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Congress Political Leaders


  • UBS Threatened to Scale Back in London Over HQ Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 12:44 AM ET

    UBS threatened to scale back its presence in London if the government followed advice from a heritage body that effectively blocked the redevelopment of its City of London headquarters, reported the FT.

  • MF Global Responds Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:41 PM ET
    MF Global Responds

    MF Global responds to reports that the company's CEO, John Corzine, may be next in line to run the Treasury Department, saying he's received no offer.

  • Corzine Back to D.C.? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    Corzine Back to D.C.?

    Is it possible that former U.S. Senator and current MF Global CEO John Corzine could return to Washington, this time as Treasury Secretary? CNBC's John Carney & John Harwood discuss the likelihood.

  • Spending Cuts Seen as Step, Not as Cure Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    There is something you should know about the deal to cut federal spending that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday: It does not actually reduce federal spending, the New York Times reports.

  • Is August an Underestimated Crisis-Prone Month? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Protestors escape tear gas fired by policemen in Athens.

    For Angela Merkel there are few things which are as set as her summer holidays. She always leaves Berlin for two weeks with her invisible husband for a hiking holiday in the Tyrol Alps.

  • Swiss Franc Slides, Euro Lifts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    A Swiss rate cut dents the franc and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Italian Bond Selloff Becoming Self-Fulfilling? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    Events on Wednesday could prove crucial to attempts to again come to grips with the European debt crisis, after Italian borrowing costs hit a 14-year high on Tuesday.

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    The economy is in big trouble, and the world’s central banks may be running out of ways of turning it around, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • US Debt Clashes to Continue, Downgrade Likely: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    The US is likely to see its debt downgraded by the credit rating agencies, despite the passage of a bill to raise the country's debt ceiling on Monday, analysts told CNBC.

  • 'The Bear Market Is Starting': Marc Faber Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.

  • US Rating 'Will Remain Under Pressure': Fitch Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    Fitch's triple-A rating on U.S. debt is safe—for now—but that could change if "fundamental weakness" in the economy isn't addressed, Fitch's head of sovereign ratings said on CNBC.

  • Euro or Dollar? The Ugly Contest Is Back On Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:01 PM ET

    The debt ceiling debacle and the latest Greek bailout deal are almost behind us, but euro and dollar investors still aren't happy.

  • President Barack Obama

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a last-minute deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit to avert a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy.

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    The dollar will face months of weakness in the run up to the U.S elections next year, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy, HSBC told CNBC Tuesday

  • Aussie Slips, South Korea Goes for the Gold Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

    South Korea diversifies reserves away from the dollar, and Australia's central bank stays pat — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Will the Swiss Central Bank Intervene Again? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    As jittery markets pushed the euro below the 1.10 level against the Swiss franc for the first time ever on Tuesday, the headache for the Swiss National Bank (SNB) over its limited options to fight the strong franc is turning into a chronic migraine.

  • History Shows US Headed For Recession: Investor Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The current low rate of GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the United States indicates that the world's largest economy is headed for another recession, according to Anthony Doyle, Director of Investment Specialists M&G Investments.

  • Debt Debate Was Messy, but Worth It: Economist Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:15 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    So markets finally have a deal on the US debt ceiling, and it has been passed by the House of Representatives, but was all the fighting over how to cut spending really worth it?

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    Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.