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  • Punch Drunk as a Sober Davos Winds Down Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 1:19 PM ET
    Davos, Switzerland.

    The end of Davos reminds me of when we had sleepovers as kids. You'd try and stay awake long past your normal bedtime and by the end you'd tend to crack up over anything.

  • Taking The Google Car To The Airport Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Given the clout that Google still has in tech and the broad economy — and the eccentricities of its founders — I'm thinking Google Car. A fleet of electric vehicles that can map your journey and answer search queries suddenly replacing the Big Three.

  • Soros: 'Bad Bank' for Troubled Assets Is Bad Idea Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Billionaire financier George Soros told CNBC he disagrees with plans to create a new government entity to buy up troubled bank loans.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • Europe Risks 'Balkanization': UK Chancellor Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The biggest risk brought on by the euro debt crisis is "Balkanization" – the fragmentation of economic interests according to narrow, mainly national criteria, UK Chancellor George Osborne told CNBC Friday.

  • Bank Transaction Tax Will Happen: German FinMin Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:18 AM ET
    Bank in Greece

    Proposals for a tax on financial transactions in the euro zone will become reality, Wolfgang Schaueble, Germany’s finance minister, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

  • Shell CEO: Asia to Drive Natural Gas Demand Over Oil Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    Despite natural gas prices falling to near 10-year lows last week, Shell's CEO Peter Voser says demand for gas will be much higher than oil in the long term with the Asia-Pacific region driving the sector's growth.

  • Larry Summers: 'A Lot of Work' to Fix Economy Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    There is still a long, hard struggle ahead to fix the U.S. and Europe’s economies, Larry Summers, the Harvard University professor and former Treasury Secretary, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

  • EU's Almunia: No to NYSE-Deutsche Boerse Merger Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:58 AM ET

    The European Union's Commissioner for Competition dismissed criticism that moves to block the merger between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse were indicative of a Europe-wide problem of being too difficult on regulation.

  • We're Coping in Low-Rate Environment: Zurich CEO Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 3:36 AM ET
    Life Insurance

    The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve earlier this week to keep interest rates near zero through 2014, is going to likely have an impact on industries like insurance that depend on investment income.

  • Make Unemployed Youth Work for Free Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Young people should work for free for up to two years to gain experience, youth and business leaders said at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday.

  • European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    A deal with private investors to swap Greece's debt to a more manageable burden is close to being concluded and the next three days are crucial, Olli Rehn, the European Union's monetary affairs commissioner, said during a debate hosted by CNBC in Davos.

  • Societe Generale CEO: 'Positive Signs' on Europe Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Societe Generale CEO Frederic Ouday said there are "some positive signs" that things are improving within the European Union, albeit slowly.

  • Strong Growth in Europe: CEO Liberty Global Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    Mike Fries, President and CEO of Liberty Global

    Michael Fries, chief executive of cable operator Liberty Global sits down with CNBC to discuss its growth strategy.

  • ‘Lot of Money’ Left in Euro Zone Rescue Fund: CEO Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 12:54 PM ET
    Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    There is still “a lot of money” left in the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the fund set up to bail out struggling euro zone countries, Klaus Regling, chief executive of the fund, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Islamic Nations Need Jobs, Not Sharia Law: Experts Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    Egyptians pose for photos atop by an Egyptian army tank in Cairo, Egypt. Two days after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian army is asserting its control and has dissolved the parliament and is suspending the constitution, meeting two key demands of pro-democracy protesters.

    The newly-elected Islamist governments in countries such as Egypt need to address urgent economic issues such as unemployment ahead of religious concerns, political leaders and religious experts said at the World Economic Forum Thursday.

  • Markets Underestimate ECB's Effect on Banks: Pro Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Investors underestimate just how positive an effect the ECB's move to flush the market with liquidity has had on banks, Huw van Steenis, head of EMEA banks and financials research at Morgan Stanley, said.

  • Google’s Schmidt: Internet Winning in Tough Times Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    The Internet is more resilient to the economic downturn than other industries, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google told CNBC in Davos on Thursday, and it will continue to create opportunities for “alarmingly interesting” things1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Facebook May Be Largest IPO in History: Sean Parker Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:57 AM ET
    facebook president Sean Parker

    It is “inevitable” that Facebook will go public and when it does it could be “the largest offering in history,” said Sean Parker, the first president of the social-networking site, in an interview with CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos.