Congress Political Leaders

  • Defending Private Equity and Mitt Romney

    Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners, discusses the role of private equity and jobs creation, America's deficit problems and cleaning up the U.S. economy.

  • Russia

    Russia’s typical out-of-step response to global events – the latest its refusal to condemn the Assad regime in Syria – show its increasing insignificance on the world stage, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, argue in an op-ed in the Financial Times

  • Zoe Konstantopoulou, a member of parliament for the left-wing, anti-bailout Greek party Syriza told CNBC that Greece’s bailout deal was a “death sentence for Greek society.” 

  • Spain

    A Spanish plan to recapitalise Bankia, the troubled lender, by indirectly tapping the European Central Bank for cash, was bluntly rejected as unacceptable by the ECB, European officials said, the Financial Times reports.

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    The “Mad Money” host explains how policymakers are at odds on how to solve Europe’s debt crisis.

  • Grexit Would Be Disastrous: Ex-Greek Minister

    Former Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou said exiting the single currency would be disastrous for Greece. "Incomes would drop another 20 to 30 percent. Inflation would skyrocket up to 30 to 40 percent again," he told CNBC's "European Closing Bell".

  • Trump Hosts Romney Fundraiser in Las Vegas

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization , discusses his support for presidential candidate, Mitt Romney; implementing a tax code overhaul; and creating jobs in America.

  • Romney's VP Pick?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on who Mitt Romney is likely to choose as his vice presidential running mate.

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    Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans are receiving their final unemployment checks sooner than they expected, even though Congress renewed extended benefits until the end of the year, the NYT reports.

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    Faced with so much market volatility and uncertainty, fund managers say they have sharply scaled back their exposure to countries in the euro-era “periphery”. They have, moreover, become highly selective about investing in banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    The deepening euro zone crisis is threatening the integration of Eastern European nations into the single currency area, the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange”.

  • Spain

    Spain, Italy and Greece, already fighting a financial and economic crisis, are now facing an oil crisis. Olive oil, that is. the Financial Times reports.

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    With great debate, the Eurozone will slowly but surely move to the next stage – the Greek exit – in the coming months. The question is not whether it will happen. The question is whether it will be orderly or disorderly.

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    The Islamist candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood will face former President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister in a runoff to become Egypt’s first freely elected president, several independent vote counts concluded Friday morning, the NYT reports.

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    The euro's nosedive has taken it to levels where some are wondering if a reversal is at hand.

  • Hamilton E. James and Barack Obama

    President Obama's attacks on Bain Capital is testing a bond formed by Bill Clinton, who showed that Democrats could be both populist and friendly to Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

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    There has been no global recession but negative sentiment and maximum uncertainty are clouding the reality of the situation, Frank Appel, Deutsche Post’s CEO told CNBC on “Worldwide Exchange.”

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    Ever wondered why European politicians appear so calm when attending summits in Brussels or G8 meetings despite all the talk of a “Grexit” and economic Armageddon?

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    This Memorial Day weekend, motorists will find gasoline plentiful and at the lowest price it’s been for two years. Good news. And it may get better. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Egypt made history on Wednesday as it kicked off its first free presidential election and put its fragile democratic transition to the test. Just over 50 million eligible citizens are expected to cast their votes over the course of two days.