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  • Over the summer, we witnessed the ugliness and partisan-nature of politics as the debt ceiling debacle took place. The nation's balance sheet needs to be fixed.

  • Asian Currencies Fall, European Leaders Flail Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Jobless Claims     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, CME Group; Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder/Marcus Foundation; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli discuss the inflation numbers, CPI, initial jobless claims, and the Empire Manufacturing Index.

  • Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

  • Why Europe Worries Barack Obama Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 5:19 AM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Poland on Thursday for a meeting with euro zone finance ministers set for Friday and attempt to push them to show leadership and get ahead of the euro zone crisis.

  • Stocks Rally May Go On, If Europe Allows It Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.

  • Europe does not lack liquidity, just political direction, Marco Bardelli, managing director of BDG Singapore, told CNBC.

  • Dunkelberg: What Consumers and Business Owners Fear Most Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    It seems that if consumers are most afraid of debt expansion, then more large government programs to “stimulate” the economy might heighten their fears and produce even more contractionary behavior (more saving, postponed buying) which could offset, even overwhelm, any expansionary power the new program might contain.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Delivering Alpha: Homes For Sale     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla moderates a panel on real estate. Many real estate investors got torched during the financial crisis. Is now the time to come back to real estate, with Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management LP founder and CEO; Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman & CEO; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman.

  • Delivering Alpha: Commodities     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly moderates a panel about commodities. What's next for oil given the explosion in global demand, and just how high can gold go, with Peter Gilbert, Lehigh University CIO; Jeff Scott, Wurts & Associates CIO; and Paul Touradji, Touradji Capital CIO.

  • Delivering Alpha: Solving the Deficit Problem     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    Solutions and analysis of the biggest issue facing the U.S. economy: the country's crippling deficit, with CNBC's Steve Liesman; Jon Corzine, MF Global CEO; Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO director of policy and special counsel; Emil Henry, Henry Tiger, LLC; and Thomas F. Steyer, Farallon Capital Management, LLC, sr. managing member.

  • Delivering Alpha: The End of America?     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks to Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO; Pierre Lagrange, GLG Partners LP co-founder; Jim Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan; and Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group CEO, about America's place in the world as new economic powers rise in the East.

  • The BRICS turn the tables and the Belarussian ruble takes a dive - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Delivering Alpha: Cramer & Geithner     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the global economy and what sovereign nations in Europe and around the world are doing to deal with the threat of default.. In this broad-ranging discussion, Geithner tells Cramer growth in the U.S. is weaker than he would like, largely due to the shocks of the past year. The political dysfunction in the U.S. & Europe only adds to the uncertainty, he says.

  • Italian Government Wins Confidence Vote on Austerity Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government won a confidence vote on Wednesday in the lower house of parliament on a 54 billion euros ($74 billion) austerity package aimed at staving off financial crisis in Italy.

  • Pressure on European Leaders Ahead of IMF Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:27 AM ET

    Markets around the world have been waiting for decisions from euro zone leaders on greater fiscal integration and euro bonds since July.

  • US Economy Goes From Bad to Worse: Economist Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The US economy is going from bad to worse and will not fully recover until structural problems caused by the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis are resolved, according to Capital Economics.

  • Treasury to Accommodate Fed on 'Twist' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:47 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on 'Lost Decade' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:21 AM ET

    Another 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the United States last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and the number of Americans living below the official poverty line, 46.2 million people, was the highest number in the 52 years the bureau has been publishing figures on it.