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  • Syria Has a Driver's Seat, and the US Isn't In It Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    Protestors wave Free Syria's flags and chant slogans during a demonstration.

    There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.

  • Fed's Bond-Buying Taper Is Least of Banks’ Worries Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    Banks have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with quantitative easing. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry's best friend threatened to become a foe.

  • Paul Tudor Jones Issues an Apology Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Paul Tudor Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of Tudor Investment Corp.

    After taking some serious heat for remarks that suggested mothers can't be good traders, Paul Tudor Jones issued this apology.

  • Yes, Mr. Jones. Mothers Can Be Great Traders Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    Paul Tudor Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of Tudor Investment Corp.

    Finerman responds to Paul Tudor Jones' comment that trading is difficult for mothers because connecting with a child is a "focus killer."

  • Why This Week Could See Start of Risk-Off Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    The deteriorating economic and political triggers in Europe appear likely to cause a bout of serious risk-off, Mike Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal said.

  • Central Banks in Focus: Time to Risk It? Monday, 20 May 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    I was just at an interesting lunch with Garry Kasparov, the man who became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. He held the title as the world's top player for 20 years before retiring to pursue other chess and non-chess related interests.

  • Yoshikami: What Happens After Ben? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:26 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    While it is true that Federal Reserve policy is often led by the Chairman, it is clear that most governing members believe that the current course of action is the correct one.

  • Why 'Boring, Dull, Passive' Investing Is Working Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    The least lucrative strategy for the investment banks and stockbrokers is "buy and hold" and it's the "buy and hold" investors who have made most of the money so far since those 2012 lows. Steve Sedgwick, Anchor at CNBC Europe writes.

  • Hank Greenberg on China, Iran and Soviet 'Minders' Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Hank Greenberg

    Hank Greenberg, the former head of insurance giant AIG, tells CNBC about building AIG from a small domestic insurance company into the mammoth global player that it became.

  • Bargaining Power: Kurds on the Rise in Iraq Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    The Iraqi government and Kurdistan authorities put together a deal that could see the Kurds resume oil exports to Iraq in return for a revision of the Iraqi 2013 budget.

  • US, Russia Teaming vs. Terror? Don't Count On It Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    U.S. intelligence failures can be attributed to a lack of cooperation among internal U.S. agencies. An increase in cooperation with external agencies simply isn't feasible.

  • Golden Week Loses Its Shine for Hong Kong Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    Three times a year, during Lunar New Year, this time of year, and the National Day holidays in October, a wide swath of the country essentially shuts down as people venture around the nation and beyond.

  • The Hack Attacks and the Markets Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    CFTC's Bart Chilton notes that financial technology is a lot like automobile traffic...you need laws to keep things from running amok.

  • Marathon Bombings: Russia's 'I told You So' Moment? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama

    The Boston Marathon bombings were a wake-up call to Americans who may have forgotten about spectacular terrorist attacks in a distant part of the world.

  • Yoshikami: What's Wrong with China Equities? Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    China reported GDP growth below many analysts expectations and the markets shuttered. What's happening with this once-strong growth engine for the global economy?

  • The 'Chavismo' Hasn't Left Venezuela Just Yet Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Venezuela's newly elected president, Nicolas Maduro.

    Venezuela's new president will govern as he thinks Chavez would have and oil and gas investors can expect a perpetuation of the status quo.

  • Is Carnival's CEO Ready to Face Shareholders? Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 8:53 PM ET
    Mickey Arison, CEO Carnival Corp.

    It's a big week for Carnival cruise lines and CEO Micky Arison -- they have to face shareholders and Congress is breathing down their neck. Is Arison up to the task?

  • China Makes Energy Push Into Mexico and Canada Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET
    Oil storage tanks in Mexico.

    While China's interest in Canadian energy assets has been relatively well documented, at least in the Canadian press, Beijing is also courting Mexico, and receiving a warm welcome.

  • The Dollar Is Getting Stronger: Farr Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar index has increased over 5 percent since the beginning February. So what should your next move be?

  • Yes, It's True: Barbie May Save the World Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, and Harper Collins are among many corporations setting sustainability standards for things like paper and packaging.

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