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  • 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.

  • SPR Release Impact     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    Was the oil release a political move? Insight on what the government needs to do to develop a viable energy policy, with Frank Glaviano, former Shell America's region production VP; and Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines chairman/CEO.

  • Gingrich on Jobs and Auditing the Fed     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:07 AM ET

    Reaction to the Obama Administration's move to tap world oil reserves, as well as his plans to reshape Fed policy and lead the nation back on the path to prosperity, with Newt Gingrich, GOP presidential candidate.

  • SPR: The New QE2?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 6:39 AM ET

    Is the release of 30 million barrels from U.S. reserves the new quantitative easing, with Ashraf Laidi, Intermarket Strategy CEO.

  • Farr: Greece—This is Getting Ridiculous! Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Greece is the bad penny that keeps cropping up at inconvenient moments. We’d desperately like to forget Greece. Farr has been writing about it for 18 months with all of these depressing comments, and it seems to be among the things blamed for market down days.

  • Did Govt. Stimulus Work?     Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing whether stimulus did more harm than good, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).

  • 'Longest Day' for Europe as Greek Vote Looms: Analyst Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 2:49 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Tuesday will be the 'longest day' in Europe, John M. Hydeskov, chief analyst at Danske Markets in London, told CNBC Tuesday morning.

  • Time to Reform Social Security?     Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Discussing who wins and loses in the fight to keep Social Security intact for retirees, with James Pethokoukis, Reuters Money & Politics; David Certner, AARP; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and John Harwood

  • Poll: U.S. Energy Policy Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    Much has changed since the last major piece of energy legislation in 2005.

  • Detroit Readies Hydrogen-Car Push Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Chrysler's ecoVoyager concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.The ecoVoyager mates an lithium-ion battery pack to an advanced hydrogen fuel cell, resulting in a vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles that emits nothing from the tailpipe but water vapor.

    Automakers are gearing up for mass-market production of hydrogen-powered cars starting in 2015, but the fuel-cell technology has plenty of skeptics, including President Barack Obama.