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  • Presidnet Obama Nominates New Cabinet Members

    President Obama officially nominates new cabinet members Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.

  • President Obama's 2nd Inauguration: Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce & More

    "American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration; Richard Blanco reads the inaugural poem; Reverend Luis Leon gives the benediction; and Beyonce sings the "National Anthem" accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band.

  • Obama: Every Citizen Deserves a Basic Measure of Security & Dignity

    In this excerpt from his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama defends the "commitments we make to each other - through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security." (1:31)

  • President Obama: An Economic Recovery Has Begun

    President Obama is ceremonially sworn in to his second term, and addresses the people of the United States. "We the people still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit," he says.

  • Vice President Biden Takes Public Oath

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports capitalism is alive and well in the streets of Washington D.C. where President Obama's second inauguration is taking place today. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) speaks on the peaceful transfer of power; and Vice President Joe Biden is ceremonially sworn in to his second term.

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams Delivers Obama's Inaugural Invocation

    Discussing the inaugural addresses of former U.S. presidents, with Don Baer, Burson Marsteller CEO. Also, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the inaugural invocation for President Obama.

  • Presidnet Obama's Second Inauguration Kicks Off

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among other political leaders, ascend to the stage at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • President Obama's Inauguration: Economic Growth Ahead?

    Between 500,000 to 800,000 people are estimated to attend President Obama's inauguration, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. Discussing what President Obama can do to get the U.S. economy growing, with CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein and Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners.

  • Inauguration

    President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House, the leader of a nation no longer in the throes of the recession he inherited four years ago.

  • President Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Monday.

    The myths and realities of second-term presidents – and what they portend for Obama.

  • President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama will take the oath of office for the final time during an inauguration celebration that kicks off his second term in a more muted tone than his historic swearing-in four years ago.

  • Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • Squabbling in Washington over the debt ceiling is again raising the specter that the United States may be forced to delay payments on its debt. While the stigma of a default would be damaging enough to investor sentiment, the chaos from a breakdown in financial markets' systems that might result would be even scarier.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    House Republicans may seek a short-term extension of the government's debt limit as the party seeks to maximize leverage in negotiations over spending cuts.

  • Cities need hundreds of billions of dollars to make good on their promises of retirement healthcare and income to workers, according to a Pew study.

  • Can Dell Click Better Private?

    "Going private gives you time," explains Carly Fiorina, former HP chairman & CEO, weighing in on whether the tech giant will fare better if taken private.

  • Uncle Sam's Full Faith and Credit

    Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, discusses what he is telling investors about the potential downgrade of U.S. debt and deficit deals.

  • Innovative programs across the US are finding some success in reengaging high school dropouts. They strive to target 'disconnected' youths – those not in school and not working, who are a costly burden for taxpayers, the CSM reports.

  • World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013.

  • Although the debt ceiling debate has some nervous, others expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved in due time.