The Fed cut interest rates by a quarter point, but it also reaffirmed its rate cut was meant to serve as insurance for the economy.Market Insiderread more
Investors are asking how the world's third-largest defense spender could have left itself so vulnerable and what that means for the future.Politicsread more
As the Fed was meeting to consider cutting interest rates, it lost control of the very benchmark rate that it manages.Market Insiderread more
A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed on a road in western France and one of its pilots is hanging from a high-voltage electricity line after his parachute got caught.Aerospace & Defenseread more
AT&T is considering selling DirecTV, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.Technologyread more
A key worry for some is whether libra competes with sovereign currencies like the dollar.Technologyread more
China's economy has long relied on factors such high levels of investments and an expanding labor force for growth. Those growth drivers are running out of steam.China Economyread more
India could benefit from the fallout in the U.S.-China trade war, experts told CNBC — but much-needed reforms on land and labor could prove to be a challenge for companies...Asia Economyread more
New crash tests show the Tesla Model 3 and the Audi e-tron, are among the safest models out on the road. The results bolster the theory electric vehicles may be better...Autosread more
U.S. consumers and growth in sectors such as technology have offset declines in other American industries, says Tom Finke, chairman and CEO of investment management firm...US Economyread more
The FAA administrator's comments come on the eve of his visit to Boeing facilities outside Seattle. While there, he's scheduled to meet with Boeing executives and be briefed...Airlinesread more
In the wake of three weeks of negotiations to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC on Thursday that "there's a lot of great locker room talk," but "when it gets to signing a bill that actually has these things on it, it's hard to find the folks with you."
Corker, a Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee from Tennessee, recalled that he wrote a bill and put his name on it last year with entitlement reform that was a "balanced approach."
(Read more: )
"I'm willing to get out there and do the tough things," he added in an interview with "Squawk Box."
(Read more: Washington now the biggest risk to the US economy? )
Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed a compromise deal passed by the House and Senate after weeks of bickering that extended the debt ceiling until until Feb. 7 and reopened the government by approving funding only until Jan. 15.
"For what it's worth, I don't think there's going to be a 'big deal' in January,' Corker said. "I think what we need to begin to do is look at mandatory reforms and look at those relative to the discretionary cuts that we have in the Budget Control Act."
In a separate interview on CNBC, Sen. John McCain agreed.
(Read more: 'Grand Bargain'probably won't happen: John McCain)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., told CNBC that "we've got a long road ahead" in fixing the budget.
(Read more: No new taxes, cut entitlements: Norquist)
"How we got here is people drawing red lines—we're not going to do this unless I get what I want," she said. "Everything should be on the table."
Heitkamp said she thinks entitlements should be discussed and that the current nominal tax rate sends the wrong message.
(Read more: Shutdown's ripple effect on spending)
"There's isn't anyone in this town who hasn't been talking about tax reform as a method forward to close loopholes, to try and do what you can," she said. "We all know our nominal rate in the corporate income tax area is too high."
—By CNBC's Katie Little. Follow her on Twitter @KatieLittle