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Clinton Global Initiative 2012

  • At CGI, Romney and Obama Will Have A Close Call Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:23 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's not known exactly what the presidential candidates will talk about, but the theme of this year’s conference is decidedly non-political. In fact, it's downright world-builder-y: "Designing for Impact."

  • A Wal-Mart for Libya? Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Former US President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in September 2008 in New York.

    Not long ago, most American companies were urged by the U.S. government to avoid doing business with Libya. It was a pariah state, a sponsor of terrorism, a sworn enemy of the West. But former President Bill Clinton asked the chief executive of Wal-Mart if he would open a store in Libya.

  • Hillary Clinton: Raise Taxes on the Rich Everywhere Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    Free-market types will urge freer markets, even when these take the form of the kind of corrupt privatization that gave rise to Russia's oligarchs. And the Obama administration, well, it thinks the wealthy need to be taxed more — everywhere.

  • Is Jimmy Wales a Credible Source on Wikipedia? Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 3:26 PM ET
    Jimmy Wales

    Over the years there have been countless times when a person actually involved directly with something covered by a Wikipedia article attempted to correct a factual error, only to be told by Wikipedia’s editors that their own first person accounts were not considered verifiable or reliable.

  • The UN's View of Freedom and Ours Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

    The Secretary-General is saying that the kind of freedom of expression which our Supreme Court has held — time and time again — to be absolutely protected under the constitution just “cannot be protected” in his view.

  • Did Barack Obama Just Mandate An Ex-Pat Package? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

    President Barack Obama lashed out a “modern slavery” during his speech to the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday, announcing a new executive order expressly banning U.S. government contractors from engaging in human trafficking.

  • The Year of Gaming Woes Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    Every industry has down cycles, but for several companies in the videogame space, 2012 can't end soon enough.

  • 'Modern Warfare' Not Best-Selling Game to Date Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    There aren't a lot of sure bets in the videogame industry, but for the past few years the "Call of Duty" franchise was a pretty safe place to put your money.  Even after the holidays, they've led the game sales pack for at least the first few months of the following year — but not this year.

  • Clinton on Jobs and Obama Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    Bill Clinton

    As President Obama called on Congress today to adopt his “balanced” plan on entitlement cuts, tax increases and war savings to reduce the federal deficit. Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss jobs, global economies ahead of his annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York.

  • Pres. Clinton's View of Private Equity     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Bill Clinton ruffled some feathers at the White House when he defended Mitt Romney's role at the private equity firm Bain Capital. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asked him about that in an exclusive interview.