• Congressional Financial Disclosure     Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Should Congressional leaders have a blind trust for their investments to avoid conflicts of interest? Insight with Bob McEwen, Renewing American Leadership; Neal Asbury, talk radio host, and CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Congress Is Taking Debt Ceiling Seriously: Schweikert Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    US Capitol Building at dawn

    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • UK's Osborne to Endorse Bank Ring-Fence Proposals Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

  • Budget Battle in Illinois     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    Governor Pat Quinn, (D-IL) defends his state's new corporate tax hikes and lays out a plan to convince big business to stay.

  • Bank of America flag

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Arizona is turning ugly for Bank of America.

  • Kudlow Report Reckless Endangerment     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:49 PM ET

    Has the too big to fail, bailout nation policies left us doomed to repeat the same old mistakes? Insight with Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. and Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times.

  • Glen Hutchins: Taxes & Technology     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Discussing raising taxes to get the nation's debt problem under control, and investing in new technology, with Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake co-founder & co-CEO.

  • Cutting Corp. Tax to Boost Jobs?     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    Debating whether lowering corporate taxes would help create new jobs, with Ben Ferguson, ICON Radio Network, and Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Women's Campaign Forum.

  • As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I am particularly focused on ways to increase small company access to capital and bridge the gap between lenders and borrowers.

  • Smart Ways To Cut Energy Costs At Home Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Choosing energy-efficient appliances, such as Energy Star, making a few small repairs and adjusting some behavior can help consumers save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.

  • Plan B and a Hard Place: Osborne Stuck in Middle Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 3:57 AM ET

    With little appetite for a change of course on Plan A, the team at the UK Treasury will be hoping for some luck on the economy over the next few months. But even if their luck dries up one economist believes there is room for manoeuver within Plan A.

  • Tim Pawlenty

    Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty turned out a blockbuster economic-growth plan this past week, including deep cuts in taxes, spending, and regulations. It’s really the first Reaganesque supply-side growth plan from any of the GOP presidential contenders. And he caps it all off with a defense of optimism as he charges ahead with a national economic growth goal of 5 percent.

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Municipal bond funds had their first weekly inflow since Meredith Whitney’s infamous December appearance on “60 Minutes,” where the analyst predicted that up to 100 muni bond defaults  would cost investors in this traditionally conservative marketplace billions.

  • Barracks Sale Tests London Property Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 12:52 AM ET
  • Open sign in window

    When states make their pitches to companies, those pitches invariably include selling points that will somehow be paid for by taxpayers. Business incentives, quality education, strong infrastructure—none of that is free.

  • The Case for Inherited Wealth Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 2:24 PM ET

    Should the government confiscate all wealth from the dead by imposing a 100 percent inheritance tax?

  • Chinese shipping containers

    The Commerce Department reported the April deficit on international trade in goods and services increased to $43.7 billion up from $27.1 billion in when the economic recovery began.

  • Greek Austerity Numbers Don’t Add Up: Analyst Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:39 AM ET

    With Greek 10-year bond yields trading above 16 percent, and the government about to make 6 billion euros worth of new cuts, the numbers on Greek austerity don't add up, one analyst says.

  • Why Are Conservatives Fighting for Tax-Eating Colleges? Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:40 PM ET

    As Department of Education officials propose new rules to cut-off "for-profit" colleges from federal financial aid, an unusual alliance has sprung up to fend off the regulations.

  • Meredith Whitney: Debt Doomsayer     Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Muni defaults are a consequence of state budget gaps, says Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group founder/CEO, who also points out that there are insufficient revenues to support state projects.

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