Political Leaders


  • Recession Officially Over; US Incomes Kept Falling Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 12:58 AM ET
    Empty Wallet

    In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.

  • Obama's Populist Shift?     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    Debating whether President Obama's "millionaire tax" is an onslaught on the wealthy, with Keith Boykin, former White House aide; Mark Simone, WABC Radio talk show host; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Should 'Occupy Wall Street' Worry Banks?     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether banks should be worried if the "Occupy Wall Street" protests gain support from President Obama, with Alex Sanchez, Florida Bankers Assosciaton president and Gary Weiss, former portfolio and Businessweek writer.

  • Look-Ahead to G20 Meeting in Paris     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    G20 finance ministers will meet in Paris at the end of the week to put the finishing touches on the economic reform agenda, prior to the November summit. In addition, the EFSF is set to get the final rubber stamp when Slovakia's parliament votes on the fund. Sarah Hewin, head of European research at Standard Chartered Bank, and Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Armstrong Investment Managers, joined CNBC to discuss.

  • Marking Ten Years of US War in Afghanistan Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
    U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Evans scans the area through a pair of binoculars while Spc. Brendon Quisenberry pulls rear security during a security halt on a route reconnaissance mission near Mir-e, Afghanistan.

    Ten years ago today, in response to the enormous tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan. So began the long road of endless war, endless suffering, endless spending, and endless death.

  • GOP Response to Sept. Jobs Data     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Former Sen. Rick Santorum, (R-PA) shares a response to the jobs number with CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla.

  • PIMCO's Kashkari on Wall St. Protests     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Neel Kashkari, PIMCO, weighs in on the Wall Street protestors and US democracy. "I don't want to see our democracy watered down," he says. "Our political system has problems, but it's still the best one out there."

  • Greenspan on Trichet's Performance     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 7:19 AM ET

    The ECB is not a fiscal agency of the European Union, says Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. "Jean Claude-Trichet may be French, but he acts like a German." Greenspan also weighs in on the US economy.

  • Aviva Happy With Exposure to Euro Zone Debt: CEO Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:56 AM ET

    The insurer is happy with the exposure it has to indebted euro zone member states and is confident that European leaders will find solutions to the de debt crisis, Aviva CEO Andrew Moss told CNBC Friday.

  • Market Rally Due to Trader 'Relief': MD     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    Roman Scott, managing director at Calamander Capital, told CNBC why markets have rallied over the last two days. "I think it is relief and exhaustion by traders that Europe finally appears to have woken up and started doing anything - or at least stated they are thinking about starting to do something," he said.

  • Alan Greenspan

    The euro zone will need political unification to save the euro, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.

  • BOJ Will not Stimulate Japanese Economy     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, admits that Japan's economy needs more support but is unlikely to get it.

  • One-on-One with Herman Cain     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    Herman Cain, republican presidential candidate, defends his decision to enter the race for the White House, and provides insight on what makes him stand out from his political rivals.

  • 'Occupy Wall Street' Spreads to Main Street     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on the Wall Street protests developing swiftly around the globe.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Checking President Obama's E-mail     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 2:27 PM ET

    President Obama is the first president to use e-mail while in office, and now those e-mails may be requested by Congress in connection with the Solyndra investigation. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • It must be quite interesting be in Mr. Wen Jiabao’s shoes at the moment. The Premier of the globe’s second largest economy is living in a world that seems to be on the brink of a recession due to sovereign debt crisis in Europe and lack of recovery in the US.

  • EU Leadership Key to Stop US Downturn: CIO     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 3:30 AM ET

    "We do not expect a recession in the United States, but a lot depends on what happens in the Europe. That is obviously pivoted on leadership. We need to see the 17 finance ministers come together in a credible way, and that is really going to be the key indicator for whether the United States can continue with a very slow, but steady, slight recovery," Alex Friedman, CIO at UBS Wealth Management, told CNBC.

  • Investing in Russia     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    "Putin is the real leader of Russia. He is the father of Russia," Andrei Kostin, chairman and president of VTB Bank, told CNBC, when asked to rate Vladimir Putin's chances of becoming president.

  • Banks Face New European Stress Tests Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:10 AM ET

    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.