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  • Wall Street Protests Gain Steam

    The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining steam around the country and capturing the attention of Washington. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), weighs in.

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    A group of corporate and labor leaders advising President Obama is calling for sweeping policy changes, from liberalized immigration and less restrictive regulations to a more business friendly tax system and greater infrastructure spending.

  • Drugs, and especially cocaine, "pollute" the economic world and traders should be tested for narcotics, Carlo Giovanardi, a junior minister with responsibility for the family in Silvio Berlusconi's government, said in an interview published on YouTube and quoted by the Guardian.

  • No Nationalization for Dexia: Asset Manager

    "I think this headline that Dexia has been nationalized, or there is a bailout, is absolutely wrong. What we know is, the Belgians are going to take responsibility for the Belgian citizens, the French for the French citizens; and this leaves 180 billion in US municipal lending, and another 180 billion in European municipal lending, for which no one is taking any responsibility," Phillippa Malmgren, president and founder of Principalis Asset Management, told CNBC.

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    This is a live blog of CNBC's "Speaker's Corner" hosted in New York City where the group, Occupy Wall Street has set up camp.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Raising taxes without fixing the U.S. debt problem is "like throwing good money after bad," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC Monday.

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    France and Germany make a promise, and China sends a warning - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A rioter throws a rock at riot police in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the

    The increasingly difficult economic environment for young people is the biggest challenge developed economies face today, a senior trader told CNBC.com.

  • Empty Wallet

    In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found, reports the NYT.

  • Should 'Occupy Wall Street' Worry Banks?

    Discussing whether banks should be worried if the "Occupy Wall Street" protests gain support from President Obama, with Alex Sanchez, Florida Bankers Assosciaton president and Gary Weiss, former portfolio and Businessweek writer.

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Evans scans the area through a pair of binoculars while Spc. Brendon Quisenberry pulls rear security during a security halt on a route reconnaissance mission near Mir-e, Afghanistan.

    Ten years ago today, in response to the enormous tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan. So began the long road of endless war, endless suffering, endless spending, and endless death.

  • Greenspan on Trichet's Performance

    The ECB is not a fiscal agency of the European Union, says Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. "Jean Claude-Trichet may be French, but he acts like a German." Greenspan also weighs in on the US economy.

  • The insurer is happy with the exposure it has to indebted euro zone member states and is confident that European leaders will find solutions to the de debt crisis, Aviva CEO Andrew Moss told CNBC Friday.

  • Alan Greenspan

    The euro zone will need political unification to save the euro, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.

  • One-on-One with Herman Cain

    Herman Cain, republican presidential candidate, defends his decision to enter the race for the White House, and provides insight on what makes him stand out from his political rivals.

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on the Wall Street protests developing swiftly around the globe.

  • It must be quite interesting be in Mr. Wen Jiabao’s shoes at the moment. The Premier of the globe’s second largest economy is living in a world that seems to be on the brink of a recession due to sovereign debt crisis in Europe and lack of recovery in the US.

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    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The UK’s central bank, the Bank of England, is expected to hold interest rates at their current level of 0.5 percent on Thursday as the global economic crisis appeared to worsen and the International Monetary Fund warned that a second global recession could not be ruled out.