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  • Goldman Intern Had Link to Libyan Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:08 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs gave a paid internship to a top Libyan official’s relative while the bank was carrying out lossmaking trades on behalf of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • What's Wrong with This Euro Zone Picture? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 3:22 PM ET
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    The bickering continues in Europe as a critical deadline looms for Greece — but you wouldn't know it from watching the euro against the dollar.

  • US Lacks Vision, Strategy to Be Exceptional: Welch Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    The United States lacks a "fundamental strategy" for being the "most innovative, the most productive, the most competitive country on Earth," former General Electric chairman Jack Welch told CNBC Monday.

  • Will Israeli Role Count Against Fischer? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
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    In the race to become head of the International Monetary Fund, nationality is one of many factors that can help or hinder individuals, but few candidacies have the potential to be as charged as that of the Bank of Israel chief, Stanley Fischer.

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    As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I am particularly focused on ways to increase small company access to capital and bridge the gap between lenders and borrowers.

  • Farr: Can America Be Fixed? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
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    For America to return to better days we have to start by thinking better of ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard.

  • Turkey: Analysts Warn of Overheating Risks Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:21 AM ET
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    Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP won a comfortable majority in the Turkish elections, but the Prime Minister's desire to change the constitution could distract the new government from managing an overheating economy, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Why the French Work This Holiday for No Pay Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:01 AM ET
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    Pentecost, from the Ancient Greek pentếkosta, meaning fiftieth, is the Christian holiday celebrating the Holy Spirit descending on the Apostles fifty days after Easter.

  • Two Football Fields of Money Achieved What? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:43 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • U-turn Puts Germany on Collision Course with ECB Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    In order for a deal on Greece to be agreed, Germany dropped its demand for restructuring of Greek debt and some pain for private bond holders.

  • Tim Pawlenty

    Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty turned out a blockbuster economic-growth plan this past week, including deep cuts in taxes, spending, and regulations. It’s really the first Reaganesque supply-side growth plan from any of the GOP presidential contenders. And he caps it all off with a defense of optimism as he charges ahead with a national economic growth goal of 5 percent.

  • Austerity Isn't Working; It's Time for a Plan B Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 it feels as if markets are never that far away from another bad news story.

  • 'Tired of Obama' Taking Keynes' Name in Vain Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
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    To spend or not to spend. That is the question dominating the thoughts of economists and politicians across the world as the impact of austerity, or lack of it, on growth rates slowly becomes apparent.

  • German Parliament Votes in Favor of New Greece Aid Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 5:18 AM ET

    The German parliament voted in favor of a resolution on Friday from the ruling coalition parties to back additional aid for Greece.

  • Divided OPEC Losing Control of Oil Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 2:27 AM ET
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    As OPEC ministers met in Vienna this week it became clear that the cartel is now divided between those wanting to raise output, like Saudi Arabia, and those wanting to hold it and keep prices high.

  • Barracks Sale Tests London Property Market Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 12:52 AM ET
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  • Why Not Print Your Own Money? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 7:57 AM ET
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    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa Says: Why Not Print Your Own Money?

  • Iceland Ex-Premier Charged, Could Others Follow? Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
    Punkaharju, FINLAND: Iceland's Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde waves to photographers after steering a timber tractor during the Nordic premiers meeting in Punkaharju, 19 June 2007. The Nordic Prime Ministers meet in Punkaharju to discuss current topics on the United Nations and the European Union. AFP PHOTO LEHTIKUVA / Pekka Sakki *** FINLAND OUT *** (Photo credit should read PEKKA SAKKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Geir Haarde, Iceland's former prime minister, has been charged with criminal negligence over his part in the collapse of the country's banking sector in 2008, the first credible attempt to hold a head of government accountable for the failures in oversight that led to the global financial crisis.

  • Investors Move to Sidelines: Barclays Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:48 AM ET
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    Economic data on both sides of the Atlantic pointing to a slowdown is rattling investors' nerves and is likely to keep them on the sidelines for the rest of the month, Barclays Capital expects.

  • Rich, Famous and Powerful Converge at Bilderberg Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference, which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday, retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power.