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Congress Political Leaders

  • Trump's Call on Unions: Rahm's Not All to Blame

    "Sometime you have to take a strike, and it can be a nasty strike, but the only way you get it settled is to have a strike," explains Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sharing his thoughts on the standoff between Chicago's teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Best Path to Economic Recovery: Dems vs. GOP

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, highlight the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney's economic plans.

  • George Soros

    George Soros has issued a passionate plea to the German government to lead the eurozone out of recession by boosting growth, creating a joint fiscal authority and guaranteeing common bonds, or itself leave the currency union to save the future of Europe. The FT reports.

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    Germany must accept shared leadership of the European Union if the region is to prosper, ex-European Commission President Romano Prodi, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Ryan Responds to Jobs Report:  Nothing to 'Brag' About

    "This is not what a recovery looks like," says Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), weighing in on August's lackluster payroll report and unemployment numbers.

  • Kudlow: 'I Enjoyed Watching Bill Clinton'

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow provides perspective on former President Clinton's speech last night and takes a look ahead to President Obama's address tonight.

  • Part of the giant euro sign outside the Eurotower, home of the European Central Bank, in Willy-Brand-Platz, Innenstadt district.

    The European Central Bank will refrain from publishing any formal cap on bond yields when it announces a new plan to buy distressed eurozone sovereign debt at its governing council meeting on Thursday, two people familiar with the matter said. The FT reports.

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    When it comes to energy policy, investors need leaders with an unwavering long-term vision.

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    Interest rates paid by companies in the eurozone’s weaker economies have surged, highlighting the bloc’s fragmentation as the European Central Bank loses control of borrowing costs. The FT reports.

  • A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Only a quarter of Germans think Greece should stay in the eurozone or get more help from other countries in the currency union, a Financial Times/Harris poll has found.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at Latin American summit

    The Venezuelan president pledged to invest $130 billion in Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt between 2013 and 2019 to boost national production from 3 million barrels per day to 6 million bpd, doubling output to make it OPEC’s second-largest producer after Saudi Arabia, knocking Iran into third place.

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    Even if one of these candidates is able to alter the race, the occurrence of a significant convention bounce does not ensure success in November.

  • Politics & Policy in China

    A Chinese court hands a suspended death sentence to Gu Kailai, wife of former fast-rising political star Bo Xilai. Dane Chamorro, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks and Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor discuss the economic and political facets of this case.

  • British Pound

    The U.S. may enjoy the privilege of printing the world’s reserve currency, but the UK currently enjoys lower government borrowing costs – and by the widest margin in almost six years. The FT reports.

  • Migrant workers weed lettuce seed plants at an organic produce farm near Fresno, California.

    There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute on August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Small business reaction to Paul Ryan is rolling in. See what business leaders have to say about Mitt Romney's pick.

  • Julia Gillard's Likeability Questioned

    Mark Rolfe, Lecturer - School of Social Sciences and International Studies University of New South Wales and Peter Chen, Lecturer - Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney explain why they don't think that Julia Gillard will survive a re-election. They further discuss reasons why their respective candidates of choice are likely to win the next election.

  • The Parthenon, illuminated at night, sits at the top of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    Greece’s talks with the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund over the weekend may have gone well but not enough is being done in terms of structural reform and the Greek people expect government action to start bringing about results, Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, a senior lecturer in politics at Birkbeck College at the University of London, told CNBC on Monday.

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    Russia has yielded many leading industrial companies that rank among global leaders in mining, metallurgy, petrochemicals and telecommunications. Despite the rapid development of the regional economy and the strides made over the past 20 years, WTO membership promises to be an important catalyst for growth in the Russian market.

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    As investors prepare for another trading week, stocks are in risk mode on expectations that euro zone policy makers will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro.