Congress Political Leaders

  • U.S. Market Lookahead: Novartis to Shed 2000 Jobs

    Italy auctions 4.75 billion euros worth of three-year notes and other bonds, yields came down but investors are watching demand. Spain's economic minister says the country's GDP is expected to fall in the fourth quarter. Apple's debut of the iPhone 4S in China turned ugly when the flagship store opened late and sold out of the product; customers egged the store, according to reports. Novartis plans to shed 2000 jobs in the U.S. as it continues to restructure.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

  • Republican Presidential Candidates Romney and Huntsman Campaign In New Hampshire

    A new survey shows a large discrepancy in how American Mormons view the two Mormon candidates for president, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. But many doubt that America is ready to elect a Mormon president, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • New- Understanding our Need for Novelty and Change

    Why are we always in search of something "new"? The author explains why we’re attracted to novelty.

  • Sen. Portman: Budget & Tax Reform

    The month before the deadline, we got pretty close, says Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who adds that Democrats have a different view on taxes than Republicans.

  • He clearly destroyed the rest of the field in a state that has a primary more akin to the general election compared to Iowa.

  • Global Markets Update: Euro Zone Entering Recessionary Territory?

    European shares close solidly higher as Wall Street rallies. European commodity stocks are boosted by Alcoa's outlook. The ECB meets Thursday: the Euro zone enters recessionary territory. Fitch says it doesn't foresee cutting France's AAA rating this year. Fitch also says countries under review, like Italy and Spain, could be cut one or two notches. Germany's Merkel and the IMF's LaGarde are slated to meet today in Berlin. Philips says European weakness will hurt its Q4 profits. The Bank of France says the

  • Is Newt Attacking Capitalism?

    Discussing whether Newt Gingrich is politically reckless, and attacking capitalism, with former Republican presidential candidate, Bob Smith.

  • Huntsman: 'No Subsidies, No Corporate Welfare'

    Former Utah Governor, Jon Huntsman, (R) discusses his campaign strategy, taxes, American manufacturing and his move up in the GOP New Hampshire primary.

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    You may not know this, but Republicans aren't the only ones campaigning for President in New Hampshire this week. Democrats are, too, more than a half dozen of them, including a guy who wears a rubber boot on his head.

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The Obama administration banned new mining claims affecting a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.

  • Levkovich's Tap on 2012 M&A

    Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief U.S. equity strategist, expects more M&A deals in health care and telecommunications.

  • This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s five-day tour of Latin American countries comes at a time of rising tensions with the United States and growing international isolation. The US State Department described Iran’s search for friends as “desperate,” while US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to ratchet up the pressure in a visit to China and Japan.

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    The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Hungary's economy is approaching "meltdown," analysts warn, adding another financial crisis within Europe and raising concerns about more extreme populist moods gaining ground. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    There is a 'low probability' that the euro zone will break up because the costs to debtors and creditors are just too large, Philip Poole, Global Head of Macro and Investment Strategy at HSBC Global Asset Management told CNBC Monday.

  • European Central Bank

    Commercial banks' overnight deposits at the European Central Bank hit a new record high of 464 billion euros, data showed on Monday, and traders said they could hit half a trillion euros by next week.

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    Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.

  • Will Cordray Target Mortgage Companies?

    Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director says he's not distracted by legal questions of his appointment and discusses the hot issues facing him, including the bureau's plans to zero in on mortgage companies.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Oil prices could spiral out of control and potentially herald deeper economic hardship for Europe if the European Union joins the US in banning Iranian oil imports, analysts warned on Friday.