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  • It's Not All Work Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    Yeah, right. Actually, the working sessions and panels are better attended than any conference I've ever seen.

  • George Soros AND Jack Ryan, New Hot Reads Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:25 PM ET

    I’m so behind in opening up my mail, I must have 60 new books I still need to look at, but I did open one package today from McGrawHill. Inside, Robert Slater’s newest book, “SOROS: The World’s Most Influential Investor.”

  • Baccardax: Bad Banks Are Good, Aren't They? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Why can't the banks trust each other? I mean, they can pay back their money, can't they? Don't they just make more?

  • A Chill that's Not in the Banking System Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 8:25 AM ET

    What turns blue even though it's in the red? The answer today: a banker at Davos.

  • Too Bad Jet Li Can't Whip Economy into Shape Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    What's the remedy for Bono-fatigue? The world's foremost martial arts action movie star--Jet Li.

  • What China Thinks of US—and China Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 6:07 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China

    The Chinese economy will stage a "quick rebound" of economic growth, but the US has a tougher job, facing the loss of $1 trillion in consumption, Zhu Min, executive vice president of Bank of China, told CNBC.com.

  • Could the SEC also Follow the UK's Lead? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:51 AM ET

    "If it looks like a bank and quacks like a bank, we've got to capitalize it as a bank," FSA Chairman Lord Adair Turner tells CNBC.

  • Soros: 'Bad Bank' for Troubled Assets Is Bad Idea Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Billionaire financier George Soros told CNBC he disagrees with plans to create a new government entity to buy up troubled bank loans.

  • Disillusionment in Davos Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Turns out the pedometer does not send your step count back to some centralized database. Which means my bonanza score of 22,000 steps is gone!!!

  • Long Roads, Hubris, Oil and Beer Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    The mood is more serious that last year, but not more somber. A few intense discussions were drawing in participants from around the center in between session, although the requisite numbers were propped up at the Plenary Bar--a notable meeting spot.

  • What I Learned About My Co-Anchor From 3,800 Miles Away Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Joe's pee smells after he eats asparagus. That's what he announced to me, and the rest of the world, on Squawk this morning.

  • Time for Burger King to Cater Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    If an army travels on its stomach, it's not surprising that the Davos army can be drawn by scents of comestibles.

  • Infosys CEO Wants Innovation, More Veggie Options Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan is guest blogging for CNBC.com at WEF. Here are some of his thoughts he related to us as the event gets underway, including what he hopes to see from the sessions, what his company discloses on banks and what he hopes to see at the buffet table.

  • Not Gloom, but 'Now What?': Alcatel-Lucent CEO Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:33 AM ET

    Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen is guest blogging for CNBC.com. Here are some of his thoughts related to us on the first day at Davos, including the shift from chit-chat to note- taking, the presence of Russia and China and if executives really travel here touting cost cuts.

  • Alcatel-Lucent Talks about What to Expect from WEF Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:18 AM ET

    "If Davos wouldn't be there we'd have to invent it, given the circumstances we're in," Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, told CNBC.com.

  • The Sunny(er) Side Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 5:04 AM ET

    Mostly, it's a pretty gloomy outlook here. But sometimes, you hear from those who have a sunnier disposition, at least relatively speaking.

  • Pedometer Setback Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 4:37 AM ET

    I am very worried about my 22,000 step windfall from yesterday. My pedometer mysteriously reset itself last night and went back to zero!

  • "The US Banking System is Insolvent": Dr. Doom Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    That was the opinion of economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, who was one of the first people to predict the housing crisis, speaking to "Squawk Box Europe" this morning.

  • No One Can Beat Me Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:22 PM ET

    I am so winning this pedometer contest. Not because I walk more than anybody. But because security backfired!

  • Faces Of Davos: Martin Sorrell Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    We caught up with the head of WPP on his way to dinner. Check out his hat.