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  • Roubini on Spending Freeze Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:19 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    The White House plan to partially freeze government spending is just "spare change" compared to a budget deficit of more than $1 trillion and eventually the US will have to raise taxes, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Divided But Standing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

  • Rising Commodity Prices Won't Cause Inflation Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 1:33 PM ET
    Woman bagging groceries

    The surge in commodity prices has many worried about skyrocketing food prices at home. But a look at how much the increase in raw commodities actually makes it to the plate, at least in the United States, shows that it is unlikely by itself to cause widespread inflation.

  • Whether they be Japanese housewives or folks in India and Indonesia energy and food prices matter – big time.

  • Maria Bartiromo Behind The Scenes At Davos: Gearing Up Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland.

    "I'm very excited about this year’s meeting, particularly because it's two years after the financial crisis. And we're beginning to see some real stabilization in the economy. As we prepare for a lot of interviews and the various sessions, I will be thinking about what pockets of the world will be critical to global economic growth," says CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Big World For Investors Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Davos skyline at night

    Government policymakers in Davos this week looking to revive growth might want to emulate global mutual-fund managers, who are having no trouble finding growth stories across the developing world and in pockets of developed markets.

  • China Redraws The World Trade Map Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
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    Though the US-China relationship often dominates the geopolitical trade debate, Beijing is now the top trading partner for Japan, Australia and South Africa, as well as South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • Globalization Gets Complicated Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity

  • Green Grows Limited Leaders Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • Say Goodbye To New Normal Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    The catchy and no doubt memorable phrase coined by Pimco boss Bill Gross amid the financial crisis is rapidly disappearing from Wall Street’s lexicon—and probably Davos' as well.

  • Tech Assuming A Global Shape Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Chinese students play online computer games at an internet cafe in Hangzhou.

    As demand for technology rises in the larger emerging markets, U.S.-based companies will find both more opportunities and competition for their products overseas.

  • Davos and the World Economy Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    See if you could your own at the meeting of economic, business and political leaders.

  • Pershing, Vornado To Take Seats on J.C. Penney Board Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
    J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney plans to give board seats to the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management and Vornado Realty Trust, months after the two investors purchased big stakes in the retailer, people with direct knowledge of the matter told DealBook on Sunday, the New York Times reports.

  • Send the Ultimate Message to China Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    A number of people, myself included, have looked to Ronald Reagan’s Cold War triumph over the Soviet Union as a possible solution to Red China’s rising arrogance. Times are different today. But Reagan argued forcefully that domestic economic growth is the best weapon against foreign threats.

  • US Companies Winning Big From Better China Relations Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Boeing 777 Freighter

    Despite the public relations reality of the China-US trade deals,  the $45 billion is real money, and some high-profile companies are now a lot better positioned in China than they were a week ago.

  • The Euro Zone's Hidden Powerhouse Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 AM ET

    German gross domestic product will likely rise 3 percent in 2011, according to economists at Capital Economics. But their pick for next-strongest euro-zone economy tends to fly under the radar.

  • China Needs to Ease Trade, Investing Barriers: Coke CEO Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 8:21 PM ET

    The Chinese need to “do a lot to ease restrictions on trade and investing,” Mudhar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Who Says China Grows at Others' Expense? Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 4:04 AM ET

    Despite criticism that it grows by keeping its currency weak to boost exports, China is actually increasing its domestic consumption very fast, Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, told CNBC.

  • Busch: Trade Goldilocks — Canada, US Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
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    Today, China, Canada and the US all released their monthly trade data and there were some surprises.