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  • Welfare Reform Targets Workers’ Hours Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.

  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.

  • Green - Winner & Losers - A CNBC Special Report

    Federal, state, and even local government policies have had a huge impact on the research and development of alternative fuels, but  a clear rival to fossil fuels has yet to emerge in the marketplace. Take our poll on which energy source you think will succeed over the next decade.

  • Opponents Claim Victory as Obama Delays Oil Pipeline Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

    The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.

  • Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP candidates debate.

    There were three winners in the CNBC debate: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Rick Perry was the obvious loser because of his memory lapse.

  • Deficit 'Super Committee' Hits Rough Patch Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Even as a recent good-faith swap of offers showed a narrowing of differences over taxes, a special deficit-cutting "super committee" seems to have hit a major snag just two weeks before its deadline.

  • Republican Candidates Give Housing a Short Sale Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Shame on the Republican candidates for president. Shame on them for showing up at debate specifically targeting the U.S. economy with not one credible, rational, even reputable notion of what to do about the nation's housing mess.

  • Debate Offered Slim Pickings for Fact-Checkers Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Candidates on stage at the CNBC GOP Debate.

    The latest debate among Republican candidates for president was a tame affair that produced few factual claims needing correction. Candidates stuck mostly to promises and expressions of their conservative faith in free markets, and their disdain for government.

  • Rick Perry Says Debate Gaffe Won't End His Campaign Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
    GOP Candidate Rick Perry at Presidential Debate

    Rick Perry moved into spin control Thursday after a stumble during the Republican presidential debate, and insisted it won't force him out of the presidential race.

  • Who Won the Debate? Students Weigh In Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:49 PM ET
    CNBC Speakers' Corner

    Gathering to discuss the debate, voters step up and speak live at CNBC.com's Speakers Corner. 

  • Candidates: US Can Thrive With Less Government Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:43 PM ET

    Herman Cain swatted away character issues, Rick Perry couldn't remember which federal agencies he wants to eliminate, and all the Republican candidates agreed that the way to save the government is by shrinking it.

  • Gov. Rick Perry's Memory Stumble...Fatal? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:24 PM ET
    Rick Perry Intrade chart during CNBC GOP Debate

    Texas governor Rick Perry may have made a fatal gaffe at the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night.

  • CNBC GOP Presidential Debate—The Live Blog Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:04 PM ET

    This is the live blog of the CNBC GOP presidential debate for 2012.

  • GOP Debate: US Economy Can Grow With Less Government Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:41 PM ET
    GOP candidates debate

    The debate was relatively gaffe-free, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry providing the biggest oops moment: He said there were three Cabinet departments he wanted to get rid of but could only name two.

  • Perry: And The Agency I Would Cut Is... Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 9:29 PM ET

    An awkward moment during tonight's appearance on CNBC's GOP Debate, Governor Rick Perry couldn't recall the third agency he would cut in his budget plan if he were elected President.

  • GOP Debate: Weak Economy Takes Center Stage Tonight Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 6:48 PM ET
    CNBC GOP Debate

    High unemployment, a teetering economy and Europe on the brink sets a daunting backdrop for Wednesday's debate for a Republican presidential field without a clear leader.

  • Government Counting Sheep? Now, Only in Its Dreams Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Forced to cut its budget, the Agriculture Department has decided to eliminate dozens of reports, including the annual goat census (current population: three million), and the number of catfish on the nation’s fish farms (177 million, not counting the small fry), the New York Times reports.

  • Ron Paul: An Ambitious ‘Plan to Restore America’ Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    We have drifted far from our founding principles, and our country is in crisis.

  • Rick Perry

    The fleecing of the American taxpayer will end when I am president.

  • John Huntsman

    We will create a tax code that is flatter, fairer, simpler and more conducive to growth.