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  • Social Security Overhaul: An Obama Legacy? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.

  • China Selects New Leaders Behind Closed Doors     Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 6:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on who's going to be running China for the next few years and cracking down on corruption in the country.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including an interest rate policy announcement from the ECB and Bank of England due later this morning.

  • Worries about a looming U.S. “fiscal cliff” are hurting risk appetite and weighing on global equity markets, although Asian shares should weather the storm better than other markets, analysts said.

  • China’s leadership transfer is more choreographed than a Bolshoi Ballet holiday production of Swan Lake. Before next week is out, Xi Jinping will be President, Li Keqiang will be Premier. It’s preordained, preconceived, and the polar opposite of a U.S. election that’s down to the wire.

  • Why Asian Currencies Should Celebrate Obama's Win Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 12:41 AM ET

    Asian currencies have had a good run so far this year against the U.S. dollar, and analysts expect further upside as President Barack Obama’s re-election signals an end to China bashing and raises hopes of further monetary easing.

  • Why Bank of Korea’s Work Is Done for the Year Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    South Korea’s central bank, which cut interest rates twice this year, may hold off on further easing for the rest of the year amid signs the economy is bottoming and as the nation prepares for presidential elections on December, economists say.

  • As China ushers in a once-in-a-decade leadership change with the start of the ruling Communist Party’s congress on Thursday, a senior member of the Chinese government says the new generation of leaders will maintain the status quo - continuing policies of the outgoing team.

  • How Marketers Can Get the Rich Elderly to Spend Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 9:25 PM ET

    The "Mature" market accounts for the majority of America's wealth and here is how companies can tap into it.

  • EUR to Hit 1.32 by Year End     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Elsa Lignos, Senior Currency Strategist at RBC Capital Markets says that the Eur will hit 1.32 against the dollar as markets haven't fully priced in the positive impact of Draghi's actions back in August.

  • Deceleration is Over in China     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    John Hudak, Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution says that the deceleration is over in China and the new leadership recognize that double digit growth is not possible.

  • Gridlock in Washington     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Larry Kantor is MD & Head of Research at Barclays says that Washington will probably extent its current policies to avoid a fiscal cliff until a compromise can be found.

  • Will China's New Leadership Usher Bull Run for Stocks? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 6:07 PM ET

    China’s battered stock markets may finally have something to cheer about – a once-in-a-decade leadership change.

  • Market Sell-Off Due to Greece, Not Obama     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners says that the market sell-off overnight had nothing to do with Obama's re-election but instead renewed fears about Greece.

  • Auto Bailout Ultimately Steers Obama to Victory Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    I doubt we'll ever be able to quantify exactly how many votes in Ohio and Michigan Governor Mitt Romney lost for the way his campaign bungled the issue of the auto bailout.

  • China’s New Leaders - Growth During Transition Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    As the Party Congress begins, the momentum increases for structural reforms in China.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Up on Obama Win     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 6:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stock move higher on President Obama's re-election win, and better-than-expected earnings.

  • China at a Turning Point as New Leadership Takes Over Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 1:34 AM ET

    Americans have just voted on who will govern them for the next four years, now China is poised to usher in a new generation of leaders that will rule the world’s second largest economy for the next 10 years.

  • 10 People You Should Know in China Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 1:23 AM ET

    While there is a lot of interest in China's new generation of leaders, who are expected to keep the Asian giant on the path of growth, there are also individuals who are working behind the scenes, broking deals and influencing decision making. We've put together a list of 10 most important people to know in China who are likely to have an impact on the country’s future. Our top 10 includes China’s elite who exert political influence, are economic leaders and well known social figures. Find out which Chinese politicians, heads of key organizations and businessmen and women you should watch out for.

  • Suzuki’s Small Cars Were Wrong Fit in US Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 10:19 PM ET

    For all of Suzuki’s tough talk about its “brush-busting” Samurai off-roader, the Japanese automaker never made it big in the United States. Its cars were too small, its safety record iffy and its branding a bit too comical (Suzuki Sidekick, anyone?). The NYT reports.

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