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  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

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    Greece's crisis is roiling global currency markets,  but bitcoins - yes - are unscathed. Time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Greek Reshuffle Fails to Boost Confidence: Official Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Greece's hasty cabinet reshuffle has failed to boost confidence both domestically and internationally in the ability of the Greeks to help themselves out of the deepening debt crisis, Konstantinos Michalos, president, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told CNBC Friday.

  • Russia and China Best of BRICs: Jim O’Neill Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:39 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill

    Russia and China are the most attractive BRIC countries at the moment, according to Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • French Youth Asked to Answer World's Problems Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
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    On Thursday morning, French youth who took the test were asked “Is equality a threat to liberty?”, “Can one be right despite the facts?” or even “Is art any less necessary than science?”

  • What Happens If Greece Defaults? Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
    If Greece defaults on its sovereign debt, the effects will be global. Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Let's run through the dominoes that could fall after a Greek default.

    What happens if Greece defaults? Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Learn more.

  • Tired of the Euro Mess? Try a Trade Up North Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.

  • Markets Jittery as Greek Debt Crisis Worsens Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Markets took a tumble on Thursday on fresh worries about the Greek debt crisis and European policy makers were urged to come up with a credible plan to restructure the country's debt.

  • Greece Adds More Muck to Forex Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:10 AM ET
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    The euro is sliding, the safe-haven Swiss franc is rising, and everyone is watching Greece — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Government Bonds 'Should Be Avoided': Analysts Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
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    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • Investors Bet on Prospect of 'Greek Accident' Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
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    A new bet has been placed on the the Greek debt crisis. It backs a growing view among investors that Athens may be about to suffer a messy default that could spark a run on the country’s banks and a deeper eurozone crisis, the FT reported.

  • Nearly Half of US Think New Recession Is Coming: Poll Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Worries about the economy pose a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • In a Global Economy Can You Trust Your Gut? Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
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    Your success in today’s world is directly connected to your ability to work effectively in a variety of different cultures. But a lot of the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural effectiveness is based upon myth and anecdote more than evidence-based research.

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    New economic stats on retail sales from both China and the U.S. show there’s no double-dip recession out there — no matter what the bears-gone-viral may be telling you. No Armageddon. And no stock market crash either. Actually, Tuesday’s 123-point Dow gain to get back over 12,000 is a key sign that the stock correction may be over.

  • Greece Fears Grate, Swiss Growth Deflates Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Congress Is Taking Debt Ceiling Seriously: Schweikert Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
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    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Bank Chiefs' Average Pay Rises by 36 Percent Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 1:03 AM ET
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    Bank chiefs’ average pay in the US and Europe leapt 36 percent last year to $9.7 million, according to data compiled for the Financial Times, despite variable performance across the sector.

  • UK's Osborne to Endorse Bank Ring-Fence Proposals Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

  • Rupiah Is Rising, Roubini Is Glum Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 7:50 AM ET

    Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Why Was Stanley Fischer Excluded From IMF Race? Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:58 AM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    Stanley Fischer's candidacy for managing director of the International Monetary Fund was dismissed on grounds of age Monday, as the 67 year old is two years above the threshold of 65 demanded for the job.