'I made Obama's BlackBerry'
May 22nd, 2014
08:38 AM ET
2 months ago

'I made Obama's BlackBerry'

New York (CNNMoney) - It was a rough day at the NSA in 2008 when President Obama asked for a smartphone.

"It just really bothered a lot of people - nobody wanted to put anything out there that wasn't completely secure," said retired NSA technical director Richard "Dickie" George in an interview with CNNMoney.

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Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency
April 23rd, 2014
11:04 AM ET
3 months ago

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

New York (CNNMoney) – The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

More than $2.8 million, plus thousands of hours of paid time-off, were doled out over two years to employees who had recently been disciplined for various types of misconduct, according to an audit report. About $1 million of that money was given as bonuses to 1,100 employees who were in trouble over tax related issues.

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$100,000 income: Three very different tax bills
April 21st, 2014
07:43 AM ET
3 months ago

$100,000 income: Three very different tax bills

New York (CNNMoney) - There are a lot of differences between Queens, Topeka and Seattle.

One that stands out: People making the same money in each of those places can face very different tax bills.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Taxes
How Washington spends your taxes
April 11th, 2014
09:32 AM ET
4 months ago

How Washington spends your taxes

New York (CNNMoney) – Your tax preparation software may tell you how much you owe in federal income taxes for 2013, but it won't tell you how your money is spent by the federal government.

No worries. The National Priorities Project did the math for you, based on actual federal spending in 2013.

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I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!
Obamacare will allow Karen Willmus to quit her job and form a start-up with her daughter.
February 25th, 2014
07:27 AM ET
5 months ago

I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!

New York (CNNMoney) - Now that Karen Willmus can get health insurance through Obamacare, she plans to quit teaching 9th grade English at the end of the school year.

The 51-year-old found policies on the Colorado state exchange for about $300 a month. That's less than what she's paying now for employer-sponsored coverage and less than half what she paid on the individual market in 2007.

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Lew: Debt ceiling must be raised by Feb. 27
February 7th, 2014
04:11 PM ET
6 months ago

Lew: Debt ceiling must be raised by Feb. 27

New York (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congressional leaders Friday in essence that the full faith and credit of the United States could be in jeopardy after Feb. 27 if lawmakers don't raise the debt ceiling.

That's when Lew now estimates Treasury will run out of special accounting maneuvers to ensure all the country's bills are paid in full and on time.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Jack Lew
State of the Union: Economy - for many, a slow recovery
January 27th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
6 months ago

State of the Union: Economy - for many, a slow recovery

(CNN) – President Barack Obama entered office amid the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Five years later, the economy is certainly on stronger footing than it was back then, but deep scars remain.

At around $16 trillion a year, the United States produces more in annual economic output than ever before. Home prices are rising again, businesses have been adding jobs for four straight years and the stock market recently reached all-time highs.

CNN's live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starts at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday. Go to CNN.com for complete coverage or take it with you on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • State of the Union
Poll: Many Americans feel economy isn't improving
December 27th, 2013
07:29 AM ET
7 months ago

Poll: Many Americans feel economy isn't improving

New York (CNNMoney) – Despite a recent string of positive economic news, Americans say they aren't feeling the improvements.

A new CNN/ORC poll released Friday showed people were pessimistic that the economy was improving. Nearly 70% said the economy is generally in poor shape, and only 32% rated it good.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • CNNMoney.com • Economy • Polls
Unemployment falls to 7%
December 6th, 2013
08:46 AM ET
8 months ago

Unemployment falls to 7%

New York (CNNMoney) – Has the job market finally hit its stride? Hiring continued at a solid pace in November, and the unemployment rate fell for the right reasons.

The U.S. economy added 203,000 jobs in November. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted payroll gains of 183,000 jobs.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • unemployment
Obamacare: You're not insured until you pay
You must pay your first month's premium before you are insured under Obamacare.
December 5th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
8 months ago

Obamacare: You're not insured until you pay

New York (CNNMoney) – Just because you've picked an Obamacare insurance policy doesn't mean you've got coverage.

If you want to be insured come Jan. 1, you have to pay your first month's premium by your insurer's due date, often Dec. 31.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care • Obamacare
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