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  • I think there is an equal and even more widespread threat to democracy from another corner. It is a feature of management practices in today’s businesses.

  • We have all heard the phrase Americans "voting with their wallets."

  • Still Room for Change to US Healthcare: Pharma Exec Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.

  • 7 in G.O.P., Civil to Each Other, Hit at Obama Instead Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    Opening a new phase in a race to define the direction of their party, the leading Republican presidential candidates gathered  for the first time to debate, the York Times reports.

  • Obama Seeks to Win Back Wall St. Cash Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room the New York Times reports.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Turkish citizens went to vote Sunday in an election with a lot at stake.

  • 'Poster Child of Entitlement' Must Change: Economist Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:44 AM ET
    lisbon portugal

    A new government is in place in Portugal, tasked with tackling the problems facing one of the sick men of Europe. Unfortunately, new faces in government do not in any way change the problems being faced by a country, according to one analyst.

  • Portugal's New Government Faces Daunting Task Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    Having failed to secure a majority in Sunday’s election, the new conservative-led coalition will face a daunting task as it attempts to turn around its country’s ailing finances, according to Barclays Capital.

  • Employment Data May Be the Key to Obama’s Job Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

  • 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.

  • NY Special Election & & Medicare     Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood with details on a special election in upstate New York that could impact Rep. Paul Ryan's controversial plan to transform Medicare.

  • European Debt Crisis Strangles Recovery     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's struggle to gain its financial footing, with Greece's debt crisis and Spain's elections looming.

  • Ron Paul Announces Presidential Bid Friday, 13 May 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    The Texas congressman announced Friday that he will run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, the third attempt for the man known on Capitol Hill as "Dr. No" for his enthusiasm for bashing runaway spending and government overreach.

  • Debt Ceiling Debate     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Boehner says allowing America to default on its debt would be irresponsible, but without significant cuts, there will be no agreement to raise the debt ceiling. Robert Reich, UC Berkeley, and Steve Moore, WSJ Editorial Board, discuss.

  • Obama Gets Boost From Death of Bin Laden: NBC Poll Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.

  • 'The UK Will Need a Bailout Soon': Jim Rogers Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Britain isn’t cutting its structural deficit by enough or doing it quickly enough and may need a bailout from its European partners, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.

  • Will Portugal Hit the 'Finnish' Line? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Finland

    Talks to form a new government in Finland, due to start later this month, will add to tensions in the peripheral euro zone debt markets, Richard McGuire Senior Fixed Income Strategist at Rabobank said.

  • House GOP Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    House Republicans appear to be on the defensive, facing worried questions from voters and a barrage of new attacks from Democrats and their allies, the New York Times reports.

  • Busch: 2012 Presidential Race and S&P Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    What does the 2102 US election have to do with the S&P downgrade and warning? Everything. Since Obama announced on April 4, the president's numbers have gone down in every poll conducted during that period according to The Hill.

  • What's On: Citi, Sequans, Ametek and e-Voting Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 10:25 PM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

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