Political Leaders


  • Britain Needs a Plan That Works: UK Opposition Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK’s opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls called on the government to provide a credible policy to encourage economic growth telling delegates at the Labour party’s annual conference the coalition government’s austerity plan “just wasn’t working”.

  • Europe Needs 'Paulson Moment': Analyst Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    After the weekend's International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting passed with no concrete announcements on the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis, one analyst called for a "Paulson moment" between politicians and fiscal policymakers in Europe.

  • Euro Area Facing 'Outright Recession': Economist Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The euro zone will be in a recession before the end of the year, an economist from the Royal Bank of Scotland told CNBC Monday.

  • Obama Sells Jobs Plan in Silicon Valley     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 6:19 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on President Obama's town hall style event hosted by LinkedIn.

  • After a weekend of talks at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Washington over how best to deal with the euro zone debt crisis, we appear no closer to a resolution.

  • Russian Job Swap Sparks Kremlin Revolt Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:13 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    Senior Russian government figures have rebelled against a deal between President Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, the prime minister, to switch jobs next year. The FT reports.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including financial picks, a bullish outlook on Apple's profit potential, and whether Meg Whitman can save Hewlett-Packard, with CNBC's Amanda Drury.

  • World Bank's Robert Zoellick on US     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    This week the IMF cut its forecast for global growth to 4% in 2011 and 2012, a few tenths of a percent below prior forecasts. The revision comes as the IMF and World Bank meet with G-20 leaders on how to tackle slowing growth. Robert Zoellick, World Bank president, weighs in.

  • Jack Welch Backs Mitt Romney     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 8:57 AM ET

    Sharing why he supports Mitt Romney, with Jack Welch, former GE chairman/CEO.

  • ECB's Knot Admits to Chance of Greece Defaulting Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 1:11 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A situation where Greece cannot pay back its public debt can no longer be excluded, European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • Where's Washington's Leadership?     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Debating whether a short-term spending bill will pass the House, or lead to a government shutdown, with Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-NJ), and Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX)

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 22 Sep 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.

  • Ron Suskind on Washington Leadership     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "Confidence Men," discusses his new book and the crisis of leadership coming from Washington in both parties.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Oh, man. If this is the Benjamin's idea of monetary policy help, imagine if he wanted to screw things up. But I shouldn't blame Ben.

  • Sarkozy Under Pressure From G20 Leaders Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Boehner: Possible Gov. Shutdown     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discusses the possibility of a government shutdown.

  • Lagarde on Global Economy     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    IMF head Christine Lagarde says the world economy is entering a dangerous new phase.

  • Leaderless Slovenia Unlikely to Delay EFSF Vote Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:46 AM ET

    Slovenia's minority government has collapsed after a no-confidence vote and this could further complicate the passage of legislation to scale up and enhance the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a key element of the euro zone's crisis response.

  • Destruction of Democratic Party?     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Debating whether the President's policies will destroy the democratic party, with with Keith Boykin, former Clinton White House aide, Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company president & CEO; and Andrew Breitbart, BigGovernment.com publisher.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 21 Sep 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.