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  • U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. has charged two men, originally from Iran, for conspiracy to murder Saudi Arabian Ambassador.

  • Recession Officially Over; US Incomes Kept Falling Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    Empty Wallet

    In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.

  • Is Washington Hearing Wall Street Angst? Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 1:48 PM ET
    Is Washington Hearing Wall Street Angst?

    Will the protesting voices on Wall Street actually change policy in Washington? Sharing perspective regarding the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, with Jonathan Weisman, WSJ senior political writer and White House correspondent; Ben White, Politico Morning Money columnist; and CNBC's John Carney.

  • Geithner Speaks on the Hill Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Geithner Speaks on the Hill

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's prepared statement regarding the annual report of the financial stability oversight council.

  • Christie Move Sets 2012 Field, Boosts Romney Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    After months of turmoil and uncertainty, the Republican 2012 presidential race finally appears to have a settled field of candidates — with Mitt Romney solidifying his perch at the top of the pack.

  • Obama Pitches Jobs Bill, GOP Wants Less Red Tape Saturday, 1 Oct 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
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    President  Obama and his House Republican adversaries feuded over how to best create jobs in the weakened U.S. economy Saturday, with Obama demanding Congress pass his $447 billion jobs bill and the GOP countering with a call for less government red tape.

  • DOE Pushing On With $5 Billion In Solar Energy Loans Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    Solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    The U.S. Department of Energy said it plans to push ahead with as much as $5.3 billion in potential additional alternative energy loans by Friday, despite Republican complaints the money is going out too quickly to untested firms.

  • Flood Victims Getting Fed Up With Congress Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    Off ramp to route 322 East severely damaged by flooding, Hershey, Pennsylvania

    Standing in the living room of their house, now full of mud, slime and debris, Helen and Peter Kelly cannot believe that Congress is bickering over disaster aid to people like them. The New York Times reports.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Oh, man. If this is the Benjamin's idea of monetary policy help, imagine if he wanted to screw things up. But I shouldn't blame Ben.

  • A Tax Others Embrace, US Opposes Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Whether the taxes on the rich in Europe raise enough money to close much of their budget shortfalls, they are being promoted as a step toward economic fairness at a time when governments are cutting spending on social programs like pensions, health care and education. The New York Times reports.

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    It could almost make your head spin. With an economy on the front end of another recession, President Obama’s tax attack on the folks who are most likely to succeed, invest, start new businesses, and create jobs is nothing short of staggering. Only liberal-left class-warfare ideology can explain this.

  • Timothy Geithner

    As much as the world is watching to see how Europe will solve its debt problems, it also is focused on which approach the U.S. will take in solving its own similar issues, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    Chairman Ben Bernanke changed this weeks Federal Reserve meeting from one day to two. He has to have a good reason, right? He said there is a lot to discuss, but there usually is. These guys are not without ego and want their say, and the Chair wants more time.

  • The people who do the hiring in this nation need more leadership out of Washington and more certainty from the Obama administration's attitude on capitalism, hedge fund investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC Monday.

  • Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

    President Obama will propose a "Buffett Tax" on people earning more than $1 million a year when he unveils his deficit plan on Monday, the White House said.

  • White House Hid Worries Over Failed Solar Company Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    The Obama administration was worried about the financial health of a troubled solar energy company even as officials publicly declared the company in good shape, newly released emails show.

  • Boehner: Job Creators in America are ‘On Strike’ Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner is calling for tax reform. In a speech today at the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner stressed the need to close loopholes and not raise income taxes that would hurt job growth.

  • Rep. Boehner One-On-One Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    Rep. Boehner One-On-One

    I think there are parts of the President's jobs plan where we can find some common ground, say House majority leader, John Boehner, discussing the similarities and differences in his plan to put Americans back to work and the White House plan.

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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.

  • US Economy Goes From Bad to Worse: Economist Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The US economy is going from bad to worse and will not fully recover until structural problems caused by the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis are resolved, according to Capital Economics.