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    Over the summer, we witnessed the ugliness and partisan-nature of politics as the debt ceiling debacle took place. The nation's balance sheet needs to be fixed.

  • Jobless Claims

    Jim Iuorio, CME Group; Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder/Marcus Foundation; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli discuss the inflation numbers, CPI, initial jobless claims, and the Empire Manufacturing Index.

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Poland on Thursday for a meeting with euro zone finance ministers set for Friday and attempt to push them to show leadership and get ahead of the euro zone crisis.

  • Recently, the Capitol Hill publication analyzed the financial assets of U.S. lawmakers, contained in mandatory annual disclosures, to determine the members of the US Congress that have the highest approximate net worth. Although these Congressional disclosures are not exact — they are displayed in a range of estimated value over broad categories — Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news and information provider, analyzed the assets and liabilities of every US representative and senator to come up with th

    Which members of the US Congress have the highest approximate net worth. Check out the list.

  • The Roadmap: Europe, Election & Earnings

    The Squawk on the Street news team break down today's market moving headlines, including worries on French banks, last night's Republican debate, big meeting in tech and JPMorgan's move to a buy rating.

  • President Barack Obama

    Barack Obama will try to keep steady pressure on Republicans on Monday when he announces that his $450 billion jobs plan is ready to be taken up by Congress, reiterating his call for lawmakers to quickly pass the bill. The FT reports.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner, addressed both houses of the U.S. legislature to highlight his plan to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans on September 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    “We should pass this jobs plan right away,” said President Barack Obama as he addressed America and Congress, calling for an end to the political circus in Washington and action that would “actually help the economy.” With those words, the president threw down the gauntlet to his Republican opponents with a $447 billion dollar stimulus package aimed at boosting jobs before America goes to the polls late next year.

  • The GOP's Take on President's Jobs Plan

    Did the President lay out a jobs plan that the Republicans can work with? Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA) provides the GOP's point of view.

  • Presidential Debate

    Mitt Romney will have monetary support from CEOs and general popular support, Boris Epshteyn, founder and principal at Strategy International, told CNBC.

  • CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks and Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, weigh in on President Obama's jobs speech tonight.

  • Job Creation: Who Has A Plan?

    CNBC's John Harwood previews tonight's Republican debate in Simi Valley, California. Also, Paul Equale, Equale & Assosciates, and Alison Fraser, the Heritage Foundation, share their views on whether President Obama's plan will ignite job creation.

  • CNBC's John Harwood has the story on the republican debate that will take place tonight in Simi Valley, and discusses what we should expect from President Obama's jobs speech tomorrow night.

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    It would appear that capitalism has a developed a terrible dependency issue, turning hostile and violent when there’s nothing left in the punch bowl. Unfortunately, new fears of a double dip recession have emerged, the caked residue of weak economic growth and a soft job market. On the heels of a 30-year spending spree and the party of our lifetime, we find ourselves searching for our equilibrium once again.

  • President Barack Obama

    With his approval ratings on the floor, President Barack Obama will on Thursday unveil an eagerly awaited speech on job creation that will define the 2012 battle for the White House.

  • Romney Comments on Rival Perry

    Former Governor, Mitt Romney, (MA-R), comments on Gov. Rick Perry, (TX-R) and "career politicians" and their lack of experience in creating jobs.

  • One-On-One with Mitt Romney

    Former Massachusett's Governor, Mitt Romney details his new jobs and economic plan.

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    After trickling forward in terms of job growth in the United States, the August numbers released Friday were met with alarm. The numbers suggest that companies have stopped hiring and are maintaining the status quo in terms of head count. Based on this release, data equity markets sold off and gold rallied as concerns arose about the strength of the US economic recovery. Banks in particular including much maligned Bank of America were hit as a result.

  • Medicare and Medicaid are often confused with each other as both are government sponsored health programs. But there are major differences. CNBC explains.

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    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • In Cheney's Time

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow and former Vice President Dick Cheney discuss Cheney's new book, "In My Time."