CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude actually ended slightly higher on the day. There was a little bit of buying going into the Fed meeting, traders said.» Read More
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has hinted that there is more to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest on charges of sexual assault than meets the eye, according to various media reports.
Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.
The IMF is sticking to a program that "does not contemplate" Greek debt restructuring, acting managing director John Lipsky told CNBC on the sidelines of the G8 conference in Deauville, France.
The first thing Silvia Huelves was told when she started studying architecture was that she should take up Chinese or Japanese -- she was never going to build anything in Spain any time soon.
It feels strange to be on a flight back to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, to cover what’s been dubbed Egypt’s Second Revolution. The last one, which brought down the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, was just over three months ago.
The media/press is going to slather over the election in New York and how the Democrat beat the Republican in the race in a normally Republican district. The outcome should not only be disconcerting for Republicans, but also for investors who own US Treasury securities.
The arrest of war criminal Ratko Mladic, alleged architect of the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, tears down one of the remaining barriers preventing Serbia joining the European Union.
The UK has failed to make enough structural changes to its economic model to avoid another financial crisis, Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills told the New Statesman magazine.
The Doha round of negotiations on world trade faces collapse unless world leaders can reach a final agreement to lift trade tarrifs before the end of the year, a new report by the governments of the UK, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia warned on Wednesday.
The collapse of a BP share-swap deal with Russian state oil company Rosneft is just one of a string of failures which show that Russia is "uninvestable", according to William Browder, once the country’s largest portfolio investor.
If the U.S. Congress hadn't approved the military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan during the Bush presidency there wouldn't be the need to raise the debt ceiling now, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
The US and Japan “have yet to produce credible medium-term plans” to stabilize their debt, while other countries need to provide more clarity on how their fiscal consolidation targets will be met, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2011 Economic Outlook, which says that risks to the global recovery remain significant.
Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare. The New York Times reports.
Did the Dodd-Frank regulations put the U.S. financial system at a competitive disadvantage? Weighing in on the implications with Bart Chilton, Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Ireland’s economy will take longer to recover from its current slump than from the recession of the 1980s, John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and European Union Ambassador to the US, told CNBC.com on Wednesday.
A Democrat wins a closely watched Congressional race in upstate New York, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Greece should receive another tranche of aid from the European Union to enable it to have a second chance and restructure later, according to an analyst.
For years America has warned, lectured and cajoled the Chinese to allow the yuan to rise in a bid to end the fiscal imbalances that have seen more and more US debt sit in the People’s Bank of China's vaults.
The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.