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Heard in Davos 2010: Dispatches from the Conference

  Saturday, 29 Jan 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

Heard In Davos: Looking Down On Egypt

Posted By: Kim Khan

The WEF's annual meeting doesn't officially end until late Saturday with a gala, but the morning feels like most cities after a big festival.

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  Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

A Themeless Davos

Posted By: Kim Khan

Want to stump Davos participants? Ask them what the big theme is this year.

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  Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 4:28 AM ET

Winding Road of Davos Conversation

Posted By: Kim Khan

While most conversations in WEF start off paying homage to the E of economics, delegates get burned out quickly. By Thursday afternoon, talk of markets and finance can take a back seat.

I approached Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson with an eye to asking him about his latest book. "Civilization: The West and the Rest" is an examination of 600 years of history and how the West managed to dominate. A fascinating topic.

The big take away? He's glad he's finished writing it and the proofs are out and now he lives more normally.

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  Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

Bring Back the Mosh Pit, Say Some In Davos

Posted By: Kim Khan

As I blogged earlier, there was a major extension of the WEF Congress Center. A newer, grand hallway, lots more room downstairs, a bigger media center and the addition of a "health bar" that just seems to have smoothies on offer.

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  Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:50 AM ET

The Economy, Any Way You Slice It

Posted By: Kim Khan

Pizza has a big place in the Davos diet. At almost every bar and restaurant in the town it's on the menu and the CNBC team practically lives on it during the WEF. It's quick, filling and, depending on the toppings, can provide a nutritional boost.

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  Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:35 AM ET

Drinking Up Davos With Coca-Cola

Maria Bartiromo kicked off her global coverage with one of the most recognized franchises in the world, Coca-Cola.

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  Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:29 AM ET

Thursday: Need to Know

Posted By: Kim Khan

The United States continues to be the major conversation point at a World Economic Forum lacking a definitive major issue.

While the outlook for the US in Davos has been fairly bullish, the Federal Reserve said that it is cautious on the outlook for growthand will continue its bond-buying program.

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  Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

Bullish on the US? Game On!

Posted By: Kim Khan

Gambling is a subject that comes up a lot in Davos. There's a large casino right near the Piano Bar, only a short distance from the Congress Center. Participants are constantly asked for their expertise so people can put their money on one scenario or another. And, really, after a few drinks, sleep-deprived, hedge-fund managers can wager on some pretty odd things.

And who is "Heard in Davos" not to join the party?

On CNBC, C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, made a bold proposition. He bet a steak dinner at the WEF annual meeting 2012 if the US economy doesn't grow 4.0 percent this year.

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  Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:31 AM ET

CNBC Debate: Boost Jobs by Education, Entrepreneurs

Posted By: Kim Khan

A focus by countries on developing a skilled workforce through improvements in education is necessary, according to participants in a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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  Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:16 AM ET

Drinking Up Davos With Coca-Cola

Posted By: Lulu Chiang

Big things are happening in Davos this year!

Maria Bartiromo kicked off her global coverage with one of the most recognized franchises in the world, Coca-Cola.

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