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Catherine Hollander

Management

Your Post Office Now Wants to Be Your Bank

USPS is thinking about financial services—debit cards and small loans. But first, America's banks would have to get on board, or at least out of the way.

Management

Treasury Secretary Warns U.S. Likely to Hit Debt Ceiling in February

Extraordinary measures to keep government afloat will only last a few weeks after the debt limit is reinstated and reached on Feb. 7, says Jack Lew.

Oversight

Senate Confirms Fed Chair—Now the Hard Part Begins

Janet Yellen will oversee the unwinding of the central bank's bond-buying program and likely its first interest-rate hike since December 2008.

Management

Treasury Official to Be Tapped to Lead Financial Regulatory Agency

Nominee is assistant secretary for financial stability at the Treasury Department, overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Oversight

Obamacare Continues to Be a Tough Sell

Administration fights uphill battle in implementing health reform law.

Management

Top Econ Adviser: 'The Era of Threatening Default Is Over'

Gene Sperling thinks Congress can pass a budget this year.

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Four Things to Know About Gina McCarthy, Obama's Pick to Head the EPA

McCarthy is a longtime government official, with more than 25 years of experience and the federal and state levels.

Oversight

A Look at Obama's Remaining Cabinet Picks

Labor, Energy and Commerce secretary are among the unfilled positions.

Management

Who is Sally Jewell, Obama's choice for Interior Secretary?

Jewell is president and CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc.

Management

Obama's Cabinet and other top jobs

A rundown of who's coming, who's going and which spots the president has yet to fill.

Oversight

The perils of bypassing Congress

On climate change, Obama is likely to go it alone. Is that a good idea?

Management

Obama kicks off new fight over consumer watchdog

President re-nominates Cordray to head Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.

Management

Economists Pan Debt Ceiling’s Very Existence

Economists think the very idea of a 'debt ceiling' is a bit silly.

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Your guide to Obama's staff reshuffling

National Journal's summary of expected changes in top administration jobs.

Oversight

Here's what's in the fiscal cliff deal

From tax hikes to a two-month delay in sequestration.

Oversight

Analysis: Newtown shooting provides perspective amid fiscal cliff

Congress returns with a more subdued attitude toward partisan bickering.

Oversight

Fiscal cliff, or fiscal slope? There are lots of names for the year-end event

Descriptions range from 'austerity crisis' to 'fiscal obstacle course.'

Management

Fed chairman calls fiscal cliff a threat, predicts growth if it's avoided

Long-term debt plan 'could help make the new year a very good one,' he says.

Oversight

Debt limit likely hit by end of year, Treasury says

'Extraordinary measures' can push the date into early 2013.