Political Leaders


  • Patriot Games: Author Jerry Stahl on OWS Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    When Americans of the 99% Tribe say they are occupying a place, what they are really claiming is not the real estate (though real estate, often of the soaking, underwater variety, may be at the heart of their collective cri de coeur.) What’s being occupied is not an external place – or not just – but an internal one.

  • Blog: Why Euro Crisis will Continue to Unnerve the Markets Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 11:28 AM ET

    As markets have been rebounding on euro hopes, the eurozone leaders have been debating a plan that should satisfy the financial markets. The hope is futile. A comprehensive plan does not exist. The eurozone crisis will get worse before it will get better.

  • Greek Bond 'Haircut' of 50% Appears Set: Sources Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Negotiators remain divided, however, on the issue of what will happen to the remaining 50 percent of the current outstanding 205 billion euros ($284.9 billion) of debt load.

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • France Eyes More Belt-Tighting as Election Looms Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    With France's economic growth outlook fast deteriorating, President Nicolas Sarkozy increasingly has little choice but to launch a new round of belt-tightening six months from a presidential election.

  • Be Bold Mario, Put Out That Fire Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Congratulations and commiserations: next week, you will take up one of the most important central banking jobs in the world; but you will also bear a frightful responsibility. The FT reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Fears Euro Summit Could Miss Final Deal Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    eu building brussels

    Eurozone leaders were struggling on Tuesday to reach agreement on a much-anticipated deal to reverse their spiralling debt crisis amid mounting signals a definitive agreement would not be reached at a key summit on Wednesday night. The FT reports.

  • The Funniest Herman Cain Political Ad Ever Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Herman Cain

    Herman Cain is on a roll. The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza leads the pack in the latest CBS-New York Times public opinion poll among GOP presidential candidates. He's also building a reputation for having the most offbeat internet campaign ads.

  • Meditations on OWS: CNBC Guest Blog Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    "The best way I can address this movement and the injustices I see around me is through my own experience," and with that this author shares her story of her loss and why she's grateful for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Imagine that you are a small business owner who has a thin two to five percent profit margin during a tough economy and are trying to avoid laying off workers. On top of this, the federal government will begin keeping 3% of the money it owes you until the Internal Revenue Service acknowledges – months or years later – that you had already been paying your taxes. Although Halloween is just around the corner, this isn’t just another scary story.

  • Rick Perry: 'I Don't Care' If Tax Plan Helps the Rich Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking to jump-start his GOP presidential campaign with a 20 percent flat tax, said “I don’t care” if his plan gives millions to wealthy Americans because he says it will accelerate economic growth.

  • Third Round of Monetary Easing for US?     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    "I do not think QE3 is imminent. Let's see what Thursday's GDP number is like. If it is a pleasant surprise, if we see third quarter GDP grew by 2.5 percent - some people even think close to 3 percent - I think it lets the Fed of the hook," Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, told CNBC.

  • Mervyn King Testifies on UK Money Easing     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 4:45 AM ET

    Testifying in front of the treasury select committee, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King detailed the central bank's rational for introducing a second bout of money easing. "The volatility did not dampen down, we did not see a reversal of the asset price movements, so we followed through and took the decision in October, which was unanimous, to resume the asset purchasing program," he said.

  • Deloitte on Outcome of European Debt Crisis     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 8:30 PM ET

    Chris Harvey, global leader - financial services at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, says the EU breaking down is the worst possible outcome of the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Obama's New Refi Plan     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 5:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers with a preview of President Obama's refi housing program and the economy, and the Fast Money traders with the play on financials.

  • Obama Refi Plan is Not Housing Stimulus Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    "President Obama is taking action." At least that's what the blog on the WhiteHouse.gov says today in describing the president's trip to Las Vegas. "We can't wait to help homeowners," it goes.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

  • Michael Moore Gets Shunned by Stock Exchange     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Filmmaker Michael Moore shares his views on the movement to occupy Wall Street. "Don't the American people deserve their answers and some justice?" he says. "People are in Wall Street because this is the core of the problem."