Congress Political Leaders

  • United Nations, New York city

    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

  • Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    A series of tit-for-tat statements between Iran and the European Union showed no signs of abating on Saturday, with the Iranian Oil Minister saying that oil exports “will certainly be cut to some European countries.”

  • Mitt Romney

    That great phrase was coined by the late Jack Kemp, who believed that growth and opportunity for all is the answer to poverty - Does Mitt Romney understand this?

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    The White House Bubelieves that big trends — like rising wages in developing countries, falling wages in America and a weaker dollar — have made moving work to or keeping work in the United States a much more viable option. The New York Times reports.

  • Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    An Iranian missile under construction, caught up in a mysterious blast in November, had a range of 6,000 miles, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech outside Tel Aviv, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Donald Trump Endorses Mitt Romney

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President, live from the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas.

  • Mitt Romney

    The 2012 presidential campaign offers Republicans the opportunity for a robust debate on the roles of free markets and state intervention in defining the opportunities the economy offers Americans.

  • Vladamir Putin

    The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.

  • Mitt Romney

    During his presidential campaign in 2007, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised that a trust overseeing his financial portfolio would shed any investments that conflicted with GOP positions toward Iran, China, stem cell research and other issues.

  • Romney Wins Florida in A Landslide

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the highlights from Florida's primary and the negative campaigning between candidates.

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    After hitting the highest level since the euro's creation, unemployment in the 17-member single currency area will show no signs of abating, adding to worries that a prolonged recession may be in the cards, analysts said.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Below $100

    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.

  • As the US government spends an unprecedented amount of money to fix the nation's economy, there is an equally great need to raise the cash to pay for it. This is accomplished through borrowing, whereby Uncle Sam sells Treasury securities of varying maturity. For investors, the government bills, notes and bonds are considered a safe financial product because they have a guaranteed rate of return, based on faith in future US tax revenues. The government has been partially funding operations via Tr

    Much of the U.S.'s $15 trillion-plus debt is held by the private sector, but about 40 percent is held by public entities, including parts of the government. Here's who owns the most.

  • Bill Gross

    The European Central Bank won't solve the euro zone's debt crisis as long as the European Union behaves like a "dysfunctional" family, Bill Gross, Pimco founder and co-chief investment officer, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Global Markets Update: The Bull Run in Gold Continues

    U.S. markets lose early gains after a surprise drop in consumer confidence. Homebuilders are down today after home prices fall again. RadioShack shares plunge after the company severely lowers its Q4 forecast. And the bull run in gold appears to remain intact.

  • Time for a Ron Paul Dollar?

    Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), and GOP presidential candidate, discusses why the U.S. dollar needs to be backed by gold, saying "if we had a gold standard, you couldn't spend", referring to out of control government spending, and its impact on the U.S. economy.

  • Greece

    There are two primary questions: will a default by Greece actually occur? And, if a default occurs, what will happen?

  • Global Markets Update: Europe Extends Losses as Wall Street Slumps

    Markets in Europe extend losses as Wall Street slumps. Bank stocks among the biggest losers. Yields fall in the latest 5- and 10-year auction of Italian debt. Negotiations between Greece and private-sector creditors continue. Underwriters hike cost of insuring Portugal bonds and want upfront payment. And Germany's Merkel to actively support re-election efforts of Frances's Sarkozy.

  • Florida Buildings

    Shifting demographics and long-term despair add an unpredictable element to the GOP presidential fight for Florida,  The New York Times reports.

  • Class Warfare Between Public, Private Sectors

    Insight on the GOP candidates that have a chance to be nominated, with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who also discusses Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's re-election and the class warfare between private sector versus public sector.