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  • The World Needs a Second Reserve Currency: Choudhry Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:18 AM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    We have noted in the past how an inability to apply objective analytical thought is a recurring theme in history, usually condemning the unfortunate subject to failure. The weight of history is on us once again, with the slowly changing status of the US dollar as the world’s de facto reserve currency, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • French Youth Asked to Answer World's Problems Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 1:06 AM ET

    On Thursday morning, French youth who took the test were asked “Is equality a threat to liberty?”, “Can one be right despite the facts?” or even “Is art any less necessary than science?”

  • Debt Worries Hinder Citi Disposal Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among potential bidders about its funding as a standalone ­business, reports the FT.

  • Mad Money, June 16, 2011     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Markets Jittery as Greek Debt Crisis Worsens Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Markets took a tumble on Thursday on fresh worries about the Greek debt crisis and European policy makers were urged to come up with a credible plan to restructure the country's debt.

  • President Obama's Job Approval     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the results from the NBC-WSJ poll, where more than half of those polled say President Obama should be more focused on reducing the deficit.

  • Jobless Claims Down & Housing Starts Up     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports jobless claims are down but still above 400,00, and housing starts were up 3.5% to 560,00, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Government Bonds 'Should Be Avoided': Analysts Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • Nearly Half of US Think New Recession Is Coming: Poll Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Worries about the economy pose a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Mad Money, June 15, 2011     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Jobless Claims Crucial to Bulls?     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    Insight on what will happen to the stock market if the jobless claims come in below expected, with the Fast Money team.

  • May Consumer Price Index     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    The inflation data for May is up .2 percent and CPI is up .3 percent. Insight on what this means for the markets, with Jerry Webman, Oppenheimer Funds; Byron Wien, Blackstone; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman.

  • Cutting the Deficit, Adding Jobs Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Consumer spending has weakened. Hiring has slowed. Stocks have slid. As tends to be the case in the long aftermath of a financial crisis, the economy once again needs help.  And the debt talks have become the best opportunity for Washington to provide that help, the New York Times reports.

  • Commodities Bubble Will Not Burst: CEO Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:54 AM ET

    The commodities bubble is not set to burst, and any easing off of copper prices will be temporary, Stephen Twyerould, CEO of Excelsior Mining told CNBC.

  • Moorad Choudhry on Britain's Only Credible Option Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:46 AM ET

    It appears that 52 economists have urged the UK government to abandon the public spending cuts associated with its “Plan A” and move to a Plan B, which would involve halting the cuts and…not much else, it would seem, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Bank Chiefs' Average Pay Rises by 36 Percent Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:03 AM ET

    Bank chiefs’ average pay in the US and Europe leapt 36 percent last year to $9.7 million, according to data compiled for the Financial Times, despite variable performance across the sector.

  • UK's Osborne to Endorse Bank Ring-Fence Proposals Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

  • Open sign in window

    Female business owners are more optimistic about the economy this year than they were last year, albeit cautiously optimistic, a new survey shows. Many expect to begin hiring in the next year.

  • CEO Economic Outlook Survey     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    The results from the second quarter business economic survey show twenty percent of U.S. companies surveyed anticipate increasing staff levels in the third quarter. Insight with John Engler, Business Roundtable president.

  • Preserving Right to Work Laws     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Discussing the next steps in a bill that would preserve existing state right to work laws, with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)