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  • Protesters in Wisconsin Say They Are Staying Put Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Union leaders urged Wisconsin teachers to return to work at schools that are open on Monday, but large protests were expected to continue at the Capitol against a plan to cut collective bargaining rights and benefits to state workers. The New York Times reports.

  • 11 Major International Political Scandals Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 1:54 PM ET
    On April 6, 2011, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is scheduled to stand trial for charges stemming from his relationship with Karima el-Mahroug, a nightclub dancer who performs under the name Ruby Heart-Stealer. According to the charges, he paid el-Mahroug for sex while she was still underage, and when she was arrested for theft, he used his political muscle to have her released from police custody. Berlusconi has been in this type of trouble before, but it’s widely speculated that this

    Click to see international political scandals that raised eyebrows and kept the tabloids in wide circulation.

  • Republicans Target Unions Across State Capitols Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations.

  • State Pension Plans Scramble to Avoid Bankruptcy Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    State pension funds, facing a potential multitrillion-dollar shortfall, find themselves in the center of a four-way battle: Employees and retirees expect to be paid their promised benefits; the pension systems have clear obligations but may not have the resources to pay them; politicians are looking for ways to resolve the underfunding and balance the burden among retirees and workers; and state taxpayers, challenged to provide for their own retirements, resent the additional tax load.

  • Wisconsin Seeks to Gut Unions to Rein In Costs Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 10:44 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Wisconsin is poised to strip collective bargaining rights from most of the state's 175,000 public employees in the boldest step by a new Republican governor and Legislature to solve budget problems by confronting organized labor.

  • Goodbye G20, Hello G-Zero: Bremmer Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    World power is at a point where neither a single nation nor a block of countries will be able to drive their own agenda, Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Poll: Time to Buy Muni Bonds? Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
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    While some experts see this as an opportunity, skeptics says it's a new financial crisis in the making and that muni bonds should be avoided.  Tell us what you think.

  • How States Can Fix Budget Crisis Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:29 AM ET
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    States are caught in an extended fiscal squeeze caused by rising costs and lower tax receipts. In addition, the aid distributed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is pretty much used up.

  • G-20 Is Now G-Zero: Roubini & Bremmer Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    The Group of 20 industrialized nations is on its way to obsolescence and the world  is at a point where neither a single country nor a bloc of countries will be able to drive an international agenda, according to Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, and Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics.

  • Most States Seeing Further Gains in Tax Revenue Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 8:43 AM ET
    Taxes

    A new report says state tax revenues increased in the final three months of last year as the improving economy boosted income and sales taxes receipts.