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    Men have finally wised up to the need for a prenuptial agreement, but after the recession, women are increasingly learning the joys of being protected — you know, just in case.

  • President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the US economy to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2010.

    A long-delayed bill to help struggling small businesses with easier credit and other incentives to expand and hire new workers is poised to clear its final hurdle.

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    To grow, the Middle East island nation of Bahrain needs to be part of a collaborative effort with its much bigger and oil-richer neighbors, Bahrain, His Highness Shaikh Bin Hamad al Khalifa, CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • City of New York Department of Sanitation

    New York City’s quasi-military $1.2 billion Department of Sanitation is the largest such municipal operation in the world.

  • Uncertainty about health-care costs and taxes is the rallying cry of some business leaders who say they’re putting off hiring and expansion till they know what those expenses will cost. Just how much weight that argument carries pitted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie against James Chanos founder of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, on CNBC Tuesday.

  • President Obama stayed on “pro-growth,” did not attack Wall Street but held his ground on the Bush tax cuts and other policies, CNBC guests said Monday, following a Town Hall meeting.

  • President Barack Obama

    High deficits and a lack of job growth underpin Obama's  awful poll numbers, but the foul mood is buttressed by a fundamental disagreement with policies the president has pursued that should be winners.

  • It’s the consumer, stupid. That was the message of Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), who told CNBC Monday that the consumer needs to come back for the economy to improve.

  • Dueling sentiments are tugging at President Obama as he is set to address the nation on CNBC Monday.  One is that he’s been “too nice to Wall Street,” according to a CNBC poll; the other is that he’s anti-business, a consensus discussed on CNBC Monday.

  • Taxes and jobs are some of the key issues that CNBC guests want to hear President Obama talk about at Monday's town hall meeting.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama lacks the popularity and credibility now to give Americans confidence about the economy, Washington Post reporter Neil Irwin told CNBC Friday.

  • In a scathing criticism of the Obama administration, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus told CNBC Friday that Treasury Secretary Geithner should have a reality-TV show about small business, because it would illustrate how out of touch the Obama administration is with the private sector.

  • Nancy Pelosi

    Had the Republicans taken control of Congress in 2008, the country would have sunk into a depression, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), told CNBC Thursday.

  • American healthcare reform

    The budget problems that come from federal spending and entitlements, such as Social Security, pale in comparison with the challenges of containing health care costs and maintaining Medicare at the level of treatment Americans expect, Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary, told CNBC Thursday.

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    In two weeks, Alexandra Mallosi, 29, will be packing her bags and leaving the quiet Athens suburb of Holargos for Abu Dhabi to start a job as a hotel sales manager. It was not a tough decision, reports the New York Times.

  • Deutsche Telekom

    Deutsche Telekom AG says its chief executive is one of eight people under investigation in a probe of suspected bribery in Macedonia and Montenegro.

  • The SEC is working to improve the way it monitors and regulates the markets. Here's what needs to be done.

  • More than half of all stock trades are the result high-frequency trading. Does that put the system at risk?

  • There's a whole new universe of new places to trade and new players doing the trading. How has it changed, and why? What does it mean for you?

  • Worries about the role ETFs play in changing the nature of how people invest and the market’s high correlation to itself.