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  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Admits 'Moral Failing' Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The former IMF chief admitted to a “moral failing” but denied he had sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in a widely-anticipated interview on French television.

  • White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 7:51 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    The president on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year that will replace the alternative minimum tax and ensure that the wealthy pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, the New York Times reports.

  • Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

    President Obama will propose a "Buffett Tax" on people earning more than $1 million a year when he unveils his deficit plan on Monday, the White House said.

  • Moody's Continues Review of Italy's Aa2 Rating Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:27 PM ET
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    Moody's Investors Service Friday left Italy's Aa2 foreign sovereign currency credit rating unchanged but reiterated that it remained on review for a possible downgrade.

  • Why the Euro's Headwinds Are the Aussie's Too Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    Sydney Harbor Bridge & skyline

    When Europe sneezes, other markets get a cold. Just watch the Australian dollar.

  • Chipping Away at Public Debt

    In the new book, the authors examine past attempts to re-establish sustainable public finances - what works, what doesn't and why.

  • White House Hid Worries Over Failed Solar Company Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    The Obama administration was worried about the financial health of a troubled solar energy company even as officials publicly declared the company in good shape, newly released emails show.

  • The Downturn Scenario Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:28 AM ET
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    The recession call is not conclusive. I’m the first to admit it. And my optimistic instincts rebel against the downturn scenario. But facts are facts. They must be reported. And the numbers aren’t good.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Lifts Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Euro leaders squabble and the Russian ruble is rocked - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Euro Collapse Could Lead to War: Polish FinMin Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:08 AM ET
    A tramway pass in the center of Warsaw on June 8, 2011. Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

    A collapse of Europe's monetary union would likely lead to a breakup of the European Union as a whole, posing significant risks to the region and even raising the possibility of war in the long term, Poland’s Finance Minister told CNBC.

  • Boehner: Job Creators in America are ‘On Strike’ Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:44 PM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner is calling for tax reform. In a speech today at the Economic Club of Washington, Boehner stressed the need to close loopholes and not raise income taxes that would hurt job growth.

  • Rep. Boehner One-On-One Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    Rep. Boehner One-On-One

    I think there are parts of the President's jobs plan where we can find some common ground, say House majority leader, John Boehner, discussing the similarities and differences in his plan to put Americans back to work and the White House plan.

  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde made remarks at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington ahead of the annual meetings of The World Bank and IMF. Lagarde said, "It is a dangerous phase of the crisis. But equally I think there is a way out and path to recovery."

  • Record Low Mortgage Rates Don't Matter Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    Mortgage

    Mortgage rates hit yet another record low this week, 4.09 percent on the 30-year fixed, according to Freddie Mac. This will only fuel President Obama's recent proposal to refinance more Americans into these lower market rates.

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    Over the summer, we witnessed the ugliness and partisan-nature of politics as the debt ceiling debacle took place. The nation's balance sheet needs to be fixed.

  • Asian Currencies Fall, European Leaders Flail Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:39 AM ET
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    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Jobless Claims Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless Claims

    Jim Iuorio, CME Group; Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder/Marcus Foundation; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli discuss the inflation numbers, CPI, initial jobless claims, and the Empire Manufacturing Index.

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    Greece needs a collective effort by itself, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the rest of the euro zone members to resolve the crisis, according to Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, who spoke to CNBC from the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

  • Why Europe Worries Barack Obama Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 5:19 AM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Poland on Thursday for a meeting with euro zone finance ministers set for Friday and attempt to push them to show leadership and get ahead of the euro zone crisis.

  • Stocks Rally May Go On, If Europe Allows It Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    News that Germany and France are ready to stand by Greece and avoid it leaving the euro helped stocks to rally following a conference call between Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.