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  • Bowyer: Satyam and Outsized Outsourcing Exaggerations Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    Remember the wall to wall coverage given to the dangers of outsourcing in the run up to the 2004 presidential election? It was the shark attack story of that summer. Some of us argued that the threat was exaggerated. It turns out that the supply side of outsourcing was as over estimated as the demand side.

  • Obama Gets Write-in Vote in Romania Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 7:26 AM ET

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama got a write-in vote in the north-eastern city of Iasi in Romania, where a disgruntled voter preferred him to seven local politicians competing for seats in parliament, Romanian news agency Rompres reported Monday.

  • 'Obama Bounce' Is Crushed By Worries About Economy Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 3:01 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    All of the warmth and enthusiasm generated by Barack Obama's election to the presidency hasn't spilled over into the stock market.

  • What the Pros Say: Oil at $300; Gold at $2,000 Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 6:42 AM ET

    Asian markets were hit hard again on Thursday as gloom about the global economy deepened, sending oil to a 22-month low of $55 a barrel and gold near the $710-an-ounce level. But CNBC's experts believe these precious commodities could climb in the long term.

  • Pros Say: S&P to Rally Until March 2009 Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday as poor corporate earnings highlighted the damage on companies and consumers from the global economic slowdown. CNBC's experts believe the turmoil is far from over.

  • Pros Say: Earnings Estimates to Fall 50% in 2009 Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    More gloomy economic news heightened fears of a deep-set global recession and weighed on global stocks Tuesday. As a result, strategists are lowering their estimates for corporate earnings next year. When will the turmoil end? CNBC's experts have their say:

  • What the Pros Say: 70% Chance of a 'Massive Rally' Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Global stocks got a boost after the announcement of China's near-$600 billion stimulus package. After last week's rollercoaster ride, CNBC's experts believe there is a strong chance that this is the beginning of a major year-end rally.

  • Asian markets ended the week mixed Friday, while European markets opened higher after two days of selloffs. CNBC's experts say sit tight and wait -- maybe a long time -- for a stock comeback.

  • What the Pros Say: S&P to 1,100, Gold to $850 Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Another day in the red for global markets on Thursday with Hong Kong and Japanese stocks down heavily. CNBC's experts tout defensive strategies, but also say a blue-chip rally could appear.

  • Obama Wins - What Now for the Markets? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    Senator Barack Obama is now the President-Elect of the USA and one day later, the markets are down over 3%.  Is this typical?

  • Chandler: No Clear Market Reaction to Obama Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse It is difficult to detect a clear market reaction to the US electoral results.  The US dollar is broadly firmer, but after yesterday's big setback, it seems largely technical in nature.

  • Pros Say: Obama Win = Oil Up, Dollar Down Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 5:04 AM ET

    On the day the U.S. welcomed its 44th president, European markets opened lower as the focus returned to the slowing economy. CNBC's experts weigh in on what Democratic candidate Barack Obama's victory means for the markets and the economy going forward.

  • The New Investment World: Together and Separate Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:32 PM ET
    Global Markets

    Barack Obama made history today when he was elected the 44th president of the United States. A page has turned and many are breathing a sigh of relief.  With credit markets thawing and the change in leadership, optimism is starting to emerge.

  • Democrats hope to solidify their thin leadership in the Senate.  What do the Intrade markets show as the likelihood of a 60 seat or greater majority for the Dems? (www.intrade.com)

  • Naming Treasury Secretary Is Top Priority: Ross Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    The first priority of America's president-elect should be the appointment of a treasury secretary, and New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner is a likely candidate, financier Wilbur Ross said Tuesday.

  • Stocks Start November With Barely a Flutter Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Election Keeps Stocks on Hold; Chips Rise Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, as McCain still fights for the upset win.  What do the Intrade markets show? www.intrade.com)

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse As different as they look, the policies that either Barack Obama or John McCain will pursue are not all that different. Although this sounds like a rather dubious proposition, there is much merit to it.

  • Stocks Idle as Gauge of Manufacturing Skids Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks were flat Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

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