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  • "[Operation Twist] is not going to help foster a sustained economic recovery in the US. I think what quantitative easing or bond purchases does is it helps limit the downside that would otherwise potentially flow through if there were to be unwanted sharply higher yields in the bond market," James Shugg, senior economist at Westpac Bank told CNBC

  • Government & Business     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    Thomas Falk, Chairman & CEO, Kimberly-Clark, says businesses will go where they are free to invest and that regulation in the pipeline is creating uncertainty.

  • It could almost make your head spin. With an economy on the front end of another recession, President Obama’s tax attack on the folks who are most likely to succeed, invest, start new businesses, and create jobs is nothing short of staggering. Only liberal-left class-warfare ideology can explain this.

  • Timothy Geithner

    As much as the world is watching to see how Europe will solve its debt problems, it also is focused on which approach the U.S. will take in solving its own similar issues, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    Chairman Ben Bernanke changed this weeks Federal Reserve meeting from one day to two. He has to have a good reason, right? He said there is a lot to discuss, but there usually is. These guys are not without ego and want their say, and the Chair wants more time.

  • The people who do the hiring in this nation need more leadership out of Washington and more certainty from the Obama administration's attitude on capitalism, hedge fund investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC Monday.

  • Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

    President Obama will propose a "Buffett Tax" on people earning more than $1 million a year when he unveils his deficit plan on Monday, the White House said.

  • White House Hid Worries Over Failed Solar Company Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    The Obama administration was worried about the financial health of a troubled solar energy company even as officials publicly declared the company in good shape, newly released emails show.

  • Boehner: Job Creators in America are ‘On Strike’ Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner is calling for tax reform. In a speech today at the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner stressed the need to close loopholes and not raise income taxes that would hurt job growth.

  • Rep. Boehner One-On-One     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    I think there are parts of the President's jobs plan where we can find some common ground, say House majority leader, John Boehner, discussing the similarities and differences in his plan to put Americans back to work and the White House plan.

  • Rep. Boehner Jobs Plan Unveiled     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on House Speaker Boehner's jobs creation plan which does not include tax increases.

  • Over the summer, we witnessed the ugliness and partisan-nature of politics as the debt ceiling debacle took place. The nation's balance sheet needs to be fixed.

  • Home Depot & Job Creation     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    Sharing perspective on the U.S. economy and discussing "Job Creators Alliance," with Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder.

  • Goolsbee: Employment & Debt     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:16 AM ET

    Insight on Europe's debt issues and President Obama's plans for job creation, with Austan Goolsbee, former chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, who says getting rid of tax loopholes is a good strategy to pay for facilitating the private sector.

  • Solyndra Hearing     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 1:25 PM ET

    Solyndra got a half billion dollars in government loans before filing for bankruptcy. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the hearing for the solar panel company.

  • US Economy Goes From Bad to Worse: Economist Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The US economy is going from bad to worse and will not fully recover until structural problems caused by the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis are resolved, according to Capital Economics.

  • Robertson Expecting Greek Default     Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sits down with Julian Robertson, Tiger Management founder, to discuss a variety of hot topics, including his perspective on the global economic outlook, politics, technology, and investment opportunities.

  • 10 Highly Paid Rookies Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    For many people, a first job is an entry-level position whose greatest form of payment is experience. People taking these jobs have to slowly climb the ladder and prove themselves before they can earn better money. They have to pay their dues.For professional athletes, there is no entry-level job--they’re put on the field on day one and expected to deliver the goods. Rookie athletes are well-compensated for this, and for many sports fans, the players’ salaries and contracts are almost as fascina

    Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!

  • The King Dollar Frontrunners Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    Watching the two GOP frontrunners in last night’s debate — Mitt Romney and Rick Perry — a couple of policy points jumped out at me.

  • The Richest Members of the US Congress 2011 Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Recently, the Capitol Hill publication analyzed the financial assets of U.S. lawmakers, contained in mandatory annual disclosures, to determine the members of the US Congress that have the highest approximate net worth. Although these Congressional disclosures are not exact — they are displayed in a range of estimated value over broad categories — Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news and information provider, analyzed the assets and liabilities of every US representative and senator to come up with th

    Which members of the US Congress have the highest approximate net worth. Check out the list.