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  • Most Aid to Athens Circles Back to Europe Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:41 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European bailout of 130 billion euros ($163.4 billion) that was supposed to buy time for Greece is mainly servicing only the interest on the country’s debt — while the Greek economy continues to struggle, the New York Times reports.

  • Francois Hollande, France's president, arrives for a news conference following the European Leaders (EU) summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    French President, Francois Hollande has cast himself as the European leader pushing hardest to forge a growth-oriented “new path” through the euro zone’s grinding debt crisis, pitting him against the austerity-minded German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the New York Times reports.

  • Subsidies Aid Rebirth in U.S. Manufacturing Friday, 11 May 2012 | 4:14 AM ET
    manufacturing engineering

    Walking through his high-ceilinged factory here, explaining the production of sheets of copper, M. Brian O’Shaughnessy comes across as a staunch advocate of manufacturing in America.

  • Has German Opposition Joined the Pro-Growth Chorus? Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 8:55 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    German lawmakers likely will delay a vote on the euro zone's fiscal compact on budget discipline because the country's main opposition party wants to insert growth-focused measures into the pact, a coalition source told CNBC.

  • German Patience With Greece on the Euro Wears Thin Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:30 AM ET
    Victory Column

    Just weeks ago, the idea that Greece would leave the euro zone was almost unthinkable. Now, with Greece’s newly empowered political parties refusing to abide by the terms of the country’s international loan agreement and Europe’s leaders talking tough, that outcome is looking increasingly likely. The NYT reports.

  • Davos 2008 - World Economic Forum Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    The 2008 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Davos 2010 Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting of international political leaders, executives, royalty, and pop stars converge in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Davos 2009 - World Economic Forum Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    The 2009 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Davos 2011 - World Economic Forum Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    The 2011 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos.

  • Davos 2012 Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:25 AM ET

    The 2012 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • To Keep Start-Ups at Home, France Invests in Them Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:25 AM ET

    The French government likes social media — so much so that the country’s sovereign wealth fund has invested 10 million euros in an online network. The NYT reports.

  • CEO_security_200.jpg

    Directors often dole out personal safety perks to ease a chief executive’s tax bill. By classifying the benefits as security measures, the executives typically get a better tax treatment on the services.  It’s a common corporate tax trick. The New York Times reports.

  • JPMorgan3_new.jpg

    When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.

  • Chapter 11: The Age of Emerging Markets Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big.

  • foreclosure_paperwork_stamp_200.jpg

    Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.

  • An Architect of a Deal Sees Greece as a Model Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal,  Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.

  • UBS to Issue More Loss-Absorbing Capital Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 3:20 AM ET
    UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss Bank UBS plans to sell more loss-absorbing capital to meet tougher rules for banks following a $2 billion Tier 2 note issue, it said on Wednesday.

  • Portugal’s Debt Efforts May Be Warning for Greece Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Unlike Greece, Portugal is a debtor nation that has done everything that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund have asked it to, in exchange for the 78 billion euro (about $103 billion) bailout Lisbon received last May. The NYT reports.

  • CEO to CEO: Our Roles Are Changing Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    While the panel and the audience concurred that the pre-requisites to the role of the CEO was to drive growth and innovation, the CEO had a larger role to play.