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  • How Bank CEO and Hedge Fund Campaign Donations Differ Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    CEOs of big Wall Street firms tend to distribute their political contributions equally between Democrats and Republicans, but hedge fund chiefs sink money along partisan lines.

  • Soros Politics: Like Father Like Son? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
    George Soros

    Billionaire financier George Soros has long been the bane of Republican politicians, funneling huge dollars to Democrats and liberal causes. But now his son Alexander is getting into the game, too.

  • Extending Bush Tax Cuts Hurts the Wealthy: Soros Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    Letting the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy American hurts, not helps, them, because it keeps the US from having a vigorous economy, billionaire financier George Soros, head of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Monday.

  • Commentary: That's Right, Blame the Germans Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    If there is any lesson the Germans should have learnt from two lost wars and the Great Depression, then it is that they must avoid inflation.

  • Film star DiCaprio and billionaire philanthropist/investor Soros came together to discuss the economics of climate change.

  • Soros to Donate $100 Million to Human Rights Group Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    George Soros

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Higher; Dow Snaps Losing Streak Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher  Tuesday with the Dow gaining more than 100 points to  snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy.  Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.

  • Stocks Advance Ahead of Close; RIM Slips Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks advanced decisively Tuesday, with Dow on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy.  Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.

  • Stocks Gain More than 1%; Home Depot Rises Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Stocks rose significantly Tuesday after days of losses, following a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot gains, Kraft slips.

  • Futures Rise After Production Data Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are higher after the government released data on  industriarl production, capacity utilization, housing starts and the July Producer Price Index. WalMart and Home Depot reported better-than-expected results.

  • Trichet Explains Why Soros Is Wrong About the Euro Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:59 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The euro is a very credible currency that has kept its value from its debut and has guaranteed price stability, he said. "A currency that guarantees such stable prices, it's of value in the eyes of domestic and international investors," Trichet said.

  • Uncertainty Restores Glitter to an Old Refuge Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the resurgent passion of the doomsday crowd, a bet that everything will go wrong. No matter what has you worried, they say, the answer is gold. The New York Times reports.

  • Web Extra Trading Icon: George Soros Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    In our continuing Trader Icon series, we take an in-depth look at George Soros, the man some say saved the British from the euro.

  • Billionaire investor George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, detailed his fund's actions in the first quarter of the year in an SEC filing on Monday.

  • George Soros Talking the Euro to ‘Death’ Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 2:31 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 billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.

  • The Marijuana Lobby: All Grown Up Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:03 AM ET

    The pro-pot lobby is basically like any other: PACs and big-name contributors, and meetings at The Capitol, even the White House. It's the new Norml, so to speak. And the new message? It's the economy, dude.

  • George Soros Is Right, the Euro May Be Doomed Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 5:04 AM ET
    Euro bills at teller window

    If the euro can't go ahead, it will go backwards, the famous financier said. "It's important to understand that if you don't make the next steps forward for the euro, the euro will go to pieces and the European Union too," Soros added.

  • George Soros Warns About Greek 'Debt Spiral' Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 3:22 AM ET
    George Soros

    The legendary investor who forced the pound out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992 believes that the rescue package is only "a little step" that may not stop Athens falling into a "debt spiral".

  • Pay of Hedge Fund Managers Roared Back Last Year Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    The Lazarus-like recovery of the nation’s big banks did not benefit just the bankers — it also created huge paydays for hedge fund managers, including a record $4 billion gain in 2009 for one bold investor who bet big on the financial sector.

  • Stocks Rise for 2nd Day, Buoyed by Earnings Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.

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