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    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.

  • The Bear Case Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
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    Potential weakness in the materials and commodities sectors is likely to drag on equities prices.

  • What to Watch for in Eastern Europe Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
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    South-Eastern Europe could throw up some surprises to the downside, Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    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.

  • Russia Shuts Red Square, Detains Dozens of Activists Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly.

  • Making Money in Emerging Markets Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Making Money in Emerging Markets

    The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 12 percent. Checking on recent emerging market gains, with Ian Hague, Firebird Management co-founder and Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Dips, BRICS Go Local Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
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    Confidence shrinks in Europe and year-end weighs on the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

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

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    New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.

  • The Age Gap: Demographics Threatens Economies Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
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    Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET
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    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    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
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    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.

  • Bindi: The Russian Elections - Bad News for the EU Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
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    The Russian Presidential elections have once again revealed the EU’s many contradictions and exposed its dwarf-size political mass.

  • Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Trading The Globe: Behind Russia's Selloff

    Insight on whether Russia's stock market is lower as a result of political concerns over Vladimir Putin's re-election, with Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder.

  • Police and Protesters Clash in Moscow Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Moscow riot police detain an activist during an unsacnctioned anti-Putin opposition rally at the Pushkin Square March 5, 2012 in central Moscow, Russia.

    Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against widespread fraud in Sunday’s election of Vladimir Putin to a third term as Russia’s president, the Financial Times reports.

  • 10 Game-Changing Elections in 2012 Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in 2011. In Europe struggling countries such as Italy and Greece brought in the technocrats, or voted out administrations, which had failed to solve their economic crises. In the Middle East two entrenched regimes toppled under popular uprisings and a third after a revolution.In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top. Citizens that rid themselves of dictators and have not yet decided wh

    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard  in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.

  • Protesting Putin's Victory Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Protesting Putin's Victory

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on thousands of protesters filling the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg, to challenge Vladimir Putin's re-election victory.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
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    With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.

  • Vladimir Putin's Victory Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin's Victory

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Russia's Vladimir Putin as he prepares to re-occupy the Kremlin following his presidential election victory.