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  • Herman Cain

    If done right, Herman Cain’s proposal to replace all federal taxes with a 9 percent income tax, 9 percent national sales tax, and 9 percent corporate tax makes good economic sense.

  • Italian PM Berlusconi Wins Key Confidence Vote Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a crucial vote of confidence on Friday, giving his struggling center-right government a new, but probably short, lease of life.

  • Milken Dream Act Reality Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 7:41 AM ET
    Milken Dream Act Reality

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the bill that could be a nightmare for tax payers.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • A Reading List for Occupy Wall Street Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    Occupy Minneapolis protesters

    People "occupying" various cities are unhappy with a financial system they see favoring the few over the many. Do many of them even know how the financial system works? Half the time I can't figure it out. Cognito, a financial sector PR agency, is here to help!

  • How Finland Could Bring the Euro's Demise Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Finland

    The Nordic country of 5 million people may decide to leave the single European currency and return to its markka if it is forced to cough up funds to support weaker euro zone members, Matthew Lynn, an analyst with Strategy Economics, wrote in a research note on Thursday.

  • Greek Default 'Would Mean the End of the Euro': Analyst Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
    Greece

    The domino effect of a Greek default is almost inevitable because of the integrated banking system within Europe, a consultant told CNBC Thursday.

  • Cain Beats Romney as GOP Frontrunner for Primary Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Herman Cain

    Business executive Herman Cain has jumped to the top of the volatile Republican presidential race in a campaign season dominated by economic anxiety.

  • Plosser One-on-One Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:41 PM ET
    Plosser One-on-One

    Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Fed president, explains why he does not see a double-dip recession happening in the United States.

  • Obama More Interested in Politics Than Progress: Ryan Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 10:25 AM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    President Obama needs to stop campaigning and start working with Republican lawmakers who are interested in finding common ground for policies that will improve the economy, Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

  • Cain: I'm the Only One Who Wants to Kill Tax Code Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    Herman Cain

    Now that Herman Cain's stock has been rising in the Republican presidential scrabble, he's drawing a clear line between himself and the other candidates when it comes to taxes.

  • Cain's Plan to Reform the Tax Code Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    Cain's Plan to Reform the Tax Code

    Highlights from his recent participation in the Republican presidential candidate debate, with Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate, who explain's his 999 plan for tax reform, including deductions for those who invest in business.

  • EU Politicians Are 'Playing With Fire': Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:08 AM ET

    Slovakia will most probably cave in to international pressure and vote for the expansion of the euro zone's bailout fund, but the previous rejection should serve as a lesson, analysts told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Romney Looks Past Rivals as Debate Focuses on Economy Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
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    Mitt Romney offered a robust defense of the health care plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts and sought to look beyond his Republican presidential rivals at a debate here Tuesday night by presenting himself as the leader who is best prepared to take on President Obama.

  • Pension Shortfall Nearly Doubles in September Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:19 AM ET

    The aggregate shortfall of UK corporate pension schemes soared in September and is now at its second-highest level, new industry data show, as falling markets and bond yields sharply reduced returns.

  • Republican Primary Debate Preview Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 7:49 PM ET
    Republican Primary Debate Preview

    A look at whether tonight's GOP debate is do-or-die for Gov. Rick Perry, with David Goodfriend, SiriusXM "Left Jab" co-host; Mark Simone, WABC Radio talk show host; and Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard news service.

  • Occupy Wall Street: Live Blog Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    This is a live blog of CNBC's "Speaker's Corner" hosted in New York City where the group, Occupy Wall Street has set up camp.

  • EU Banks Face Higher Capital Thresholds Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
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    European authorities plan to set a higher than expected capital threshold for the region’s banks and give them six to nine months to achieve that level or face government recapitalisations under the auspices of the eurozone’s 440 billion euro rescue fund, senior regulators said. The FT reports.

  • U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    U.S. Charges Two Men in Murder Plot

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. has charged two men, originally from Iran, for conspiracy to murder Saudi Arabian Ambassador.

  • Asher Edelman Supports Occupy Wall Street Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
    Asher Edelman Supports Occupy Wall Street

    "The government has given over $400B of free money to the banks and the only way we can pull ourselves out of this mess is to provide fiscal, with monetary policy," says Asher Edelman, ArtAssure founder/president who has joined in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the story.