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  • Good Luck Mr. Lipsky, You Will Need It: Economist Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:11 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The gravitas that the IMF needs to hold when walking into a nation's finance ministry or central bank and demand sacrifice for the social good is diminished by the allegations regarding the personal conduct of its managing director, according to Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at Capital Economics.

  • DSK Scandal Boosts French Far Right Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:18 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court.

    Whatever the outcome of the accusations of rape made against Dominique Strauss Kahn at the weekend, Marine Le Pen leader of France’s Front National was almost certainly right when she said that it marks the end of his campaign — or pre campaign — for the French Presidency.

  • Queen's First Visit to Ireland Clouded by Threats Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The Queen visits Ireland Tuesday in what will be the first state visit there by a UK monarch since her Grandfather, George V, visited the then UK colony in 1911, but the event is clouded by threats from Irish dissidents.

  • Russia: Undervalued BRIC or Major Risk? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:36 AM ET
    Russia

    Following huge losses for the Russian market in 2008, investors have eyed stocks in Moscow skeptically and refused to give them the same rating as those in other BRIC members, Brazil, India and China according to Roland Nash, the chief investment strategist at Verno Capital.

  • One-on-One with Nancy Pelosi Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:16 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Earlier today, I had the pleasure of interviewing former Speaker and now House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. We’ve had several interviews down through the years. And while we’ve disagreed on a number of topics, I do have enormous personal respect for her.

  • Euro bills

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be in trouble, but it's not going to dent the euro, these experts say. 

  • The Debt Crisis and Mortgage Rates Monday, 16 May 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    If you're not talking about the head of the IMF today, then the only thing left really is the debt ceiling, which we officially reached today. While estimates are that it will take until August for the US to actually default on its debt obligations, the concern in the short term is how Wall Street sees the situation and how that will be reflected in the bond market and in mortgage interest rates.

  • Obama's Commencement Speech     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    President Barack Obama talks to the kids graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and advises that yes, they will need algebra.

  • Busch: 3 Debt Musketeers Monday, 16 May 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    Today, European finance ministers are meeting with a heavy and difficult schedule on periphery debt. While the Dominique Strauss-Kahn imbroglio/sex case makes it way through the US judicial system, the European debt situation should not be materially changed in a negative way by the development.

  • France's Unemployed About to Become Criminals? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:30 AM ET
    Unemployment

    French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.

  • BP May Buy Out Russian Partner for $30 Billion: Report Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:39 AM ET
    BP sign

    BP  is back in last-ditch talks to buy out the Russian partners in its joint venture TNK-BP Ltd, in a deal that could be worth $30 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • Will Another Lehman-Style Crisis Be Prevented? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 12:32 AM ET

    Decisions by politicians on how to deal with debt on both sides of the Atlantic will be crucial to prevent another Lehman-style crisis, economists and analysts told CNBC in a debate about banking in the European Union and in the US.

  • Crisis Threatens Influence of Europe at IMF Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 11:39 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest may have little immediate effect on the International Monetary Fund’s operations. Yet it may well force the organization’s member countries to confront wider issues of European influence over the fund, even as it prepares to extend more huge rescue loans to western Europe, reports the FT.

  • Euro Trashing Friday, 13 May 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    Map of Europe

    It's been a rough week for the euro, and there's more in store, these traders say.

  • The Week That Was     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 6:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • Big Banks Take Hit on Capital Surcharge Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:01 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    The world's biggest banks are likely to be hit by capital surcharges that increase progressively based on a lender's size, how connected it is to other banks and how easily it could be replaced in a crisis, global regulators have told the Financial Times.

  • Squawk's Beltway Buzz     Friday, 13 May 2011 | 6:21 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the market moving headlines out of Washington: Big oil's Capitol Hill grilling and the 2012 Presidential contenders.

  • Future of Dodd Frank     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    A preview of the Senate Banking Committee's focus on Dodd Frank, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Man Up, Europe Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    European leaders can't seem to agree on how - or whether - to help Greece. But they sure aren't helping the euro.