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  • Global Economy at Risk of Another Recession: Soros Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 1:28 PM ET

    There is a "serious risk" the global economy could slip back into recession if world wide government stimulus measures are taken away, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Busch: The Gomer Pyle AIG Outlook Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it will be the over-arching theme of the questions. According to the US Treasury Department, Geithner was recused from "working on issues involving specific companies," including AIG after he was nominated on Nov. 24th, 2008, for the US Treasury Secretary.

  • What's My House Worth?? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    I'm trying to refinance my mortgage right now, not because I have to, but because I'd like to take advantage of historically low interest rates, which will likely rise after the government begins pulling out of the housing business this spring.

  • Farrell: Time For Obama To Reframe His Agenda Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

    It looks like Ben will get the votes necessary for another four year term, but at what cost? Harry Reid, he of the Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska deal to sell 49 states down the Medicaid road to get one Senator's vote, alleged to have extracted a promise from Bernanke that Ben take additional steps to increase the flow of credit to the middle class.

  • Central Banks May Face Race To Hike Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET

    Monetary policy will be a hot topic at conference, where participants will no doubt be debating who first, how much and when.

  • Biggest Risk For Market? Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    According to CNBC’s Bob Pisani if you have money in this market right now, the biggest risk to the downside probably comes from…

  • Time for a Change at the Fed Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 4:03 PM ET

    What exactly did Ben Bernanke promise Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid? That’s the big question right now. Reid reluctantly endorsed Bernanke after a one-on-one meeting. Here’s what Reid said, according to the Las Vegas Sun: “I made it clear that to merit confirmation, chairman Bernanke must redouble his efforts to ensure families can access the credit they need to buy or keep their home, send their children to college, or start a small business.”

  • Strategic Defaults Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 2:35 PM ET
    The Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment complexes in New York, NY.

    The lead story in commercial real estate today is the dynamic duo of Tishman Speyer and BlackRock walking away from Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan. The two have been trying to refi $4.4 billion in debt on the 11,200-apartment property, to no avail. So now they're handing over the keys to the lenders.

  • Busch: US Housing—Walk Away? Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Behavioral scientists are having a field day with this behavior and one professor states these borrowers are suffering from "norm asymmetry.

  • Bernanke: Capitol Hill Sounds Off on Fed Chairman Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:31 AM ET

    As the vote on Ben Bernanke's reconfirmation nears, two congressmen and two senators offered their insights on the Fed chief's performance on CNBC Monday.

  • Eight in 12 Asian countries will have negative real interest rates, said Rob Subbaraman chief economist for Asia at Nomura International, and that could lead to asset bubbles in the region.

  • Prepare For Tech Earnings Deluge Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    Amid next week’s earnings deluge, which tech names will the Fast Money traders be watching closely?

  • Obamanomics is a Chilling Experiment Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    President Barack Obama’s pledge to impose business line restrictions on banks appeared to catch the market by surprise yesterday, judging from the 200 point tumble in the Dow. Whether or not one supports these measures in concept, the announcements themselves were ill-advised.

  • Rising Remodeling, but Does Green Pay? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    The good news is that homeowners are expected to spend more on home remodeling in 2010, the bad news is that "green" remodeling isn't adding to home values. Two reports from the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week have served to put me, and many other potential remodelers, into a conundrum.

  • Poll: Should Bernanke be Reappointed? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Amid growing opposition in the Senate to Bernanke winning a second term, CNBC has learned that the Democratic leadership is still gauging support for the beleaguered central bank chief.

  • Mohammed El-Erian in a NY Jets jacket on Squawk Box this morning.

    US efforts to clamp down on big banks are likely the first in a line of global moves to curb risk-taking in the financial sector, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said.

  • Chance of a Double Dip is 40%: Roach Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The global economy faces a 40 percent chance of plunging back into recession within the next couple of years and growth will remain weak, Stephen Roach, chairman, Asia of Morgan Stanley, told CNBC Friday.

  • Marc Faber: White House Should Let Markets Work Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 6:11 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Interventions in the market will bring about unintended consequences, the author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said. He also weighs in on the dollar, stocks and gold.

  • Marc Faber: Sovereign Defaults Will Proliferate Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET

    Defaults on sovereign debt are likely to proliferate in the next crisis, Marc Faber, guest host for "Squawk Box Europe" and author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said.

  • Most Cities Still Won in Housing Boom Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    There are some interesting tallies in the 2009 report: Home prices began bouncing back moderately, up 6.3 percent on the National Index from its trough in Q2 2006. Peak to trough decline was 32 percent nationally. But one chart really stood out to me.