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  • The Politics of Debt

    The debt crisis should be a central focus of the 2012 Presidential campaign, says former NY Gov. George Pataki, (R), who says debt will lead to a national decline and lower living standards.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    Stock markets would panic if they knew what Ben Bernanke and other leading figures in the Federal Reserve really said when their tongues are loosened by alcohol, John Mauldin, president of Millennium Wave Advisors, told CNBC Thursday.

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    A federal judge in Dallas has ordered the Democratic and Republican parties and their congressional campaign committees to return some $1.75 million in contributions they received from accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and his companies.

  • Jon Huntsman

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he will run a campaign that is based on who would be a better president, not who is a better American.

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    We have all heard the phrase Americans "voting with their wallets."

  • United States Federal Reserve

    Monetary policy has been "the great enabler" that central banks used to keep interest rates at "absurdly low levels for years now" and this has encouraged politicians to believe that sovereign debt is "a lot cheaper than it really is," David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

  • The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.

  • Citigroup Building

    Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among potential bidders about its funding as a standalone ­business, reports the FT.

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    The latest fight between the Democrats and Republicans is centered around jobs and trade.  The pigskin both sides are fighting over is the extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA).

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Worries about the economy pose a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • US Capitol Building at dawn

    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    Opening a new phase in a race to define the direction of their party, the leading Republican presidential candidates gathered  for the first time to debate, the York Times reports.

  • Ron Paul (R)

    Are the gold bars in Fort Knox really made of the precious metal? Or has the U.S. government secretly sold off the nation's stockpile and replaced it with metal bars that are only painted gold? Ron Paul wants to find out.

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    Financier Ron Perelman’s entry into the smallpox antiviral medicine business has led to a congressional investigation, CNBC has learned.

  • The United States lacks a "fundamental strategy" for being the "most innovative, the most productive, the most competitive country on Earth," former General Electric chairman Jack Welch told CNBC Monday.

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    As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I am particularly focused on ways to increase small company access to capital and bridge the gap between lenders and borrowers.

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    For America to return to better days we have to start by thinking better of ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.