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  • Mortgage

    Four million Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers could stand to save hundreds of dollars per month refinancing their home mortgages under new programs that were not available until just a few short years ago.

  • Zafran: Betting on the Population Boom Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Tassos Economou, iGroup founder, is not optimistic about the longevity of the new government, adding that austerity cannot work without growth.

  • A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Michalis A. Michael, founder and chief executive of DigitalMR, takes a historical look at the economic decline of Greece, and the potential impact of Greek schools' curriculum.

  • Have the Greeks Done Us a Favor? Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Greek and EU Flags

    Greece's current chapter offers us a valuable lesson into the impact of democracy in action, writes Robert Diamond of Fernbrook Partners. What are the other lessons learned?

  • Rivas-Micoud: Three Potential Euro Zone Outcomes Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    If Angela Merkel had been president of the U.S. in 2008 and 2009, the Federal government would not have invested $700 billion to bail out the financial and automobile industries.

  • Greece

    To put it simply, Greece's financial woes have been brewing for decades as the Greeks consistently voted in representatives across the political spectrum who promised the people more than the economy could deliver.

  • Mausner: Euro Crisis Presents Buying Opportunities Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 2:31 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Emotional sell-offs related to the fears of any country's exit or other euro zone related issues are tremendous buying opportunities for high quality multinational U.S. stocks — they are extremely cheap, their businesses are growing and the entirety of the euro zone, generally speaking, makes up less than 20 percent of U.S. exports.

  • Reum: Successfully Marketing Liquor through Facebook Friday, 25 May 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    With Facebook’s just completed IPO and its familiar icon on the homepages and business cards of companies and brands worldwide, it’s pedantic to say the social network site has changed the way we as marketers connect to consumers.

  • Koita: Will Facebook Revolutionize Healthcare?  Friday, 18 May 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
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    "The healthcare industry is being significantly impacted by Facebook and social media. The use of these social media channels has led to a significant shift in the way we engage internally as well as with the external world. "

  • Facebook

    Facebook has become an integral part of the recruiting process. It’s given employers an opportunity to learn more about prospective candidates and has allowed organizations to gain intelligence on a person’s ideals and background.

  • Sweeney: Facebook Advertising Money Is In the Movies  Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    GM has learned what the savvy marketers already knew – people are not looking to buy on Facebook…yet. Facebook users believe their life (and the lives of their friends) is the most entertaining of 24/7 cinema; because they are the stars.

  • Anastasios Economou, managing director of igroup, told CNBC, "The best case scenario for Greece would be to have a government, I clearly believe that no government is the worst possible outcome but I do think at this stage it is very hard for us to form a government unless we end up going back to elections in a month and a half."

  • Survey: CEO Confidence Surges     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    A recent survey shows enthusiasm among U.S. CEOs is as high as it's ever been but will it lead to more hiring? Alan Zafran, Luminous Capital and David Ellis, GemCap, weigh in.

  • Karsten: Will Student Debt Lead to a Financial Crisis? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Parents and students have an array of options for financing education costs, including private loans from banks, tapping home equity credit lines and dipping into retirement accounts. However, the quest to provide a better life for their children can create a lager financial mess for the parents.

  • The rampant inflation in the cost of U.S. higher education since 1980 makes gasoline and healthcare price hikes over the same period look like an Indy car racing a pair of old-school Volkswagen vans.

  • What if a college did not spend its resources on sports stadiums? What if it quit the competitive "arms race" and did not build climbing walls and multimillion dollar student unions? What if a college did not spend its students’ resources on top "name brand" researchers, who undergraduates rarely see? In fact, what if there was no faculty tenure at all?

  • Fransmart

    For the first time in history, it may be considered frugal to eat out!

  • Cyr: Food Inflation Squeezing Juice Business Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
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    Consumers have been squeezed – and it shows in their purchasing behavior. In our business, each 1% increase in price typically reduces consumption by 1%.

  • Mayorga Coffee

    Through an 18 month period, we saw our overall cost of goods increase 40% and we challenged ourselves to take on the brunt of the impact.

About Young Presidents' Organization

  • CNBC and YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) have an exclusive editorial partnership. A key component of this partnership is regional Chief Executive Networks in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. These Networks are made up of cross-sections of YPO's unrivaled global membership of 20,000 top executives on the frontlines of the economy, running companies that collectively generate $6 trillion in annual revenues and employ 15 million people in more than 120 countries. These top executives provide must-see point-of-view commentary about the news and issues affecting the global economy.

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