Rep. Jeb Hensarling is promising the most thorough review of the Federal Reserve in history.
Russia wants to forge a bilateral agreement by the end of 2014, a top official said.
S&P estimated that the deal could add 0.2 percent to the gross domestic product.
Fifty percent say economy would have improved regardless of Obama.
People in the U.S. are growing more confident about the economy, even as October’s government shutdown continues to take a toll, Gallup said Tuesday.
A new study finds that government programs have done a better job keeping the poor above the poverty line than the economy at large over the last 50 years.
The Treasury Department sold off its remaining stake in General Motors on Monday, losing $10.5 billion on its investment that kept the automaker afloat through the financial crisis.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told reporters that the government recouped $39 billion of the $49.5 billion it sank into the Detroit-based company in 2008 and 2009, essentially saving about 1 million jobs.
Obama said his "bet" on auto industry has "paid off" after Treasury sold its final GM shares.
Emerging economies, for the first time, grabbed a majority of the globe's foreign direct investment in 2012.
Top Fed policymakers think it would be less harmful to take their time with the decision, as opposed to hitting the brakes too soon.