolvency and refusal to reorganize, banks admitting to unethical conduct in predatory lending practices which may hold them accountable for the wave of foreclosures, and the appointment of the new consumer watchdog, with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT); Rep. John Tierny (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Sen Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, (R-KY) discusses what he hopes to hear from President Obama in his State of the Union address, and whether he expects divisiveness to continue in Congress.
Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.
Mitt Romney is getting ready to reveal what's in his tax returns on the heels of his loss to Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina GOP primary. CNBC's John Harwood explains.
America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.
With the new year we thought it might make sense to outline our major themes for 2012.
The euro currency does not work for Greece or Portugal and they will eventually leave the euro zone, an economist told CNBC.
Discussing whether this is Mitt Romney's race to lose, with Steve Schmidt, Edelmen vice president; Ari Melber, The Nation; and Ed Rogers, former Bush duputy assistant.
Let me build on Charles Krauthammer’s great Friday column, “The GOP’s Suicide March.” Krauthammer argues that just as President Obama’s class-warfare, soak-the-rich mantra started lagging in the polls, some Republicans on the campaign trail started making the case that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital was involved in nothing more than vulture capitalism, looting companies, and destroying jobs. Keeping class envy alive.
CNBC's John Harwood has the state of play on the campaign trail, hours before the voting begins in South Carolina's primary. Also, reaction from the audience when President Obama burst into song at the Apollo Theater in New York City last night.
CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!
Even if Greece defaults in the next few months, the euro zone’s debt crisis will remain unresolved, particularly if any default is disorderly, a strategist told CNBC Thursday.
An Iranian news agency is reporting police have closed down dozens of toy shop for selling Barbie dolls. The stated aim is to fight Western cultural influence.
A couple of years ago, the words “American consumer” cast a shadow over global markets. No wonder. Back in the days of the credit bubble, American consumer borrowing helped to create a crazy debt binge, the Financial Times reports.
Sizing up BNP Paribas operations in the U.S. and insight on the bank's exposure to European debt, with Everett Schenk, BNP Paribas North America CEO.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the continuous slide in natural gas prices, now at a 10-year low, and how investors who bet on a bounce are getting burned.
Might a strong Newt Gingrich debate performance tonight trump the ABC Nightline interview with Newt’s ex-wife Marianne?