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  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    The growing tension between China, Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea could lead to a miscalculation and further escalation between the parties, a former advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Friday.

  • Aerospace and Defense Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Libya to Resume Oil Production, Markets Eye Jackson Hole Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Libyan rebel fighters gather on the outskirts of Ajdabiya prior to a failed attempt to take the town from Mforces.

    Post-Gaddafi Libya could begin pumping oil in the next few months, as rebels secured oil infrastructure around Tripoli and edged closer to taking complete control of the country. However, oil markets are shifting their attention to concerns that the US might undertake further fiscal stimulus.

  • Energy Expert: Rates More Impact Than Libya     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    "The question about interest rates and cheap money is probably more important to the oil market and the commodities sector than what is happening in Libya right now," Johannes Benigni, managing director at research firm JBC Energy, told CNBC.

  • Private Sector Waits for Libya's Next Revival Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
    Lybian rebels deploy for a second day on several kilometres from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces that have encircled the town on March 22, 2011.

    Oil companies are understood to be preparing to move back into the North African country, which used to pump 1.6 million barrels per day before the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's government began six months ago.

  • As the nation tightens its budget belt, the century-old military retirement system has come under attack as unaffordable, unfair to some who serve and overly generous compared with civilian benefits.

  • Pakistan Lets China See US Helicopter Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 7:55 PM ET
    A crashed military helicopter is seen near the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a ground operation by US Special Forces in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. Pakistan said that the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US operation was a "major setback" for terrorist organisations and a "major victory" in the country's fight against militancy.

    Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top secret stealth helicopter that U.S. special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Faber: Brace for a Global 'Reboot' and a War Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 7:51 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Markets could rebound after Thursday's global sell-off, but investors should see any bounce as a selling opportunity, as the world economy rolls towards total collapse, Mark Faber, editor and publisher of the Boom, Doom and Gloom Report told CNBC Friday.

  • Is August an Underestimated Crisis-Prone Month? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Protestors escape tear gas fired by policemen in Athens.

    For Angela Merkel there are few things which are as set as her summer holidays. She always leaves Berlin for two weeks with her invisible husband for a hiking holiday in the Tyrol Alps.

  • Former Egypt President in a Cage     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 6:55 AM ET

    Former Egyptian president Mubarak is in a hospital bed, located in a cage in a Cairo court, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Mubarak faces charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: EDL (English Defence League) members demonstrate outside the US embassy in Mayfair against a rival Muslim protest condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The Muslim demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.

  • Domestic Demand to Corner Saudi Oil Exports: Experts Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 3:24 AM ET

    As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC. 

  • 10 High-Paying Government Jobs Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck.

    CNBC.com collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

  • Blue Waters, Black Oil in the South China Sea Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    China's flag flies over octagonal structures built on stilts in the Philippine-claimed Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea.

    Not a single Asian country with territorial claims in the South China Sea has installed an oil drill in the heart of the disputed region, but that might soon change.

  • As a Watchdog Starves, Wall Street Is Tossed a Bone Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Congress is starving the agency responsible for bringing financial wrongdoers to justice — while putting over $200 million that could otherwise have been spent on investigations and enforcement actions back into the pockets of Wall Street, the New York Times reports.

  • Scrap Metal Thieves May Have Stolen Warhead Parts Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 7:17 AM ET

    A train transporting defense gear from Romania to Bulgaria was broken into and military equipment went missing, Romanian military prosecutors said in a statement on Sunday.

  • Behind Battle Over Debt, a War Over Government Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 8:17 AM ET
    Barack Obama meets for budget talks with congressional leaders July 10, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L), and House Speaker John Boehner.

    Intense exchanges this week between the two parties have made it clear that this is not so much a negotiation over dollars and cents as a broader clash between the two parties over the size and role of government, reports the New York Times.

  • Egypt's Market Skids Another 3% As Unrest Grows Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    Continued political unrest caused Egypt’s benchmark stock index spacer to decline further on Monday, with added pressure coming from the selloff in other global markets.

  • Shell, Mitsubishi Expected to Sign Iraq Gas Deal Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    The Iraqi government is expected to sign a $12 billion gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi Corp on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported.

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