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  • 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.

  • Five More Reasons to Worry About Euro Zone Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:20 AM ET

    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • GOP Rivals Pound Away at Perry     Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 7:29 PM ET

    Debating whether Gov. Rick Perry is electable and which GOP candidate is likely to face President Obama in the 2012 presidential election, with James Pethokoukis, Reuters BreakingViews; Sam Seder, "The Majority Report" host, and Mark Simone, WABC Radio talk show host.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 13 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.

  • The King Dollar Frontrunners Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    Watching the two GOP frontrunners in last night’s debate — Mitt Romney and Rick Perry — a couple of policy points jumped out at me.