Russian President Vladimir Putin has freed jailed billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky and now the former inmate is on an airplane and headed for Germany, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.» Read More
Insight on whether the Obama administration is paying attention to the needs of businesses, with Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group, chairman/CEO (former chief of staff to President Reagan).
It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".
Another volcanic ash cloud threatening European airspace, a threat to downgrade Belgium's credit rating and Moody's warning that it could cut UK banks' credit ratings did not make for pretty reading for investors Tuesday.
Financial repression is a term that has been making headlines recently. Associated with default via forced lending to governments, low rates, cross border capital controls and high inflation, financial repression allows the indebted to lower the cost of their debt at the expense of creditors.
CNBC's John Harwood has the story of who's in and who's out among the growing list of GOP presidential hopefuls. Those out include; Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. Those still in the running include; Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum.
A timid candidate on entitlement reform is not fit to lead, says Dick Armey, FreedomWorks/former House Majority leader.
A look at the candidates he would support in the Presidential race, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman/ editor in chief.
The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.
Advice for candidates on what it takes to run for President and the limitations that candidates will face, with Howard Dean, former Vermont governor.
The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the clear favorite to replace Dominique Strauss-Khan as the next boss of the International Monetary Fund.
S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.
The European Central Bank is facing a potential crisis of its own because of "skeleton" risks amounting to several hundreds of billions of euros on its balance sheet, Dow Jones reported quoting Der Spiegel magazine.
I spoke with the terribly smart, tough, fiscal conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) about why he walked out of the "Gang of Six" bipartisan budget talks. In short, what he told me was that the "Gang of Six" budget-cutting package was simply too small.
Worry about Greece's debt struggles, Spanish elections and a Bundesbank warning on German growth combined to drive the euro lower, and put investors on alert ahead of the weekend.
Gene Simmons voted for Barack Obama, but thinks Donald Trump makes more sense. Better yet, the rocker/entrepreneur suggests we make him "benevolent dictator" for six months and he'd cut $7 trillion in debt. Unions, watch out.
While it’s a great idea to engage the one group responsible for systemic risk on the biggest systemic risk looming (the debt crisis), but the fact the FSOC hasn’t already addressed it means they are already behind the curve in what they are supposed to be doing.
On paper Kemal Dervis would seem to be the perfect candidate to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as leader of the International Monetary Fund. The New York Times reports.
As the IMF gets ready to choose a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned following his arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted and raped a hotel housekeeper, it would be a good thing to step back for a moment and ask: What should the IMF do?
Fighting inflation in times when commodity prices increase is part of the future challenges the European Central Bank (ECB) will have to face, Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, executive board member of the ECB, said in an exclusive interview with CNBC Friday.