• North Carolina Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards argued on CNBC Thursday that maintaining long-term economic growth requires a tax structure designed to benefit the middle class--and it can be done without hindering Wall Street.

  • Turkey's Ruling AKP Wins Vote, Blow to Secularists Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 12:17 AM ET

    Turkey's ruling AK Party won a resounding election victory on Sunday, giving the pro-business, Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular elite.

  • Video Roundup: Trillion Dollar Survey Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC coverage of our "Trillion Dollar Survey" where Wall Street's top money managers and investment strategists weigh in on stocks, commodities, the credit markets, interest rates, the economy, the presidential election and more.

  • Buffett's Political Dilemma: Who to Choose? Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 7:22 AM ET

    Someday soon, Warren Buffett may have to apply his legendary stock-picking skills to the candidates clamoring for his endorsement in the 2008 presidential race.

  • Bloomberg Says He is Not Running for President Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday he was not a candidate for the 2008 U.S. presidential election despite having changed his political affiliation to independent from Republican.

  • GOP Hopefuls Debate Abortion, Tax Cuts Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:36 AM ET

    Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials on abortion, gun control and tax cuts in a feisty debate Tuesday night.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 11 May 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stocks will take their direction from economic data today after yesterday's drenching from negative April chain store sales took the Dow down 147 points and bit 1.7% off the Nasdaq and 1.4% off the S&P 500. European markets are lower, following overnight weakness in Asian markets.

  • Americans Cheer Sarkozy's Election in France Monday, 7 May 2007 | 4:18 PM ET

    Many Americans cheered the victory of Nicolas Sarkozy in France's presidential election, saying they welcomed the conservative's friendlier stance towards the United States after years of strained relations.

  • French Election Results Video Roundup Monday, 7 May 2007 | 3:55 PM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France
  • France's Tough Love Monday, 7 May 2007 | 7:54 AM ET

    I'm in Paris, once more, for the second round of the French elections. The biting wind at our camera position is in stark contrast to the temperate warmth two weeks ago. The flirting with a new direction is over. France has her new President and Mr. Sarkozy appears to mean business.

  • Conservative Sarkozy to be France's Next President Sunday, 6 May 2007 | 10:20 PM ET

    Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy triumphed in France's presidential election on Sunday, sweeping aside his Socialist rival Segolene Royal on the back of a huge turnout that gave him a powerful mandate for reform.

  • Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy won France's presidential election on Sunday, beating his Socialist rival Segolene Royal by a comfortable margin and extending the right's 12-year grip on power.

  • Street Sense Isn't Just For Horses Sunday, 6 May 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    It should surprise no one who watches the ups and downs of Wall Street that a horse named Street Sense would come from way behind to win the Kentucky Derby. The week ahead looks like it will put everyone's street sense to the test as a louder chorus of market watchers use the word "caution" when it comes to buying stocks.

  • A video still from Al Arabiya TV, showing money discovered by Saudi security officials during raid on militants.

    U.S. crude oil futures ended more than $1 higher on Friday, backed by another surge to neweight-month highs by gasoline futures.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night, heaping criticism on President Bush's Iraq policy in the first debate of the 2008 campaign.

  • U.S. crude oil futures ended a choppy session lower as traders booked profits. Earlier in the day, prices jumped above $66 a barrel amid a flurry of refinery glitches. A string of refinery outages in the United States, coming on the heels of a long and extensive maintenance season, has drained gasoline stocks as the giant market gears up for driving season.

  • Gasoline Jumps 3% on Tight U.S. Supplies; Oil Gains 2% Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 3:42 PM ET

    Oil rose more than a dollar on Wednesday after U.S. gasoline stocks fell for an 11th straight week, tightening supplies ahead of peak summer demand in the world's top consumer.

  • French Centrist Bayrou Rebuffs Presidential Rivals Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 11:27 AM ET

    French centrist Francois Bayrou rejected overtures from presidential rivals Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal on Wednesday, saying he would not advise supporters who to vote for in the May 6 election.

  • Bayrou is “Not for Sale” Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    He’s now the most wanted man in Paris: François Bayrou, 55, leader of the UDF center-right political party, and “third man” of the French election. He hasn’t qualified for the second round, but will play a decisive role in giving -- or not -- his support to one of the remaining candidates. Ségolène Royal (left) and Nicolas Sarkozy (right) are both eyeing at Bayou’s 6.7 million voters with a great interest, but obviously, it’s more crucial for one of them.

  • Crude oil futures fell more than a dollar as traders took profits ahead of fresh oil inventory data due Wednesday and following Monday's sharp price rise on worries about supply disruptions in the wake of Nigeria's disputed presidential election.

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