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  • Will Barack O'Bama Cheer Up the Irish? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama (or Barack O’Bama as some Irish jokers have dubbed him) is one of many Americans with Irish roots who come back to the old country to visit the places their ancestors left.

  • CEO Calls for Marshall Plan for Greece Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.

  • When Will China Liberalize the Yuan? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:21 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    In the face of an unwavering adherence by the US to highly accommodative policies, China is faced with the prospect of recycling its ever growing FX reserves into nations or regions that it probably has fundamental fiscal concerns about.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • ECB Faces 'Skeleton' Risk Due to Collateral: Report Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:34 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is facing a potential crisis of its own because of "skeleton" risks amounting to several hundreds of billions of euros on its balance sheet, Dow Jones reported quoting Der Spiegel magazine.

  • Mad Money, May 20, 2011     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • One-on-One with Senator Tom Coburn Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Senator Tom Coburn

    I spoke with the terribly smart, tough, fiscal conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) about why he walked out of the "Gang of Six" bipartisan budget talks. In short, what he told me was that the "Gang of Six" budget-cutting package was simply too small.

  • Unemployment Falls in 39 US States Friday, 20 May 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of nation's states, evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy.

  • Spain Bans Jobs Protests Over Election Weekend Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    Demonstrators block a police car on the parking lot of the Madrid transport bus company during the general strike held in whole Spain in Madrid as unions launched a 24-hour general strike all around Spain to protest tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.

    Spain's electoral oversight body ruled that jobs protests which young people are staging across the country would be illegal over the coming election weekend, but some demonstrators said they would defy the ban.

  • As the economy improves, businesses large and small are going to be fighting for the best talent. Employees who have stayed loyal because of fear of making a change in dire economic times are starting to look in earnest. The best employees may even have the luxury of choosing between multiple options.

  • Weak Data Feeds Bearish View on Economy Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    A surprise dip in April existing home sales and weak regional manufacturing data supports the bearish view that the second quarter may prove weaker than expected.

  • Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Evidence is emerging that the damage wrought by the sour economy is more widespread than just a few careers led astray or postponed. Even for college graduates — the people who were most protected from the slings and arrows of recession — the outlook is rather bleak. The New York Times reports.

  • Shortage of Homes But More Delinquincies     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 10:08 AM ET

    A breakdown of the MBA Q1 delinquency survey, with Jay Brinkmann, Mortgage Bankers Association; CNBC's Diana Olick, Rick Santelli, and Steve Liesman.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:04 AM ET

    A firm rebound in jobless claims allay some fears that the labor market has seriously weakened, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Russia's Major Opportunity Is Now: CIO Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 3:05 AM ET

    In Russian, we refer to risks as "underwater stones", the dangerous rocks lurking below the water’s surface that can sink a ship – or a stock portfolio. But the reality is that these underwater stones are never far below the surface, writes Dimitri Kryukov, chief investment officer of Verno Capital.

  • Will the UK See a Summer of Discontent? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
    Angry demonstrators clashed with police in a student protest outside parliament as the coalition government faced its biggest test yet in a vote on proposals to triple university tuition fees.

    The shadow of the Winter of Discontent is looming over the UK again. Increasing unemployment, belt-tightening in the public sector, and a harder line from unions are ringing alarm bells for businesses.

  • Mad Money, May 18, 2011     Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • Despite End of Easing, Fed Won't Be Going Away Soon Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Whether it's called QE3, QE Lite or some other nickname, market pros believe Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will make sure the central bank remains ensconced in the market until the economy gets much better.

  • Realty Check: Gas Affecting Home Buying?     Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    Higher gas prices are affecting where people buy homes and more buyers choose to live closer to work, reports CNBC's DIana Olick.

  • The Euro Zone After Strauss Kahn Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The sight of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective candidate for the French presidency, doing the "perp walk" was stupefying. If the charges are true, this capable man is a lunatic. But, unless the case collapses, the event will cast a long shadow, according to the FT.