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  • Presidential speech pedistal

    writes Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.

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    British business executives dealing with China were given a formal warning more than a year ago by Britain’s security service, MI5, that Chinese intelligence agencies were engaged in a wide-ranging effort to hack into British companies’ computers and to blackmail British businesspeople over sexual relationships and other improprieties, according to people familiar with the MI5 document.

  • In Davos, Regulators Tell Bankers New Rules Coming Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
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    Government regulators from the U.S. and Europe laid out their financial reform plans Saturday before a skeptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support.

  • Job creation will continue to be difficult if hostility toward financial institutions continues, causing them to cut back on lending, said Steve Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group private equity firm.

  • East-West, North-South: As The Global Economy Turns Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
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    The booming economies of China, India and Brazil are in the spotlight, while those of Europe, Japan and the U.S. look dull and weak.

  • Obama Sets Ambitious Export Goal Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
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    President Obama would have to battle liberals,  persuade China to boost its currency 40%, get the world economy to grow much faster and cut taxes for US exporters, the NY Times reports.

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Everyone's Talking About China Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    China is here in Davos—big time. It’s here in numbers, here as a topic for hallway chatter and here as an issue at every major plenary session.

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    Contrary to popular belief - and one often fueled by misperception and misinformation, major IT services companies do not hoard visas and they do not displace American workers. However, before favoring massive H1-B reform or outright abolishment, opponents should take a closer look at its implications from a global perspective.

  • Consumers 'Reset' by Recession: Coca-Cola CEO Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 6:13 AM ET
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    The global slowdown has caused a radical change in the way people buy and use products, but fast-moving consumer goods like Coca-Cola are less impacted by the change, Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Huntsman Draws Praise for Ceasing Sales to Iran Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:33 PM ET
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    A group pressuring global companies to stop operating in Iran is hailing chemical maker Huntsman Corporation for its decision to cut business ties with the Islamic Republic.

  • 5 Stocks With Good Growth Opportunity: Strategist Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    John Fitzgibbons, partner and head of wealth management at ThinkEquity said he is fairly cautious going into the first half of 2010. So how should investors position their portfolios in this type of market? He shared his best stock and sector plays.

  • Roubini: Asset Bubble Is Beginning Now Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:38 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Withdrawing economic stimuli and tightening monetary policy are difficult choices, but asset bubbles are cropping up, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC in Davos.

  • China's Largest Bank Says Some Loans Not Rolled Over Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 3:06 AM ET
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    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest bank, said it has stopped rolling over some loans to slow credit growth after a surge at the start of the year, though it will not halt new lending.

  • Pops & Drops: Intel, Live Nation... Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 5:48 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Intel and Live Nation popped while SunTrust and Quest Diagnostics dropped.

  • Corporate Antagonism Goes Public Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 11:36 AM ET
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    Business negotiations -- traditionally made in private behind closed doors -- are increasingly done in the open and with public input, says the New York Times.

  • Busch: US Housing—Walk Away? Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Behavioral scientists are having a field day with this behavior and one professor states these borrowers are suffering from "norm asymmetry.

  • The bubble in China's real estate is unprecedented and companies exporting for the country's construction sector should be watched carefully, James Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates, told CNBC Monday.

  • Did The Correction Begin This Week? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Eager to learn if the recent downturn is the start of a larger correction, investors are closely watching the action in bank stocks? Are they starting to crack?

  • Halftime Report: Signs Of A Top? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 1:17 PM ET

    Is the market starting to show signs of a top? A critical level on the S&P could confirm or deny the trend. What should you be watching?