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Two retired senior Chinese officials are engaged in a battle with one another to sway Beijing's new leadership over the future of the one-child policy, exposing divisions that have impeded progress in a crucial area of reform.
President Barack Obama is expected to formally propose a controversial change in how the government calculates inflation for Social Security and other federal benefits.
Does Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke have the right strategy for fixing the economy? CNBC's Larry Kudlow weighs in.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the popular social media service Twitter and the mobile payments startup Square, may be mulling a run for New York City mayor.
Oklahoma Senator and top Republican budget cutting advocate Tom Coburn spoke in favor of the sequester, saying the nation "needs" that to happen.
President Obama approaches Friday's budget deadline with a far stronger reputation than Republicans, an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll has found.
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, clearing the way for a full-Senate confirmation vote.
A plan to replace the "sequester" should put the bulk of the reductions years out to protect the economy in the short run, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told CNBC.
As $85 billion in spending cuts loom, people across the country who rely on the government were trying to fathom what it would mean for them. The NYT reports.
Singapore's government, which has faced growing resentment over a widening wealth gap and rising cost of living, announced a slew of measures in its latest budget to appease its disgruntled citizens.
President Obama isn't "moving the goal posts" by asking for more revenue to avoid the automatic spending cuts, White House economic adviser Gene Sperling told CNBC.
The controversial new documentary's Rome premiere was canceled, its subject deemed "too political" ahead of elections this Sunday.
The Obama administration Wednesday mobilized the full force of the federal government in an effort to stop theft of trade secrets from American companies.
Will retail ring in big this year? CNBC's Courtney Reagan; Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust; and William Baldwin, Forbes Investments Strategies, offer insight.
Are Afghans perfectly capable of defending themselves like the President says they are? Bing West, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, weighs in. "President Obama has an uphill climb ahead of him if he going to get back to a position of power in the Israel-Arab dynamic," he says.
Discussing whether it is possible to rise above the partisanship, and to produce a fiscal deal that will help the country grow, with Senator Tom Coburn M.D. (R-OK). "We ought to be talking about the realistic goals of the President, and his plans for entitlement reform," he says.
CNBC's Robert Frank offers the details of Warren Buffett's op-ed in the New York Times today, where he argued once again that the rich pay a lower tax rate than the middle class.
Discussing the looming fiscal cliff, with Peter Fisher, BlackRock's Fixed Income Group. "If they come up with a framework by December 20th, that would be a good outcome, but I don't think it will be a bill signed with all the details," he says.
Over the weekend, Republican senators are talking about breaking the so-called Grover Norquist pledge against raising taxes, reports CNBC's John Harwood; and Keith Boykin, CNBC Contributor and Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," discuss spending cuts, and the looming fiscal cliff.