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  • High Rates in Latin America Attract Bond Investors Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Higher interest rates in Latin America are luring bond investors.

  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.

  • America's Spend-less Recovery Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:52 AM ET

    Data on the health of the US economy is sending investors mixed signals but investors should be more worried about the weakness of the consumer than the strength being shown by the manufacturing sector according to Kevin Logan, the chief US economist at HSBC.

  • As China Invests, U.S. Could Lose Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:19 AM ET

    For three decades, wealthy nations have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in China, helping drive one of the most remarkable economic booms in history. Now, China is poised to return the investment favor. The NYT reports.

  • Platinum, Palladium—The New Hot Metal Trades? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:09 AM ET

    With silver prices tumbling for a third straight session, traders are questioning if its record-breaking rally in recent months is finally over.

  • Osama's Death Leads To Rise In Flag Sales Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.

  • An Indian stock broker looks worried as he watches the screen in Mumbai, India.

    The killing of Osama bin Laden is a positive event for Pakistan's economy and stock market, despite doubts about whether the country's military was complicit in hiding the Al Qaeda leader, according to a strategist.

  • Bin Laden Death Will Not Boost Obama: Expert Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    Celebrations at ground zero after news that Osama bin Laden had been killed

    The euphoric scenes that met the death of Osama Bin Laden will not boost President Barack Obama’s re-election hopes, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London.

  • Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden Kill: Senator Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:59 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee has told CNBC that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a direct result of enhanced interrogations.

  • Most of us listen to the voice or at best do a mumble, but tonight, do yourself a favor and sing the thing. I'm talking about the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thanks to the killing of Osama Bin Laden last night, tonight's renditions before sporting events seem to have a little more meaning. If you're in the stands, sing it. If you're at home, sing it.

  • Debt Overshadows Economy, Bin Laden Death: Stockman Monday, 2 May 2011 | 1:45 PM ET
    Saudi-dissident Osama Bin Laden sits on floor with his AK-47 rifle in his hide outs in Afghanistan 08 November, 2001. Osama bin Laden in an interview with a Pakistani newspaper denied reports he had been hospitalized in Dubai for kidney treatment.

    The United States can't make too many conclusions about what the death of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden might mean for the economy, the political process or decision-making in Washington, David Stockman, former OMB director under President Reagan, told CNBC Monday.

  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound Monday, 2 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday.

  • US Banks Warn Obama on Soaring Debt Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    A group of the largest US banks and fund managers stepped up the pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to reach a deal to increase the country’s debt limit. The FT reports.

  • Europe Telecom Groups Target Google Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 12:48 AM ET

    Leading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the internet, the FT reports.

  • Henes: The Story of Unfunded State Mandates Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 4:36 PM ET

    Last Friday’s New York Times ran an article featuring my hometown, Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Croton-on-Hudson is located in Westchester, County and filled with hardworking men and women who were attracted to the town due to its vibrant community, good neighbors and strong school system.

  • As you likely know a controversial S&P downgrade triggered a broad market sell-off? But was the selling really warranted?

  • Bahrain Struggles to Find a Democratic Path Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    Bahrain backed off a move to dissolve the country's main opposition block on Friday following strong criticism from the Obama administration.

  • US Luxury Spending by Rich to Rise: Poll Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    The backside of a Patek Philippe watch is pictured in a mirror.

    Spending by rich Americans on luxury goods is set to grow by $26.6 billion in 2011, with the number of affluent families planning to spend more almost doubling in the past three years, a poll found Friday.

  • Bankers Running Rings Around Regulators Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    G20

    In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.

  • Commentary: Higher US Taxes Are Coming Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    What does the rise of libertarianism portend for the future of the US? This is not a question of interest to Americans alone. It matters almost as much to the rest of the world.