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  • Employment Data May Be the Key to Obama’s Job Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

  • Washington, Beijing to Block Money Printing Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The economic data in the US is heading south and investors are beginning to question whether the Federal Reserve will extend its asset-buying program beyond the end of the month.

  • Saudi Arabia Needs Oil at $90: HSBC Analyst Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:33 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia needs an oil price that allows it to meet its long-term fiscal targets while not incentivizing investment in new sources of energy, according to HSBC researchers.

  • Fears Grow Over Double-Dip Recession Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    One fund manager calls it a horror show, others are predicting the Federal Reserve will have to extend its unconventional measures and stocks across the world are falling heavily.

  • Jobs Malaise Warrants Easy Policy: Fed Officials Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The high unemployment rate means the Fed's ultra-easy money policies remain the right course of action, top Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday.

  • Asia, Europe Look to End US Credit Ratings Supremacy Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:18 AM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    Privately, European officials and analysts have been complaining that the bulk of the main rating agencies – two out of three – are based in the US and not always objective when it comes to rating European countries.  In Asia and Europe, officials are looking for solutions.

  • Europe Warns US to Speed Up Bank Reform Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 4:41 AM ET

    The European Union’s top financial regulator has warned the Obama administration that it must speed up and toughen its new banking rules in order to prevent American banks from having unfair advantages over their European counterparts. The FT reports.

  • Caution Needed When Investing in Chinese Firms Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 2:12 AM ET
    CHina Stocks

    Investors should employ a healthy dose of caution before investing in Chinese companies. Unless you conduct serious due diligence, you should not be investing there

  • Henes: Focusing on Unsustainable Debt Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    On Monday, May 23rd, Dan Rutherford, the Treasurer of Illinois, began a crusade against the incurrence of more debt. Specifically, he announced that the State of Illinois is on the verge of financial disaster and, in a concise report, he disclosed certain important fiscal facts about Illinois.

  • Former Bank Head Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:54 AM ET

    A former chairman of one of Egypt's major banks was arrested Monday on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel, just weeks after the arrest of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations, police said.

  • Not a Flashy Investor, Just Successful Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    The money manager Martin D. Sass loves a good bargain. He snapped up his 1995 Donzi motorboat after it had been repossessed from its previous owner. He made a take-it-or-leave-it offer for a home on Long Island that had been on the market for years, only to later discover he had bought Vincent Astor’s summer home, the New York Times reports.

  • Being a New Face Will Help Me Beat Obama: Pawlenty Friday, 27 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.

  • A Fraud Played Out on Family and Friends Friday, 27 May 2011 | 2:51 AM ET
    Sun Valley, Idaho

    Never mind that he was a multimillionaire. Daren Palmer was quick to carry furniture when someone in his congregation was moving. He volunteered at the church farm. He got down on his knees to clean the sanctuary. Yet this week, Mr. Palmer, 42, agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he ran a $78 million Ponzi scheme, reports the NYT.

  • US Default? Don't Go There: Economist Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    A U.S. default on its obligations creates "a different world, and I don’t think you want to be in that world," economist Robert Brusca told CNBC Thursday.

  • Doha Round at Risk of Collapse, Report Warns Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    The Doha round of negotiations on world trade faces collapse unless world leaders can reach a final agreement to lift trade tarrifs before the end of the year, a new report by the governments of the UK, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia warned on Wednesday.

  • Can 'Made in America' Survive in a Global Economy? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    As more and more steps of the manufacturing process are outsourced to other countries, American products are harder to find, and often more expensive to purchase. Can "Made in America" survive in a global economy?

  • $1 Trillion on the Table in US Debt Talks Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:28 AM ET
    Financial Woes

    US lawmakers are weighing $1 trillion in deficit-cutting measures as part of a possible deal that would allow an increase in the country's borrowing authority, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Do Markets Still Trust Rating Agencies' Decisions? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?