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  • Lew's Take as OMB Director     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    When he was OMB director, Jack Lew talked about the mechanics of budget cuts with CNBC.

  • Bankers Running Rings Around Regulators Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:40 AM ET
    G20

    In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.

  • Egypt's Mubarak, Sons to Appear in Court Next Week Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:02 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.

  • Deficits: The Obama Plan     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harowood, Steve Liesman, Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli have a preview of President Obama's plan to cut spending and lower the deficit.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Cheap Money Will Not Solve Problems: ECB Official Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Loose monetary policy will not solve the euro zone’s structural imbalances and the ECB needs to focus on price stability to help rein in commodity-led inflation, according to incoming ECB Board Member Peter Praet.

  • EU Debt Crisis Boosting Far Right Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:29 AM ET

    As austerity measures kick in and the euro zone debt crisis begins to really bite voters where it hurts, in the pocket, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns Dylan Grice, a strategist at Societe Generale in Paris.

  • Trader's Edge     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

    Discussing when the economy will be able to get off its Fed support, with Art Cashin, UBS.

  • Top of the Morning     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Discussing the government cuts, whether the debt limit will be raised, and Alcoa earnings. Also, a debate on taxes, trickle-down economics, the nuclear situation in Japan gets worse, and major Asian markets sell off as a result. Guests: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times and CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • Who Took Away the Punch Bowl? Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:45 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    Kevin Logan,  chief US economist at HSBC  believes the Federal Reserve created the conditions for investors to party hard.  The big gains in equities, commodities and risky assets showed this policy certainly got the party going, but there are rumors that someone wants to start making coffees and pour away the rest of the punch.

  • UK Financial Services Sector Responds to Reforms Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    The UK banking industry has begun to respond to the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) interim report into the future framework within which they would have to work if they want to remain headquartered in the UK.

  • Biggest Government Contractors Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Contracted in 2010: $35.9 billion* Total 2010 revenue: $45.8 billion Contracted in 2011, so far: $15.74 billion  Headquartered Lockheed’s dependence on contracts from the U.S. Government is no secret. The company researches, designs, develops and manufactures satellites, space vehicles, combat aircraft, missile defense systems, aeronautics and intelligence systems, which are essentially out of the scope of non-government consumers. Lockheed’s biggest contracts in 2010 included a $2.51 billion co

    As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.

  • Sperling: Master of the Markets     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Private equity power player Scott Sperling, co-president, Thomas H. Lee Partners, says the threat of a double-dip recession has lessened significantly, and that his portfolio is doing quite nicely, thank you. And it's all happening, he adds, despite significant headwinds in the economy, although, he adds, it's too early for the Fed to put on the brakes.

  • Siegel: Master of the Market     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:18 AM ET

    The biggest concern is the price of oil, says Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Of less concern--for now, at least--is the deficit and a government shutdown. Fortunately, says Siegel, the economy is not as sensitive to rising oil as it was in the 70s. But if gas gets above $4, it's going to be a big problem. Also, the reason stocks are where they are right now? Earnings.

  • Faber: Masters of the Market     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.

  • Euro Zone Debt Crisis, Travel Forecast     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Guy Johnson reports from Budapest as European finance ministers meet to discuss the EU's debt crisis. And the country's travel forecast and a look at Augusta.

  • Misery Index Points to Trouble, Just Not For Obama Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    The 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter

    The Misery Index is a simple calculation that became a political hot potato in the late 1970s and early 1980s. By adding the unemployment rate and inflation together, the index gave policy makers a tool by which to measure economic misery.  As President Barack Obama prepares for his re-election run, the index stands at just 11 percent, some 10 percent lower than Carter faced 31 years ago.

  • Egyptians Now Protest Against Mubarak Surrogates Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

  • Budget Battle Continues     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    The House passes a one week stopgap to keep the government running, but the Obama Administration says it will veto it, and is developing contingency plans for a government shutdown. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the economic impact of a government shutdown.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.