With a bad-blood, confidence-destroying battle royale going on between Team Obama and business, you would think a highly publicized White House jobs summit would have produced some kind of positive announcement that gives a nod to the business point of view.
From now until Nov. 2, everything coming from Washington will be aimed at the crucial House and Senate elections, which have the potential to be a tsunami, like the one in 1994 that swept Newt Gingrich to power in the House.
Lawmakers take contributions every day from corporate executives and lobbyists hoping for their votes. The question of whether that represents business as usual in Washington or an ethics breach is at the heart of a far-reaching Congressional ethics investigation that is stirring concerns throughout Washington and Wall Street.
With the final financial regulation vote just hours away, Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tennessee), told CNBC Thursday that President Obama lacked the leadership skills needed to create jobs and to drive the country out of the recession.
The markets’ regulator just isn’t protecting the little guy, Cramer says.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is a rookie in the United States Senate, and rookies aren't supposed to be power players, but the freshman was able to flex plenty of muscle in the Wall Street reform legislation.
The results don't reflect well on the home states of these leaders, regardless of their politics.
In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.
The state drops down one spot after making the top of the list a year ago.
The key to the job growth and recovery in the US is a small business rebound, Milton Ezrati, chief economist at money management firm Lord Abbett, told CNBC Tuesday.
The Mountain State moves up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including workforce and quality of life.
If the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act had been in place during his tenure, would the financial crisis — and the ensuing recession — have happened? The NYT asks former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
The Tar Heel State is one of the most improved, seeing its ranking jump from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 4 this year .
Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.
The Bay State moves into the top five for the first time, piling up 1375 points.
There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.
General Growth Properties said it has filed for a plan of reorganization with a U.S. court and confirmed it is looking to emerge from bankruptcy protection in October with less debt in its balance sheet.
Moody's slashed Portugal's credit rating by two notches to A1, citing a deterioration of the country's debt ratios and weak growth prospects, the ratings agency said Tuesday.
Maybe enough to spark some real job growth by the end of the year.
So it’s time to get more bullish, the Mad Money host says.