• Scots Incensed at 'Raid' on North Sea Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

  • Maria's Market Message     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's Closing Bell.

  • Brick-and-mortar retailers can't compete with Internet stores that charge no sales tax, analyst David Strasser said. He thinks that should change.

  • California’s Tax Hike Did Not Work Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    California’s tax collections grew at around half of what the state projected for 2010—indicating that the state’s fiscal situation may be even more dire than previously understood.

  • Working Politics     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Wall Street legend Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates chairman/president, discusses politics, the economy and the crisis in education.

  • America Not Winning     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    A new fiscal index puts the U.S. at the bottom of the list of countries that are fiscally responsible, with David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General/Comeback America Initiative founder/CEO.

  • Tax Plans Make UK Attractive HQ Again: WPP's Sorrel Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:08 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The UK government's plan to change its plans for taxes on overseas profit is the main reason advertising giant WPP is considering returning to the country, CEO Sir Martin Sorrell told CNBC Thursday.

  • Italy Increases Drive Against Foreign Takeovers Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    Italy has stepped up a campaign against French buy-outs of Italian companies, drawing up a bill aimed at thwarting unwanted foreign takeovers and opening a tax probe into two deals, the Financial Times reports.

  • Busch: What the US Can Learn From the UK Budget Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    The budget presented by George Osborne, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is pro-growth and the closest to a "free lunch" available to create jobs, which will help the pound.

  • Fed’s Fisher Bemoans 'Lindsay Lohan' Politics Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.

  • Germans Losing Patience with Picking Up Tab Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • Tax Breaks at Heart of Osborne's UK Budget Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:01 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne is expected to put tax breaks for companies and hard-pressed families at the heart of Wednesday’s Budget but his scope for giveaways is constrained by a somber backdrop of rising inflation and weakening tax revenues, the Financial Times reports.

  • A pleasure boat sits on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi

    Crises in the Middle East and Japan threaten to thrust the U.S. and global economies into a second recession.

  • Munis: Not Unbreakable Bonds at All Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    Municipal-bond prices fell Monday as we entered into one of the largest issuance weeks this year. The weakness in the face of increased supply may indicate that there is still a lot of nervousness about the muni market.

  • The Battle for Europe’s Economic Soul Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:19 AM ET

    A list of measures EU heads of state will likely sign off on later this week could very well entrench Germany’s strength at the heart of Europe and the weakness of those on the periphery. CNBC'c Patrick Allen comments.

  • Finland Holds Key to Euro Zone ‘Grand Bargain’ Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:08 AM ET

    When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.

  • UK's Osborne to Offer Sweeteners Alongside Cuts Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne will this week offer Budget sweeteners to low earners, motorists and holidaymakers but has made plain there is no scope for giveaways or slackening the pace of cuts, the Financial Times reports.

  • 'Penny Lane' Protests Penny-Pinching UK Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 3:07 AM ET

    Liverpool residents have voiced their anger at cuts by the government, which will leave them without many public services they relied on. The Financial Times reports.


    The Obama administration has spent billions of dollars trying to prevent foreclosures, but with marginal success. Still, until the problem is under control, housing will struggle to recover.

  • One-on-One with Mitch McConnell Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Here's the transcript from my recent interview with top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell. One of the key points he made from my perch is that he wants a broad-based budget deal, but absolutely no tax hike.

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