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  • Gates, Dell & Bono

    Dell & Microsoft partner with RED to increase AIDs awareness, with Paul Bono Hewson, U2 lead singer; Michael Dell, Dell chairman/CEO; Bill Gates, Microsoft & CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • Caterpillar CEO on Earnings, Outlook

    James Owens, CEO of Caterpillar, discussed his company's earnings and outlook with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • "There is no question that the U.S. economy is slowing. But the Fed and administrations' actions on providing some stimulus to the economy should cushion the slowdown," John Thain, CEO of Merrill Lynch, told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo at Davos '08.

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    By: Michael Panzner,|Special to CNBC.com

    The key to getting any real value out of the meeting is to look past the press releases, the pronouncements, the heart-tugging speeches, and the lofty, almost new age promises of the event's themes. The best takeaway may be to try and figure out those areas where participants seem to be in strong agreement, and then position portfolios for the opposite.

  • China Mobile CEO on Outlook

    Wang Jianzhou, chairman & CEO of China Mobile, does not foresee a slowdown in the company's growth despite a shaky outlook for the U.S. economy.

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    By: Reuters

    Iraq's oil minister said on Friday he expected his country's output to rise by as much as 400,000 barrels per day in 2008, reflecting improved security in the oil sector.

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    The commodities boom may be one driver of inflation, but it been a powerful engine for emerging market economies and will very likely be a key component of the global growth equation in 2008. Government and corporate leaders from both developed and developing countries gathering in Davos Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting will be weighing in on that economic dynamic.

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    By: Antonia Oprita,|Associate Web Producer

    There was a time when many thought Europe and the rest of the global economy might finally be able to withstand a downturn in the US. So much for wishful thinking. The spectre of a recession on top of a malignant credit crunch is the talk of the town.

  • Insight on the economy and Pepsico's strategy, with Indra Nooyi, Pepsico CEO and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • Private Equity Under Attack

    Inside the deal pipeline, with David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder/managing director and CNBC's Becky Quick

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    By: CNBC.com

    Shares of Nestle got a mid-session lift Friday after company CEO Peter Brabeck told “Power Lunch Europe” the Swiss food giant sees no impediment from a possible U.S. recession in reaching its growth target for 2008.

  • Discussing the internet sector in the economic downturn, with Paul Sagan, Akamai president/CEO & CNBC's Becky Quick

  • Discussing the issues at the World Economic Forum, with Andrew Liveris Dow Chemical president, chairman/CEO & CNBC's Becky Quick

  • Achieving Breakthroughs in Trade

    Will the growing influence of China and India, as well as the increase of sovereign wealth funds, lead to protectionism in the rest of the developed world? Ambassador Susan Schwab, US trade representative, talks trade and the impact with CNBC's Ross Westgate at Davos.

  • Insight on the markets and an outlook on the pharma giant, with Sidney Taurel, Eli Lilly CEO and CNBC's Becky Quick

  • The best market bets, with Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital Management president and CNBC's Becky Quick

  • Friends & Enemies

    Insight on transforming Yahoo, with Susan Decker, Yahoo! president & CNBC's Becky Quick

  • The World Economic Forum

    Discussing the economic issues of 2008 in Davos, Switzerland, with George Soros, Soros Fund Management; Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary & CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • Hutchins on Buyout Environment

    Discussing the tech sell-off, with Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake co-founder/co-CEO and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • A view on the economy and an outlook on the company, with Neville Isdell Coca-Cola chairman/CEO and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • Discussing the economy and an outlook on Sony, with Sir Howard Stringer, Sony chairman/CEO & CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

  • Lehman Bros. on Economy

    Federal Reserve action could avert a recession in the U.S. economy, Thomas Russo, vice-chairman of Lehman Brothers, told CNBC's Anna Martin Wednesday.

  • World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
    By: Reuters

    Crisis counselling will replace cosy dealmaking at the business and political summit in Davos this year as bankers face a market slump that has aggravated the worst conditions in generations.

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    Economic slowdown and market disruption is the talk of Davos, in official forums, on camera and informal chats in halls and shuttle vans. Other issues like the environment and health are taking a back seat.

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    How avoiding a US recession may be a slippery slope, what a PricewatershouseCoopers survey says about CEO confidence and why one economist expects to be in big demand at Davos this year.

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    While a panel discusses the interdependence of world economies and a lesser reliance on the U.S. consumer to drive growth, the financial and investing gurus in the hall watch stocks tumble on the prospect of a U.S. recession.

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    With the Federal Reserve issuing the first emergency rate cut since 2001 Tuesday, panelists and guests at the CNBC Davos debate argued about the performance of central banks. Two former Treasury Secretaries had sharply divergent views, while George Soros wasn't impressed with the current performance of central bankers.

  • A look at the downturn in the economy, with James Rogers, Duke Energy CEO and CNBC's Becky Quick

  • Mark Tucker, CEO of Prudential, refused to comment on reports that Ping An was close to taking a $13.8 billion stake in the UK insurer Wednesday. Shares of Prudential were up over 5% on the speculation.

  • Bullish on Video Games

    Video game sales can withstand a slowdown in consumer activity, according to the CEO of newly formed Activision Blizzard, Robert Kotick.

  • WEF Takes on Turmoil

    It's a critical time as leaders around the globe gear up for this week's World Economic Forum, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

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