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Legislation Regulations

  • Gold

    As gold tops $1,300 an ounce, lawmakers in Washington are aiming to ensure that consumers don't get trounced by bad gold deals.

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    Back in 1987, the movie “Wall Street” inspired a generation to enter the world of finance. But within that industry, attitudes toward the long-anticipated sequel are surprisingly subdued. The main concern: that the new movie will be a platform for bank-bashing.

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    The repo market was central to the dramas of 2008. One of the main reasons why entities such as Lehman Brothers collapsed, after all, was that investors fled from repo deals, because they became frightened about counterparty risk.

  • Why renown trader Mark Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Asset Management, thinks now is the time to get into these asset classes.

  • Bill Clinton

    To chip away at unemployment, former President Clinton proposed Thursday on CNBC that employers with open jobs hire a newly trained employee whose education is funded by the government.

  • American healthcare reform

    The first big wave of new rules under the federal health care law goes into effect on Thursday, leaving many insurers scrambling to get ahead of the changes. The New York Times reports.

  • Fault lines in Spain's fiscal health were "exaggerated" by markets, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNBC Wednesday, adding that a stiff set of austerity measures adopted by the country have already boosted investor confidence.

  • City of New York Department of Sanitation

    New York City’s quasi-military $1.2 billion Department of Sanitation is the largest such municipal operation in the world.

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    Its the classic jumping of the gun — just when people start uttering the cliched words could they be seeing the "light at the end of the tunnel" in the real estate market, some economic data elongates the tunnel that the real estate market is in.

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    Basel III may have a bigger impact than expected on Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

  • Austin "Jack" DeCoster (right) appears in district court in Lewiston, Maine.

    Farms tied to one of the country’s biggest egg producers were a source of Salmonella enteritidis in the United States in the 1980s and again recently.

  • President Obama continues to propose an end to the Bush Tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of December. The tax cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President Bush and lowered rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains. The potential impact of a dividend hike—up to 20 percent or higher—is driving a sudden boom in business activity.

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    Banks Try to deal with the financial regulations left behind by flip-flop regulators.

  • Uncertainty about health-care costs and taxes is the rallying cry of some business leaders who say they’re putting off hiring and expansion till they know what those expenses will cost. Just how much weight that argument carries pitted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie against James Chanos founder of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, on CNBC Tuesday.

  • The nation's commander in chief is a changed man, said Cramer.

  • The traders are keeping a close eye on stocks Monday, after President Obama spoke on CNBC and the S&P held its ground.

  • It’s the consumer, stupid. That was the message of Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), who told CNBC Monday that the consumer needs to come back for the economy to improve.

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    Free-market capitalism is on the comeback trail. That’s one of the key tea-party messages. And make no mistake about it: The free-market power of the tea-party political revolt is totally bullish for stocks and the economy. In short, this is a revolution.

  • Taxes and jobs are some of the key issues that CNBC guests want to hear President Obama talk about at Monday's town hall meeting.

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    President Obama lacks the popularity and credibility now to give Americans confidence about the economy, Washington Post reporter Neil Irwin told CNBC Friday.