Congress Political Leaders

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    A French bond sale fails to lift the euro, and the dollar is edging up - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • One-on-One with Ron Paul

    GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul discusses his ideas on what defines a conservative, third party candidates, the U.S. economy, and spending in Washington.

  • Cramer: Investors Want Certainty

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why it doesn't matter who wins the Presidential election, what matters most to potential stock buyers and sellers is certainty.

  • Newt's Next Stop: New Hampshire

    Responding to the Iowa caucus, with Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential candidate, who says Iowans were drowned by negative political ads. Gingrich says he will not run the type of negative campaigns and attack ads that Mitt Romney has run. Sharing his outlook for the November election, Gingrich adds that he finds it very hard to paint President Obama as a great job creator.

  • Wilbur Ross: Romney Will Win New Hampshire

    GOP candidate Mitt Romney has picked up momentum, says Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Company, who thinks Romney will win New Hampshire, with an overwhelming victory.

  • This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The anxious exchange of statements and explicit threats between the U.S. and Iran mark a notable escalation and leave the energy markets struggling to understand the implications.

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    The downturn in the euro zone's vast private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany, although the region still looks firmly on course for recession, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • Takeaways from Iowa

    Discussing the lessons learned from Iowa for Republicans and Democrats, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline.

  • CNBC's John Harwood has the update on the Iowa caucuses.

  • GOP Primary Concerns

    J.C Watts, Watts Partners, discusses Newt Gingrich's showing in Iowa, and a look at the GOP strategy, as the candidates finish up in Iowa and head to New Hampshire, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman.

  • Who's the Real Front-Runner in Iowa?

    Discussing the likely outcome of the Iowa caucus and a look ahead to New Hampshire's GOP primary and Mitt Romney's big lead there, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Bob Lutz, fmr. General Motors vice chairman; and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher. Also, an update from Iowa, with Robert Costa, Nation Review.

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    In 2011 investors had a lot to worry about. The euro zone crisis, credit rating downgrades, slowing growth, crisis in North Africa and the tragic nuclear and natural disasters which hit Japan all led to a relentless 12 months of market volatility.

  • Vladamir Putin

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a vision for a Soviet Union-lite he hopes will become a new Moscow-led global powerhouse. But, his planned Eurasian Union won't be grounded in ideology: This time it's about trade.

  • Iowa Caucus: Candidates Gaining Momentum

    CNBC's John Harwood has the highlights on which candidates are considered Iowa's front-runners.

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    UK chief financial officers (CFOs) see the break - up of the European single currency as the greatest threat to their businesses in 2012, a survey from the accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Tuesday.

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    The euro stays weak, the yen gets a lift, and Poland makes a move - it's time for your year-end FX Fix.

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    The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.

  • Pimco co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should resist pressure from European Union leaders to take part in inadequate bailout programs for European countries, Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Financial Times.

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    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in Europe in 2011. In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top.

  • Newt Gingrich, GOP presidential candidate, defends his flat tax plan, saying it has been developed over 20 years, and that the American people should be allowed to choose either to keep the current tax code or go to a single page, and pay 15%.