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  • Spain: The Regional Maginot Line? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Spain

    Back in 1997, Thailand commenced its own banking crisis. The conventional wisdom was that the Thai economy was too small to affect other countries in the region. Nevertheless, the Asian crisis was soon in full swing, bringing down governments and moving from South East Asia to the whole of the region.

  • Cheap Money Will Not Solve Problems: ECB Official Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Loose monetary policy will not solve the euro zone’s structural imbalances and the ECB needs to focus on price stability to help rein in commodity-led inflation, according to incoming ECB Board Member Peter Praet.

  • EU Debt Crisis Boosting Far Right Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:29 AM ET

    As austerity measures kick in and the euro zone debt crisis begins to really bite voters where it hurts, in the pocket, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns Dylan Grice, a strategist at Societe Generale in Paris.

  • Trader's Edge     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    Discussing when the economy will be able to get off its Fed support, with Art Cashin, UBS.

  • Siemens' U.S. Investment     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Siemens Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, has announced it intends to hire 3,000 people in the United States, and that a percentage of those jobs will be reserved for returning veterans. Eric Spiegel, CEO, Siemens Corporation, explains the company's plans.

  • US Can Grow Without Higher Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    The amount of debt held on the world’s balance sheets, whether they are governments, individuals, businesses or banks has people worried.

  • Can Bad Credit Still Cost You a Job? Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    The recession left a lot of people with bad credit — even people that previously had sterling credit. So, are hiring managers now willing to overlook bad credit or can it still cost you a job?

  • Corker: Giant Game of Powder Puff     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    Even though both sides have reportedly agreed on the size of spending cuts, social issues are apparently holding up a budget agreement. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) discusses the progress of the spending bill.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Budget Fight     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the fight to pass a Federal budget and says if there's a reason the two sides don't reach an agreement, it will likely be because the Tea Party contingent refuses to compromise.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.

  • Who's Hiring in Volume?     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:52 AM ET

    Walmart, Dell and AT&T are just some of the larger companies planning to hire in volume, says Matt Ferguson, CEO, CareerBuilder.

  • "Monetary policymaking is a notoriously difficult art. I say 'art' rather than 'science' deliberately," Dr Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland writes.

  • Five Things to Watch: Retailers, Portugal and More Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    Tee time at Augusta, tea time for Boehner, and wait-and-see time for Portugal. Here's what we're watching—and you should, as well.

  • US Consumer Having It Bad? Welcome to the UK Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:42 AM ET

    High Street retailers are dealing with the same pressures as their US counterparts and more.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says shifting the U.S. away from imported oil and toward cleaner forms of energy will add momentum to a trend that has led to 1.8 million new jobs in the past 13 months.

  • What to Trade After the Jobs Report Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 7:38 PM ET

    The U.S. jobs report made plenty of traders happy - but dollar traders were left in the dust. Here's how to use currencies to trade on the news. Hint: go across the border.

  • UPS CEO on Jobs and the Economy     Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses the strength of the recovery and where the economy is heading with Scott Davis, UPS CEO.

  • Unemployment line

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is concerned budget cuts of $40 billion to $50 billion under discussion in Congress could cost the recovery an estimated one million jobs.

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