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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discusses the possibility of a government shutdown.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says the world economy is entering a dangerous new phase.
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.
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.
Whether the taxes on the rich in Europe raise enough money to close much of their budget shortfalls, they are being promoted as a step toward economic fairness at a time when governments are cutting spending on social programs like pensions, health care and education. The New York Times reports.
Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help.
The chances of Italy defaulting on its debt repayments are actually smaller than the market is pricing in, according to analysts at Credit Suisse.
The European banking system is the biggest threat to global equities, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.
Germany sold 4.188 billion euros of 10-year government bonds on Wednesday in an auction that attracted greater demand than at a previous sale and sent borrowing costs to a record low in the category.
"The Troika still has a very very tough job ahead of it. We¿ve now had a bit more backing from Germany and that¿s comforting to financial markets, we had a positive reaction yesterday. I think Greece still has to deliver and that¿s where the big problem is," John Hydeskov, senior analyst at Danske Bank told CNBC. "They said when the negotiations broke down last time that they would blame recession for them not being able to live up to the measures to begin with I think this time it will be more difficult to convince the Troika that it is outside factors," he added.
Philipp Roesler, Germany's Economy Minister, told CNBC he believes the controversial extension to the EFSF will be passed through parliament with a clear majority.
Charles Dallara, fmr. Asst. Treasury Secretary for Int'l Affairs, and David Malpass, Encima Global, weigh in on Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis' interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.