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  • Cut The Military, Not Medicare: Rep. Barney Frank Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    If the U.S. Congress hadn't approved the military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan during the Bush presidency there wouldn't be the need to raise the debt ceiling now, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Global Crisis 'May Not Be Over Yet': OECD Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    The US and Japan “have yet to produce credible medium-term plans” to stabilize their debt, while other countries need to provide more clarity on how their fiscal consolidation targets will be met, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2011 Economic Outlook, which says that risks to the global recovery remain significant.

  • Democrat Wins GOP Seat; Rebuke Seen to Medicare Plan Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Kathy Hochul

    Democrats scored an upset in one of New York’s most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party’s plan to overhaul Medicare. The New York Times reports.

  • Dodd-Frank Under Fire     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Did the Dodd-Frank regulations put the U.S. financial system at a competitive disadvantage? Weighing in on the implications with Bart Chilton, Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

  • Emigrating Irish Might Not Come Back: Ex-PM Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    dublin commuters the earl

    Ireland’s economy will take longer to recover from its current slump than from the recession of the 1980s, John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and European Union Ambassador to the US, told CNBC.com on Wednesday.

  • Politics and Your Money     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:46 AM ET

    A daily must-read for anyone who wants to know about the relationships between Wall Street and Washington, with Ben White, Politico.com.

  • Democrat Wins GOP Seat in Upstate NY     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:27 AM ET

    A Democrat wins a closely watched Congressional race in upstate New York, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Give Greece 2nd Chance, Then Restructure: Analyst Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:16 AM ET

    Greece should receive another tranche of aid from the European Union to enable it to have a second chance and restructure later, according to an analyst.

  • US Spends Its Way to Chinese Solution Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:13 AM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    For years America has warned, lectured and cajoled the Chinese to allow the yuan to rise in a bid to end the fiscal imbalances that have seen more and more US debt sit in the People’s Bank of China's vaults.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • Greece Will Not Hold Early Elections: Prime Minister Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    Greece

    Greece will not have a snap election, the office of the Greek Prime Minister told CNBC Wednesday in response to market speculation that affected the euro late Tuesday.

  • How Long Before Greek People Demand Default? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    The Greek government is unsurprisingly unable to find consensus on new, even stronger austerity measures aimed meeting the terms of its bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Greek Assets Could Go to 'Fund of Experts' Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 11:58 PM ET

    European leaders are pushing to impose measures that would ensure the Greek government lives up to its promise to deliver €50 billion ($70 billion) in privatization proceeds, amid skepticism that Athens can carry out the sell-offs reports the FT.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where gold, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Haim Saban: Obama Needs to Do More     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Insight on Haim Saban's opinion of Barack Obama's role as President and why his views matter, as the biggest donor to the Democratic party. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera has the story.

  • Rep. McHenry Seeks More Oversight Of Consumer Bureau Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    The war of words between Republicans and Elizabeth Warren should escalate later Tuesday when the special adviser running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau testifies before a House subcommittee. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., chairman of the Oversight Committee's subcommittee on TARP, told CNBC Tuesday the bureau has been operating without oversight as Warren, claiming to be only an adviser, extends her role behind the scenes.

  • Newt's Run for the White House     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    Would Newt Gingrich be good for Wall Street? Weighing in on his presidential campaign, with Peter Ferrara, Heartland Institute, and Keith Boykin, The Daily Voice.

  • Johnson: Debt Ceiling Invites More Gimmicks Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    President Obama’s gyroscopic legislative endeavors helped the nation survive the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s. It would have been unfathomable to risk America’s image of economic invincibility and allow the free markets to punish bad behavior. Instead, the Federal Reserve printed money to inflate the stock market and promote economic growth, all courtesy of a low interest rate environment. Now Congress is faced with yet another debt ceiling, and sure enough, they’re scrambling for the next fiscal stunt.

  • Newt Gingrich the "People's" Candidate?     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 7:37 AM ET

    Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, calls himself the "people's candidate." But what will he bring to the business community if elected President?

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