Political Leaders


  • GOP Leadership Reaction     Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    We want to work with the President to make sure we can make a difference and employers can get back into the game and create some jobs, says Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), who adds that certain items that cannot be agreed upon right now should be put aside to focus on the proposals that will work to create jobs.

  • World Entering 'Dangerous New Phase': Lagarde Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:28 AM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned that the global economy is entering a "dangerous new phase" on Friday, ahead of the G7 summit in Marseilles, France.

  • ‘Stupidity’ Created Euro: Wetherspoon Chairman Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 6:06 AM ET

    The euro is nothing more than an economic mirage because it lacks the essential building blocks of a long-term secure currency, according to Tim Martin, chairman of UK pub restaurant chain JD Wetherspoon.

  • Greece

    The boss of the Greek debt office (PDMA) has told CNBC that Friday is not the deadline for the debt swap plan.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner, addressed both houses of the U.S. legislature to highlight his plan to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans on September 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    “We should pass this jobs plan right away,” said President Barack Obama as he addressed America and Congress, calling for an end to the political circus in Washington and action that would “actually help the economy.” With those words, the president threw down the gauntlet to his Republican opponents with a $447 billion dollar stimulus package aimed at boosting jobs before America goes to the polls late next year.

  • America's 500 Billion Dollar Job Plan     Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 1:50 AM ET

    "Is the US market ready to spend 500 billion dollars on a jobs plan?" John Wraith, fixed income strategist at Bank of America, told CNBC.

  • President Obama Addresses Job Creation     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Pass this jobs bill and all small business owners will get a tax cut if they hire new workers, says President Obama, to a joint session of Congress, as he lays out his plans to create jobs and get the economy back on track.

  • Talking Numbers: Bullish On Natural Gas     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Natural gas lost nearly half its value between its January 2010 high and its October low last year. So why be bullish, with Walter Zimmermann, United-ICAP chief technical analyst.

  • Previewing President Obama's Jobs Plan     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Democrats are asking President Obama to be tough in his jobs speech tonight. Discussing the President's plan, with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Is British Pound About to Get a Beating? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    With all the action on the Continent, the British pound has been out of the spotlight. It's time for a look — and you might not like it.

  • Recovering Small Businesses     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Discussing what small business owners need to hear from President Obama's speech tonight, with Carl Schramm, Kauffman Foundation CEO.

  • How Are Traders Playing?     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Discussing investment strategies ahead of President Obama & Ben Bernanke's speeches, with Warren Meyers, DME Securities vice president of floor operations and Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners managing director.

  • Will the Fed Act Big In September?     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve could directly boost and stabilize capital in U.S. banks, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, Steve Blitz, ITG Investment Research senior economist, and Beth Ann Bovino, S&P senior economist.

  • Super Committee Meets     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Congress' Super Committee, made of members chosen to work on the budget are meeting for the first time, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • The GOP Debate     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the highlights from last night, as Republican presidential hopefuls had their time in the spotlight.

  • The President's Plan to Create Jobs     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:06 AM ET

    A look ahead of President Obama's speech and the issues that need to be addressed to promote job growth, with Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND).

  • The Road to the White House     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    Discussing perspective on the current state of job creation and what an independent candidate could add to the running, with Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • Presidential Debate     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    Mitt Romney will have monetary support from CEOs and general popular support, Boris Epshteyn, founder and principal at Strategy International, told CNBC.