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  • Top Media CEOs Reveal Growth Strategies Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
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    Consumers are pinching pennies anywhere they can due to continued concern over the global economy , which for some means a willingness to cut services that aren't a necessity.

  • What Downgrade of Japan's Debt Really Means Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    The biggest takeaway from S&P's surprise downgrade of Japan's long-term sovereign debt rating to AA-minus may be the speed at which the bond vigilantes could switch their focus away from Europe—where it's been for one year—to Japan or the UK or the United States.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Fed Meeting Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

  • The Dow’s run at 12,000 comes as market pros are debating when and how deep the market could correct.

  • Steve Ellis

    Contrasted to last year, we are hearing a lot more about growth in this new reality, Steve Ellis, worldwide managing director of the consulting firm Bain & Company, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Obama Speech Seen Pushing Europe Stocks Up Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: Markets to Weigh Fed, Obama Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    President Obama's State of the Union address and the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement should both play up the improving U.S. economy.

  • A Hefty Price for Entry to Davos Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
    Everyone gets the same color badge chain. But badge colors highlight the WEF caste system.

    Chief executives, government leaders and academics around the world are headed to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week — a heady power gathering that mixes business, politics and Champagne in the Swiss Alps.

  • Tuesday: Need to Know Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 3:49 AM ET
    World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

    The breakfast conversations on the day before WEF officially starts have a somber tone, with discussions centering on the bombing at the international arrivals terminal at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

  • Divided But Standing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:33 AM ET

    At least for this year, the euro zone will remain united  and no country is likely to default, analysts told CNBC.com. But debt restructuring is on the horizon for later.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • The Fed kicks off its first meeting of 2011 Tuesday, as key stock indices edge toward psychologically important milestones.

  • Globalization Gets Complicated Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.

  • Investor Clouds Over Europe Are Lifting Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 12:40 PM ET

    Day by day, investors in Europe tell me their confidence is growing that the Union is moving decisively towards fixing its problems.

  • Dublin, Ireland

    Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan will press ahead with a plan to impose a 90 percent charge on bankers' bonuses when the budget bill is published on Friday, newspaper the Irish Independent reported.

  • Bank of America and General Electric are two heavy weights whose earnings should steer stocks into Friday's opening bell.

  • Why Some European Markets Rose Thursday Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hidden among an otherwise sea of red due to China fears, some markets rallied: Athens' ASE up 2.6 percent, Portugal's PS120 up 1.1 percent and Spain's IBEX spacer up 0.76 percent.  More importantly, there's a growing bid under peripheral European debt.

  • Morici: Slow Growth and High Unemployment to Persist Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 11:58 AM ET

    The outlook for GDP growth is better, but hardly exceptional, through the first half of 2011—something in the range of 3.3 percent through mid-2011. Inflation will remain below 2.5 percent and unemployment will remain at or above 9 percent into 2012.

  • The Euro Zone's Hidden Powerhouse Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 AM ET

    German gross domestic product will likely rise 3 percent in 2011, according to economists at Capital Economics. But their pick for next-strongest euro-zone economy tends to fly under the radar.