3 more fiscal cliffs loom
January 1st, 2013
07:12 AM ET
2 years ago

3 more fiscal cliffs loom

New York (CNNMoney) - Think the fiscal cliff is causing uncertainty and holding back the economy? How about three more cliff-like deadlines over the next three months?

That's what's in store if Congress adopts the deal under consideration. The proposal at hand on Capitol Hill doesn't address the debt ceiling and temporarily puts off most of the automatic spending cuts otherwise set to take effect Wednesday.

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Debt ceiling is the next fiscal cliff
December 31st, 2012
07:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Debt ceiling is the next fiscal cliff

New York (CNNMoney) - No matter what happens with the fiscal cliff over the next few days, a potentially bigger budget mess is just around the corner.

Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling soon, probably by late February or early March.

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POLL: Americans' bleak outlook on jobs
August 12th, 2011
07:06 AM ET
3 years ago

POLL: Americans' bleak outlook on jobs

New York (CNNMoney) – Americans are feeling pretty grim about jobs these days.

Only 29% of respondents to a poll released Friday believe more jobs will be available in their communities a year from now.

On top of that, a mere 44% said they believe that the same number of jobs will be available. And 26% take the even bleaker viewpoint that jobs will decline, according to the CNN/ORC poll.

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Filed under: Jobs • Polls
Tim Geithner tells Obama: I'll stay in job
August 7th, 2011
03:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Tim Geithner tells Obama: I'll stay in job

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is staying put, the Obama administration announced Sunday.

"Secretary Geithner has let the president know that he plans to stay on in his position at Treasury," a Treasury spokeswoman said in a statement.

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Filed under: Tim Geithner • Treasury
April 28th, 2010
02:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton questions if Goldman Sachs broke law

Bill Clinton is giving embattled investment bank Goldman Sachs the benefit of the doubt. Sort of.
Bill Clinton is giving embattled investment bank Goldman Sachs the benefit of the doubt. Sort of.

Washington (CNN) - Bill Clinton is giving embattled investment bank Goldman Sachs the benefit of the doubt. Sort of.

The former president, who spoke Wednesday at a Peterson Foundation summit on the nation's fiscal plight, said he is "not at all sure that they did violate the law."

Goldman is facing fraud charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The government claims that Goldman failed to disclose key information when selling a complex mortgage security in 2007. The firm is accused of failing to disclose the participation of a hedge fund in creating an investment that was doomed to fail.

"These Goldman guys are mad because they think they were targeted," Clinton told CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, who served as the questioner during the Clinton session.
At the same time, Clinton questioned the broader social utility of the investment at issue in the Goldman case – known as a derivative.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton
March 23rd, 2010
02:46 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: 53 percent want new rules for Wall Street

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 53 percent of Americans favor new restrictions on banks.
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 53 percent of Americans favor new restrictions on banks.

Washington (CNN) – A little more than half of Americans want Congress to impose tighter regulation over Wall Street, a new survey released Tuesday found.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 53 percent favor legislation that would place new restrictions on banks and other financial companies, while 43 percent oppose it.

The Obama administration and Democrats in Congress have led the move to rewrite the rules of finance. But little progress has been made some 18 months since the height of the financial panic in September 2008.

The House passed a comprehensive bill last December that would impose more oversight and stronger capital cushions for the largest banks and Wall Street firms.

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Filed under: CNN poll • Wall Street
March 23rd, 2010
08:45 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN poll: Majority disapprove of Obama for first time

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of President Obama's job performance.
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

Washington (CNN) – For the first time, a CNN poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Obama's job performance and 46 percent approve of it.

Full results (pdf)

Obama's approval rating has dropped steadily each month since December, when it was 54 percent. His highest approval rating in a CNN poll was 76 percent in February 2009 shortly after he took office.

The new poll was conducted before the House on Sunday narrowly approved the Obama administration's signature domestic policy proposal: health care reform.

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Filed under: CNN poll • President Obama
March 23rd, 2010
08:42 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN poll: Israel a friend and ally

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama  today.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama today.

Washington (CNN) - With President Obama set to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Tuesday afternoon, a new poll shows that most Americans consider Israel a friend or ally of the United States.

According to the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation released Tuesday morning, 41 percent of respondents consider Israel friendly to the United States but not an ally, while 39 percent characterize the Middle East nation an ally.

At the same time, 12 percent said they consider Israel unfriendly to the United States and 5 percent said Israel is an enemy.

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Filed under: CNN poll • President Obama
March 22nd, 2010
11:07 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN poll: Majority disapprove of Obama for first time

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of President Obama's job performance.
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reveals that 51 percent of respondents disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

Washington (CNN) – For the first time, a CNN poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Obama's job performance and 46 percent approve of it.

Full results (pdf)

Obama's approval rating has dropped steadily each month since December, when it was 54 percent. His highest approval rating in a CNN poll was 76 percent in February 2009 shortly after he took office.

The new poll was conducted before the House on Sunday narrowly approved the Obama administration's signature domestic policy proposal: health care reform.

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Filed under: CNN poll • Extra • Popular Posts • President Obama
March 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN poll: Americans don't like health care bill

 The Capitol dome on the eve of the House of Representatives’ health care reform votes.
The Capitol dome on the eve of the House of Representatives’ health care reform votes.

Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans have a dim view of the sweeping health care bill passed by the House, saying it gives Washington too much clout and won't do much to reduce their own health care costs or federal deficits, according to a new poll released Monday.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that 59 percent of those surveyed opposed the bill, and 39 percent favored it. All of the interviews were conducted before the House voted Sunday night, but the contents of the bill were widely known.

In addition, 56 percent said the bill gives the government too much involvement in health care; 28 percent said it gives the government the proper role and 16 percent said it leaves Washington with an inadequate role.

On the question of costs, 62 percent said the bill increases the amount of money they personally spend on health care; 21 percent said their costs would remain the same and 16 percent said they would decrease.

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The poll's results about the bill's fiscal impact were particularly stark: 70 percent of respondents said they believed deficits would go up because of the bill; 17 percent felt they would stay the same and 12 percent said they would go down.

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Filed under: CNN Polls • Health care • Popular Posts
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