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  • It is the policy that dare not speak its name: the printing press. The time has come to employ this nuclear option on a grand scale. The alternative is likely to be a lost decade, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • Fed Independence in Jeopardy?     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:41 PM ET

    Discussing whether politicians are threatening the Federal Reserve's independence, with Frederic Mishkin, Columbia University professor.

  • Is Chris Christie the New Reagan?     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Will Gov. Chris Christie change his mind and made a bid for the presidency? Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies partner discusses.

  • Live Blog: Business Braces for Hurricane Irene @@@@@ Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • "Policymakers are in control today and they are driving this car very erratically; they’re not even telling you what the destination is, especially in Europe; and instead of looking through the windscreen, they’re arguing among each other. It feels really volatile and unsettling," said Pimco's Mohammed El-Erian.

  • Three 'Positive' Things to Watch     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 4:11 PM ET

    Despite the markets recent wild swings, there is still enough positive "stuff" out to stay bullish, says Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 29 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.

  • German Finance Minister Shoots Down Levered Euro-TARP Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Euro bills at teller window

    So much for the idea of a levered Euro-TARP. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers the European Financial Stability Facility would not be used to create a leveraged bailout vehicle, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

  • Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg takes part in a question and answer session with community groups at the Frontline Church in Liverpool, England.

    The U.K. deputy prime minister said on Thursday that any solution to the euro zone crisis must not lead to some member states dictating terms to other European nations—such as the U.K.—that are outside the currency union.

  • Germany Lifts Euro, Copper Prices Dent Chilean Peso Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 8:24 AM ET

    Germans vote yes on bailout powers, commodity prices bite - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Gov. Rick Perry on Social Security & Healthcare     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 8:16 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) explains why he thinks anyone on social security benefits right now need not worry but those who will receive benefits should worry about a fix to the program. He also weighs in on President Obama's healthcare plans and his ideas for an effective healthcare plan without driving up costs.

  • Citigroup Cuts Global Growth Forecasts — Again Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET

    Economists at Citigroup have again cut their global gross domestic product forecasts for 2011 and 2012 as growth prospects “continue to deteriorate quickly.”

  • If Europe Gets Its Act Together, Buy These Stocks Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
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    Stocks rallied on Monday and Tuesday on hopes that policy makers where about to get their act together and unveil a credible solution to the euro zone debt crisis. On Wednesday the bears where back in charge as stocks and commodities came under renewed pressure amid fears a euro zone resolution was not as close as had been hoped.

  • EU Bailout Fund is Madness: Economics Writer     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "The EFSF, according to Timothy Geithner, has got to be leveraged up to provide money. "The fact of the matter is, the EFSF looks like a CDO [collateralised debt obligation]. Now they are creating a CDO-Squared. Isn't this how we got into this problem in the first place?" Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk Traders, Guns & Money, told CNBC.

  • Run Chris Christie, Run?     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether New Jersey's republican governor will enter the 2012 presidential race, with E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution senior fellow, and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute economic columnist. Also, discussing whether a new poll from Rasmussen will shake-up the GOP race, with Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 28 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.

  • Is the Euro Debt Plan Really 'Stupid'? Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Just when you thought it might be safe to tiptoe back into risk-on currencies, along comes Wolfgang Schauble to trash the European debt plan.

  • Guarantee Greece? Try 'Guaranteeing Small Enterprises' Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:31 AM ET

    As the sovereign debt crisis is hits Europe and the idea of a double dip recession is starting to spread all over the world, G20 labor ministers gathered in Paris on Tuesday said job creation, particularly by small enterprises, was crucial in overcoming the financial crisis and warned that austerity measures needed to be balanced with the creation of jobs.

  • Europeans Split on Financial Transaction Tax Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
    Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission

    As European markets fell Wednesday immediately after European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso confirmed plans for a financial transaction tax, the idea was met with scorn in some quarters.

  • Jobs Focus at G20 Conference     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 4:45 AM ET

    "Unemployment is the human face of the crisis," Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, told CNBC, speaking at the G20 conference in Paris.