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  • Tim Pawlenty

    Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty turned out a blockbuster economic-growth plan this past week, including deep cuts in taxes, spending, and regulations. It’s really the first Reaganesque supply-side growth plan from any of the GOP presidential contenders. And he caps it all off with a defense of optimism as he charges ahead with a national economic growth goal of 5 percent.

  • Austerity Isn't Working; It's Time for a Plan B Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 it feels as if markets are never that far away from another bad news story.

  • 'Tired of Obama' Taking Keynes' Name in Vain Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    To spend or not to spend. That is the question dominating the thoughts of economists and politicians across the world as the impact of austerity, or lack of it, on growth rates slowly becomes apparent.

  • German Parliament Votes in Favor of New Greece Aid Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 5:18 AM ET

    The German parliament voted in favor of a resolution on Friday from the ruling coalition parties to back additional aid for Greece.

  • Divided OPEC Losing Control of Oil Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    As OPEC ministers met in Vienna this week it became clear that the cartel is now divided between those wanting to raise output, like Saudi Arabia, and those wanting to hold it and keep prices high.

  • Barracks Sale Tests London Property Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 12:52 AM ET
  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Why Not Print Your Own Money? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 7:57 AM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa Says: Why Not Print Your Own Money?

  • Iceland Ex-Premier Charged, Could Others Follow? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Punkaharju, FINLAND: Iceland's Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde waves to photographers after steering a timber tractor during the Nordic premiers meeting in Punkaharju, 19 June 2007. The Nordic Prime Ministers meet in Punkaharju to discuss current topics on the United Nations and the European Union. AFP PHOTO LEHTIKUVA / Pekka Sakki *** FINLAND OUT *** (Photo credit should read PEKKA SAKKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Geir Haarde, Iceland's former prime minister, has been charged with criminal negligence over his part in the collapse of the country's banking sector in 2008, the first credible attempt to hold a head of government accountable for the failures in oversight that led to the global financial crisis.

  • Investors Move to Sidelines: Barclays Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET

    Economic data on both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a slowdown is rattling investors' nerves and is likely to keep them on the sidelines for the rest of the month, Barclays Capital expects.

  • Rich, Famous and Powerful Converge at Bilderberg Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:29 AM ET

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference, which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday, retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power.

  • Hungary's Austerity Avoidance Right Decision: Minister Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    As its European neighbours continue to struggle, Hungary, which turned down part of an International Monetary Fund/European Union loan last year, has won grudging international acceptance for its focus on job creation.

  • Are ECB Hawks Banking on the Wrong Problem? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Whilst the Bank of England sits on the sidelines, the boss of the European Central Bank on Thursday is expected to signal he will raise rates next month to curb inflationary pressures.

  • Gilt Investors Look to Monetary Stimulus in UK Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 1:07 AM ET

    Only weeks ago, quantitative easing, the emergency policy of pumping money into the financial system to revive the economy, was considered firmly over. Now, amid a stream of gloomy data that has raised renewed fears of a double-dip recession in the UK, it could soon be back on the agenda, reported the FT.

  • Greek Austerity Numbers Don’t Add Up: Analyst Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:39 AM ET

    With Greek 10-year bond yields trading above 16 percent, and the government about to make 6 billion euros worth of new cuts, the numbers on Greek austerity don't add up, one analyst says.

  • Job Search

    Analysts have been feverishly revising down their growth projections. Much depends on the effectiveness of policies and, critically, whether there will finally be a more coherent and sustained policy response in systemically important countries, especially the US and Europe.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 8 Jun 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.

  • Johnson: How to Create Jobs in America Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Our beloved two party political system is currently negotiating an increase to the debt ceiling, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.

  • A recovery in the US housing market and growth for the US economy are key to the global economic recovery, along with growth in China and further funding for Greece, Gary Baker, head of European equity strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch told CNBC.

  • Gas the Winner as Europe Rejects Nuclear: Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Exhaust plumes from cooling towers are seen at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power station in Janschwalde, Germany.

    European gas suppliers could see a boost from Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy, with other countries set to follow Berlin's lead, Per Lekander, head of utilities research at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.