Political Leaders


  • 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.

  • A Tax Others Embrace, US Opposes Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:29 PM ET
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    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.

  • Making Munis Taxable Will Hurt Cities: Rep. Frank Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Euro Sovereign Debt Fallout Biggest Risk: Survey Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 7:31 AM ET
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    The European banking system is the biggest threat to global equities, according to a survey of investors by Barclays Capital.

  • Germany 10-Year Bond Sale Sees Lowest Yield Ever Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 5:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Troika Still Has a Very Tough Job Ahead on Greece     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 1:00 AM ET

    "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.

  • Major Progress in Greek Talks?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 20 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.

  • Greece Troika Call Continues     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

    Athens hopes to agree on a deal for additional aid during a conference call between Greece and the EU/EB and IMF, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Government & Business     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    Thomas Falk, Chairman & CEO, Kimberly-Clark, says businesses will go where they are free to invest and that regulation in the pipeline is creating uncertainty.

  • Housing Starts & Permits     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Starts are down 5 percent and permits are up 3.2 percent, so it's a middling number that's not great and not terrible, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli. And Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman & CEO, talks about the American consumer.

  • Caruso-Cabrera in Greece     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the situation from Greece and talks to Michalis Chrysochoidis, the Greek Minister of Competitiveness about the country's economic situation.

  • The Day's Headlines     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    The day's top news stories, and David Zervos, former Federal Reserve visiting advisor, and Robin Harding, Financial Times, discuss the FOMC meeting and the likelihood of QE3.

  • Greek Crisis Concerns     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Raghavan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, wears a tuxedo to work every day and is on Squawk to discuss concerns over the Greek crisis. He says the larger interests in the EU have to come together politically and deal with the problem. He adds there's real opportunity in the emerging markets.

  • Asia's Cyclical Dip     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Frederic Neumann, Co-Head of Asian economics research, HSBC, discusses the dangers to Asia's financial situation, and what would happen in the event of a major bank failure in Europe.

  • Today's Trade     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, TheContrarianCorner.com, discusses how the markets will react to Greece and Italy, and what happens to the markets after the inevitable default.

  • Talking Twist     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    The Fed begins a two-day meeting and the talk turns to Operation Twist, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Joe Kernen, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the downgrade of Italy's credit rating. Also, Washington Post columnist Neil Irwin discusses today's Fed meeting.

  • Can Strauss-Kahn Climb the Heights of Politics Again? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:49 AM ET

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.