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  • *Results unchanged from last IPSOS poll, suggest runoff. SANTIAGO, Nov 7- Front-runner Michelle Bachelet is holding onto her substantial lead ahead of Chile's presidential election on Nov. 17, an IPSOS survey showed on Thursday, but the pollster again suggested she won't garner enough support to avoid a December runoff.

  • RANCAGUA, Chile, Oct 27- Michelle Bachelet is a safe bet to return to power in Chile's presidential election, but she is now promoting a more ambitious program of leftist reforms and will need every ounce of her political skill to push them through.

  • For Italy, Maybe Some Order From all the Chaos Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the stalemate that followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days.

  • Boehner on 'Cliff' Talks: 'We're Almost Nowhere' Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

    Boehner lashed out at President Barack Obama, saying talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff" are "almost nowhere."

  • 'Cliff' Talks Move 'Significantly Closer' to the Edge Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    After days of optimism that a deal could be reached, the gloves came off Thursday with both sides accusing each other of not making any substantive offers.

  • Foes Turned Lunch Pals: Obama and Romney Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:07 PM ET

    President Obama and Mitt Romney talked about leadership and pledged to stay in touch as they dined together Thursday for lunch at the White House.

  • 'Cliff' Dive Could Unleash 'Chaos': Economists Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    "Chaos" may ensue if politicians cannot reach a deal on averting the “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year, Democratic economist Alice Rivlin told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”.

  • Volcker Says Rule Is Already Changing Wall Street Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC his namesake rule has already changed how Wall Street does business.

  • Everything Must Be Touched in Fiscal Debate: Blankfein Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 5:06 PM ET

    Both spending cuts and added revenues should be part of a final agreement to the “fiscal cliff” battle raging in Washington, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday.

  • Obama Wants 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal by Christmas Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    President Obama said Wednesday he hoped to reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff" before Christmas.

  • Sen. Reid Reports Little Progress in 'Cliff' Talks Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 3:52 PM ET

    Sen. Harry Reid said Tuesday that "fiscal cliff" talks have made little progress, sending stocks down, while Senate Republican Mitch McConnell ripped into President Obama for taking his argument on the road.

  • A 'Nixon to China' Moment for Geithner? Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has an opportunity to show some independence from Wall Street in his role as the Obama administration’s lead negotiator in the “fiscal cliff” discussions, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Tuesday.

  • 'Cliff' Fix Must Be 'Across the Board': Obama Backer Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    President Barack Obama backer explains that the solution to the "fiscal cliff" should not rely solely on pressing the wealthy.

  • Efforts to Curb Social Spending Face Resistance Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Emboldened by gains in Congress, Democrats appear less willing to compromise in “fiscal cliff" talks on cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, The New York Times reports.

  • A Tax Code 'Bubble’ Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    One tax proposal could result in a "bubble," in which a taxpayer in a certain income range is taxed at a higher rate than one earning more, The New York Times reports.

  • Budget Standoff Weighs on Holiday Shopping Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    The impasse in Congress over the “fiscal cliff” could be the Grinch that steals Christmas if it isn’t resolved soon.

  • The dreaded fiscal adjustment Washington lawmakers are scrambling to prevent is less of a “cliff” than a pristine garden that is being stomped on by “unwanted visitors,” an economist said Monday.

  • ‘Cliff’ Deal Will Happen: Motorola Solutions CEO Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    Republican and Democratic political posturing aside, a deal on the country’s short-term fiscal problems is “absolutely” likely, said Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions. 

  • Warren Buffett says he supports President Obama's efforts to eliminate the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, but in an op-ed piece in The New York Times, he disagrees on where to draw the line.

  • Good News, Bad News in Averting the 'Fiscal Cliff' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    With Congress returning from Thanksgiving, here’s the good news for those looking to avoid the “fiscal cliff”: Members of both parties do agree on one LARGE point — taxes for the wealthy should go up.

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