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  • To Keep Start-Ups at Home, France Invests in Them Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:25 AM ET

    The French government likes social media — so much so that the country’s sovereign wealth fund has invested 10 million euros in an online network. The NYT reports.

  • Directors often dole out personal safety perks to ease a chief executive’s tax bill. By classifying the benefits as security measures, the executives typically get a better tax treatment on the services.  It’s a common corporate tax trick. The New York Times reports.

  • When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.

  • Chapter 11: The Age of Emerging Markets Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    By 2050 the big economies will no longer be emerging, and the emerging economies will no longer be very big.

  • Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.

  • An Architect of a Deal Sees Greece as a Model Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    A lead adviser to Greece on its debt deal,  Mitu Gulati, argues that instead of repeated austerity-based bailouts, other European countries should cut a deal directly with their creditors to reduce their debt loads.

  • UBS to Issue More Loss-Absorbing Capital Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 3:20 AM ET
    UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss Bank UBS plans to sell more loss-absorbing capital to meet tougher rules for banks following a $2 billion Tier 2 note issue, it said on Wednesday.

  • Portugal’s Debt Efforts May Be Warning for Greece Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Unlike Greece, Portugal is a debtor nation that has done everything that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund have asked it to, in exchange for the 78 billion euro (about $103 billion) bailout Lisbon received last May. The NYT reports.

  • CEO to CEO: Our Roles Are Changing Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    While the panel and the audience concurred that the pre-requisites to the role of the CEO was to drive growth and innovation, the CEO had a larger role to play.

  • Five Banks Bid for AIG Assets Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    Another batch of the riskiest mortgage-backed securities once owned by the American International Group are being auctioned off this week, according to two people familiar with the matter, a sale that would bring the insurance giant’s 2008 meltdown once step closer to a resolution.

  • Greece once again appears on the verge of reaching a deal with its private-sector creditors on how much of a loss they would be willing to accept on their bond holdings, The New York Times reports.

  • The demand for energy is expected to double in the next 40 years globally, as populations grow and access to electricity increases, yet a large-scale, safe alternative to fossil fuels has yet to be built.

  • "I am convinced we can avoid a Greek default," Wolfgang Schauble, Germany Federal Minister of Finance tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "We are trying to do a growth friendly deficit deduction," he adds. Oilli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, also weighs in.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • Highlights from Davos  Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital, shares takeaways from Davos.

  • European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    A deal with private investors to swap Greece's debt to a more manageable burden is close to being concluded and the next three days are crucial, Olli Rehn, the European Union's monetary affairs commissioner, said during a debate hosted by CNBC in Davos.

  • Europe Risks 'Balkanization': UK Chancellor Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The biggest risk brought on by the euro debt crisis is "Balkanization" – the fragmentation of economic interests according to narrow, mainly national criteria, UK Chancellor George Osborne told CNBC Friday.

  • For Greece, the Outlook Is Still Grim Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    Even as Greece tries to convince creditors that its debt-reduction efforts are on track, gloomy new IMF forecasts about its long-term economy are threatening to derail talks meant to secure the nation’s next big installment of bailout funds. The New York Times reports.