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  • World Financial Leaders Focus on Budget Crises Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
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    Amid fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks will further hamper the fledging economic recovery, finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries meet.

  • Dow Kicks Off February With Triple-Digit Gain Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.

  • Alcoa, Exxon Lead Dow; Apple Boosts Nasdaq Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Strong ISM Reading Gives Stocks a Boost Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    Investors started February on an optimistic note, bidding stocks higher after logging the worst month for the market in over a year in January.

  • February Set to Start With a Bounce Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 6:12 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a sharp rise to kick the month off Monday, following a third-consecutive losing January.

  • Trains and Takeaways from Davos Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:21 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    There was an agreement that banking regulation and reform was important, but no real plans on what to do.

  • Citi CEO: Bank Regulation is The "Right Direction" Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | 12:28 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    President Barack Obama's plans to regulate and limit the size of banks is the "right direction," said Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citi, since the company has been weeding out companies that didn't fit into the company already.

  • Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, called climate change "an economic agenda rather than a green agenda  [that] needs to be explained more clearly that this is about energy security and jobs going in a different direction.”

  • Rebound In Private Equity Uneven Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
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    "I think there's a lot more sensible lending and underwriting going on," says Donald Gogel, president and CEO of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice., but business services  is doing better than consumer businesses.

  • Lagarde on Euro Zone: No Way Out and No Bailout Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:50 AM ET
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    Euro zone member states must meet their commitments on budget stability and cannot be bailed out by the euro zone, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Davos on Friday.

  • Banks' Complaining of Taxes Is "Outrageous": Frank Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    The tax on banks proposed by President Barack Obama is likely to become law, while a proposal to set up a fund for unwinding troubled financial institutions has little chance of succeeding, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told CNBC Friday.

  • Stiglitz: Regulate Banks. Now. Everywhere. Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    Officials in Davos should try to reach a global consensus about the need for a new regulatory regime for banks, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz told CNBC Friday.

  • US, Europe Debt Levels Not Sustainable: ECB's Trichet Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
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    The current levels of budget deficits in both Europe and the U.S. are not sustainable and Europe's economic recovery will only be modest, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC Thursday.

  • Applied Materials CEO 'Optimistic' On Business, Hiring Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Applied Materials CEO Michael Splinter cited strong demand in Asia and in the semiconductor business, offering an “optimistic” outlook on business conditions.

  • President Barack Obama's proposals to impose a levy on large banks would only work if it was agreed globally and financial regulations set out at the G20 summit should be put in place first, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling told CNBC Thursday.

  • Others Will Follow Greek Debt Tragedy: Niall Ferguson Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    The world debt overhang is threatening the world recovery, because markets will realize at some point how risky it is and the yields on bonds will increase, Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, told CNBC Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Euro Will Be Here Forever: ECB's Weber Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The European Central Bank will start phasing out the measures it took to boost liquidity at the height of the crisis and it cannot cater to the needs of individual countries with problems, Axel Weber, ECB governing council member, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Why Latvia’s Economic Recovery Program Works Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Valdis Zatlers, president of Latvia

    We have taken the difficult measures needed—in public administration, health care, and education—and will prove the skeptics wrong.