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  • Osborne Urged to Drop 50p Tax Rate Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 12:55 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne should drop the 50p top rate of income tax “at the earliest opportunity” to boost growth, according to 20 high-profile economists writing in the FT.

  • One-On-One with Mitt Romney Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 7:41 PM ET
    One-On-One with Mitt Romney

    Former Massachusett's Governor, Mitt Romney details his new jobs and economic plan.

  • Henes: Top 5 Economic Questions for the Fall Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
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    As fall begins, the economy is a mess. Unemployment is at 9.1 percent. The U.S. economy failed to add jobs in August. Consumer confidence is at record lows. The housing market is in despair. Europe is imploding. And, our political leaders cannot seem to put their differences aside to create some certainty and progress.

  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
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    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • Will German Court Decision Derail the Euro? Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    On Wednesday, investors will wait with bated breath for news from Germany again, where the Federal Constitutional Court has the power to make or break the fate of the euro zone.

  • Leaving Euro Would Cost Each German €8,000: UBS Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 5:16 AM ET
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    The cost to Germany of leaving the euro could reach €8,000 for each adult and child in the country and spell disaster for the global economy, according to economists at UBS.

  • Europe 'Likely to Go Into Recession': Strategist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
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    Europe is on the verge of recession and the US is already in a growth recession – an expression used by economists to show that growth is so slow that more jobs are lost than added, a strategist told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Any Euro Exit Would Cause 'Complete Chaos' Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:21 AM ET
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    The exit of any of the countries in the euro region from the single currency would cause "complete chaos" in that country and is "almost inconceivable", Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, told CNBC Tuesday as the euro zone debt crisis continued to loom over European markets.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told CNBC that his successor, Angela Merkel, should never have tolerated the Greece-bashing as the euro zone debt crisis unravelled.

  • Euro Land May Face Full-on Bond Meltdown: Economist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.

  • The Plan for Unemployment Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:49 PM ET
    The Plan for Unemployment

    A preview of President Obama's jobs plan to be delivered this Thursday to a joint session of Congress. And analysis of what needs to be done to create jobs in the U.S., with Steve Blitz, ITG, who says Obama's jobs plan won't work, and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo.

  • Europe's Effect on the U.S. Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:37 PM ET
    Europe's Effect on the U.S.

    Why what goes on in European economies has such an impact on the U.S. markets, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. And a trader triple play, with Eric Wilkinson, independent trader; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex; and Bill O'Neill, Logic Advisors, on gold. And can the EuroZone be saved, with Tony Nash, Economist Intelligence Unit, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • European Stocks Fall Sharply as Debt Fears Hit Banks Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
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    European shares fell sharply on Monday amid renewed fears over the euro zone debt crisis and a warning from Deutsche Bank’s CEO on the outlook for banks.

  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Friday’s disappointing US non-farm payrolls data showed no jobs where created in the US in August sending stocks sharply lower as fears over a recession intensified.

  • Greece Defends Progress on Reform Package Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Greece’s finance minister has staunchly defended his handling of the country’s relations with international lenders, accusing his critics of promoting “a mood of uncertainty and scaremongering,”  the Financial Times reports.

  • Three Stocks for This Market: PIMCO Fund Manager Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
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    Investors must be extra diligent when picking stocks in this tough economic environment, Anne Gudefin, fund manager at PIMCO Pathfinder, fund told CNBC Monday.

  • UK Set for More Money-Printing: Goldman Sachs Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
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    With the financial system facing renewed stress and global growth faltering economists at Goldman Sachs are predicting Britain will embark on a second round of quantitative easing in the coming months.

  • Don't Bet on a 'United States of Europe' Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
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    The man who ran Germany when the euro began trading has an idea to save the euro zone: the creation of a "United States of Europe."

  • 'We Need Fiscal Union': EU Commissioner Almunia Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    Greater fiscal and political union is needed in Europe, and will be discussed by euro zone leaders within months, Joaquin Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, told CNBC Saturday.