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Congress Political Leaders

  • Jack Welch on Stocks, Economy & Elections

    "The economy has got some positives: it's got the market, it's got consumer confidence, and it's got central bankers throwing money around the world," says Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, discussing stocks, the U.S. economy and the upcoming presidential election. Also, Larry Kudlow reports the UN Security Council has called an emergency session over a North Korean rocket launch.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

    The second bailout for Greece, the epicenter of the euro zone debt crisis, and recent liquidity programs have not resolved the euro zone debt crisis and the EU is unlikely to survive, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management said on Thursday.

  • Obama Speech on the 'Buffett Rule'

    The wealthiest Americans got two huge tax breaks over the last ten years, says President Obama, delivering a speech on the U.S. economy and the "Buffett Rule", a tax principle that ensures millionaires pay the same effective tax rate as the middle class.

  • West Virginia Patriot mining operations at the Guston strip mine just outside of Starcity West Virginia.

    Commodity exporting nations should prepare for a future in which commodity prices are far less likely to increase at the pace of the last decade and could in fact decrease, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report warned on Tuesday, in an update to its World Economic Outlook.

  • Pre-Market Report: Alcoa, Apple & Bubba

    A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, including Alcoa earnings, Apple's new 52-week high, and an exclusive interview with Bubba Watson coming on later on CNBC, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • President Obama Speech Signs the JOBS Act

    President Barack Obama signs the JOBS Act, which will make it easier for companies to go public and says, "the economy has begun to turn the corner, but still has a long way to go."

  • What Does the JOBS Act Do?

    President Obama will sign The JOBS Act into law today. Discussing reasons why this bill could lead to more investment scams, with Greg Smith, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association general counsel and Brett Martin, Sonar co-founder/CEO.

  • Santorum: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    After Mitt Romney's three-primary sweep on Tuesday, is it time for Rick Santorum to get out of the race? Foster Friess, Friess Associates founder, weighs in.

  • Rep. Ryan Responds to Obama's Comments

    History will not be kind to a President who chose to duck and run, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), responding to Obama's comments on the Republican's "Trojan Horse" budget plan, saying it is the President who is distorting the truth and dividing Americans.

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    Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.

  • Obama's Policies & Romney's 'Secret Weapon'

    Discussing President Obama's policies, with Ed Gillespie, fmr. RNC chairman. Also, does GOP candidate, Mitt Romney have a "secret weapon" leading him into the home stretch? Robert Costa, National Review, and Sara Fagen, DDC Advocacy partner, weigh in.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Leads Metal Rally

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

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    Russian authorities closed Moscow's Red Square on Sunday and detained dozens of people trying to hold a silent anti-government protest there, prompting opposition charges that they were denying Russians their right to free assembly.

  • Obamacare Winners & Losers

    Debating who emerges the big political winner and loser, if Obamacare is overturned, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Rep. Rush, Hoodie on the Hill?

    Was wearing a hoodie and sunglasses on the House floor disrespectful? CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Rep. Bobby Rush, (D-IL), discuss whether the Congressman was trivializing a very serious issue.

  • Dubai at night

    Dubai’s chief of police has thrust himself into a regional controversy, becoming the voice of Emirati opposition to the rising power of Islamists in the Arab world. The Financial Times reports.

  • Rep. Ryan & the True Cost of Obamacare

    Will President Obama's health care reforms bankrupt the U.S.? Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI) crunches the numbers, and discusses the GOP's budget alternative.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • Cost of healthcare

    State officials and insurance executives are devising possible alternatives to the coming federal requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, even as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of the mandate, the New York Times reports.

  • Pre-Market Report: Weak Manufacturing Data Slows Markets

    U.S. equities finished lower yesterday after the news of disappointing manufacturing data out of China and Europe; Nike will be a stock to watch today after its fiscal Q3 earnings rose more than seven percent; FedEx reported earnings in-line with expectations but reduced is forecast for global economic growth, and AIG has repaid $1.5 billion to the U.S. Treasury reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.