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  • 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?

  • 2012 Election: What Businesses Want     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    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).

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    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".

  • Europe Stock Market Is 'Too Cheap,' Analysts Say Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    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.

  • How to Trade Financial Repression Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 5:38 AM ET

    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.

  • The GOP Run for 2012: Ins & Outs     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    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.

  • Entitlement Reform: Strong Candidate Needed     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    A timid candidate on entitlement reform is not fit to lead, says Dick Armey, FreedomWorks/former House Majority leader.

  • GOP's Hunger for a Fresh Candidate     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    A look at the candidates he would support in the Presidential race, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman/ editor in chief.

  • EU Targets Fresh Iran Sanctions Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    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.

  • What's Inside a Presidential Candidacy?     Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:22 AM ET

    Advice for candidates on what it takes to run for President and the limitations that candidates will face, with Howard Dean, former Vermont governor.

  • CEO Calls for Marshall Plan for Greece Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Why IMF Shouldn't Give Lagarde Cold Shoulder Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:27 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the clear favorite to replace Dominique Strauss-Khan as the next boss of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    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.

  • ECB Faces 'Skeleton' Risk Due to Collateral: Report Monday, 23 May 2011 | 12:34 AM ET

    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.

  • One-on-One with Senator Tom Coburn Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Senator Tom Coburn

    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.

  • Flurry of Worry About Greece Drives Euro Lower Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Euro coins

    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: “Make Me a Benevolent Dictator” Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
    Gene Simmons

    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.