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  • Obama to Send Jobs Plan to Congress Monday Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 8:50 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Barack Obama will try to keep steady pressure on Republicans on Monday when he announces that his $450 billion jobs plan is ready to be taken up by Congress, reiterating his call for lawmakers to quickly pass the bill. The FT reports.

  • Obama Sells Jobs Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    Obama Sells Jobs

    One day after revealing his jobs package, President Obama has hit the road urging voters to do whatever it takes to make lawmakers pass his bill. Also, discussing whether the President can strike a compromise with Republicans, with Jacob Lew, White House Director of the Office of Management & Budget.

  • Entrepreneurship & Obama's Jobs Speech Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    Entrepreneurship & Obama's Jobs Speech

    President Obama's speech was a good start and discussing what area job creation should prioritize and sharing perspective on President Obama's jobs speech, with Steve Case, Revolution CEO.

  • World Entering 'Dangerous New Phase': Lagarde Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:28 AM ET
    French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned that the global economy is entering a "dangerous new phase" on Friday, ahead of the G7 summit in Marseilles, France.

  • ‘Stupidity’ Created Euro: Wetherspoon Chairman Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 6:06 AM ET
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    The euro is nothing more than an economic mirage because it lacks the essential building blocks of a long-term secure currency, according to Tim Martin, chairman of UK pub restaurant chain JD Wetherspoon.

  • Greece

    The boss of the Greek debt office (PDMA) has told CNBC that Friday is not the deadline for the debt swap plan.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner, addressed both houses of the U.S. legislature to highlight his plan to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans on September 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    “We should pass this jobs plan right away,” said President Barack Obama as he addressed America and Congress, calling for an end to the political circus in Washington and action that would “actually help the economy.” With those words, the president threw down the gauntlet to his Republican opponents with a $447 billion dollar stimulus package aimed at boosting jobs before America goes to the polls late next year.

  • Previewing President Obama's Jobs Plan Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:37 PM ET
    Previewing President Obama's Jobs Plan

    Democrats are asking President Obama to be tough in his jobs speech tonight. Discussing the President's plan, with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Is British Pound About to Get a Beating? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
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    With all the action on the Continent, the British pound has been out of the spotlight. It's time for a look — and you might not like it.

  • How Are Traders Playing? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    How Are Traders Playing?

    Discussing investment strategies ahead of President Obama & Ben Bernanke's speeches, with Warren Meyers, DME Securities vice president of floor operations and Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners managing director.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • Presidential Debate Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET
    Presidential Debate

    Mitt Romney will have monetary support from CEOs and general popular support, Boris Epshteyn, founder and principal at Strategy International, told CNBC.

  • Technical Signals On Euro Spell Trouble: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:59 PM ET
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    It's not enough that the German court gave mixed signals to the euro. Now the technical patterns aren't looking so good either.

  • More Hurdles Ahead for the Euro, Strategist Says Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET
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    The Swiss National Bank and the German courts have changed the outlook for the euro - but it's still cloudy.

  • The President's Jobs Plan    Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story on the republican debate that will take place tonight in Simi Valley, and discusses what we should expect from President Obama's jobs speech tomorrow night.

  • Ballew: Another Recession? Not So Fast, My Friend Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    What's Next?

    As a clearer picture of third quarter economic activity is beginning to take shape an interesting image is being formed. The quarter is starting to look like the picture of economic activity most forecasters were projecting back in May and June—before the summer of discontent emerged in Washington and in financial markets. For those fearful of another recession, I borrow that famous phrase from college football analyst Lee Corso: “Not so fast, my friend!”

  • Johnson: All Job Growth is Local Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    It would appear that capitalism has a developed a terrible dependency issue, turning hostile and violent when there’s nothing left in the punch bowl. Unfortunately, new fears of a double dip recession have emerged, the caked residue of weak economic growth and a soft job market. On the heels of a 30-year spending spree and the party of our lifetime, we find ourselves searching for our equilibrium once again.

  • Stocks Soar as Italy and Greece Act on Austerity Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 8:51 AM ET
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    George Soros is warning the euro zone debt crisis could be worse than the Lehman crisis but stocks across Europe are sharply higher this morning following news from Athens and Rome on how they plan to tackle their budget deficits.

  • Markets 'Trying to Catch Falling Knife': Fund Manager Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The current market volatility and uncertainty has made finding what to buy even more difficult, Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, told CNBC.com Wednesday.