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The madness in Libya has escalated beyond the level seen in Egypt—even during its darkest hours, just prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime.
Recent counts of the dead in Egypt put the death toll from the uprising at well over 300 .
Video of plain clothes police officers in Tahrir Square, clubbing demonstrators while mounted on horseback or riding camels, remain the indelible images of the regime's brutality — proof that Mubarak had little reservation about sending in goons to bust skulls when his regime was teetering on the brink of collapse.
Since yesterday was President's Day, I found it only fitting to focus my column on some of the most important policy decisions that have helped shaped our nation. Nick Ragone, a presidential historian whose latest book is called "Presidential Leadership: 15 Decisions That Changed The Nation," sat down with me and offered me his perspective on some of these key economic and foreign policy events.
When news broke last week that the California Public Employees' Retirement System was suing former Lehman executives, we immediately started wondering what these folks are up to now.
Three Lehman executives were named in the suit: former CEO Dick Fuld and former CFOs Chris O'Meara and Erin Callan.
Our investigation into O'Meara and Fuld continues. But we do have some intelligence on Erin Callan.
Fret not: Saudi prince tells CNBC Saudi Arabia Will protect world oil supply. [CNBC.com's Patrick Allen]
Mozilo walks! [DealBook]
It's not a bubble – It's a chain letter. [PE Hub | Hat Tip: Term Sheet]
"SEC Case Prompts Hedge Funds to Sweep for Bugs" [CNBC.com via Financial Times]
Dynegy CEO and CFO to Leave After Failed Icahn Bid [The Street.com]
It may feel like spring in New York City—but fall is in the air. Models have been strutting their stuff for fashion week.
NetNet went fashion forward with The Style File Group Analyst & CNBC Contributor Hitha Prabhakar and CRT Capital Group Retail Analyst Leah Hartman to find out which retailers could profit from the fall trends.
Prabhakar was asked about what she saw on catwalk. Based on Prabhakar's observations, Hartman tells us which retailers will likely benefit—to help get your portfolio all dolled up.
As government economists and Fed apologists continue to dismiss inflation pressures, the fear that easy money and commodity pressures are about to come home to roost is building.
While Michael Pento at Euro Pacific Capital and a handful of others have been pounding the table about inflation ever since the Federal Reserve began quantitative easing, the sentiment is beginning to spread.
The scandal-plagued head of health-care investment banking has resigned to focus on family.
2015 is shaping up as the year the U.S. consumer will have to shine the light for the rest of the world—or else.
Softer talk on Ukraine from Russian President Vladimir Putin may be an early sign of recovery, said Christopher Granville.