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Congress Political Leaders


  • Greek Crisis Concerns Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:40 AM ET
    Greek Crisis Concerns

    Raghavan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, wears a tuxedo to work every day and is on Squawk to discuss concerns over the Greek crisis. He says the larger interests in the EU have to come together politically and deal with the problem. He adds there's real opportunity in the emerging markets.

  • Can Strauss-Kahn Climb the Heights of Politics Again? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:49 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    As his former colleagues at the International Monetary Fund gather this week, the scandal surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be a specter in the background.

  • Looking for Work? Willing to Move to the UAE? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
    Dubai Construction

    With the jobless rate in the United States holding steady at 9.1 percent and the market showing no signs of near-term recovery, many Americans are considering looking abroad to combat their unemployment problem at home.

  • Clinton on Jobs and Obama Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    Bill Clinton

    As President Obama called on Congress today to adopt his “balanced” plan on entitlement cuts, tax increases and war savings to reduce the federal deficit. Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss jobs, global economies ahead of his annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York.

  • obama_barack_090511_200.jpg

    It could almost make your head spin. With an economy on the front end of another recession, President Obama’s tax attack on the folks who are most likely to succeed, invest, start new businesses, and create jobs is nothing short of staggering. Only liberal-left class-warfare ideology can explain this.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    Chairman Ben Bernanke changed this weeks Federal Reserve meeting from one day to two. He has to have a good reason, right? He said there is a lot to discuss, but there usually is. These guys are not without ego and want their say, and the Chair wants more time.

  • 'Most Dangerous Decade Since the 1950s': Strategist Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Frau Merkel lost another election. This time the one in the capital, in Berlin. That is, at least, the headline that tops most of the news on the outcome of this, the seventh regional election in Germany this year.

  • UK Facing $18.8 Billion Public Finances Black Hole Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Ministers are set to be told this autumn that a £12 billion ($18.8 billion) black hole has opened in the public finances, in a forecast that threatens to derail the coalition’s deficit reduction strategy and prolong austerity well into the next parliament, reported the FT.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    A strike deadline came and went Sunday night for Southern California grocery workers, but no one was walking off the job just yet as negotiations with supermarket chains continued and looked like they could last into the night.

  • 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

    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

    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.