| Sep 19, 2013
Over the weekend, Larry Summers ended his quest to chair the Federal Reserve.
At least, that's what we heard. But was it really "his" quest? Or was he drafted by former colleagues, mentors, supporters and friends, including President Obama? We do not...
| Feb 16, 2014
Re "Obama's undiplomatic picks," Editorial, Feb. 13
It has been a crushing disappointment to this reader, who voted twice for Barack Obama, to follow instance after instance of our president's lack of insight, foresight or hindsight.
But it isn't only...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:03 PM
When Sheryl Sandberg was pregnant with her first child, she was a senior executive at Google. She had gained a lot of weight — 70 pounds — and suffered nausea throughout the pregnancy. Google's parking lots were vast, and she would lumber...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve playing an over-sized role in the U.S. economy, Wall Street investors are keenly interested in who will be the central bank's next chairman when Ben S. Bernanke's term expires in January.
The Fed's No. 2 official,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:44 AM
An unusual but fierce campaign over who President Obama should appoint as the next Federal Reserve chair has had Washington in a tizzy as of late.
Will it be former Treasury Secretary Larry H. Summers or Fed Vice Chair Janet L. Yellen?
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:43 AM
BEIJING -- Mitt Romney’s tough talk on China is getting more pushback from authorities in Beijing. On Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate released a new ad on manufacturing jobs contending that “for the first time, China is beating...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is talking to five Sunday morning programs this weekend. CBS' “Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer” and ABC's “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” provided transcripts of their interviews. The...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses the fiscal cliff on all five major Sunday morning programs. He is scheduled to visit NBC's “Meet the Press,” CNN's “State of the Union,” “Fox News Sunday,” CBS' “...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Negotiations on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff got a jump-start on Monday with House Republicans offering a counter-proposal to President Barack Obama, but continuing to reject his call for higher tax rates on the wealthy.
The GOP proposal would result...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American.
Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk today said a comprehensive package to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and cut the federal deficit may yield way to a “mini deal” that gets the country through to Christmas.
“The mini deal is the...