Congress Political Leaders

  • 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.

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    The Pentagon doesn’t know what happened to more than $100 million in cash held at Saddam Hussein’s palace in Baghdad during the Iraq war, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

  • Greek Default Not in Cards: German Finance Minister

    "I am convinced we can avoid a Greek default," Wolfgang Schauble, Germany Federal Minister of Finance tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "We are trying to do a growth friendly deficit deduction," he adds. Oilli Rehn, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, also weighs in.

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    New SEC rules requiring companies to obtain an advisory shareholder vote approving executive compensation went into effect one year ago as part of the corporate governance reform measures under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010. Today, executive compensation remains a hot button issue and companies and investors alike are anxious to gauge the impact of the new rules and predict what the coming proxy season holds.

  • Santelli on Debt Ceiling Rise

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the Senate vote to increase the debt ceiling.

  • French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    Where is Greece's Papademos? Where is Mario Monti? What happened to the prime ministers of Spain and Portugal? Were they not invited to the Davos Summit? Surely, they were.

  • Gingrich: Romney's the Anti-Reagan Republican

    Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, defends his conservative credentials, saying, the recent attacks against him are once again painting a falsehood, that Romney's campaign is trying to smear him and distort his entire history.

  • Gingrich: Romney Doesn't Understand the 'Real' World

    GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich discusses private equity firms, like Bain Capital; Swiss bank accounts; Romney's large annual income, which Gingrich alleges comes from no work; and Mitt's political record, saying "there is a big difference between somebody being effective in business and being effective in government."

  • Fiorina: Pro-Growth Policies Needed for Recovery

    I don't think we are going to get the kind of substantial and sustainable recovery we need unless we put in place the policies that are pro-growth, says Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard chairman/CEO.

  • U.S. Market Lookahead: Investors Digest FOMC Comments and  Earnings Rush

    Netflix is the stock to watch as the company blew through expectations and beat the Street; The markets are continuing to digest comments from the FOMC yesterday; Investors anticipate another earnings rush today with AT&T, Caterpillar and 3M set to report and look ahead to day's economic data, including weekly jobless claims and durable goods and Greece's debt crisis continues to remain unresolved, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.