Congress Political Leaders

  • Despite the drama, the euro is virtually unchanged from its January level against the dollar. This strategist has a trade that should see more action.

  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  • Global Markets: U.S. Consumer Confidence Up

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the upward move in the U.S. markets, partially due to the EU agreement. And lower gas prices bring about a rise in consumer confidence.

  • Finland

    Finland's finance minister threatened to pull her country out of the euro zone's future bailout fund if decisions on how it operates are made by majority vote rather than the EU's current rule of unanimity, according to public broadcaster YLE.

  • IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The surveillance images show Dominique Strauss-Kahn striding from an elevator at the Sofitel New York and also captured on tape, some curious images: two hotel workers appear to share a brief celebratory embrace and dance, the New York Times reports.

  • What Washington Means for the Markets

    A countdown to the 2012 election and insight on which Republican candidates have the strongest economic policy, with Brian Gardner, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Washington research analyst.

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    European leaders talk, China creates an investment fund - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street on August 11, 2011 in London, England. Mr Cameron hosted a COBRA meeting and a cabinet meeting earlier this morning to discuss the current unrest that has spread across the country. Parliament has been recalled following four days of rioting across the UK.

    Another week, another euro zone crisis! It feels as if this crisis is never ending, self perpetuating until an eventual Armageddon that will at the very best end with the break-up of the euro zone and at the very worst in World War III.

  • David Cameron

    The UK had no choice but to opt out of further treaty changes and did the right thing by exercising its veto, analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

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    Germany is correct to insist that going forward, European member states need to commit to a binding fiscal policy and Sarkozy needs to swallow hard and accept that European institutions will have a strong say. But good fiscal policy is the ticket to the main event, not the show itself.

  • Today, the Bank of England left rates and quantitative easing on hold as Governor King decides to wait before more additional easing measures are taken and says that the events in Europe are beyond his control.

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    The United States is a debtor nation and will never "become a great country again until we become a rich country," Donald Trump told CNBC Thursday.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.

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    Americans split on almost every important issue facing Washington, but they agree on this much: Republicans and Democrats share blame for the failure of the Congressional "super committee," and the resulting automatic budget cuts are unacceptable.

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    Fiscal transfers from Germany to other countries in the euro zone will be essential to resolving the euro zone debt crisis in the long term, Erik Britton, director at Fathom Consulting told CNBC.

  • Giuliani: The President is Ignorant of Economics

    Rudy Giuliani,former NYC mayor & presidential candidate, weighs in on President Obama's policies, including, health care, jobs, taxes and the economy, and discusses what the GOP must do to win the White House.

  • Payroll Tax Politics

    Debating whether the payroll tax will help grow the economy, with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT), and Rep. Charles Rangel, (D-NY).

  • There's a clear new front-runner in the GOP race for president. The latest in national Gallop poll shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich soaring to a 15 point lead over Mitt Romney, 37-to-22.

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    Congress is battling over whether to extend the payroll tax cuts passed last year. Here's how to use currencies to trade the debate.