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  • Fed Mulls QE3: Market Impact     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing the impact another round of quantitative easing would have on the markets, with Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Tim Speiss, EisnerAmper.

  • Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

  • Mississippi Governor Blasts Obama on Economy Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pulled out of the 2012 presidential race in April but that didn't stop him from sounding like a candidate as he criticized the Obama administration for its economic policies.

  • Atlantis Shuttle Takes Off     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has a look at what the shuttle program meant to the U.S. as the final space shuttle launch counts down.

  • Poll: Future Of The Shuttle? Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Supporters say it is premature without a replacement to the space craft, while opponents say the returns don't justify the cost. 

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Is space exploration a wise investment given the nation's budget problems?

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Amidst calls for deep government spending cuts, the privatization of the space age may be the solution.  

  • Will Tax "Hikes" Cost Jobs?     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Are Obama's plans to close loopholes, let tax breaks expire and increase taxes on the wealthy job-killing measures? Discussing whether higher taxes can help cut the deficit, with Ben Ferguson, ICON Radio Network, and Greg Valliere, Potomac Research Group.

  • Corzine's Parting Comments     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Former New Jersey governor and MF Global chairman/CEO, Jon Corzine, with final thoughts on the state of the U.S. economy and its prospects for recovery.

  • Bank Stocks Stagnate     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how the end of QE2 might have a negative impact on bank stocks.

  • Greece's Short-Term Solution     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:33 AM ET

    A look at market reaction to Greece's austerity plan and what the U.S. needs to do to gain its financial footing, with Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO, and Jon Corzine, MF Global chairman/CEO.

  • "Bond" Voyage QE2     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    Now that the Fed's buying plan is ending, what does that mean for the economy and the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Greece & the U.S. Economy     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:04 AM ET

    Discussing the many problems facing Greece and the U.S economy, now that QE2 is ending, with Jon Corzine, MF Global chairman/CEO.

  • Markets & Monetary Policy     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    We need to add productive capacity in the U.S. economy. Keeping a close eye on equities, Treasurys and the currency markets, as QE2 ends today, with Bob Gelfond, MQS Asset Management CEO.

  • QE2 Sails Into the Sunset     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 6:12 AM ET

    A look at the end of the Fed's $600 billion bond buying program and its impact on the markets, with Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group, and Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo.

  • In a Greek Default, Higher Risk for Money Market Funds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • St. Louis, Missouri

    Three states made the top ten (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska), while seven made the top 15 (add Kansas, Indiana, North and South Dakota). So much for the Sunbelt.

  • Best Bond Plays Post QE2     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    A look at how best to invest at the end of quantitative easing, with Sharon Stark, Sterne Agee & Leach.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Was There a Big Leak?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Discussing whether there was an information leak prior to the IEA announcement, with Raymond Carbone, Paramount Options.

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