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    The United States could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the U.S. government used its influence in the public and private sectors, a study released on Thursday said.

  • Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who worked to rebuild the SEC's tarnished image after the Madoff scandal and the financial crisis, is departing the agency, the SEC announced on Wednesday.

  • Google unit Motorola Mobility has asked a trade panel to drop two key patents from an infringement complaint that it filed against Microsoft.

  • This famous DC hotel is offering a $47,000 inauguration package that includes a range of luxuries, including your own "Twitter butler," to capture and post your every move!

  • Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • After the "fiscal cliff" the big buzz word is "debt ceiling" and new research shows the US could hit that ceiling in just over a month.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Pres. Obama to Nominate Hagel

    President Obama is unveiling two choices to head his security team and they are sure to be controversial, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Washington DC Inhibiting Economic Growth: Pro

    Richard Kovacevich, former Chairman & CEO of Wells Fargo, discusses the nation's slow-growth, post-recession recovery and why it will take a growth rate of at least 3 percent to get the U.S. deficit problem under control.

  • Warning to investors: major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month.

  • A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of New York City.

    President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from super storm Sandy.

  • Debt Ceiling Solutions

    Weighing in on the debt threat to the U.S. economy, with Marc Morial, National Urban League president & CEO and Ron Christie, Christie Strategies founder & CEO.

  • The Next Fiscal Threat: Debt

    "The word nobody uses in Washington is austerity," said Benjamin Salisbury, FBR Capital Markets analyst, discussing what Congress is missing about fixing the nation's raising debt. Also, Dick Hoey, BNY Mellon chief economist, and Bob Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist, weigh in.

  • Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.

  • After bruising fights in GOP ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of super storm Sandy, Congress started a new session Thursday with Republicans more divided than ever.

  • Where Will Money Come to Support Retirees?

    Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs international advisor, discusses how a "fundamental shift" in the country's demographics is impacting political policies.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.

  • U.S. executives largely panned the congressional deal to steer America away from the "fiscal cliff," saying Washington wasted an opportunity to address the nation's debt.

  • Rep. Israel: House Threw us Off 'Hurricane Cliff'

    Rep. Steve Israel, (D-NY), discusses why he is upset the House did not vote on a bill last night that would aid areas hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • President Barack Obama makes statement on fiscal cliff

    The United States averted economic calamity on Tuesday when lawmakers approved a deal preventing huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off the "fiscal cliff" into recession.