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  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    The president returned to Washington in the early hours of Wednesday morning, bringing his lengthy debut on the world stage—including his first stop in a war zone as commander in chief—to a close.

  • Last night I had the great honor of interviewing legendary Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau regarding his office’s role in uncovering a rogue Chinese operation charged with selling weapons of mass destruction to Iran.

  • Fed Easing Will Kill Dollar: Bank of China Exec Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Quantitative easing measures and monetary policy in the United States will kill the dollar quickly unless there are balances to it as a global currency, Zhu Min, executive vice president of the Bank of China told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Pros Say: Huge Returns for a Kamikaze Portfolio Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:02 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Global stocks fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight slide, as poor earnings from Alcoa sparked concerns about other corporates. Experts tell CNBC that despite the volatility, there are still "amazing" opportunities out there.

  • Busch: Improving Health Care As An Economic Cure Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 10:34 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    There is a re-occurring theme that is permeating solutions to the global malaise. As the old doctor's saying of "heal thyself" goes, leaders across the globe are pursuing policy that has healthcare as a major tenet for their plans.

  • Pros Say: Prepare for Disappointing Earnings Season Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    Global stocks eked out small gains Tuesday ahead of the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season, which aluminum producer Alcoa kicks off later. Experts expects the first-quarter earnings to be a doozy for most American companies.

  • China Makes Bold Move on Volatile Health Care Issue Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 2:17 PM ET

    China announced Monday the outlines of a thorough reform of the health care system that pledges to provide improved services to all citizens by 2020, tackling a critical issue that has become a major source of public dissatisfaction.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    President Barack Obama sought on Monday to rebuild ties with Turkey, a Muslim country with growing clout whose help Washington needs to solve confrontations from Iran to Afghanistan.

  • Global stocks and the euro gained Monday as hopes that the economic downturn is nearing its bottom spurred demand for riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term value in the euro and gold, while they see short-term value in the dollar and stocks.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    The Democratic-controlled Congress Thursday approved budget blueprints embracing President Barack Obama's agenda but leaving many hard choices until later and a government deeply in the red.

  • Banks Face Big Losses From Bets on Chinese Realty Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 10:24 AM ET

    Back in the good old days — early 2007 — bankers from Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and other financial giants placed their bets on a 48-year-old property tycoon who was supposed to be China’s next billionaire.

  • Options Get Bullish on China ETF Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 7:42 AM ET

    A leading Chinese exchange traded fund is on the rise, and traders are bullish on its options as well.

  • Pros Say: US Jobless Rate Could Hit 10.2% in '09 Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 7:11 AM ET

    While most Asian markets closed higher Friday on the back of the G20 summit optimism and a rally in tech stocks, European markets were lower ahead of the March U.S. jobs report. Economists polled by Reuters expect a decline of 650,000 jobs.

  • Soros: Dollar Will Remain Reserve Currency Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 4:38 AM ET

    The US dollar will remain the world's reserve currency for a while and it is probable that the world economy will start growing next year, with China, Brazil and India among the first to bounce back, billionaire investor and currencies expert George Soros told CNBC.

  • China Stimulus Stimulates Whole Globe Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    It seems that China’s stimulus package might already be working some magic.

  • China Vies to Be World’s Leader in Electric Cars Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 10:22 AM ET

    In a new threat to Detroit, China is investing heavily in hybrid and electric-vehicle technology.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    Leaders from around the globe made headway Thursday on tackling the world's worst financial crisis since the 1930s, with signs of agreements to give more money to the International Monetary Fund, clamp down on tax havens and tighten regulation over freewheeling hedge funds.

  • G20 To Call For Doubling of IMF Budget: UK Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:23 AM ET

    The members of the G20 are likely to call for at least a doubling of the International Monetary Fund's budget, if not more, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.

  • Pros Say: Mark-to-Market Changes Won't Help Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:40 AM ET

    Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 10:49 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday there was "enormous consensus" between the world's largest developed and emerging economies on plans to haul the world out of the deepest downturn since the 1930s.