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Congress Political Leaders

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    The Institute of Directors has endorsed a radical proposal that recommends replacing part of the UK tax system with a single income tax rate of 30 percent and reducing the government’s share of the national economy to one-third, the Financial Times reports.

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    A preliminary count of votes for Egyptians living abroad has put Islamist candidate Abdul-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh in the lead, followed by left-leaning Hamdeen Sabahi .

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    How much interest would you want back if you lent to huge amounts of money to someone on an unsecured basis, and if that person had unaudited accounts and a history of playing dirty when the chips are down?

  • Greece

    If Greece goes: An exit is likely to shatter faith in the eurozone’s integrity for ever. The Financial Times reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold's Big 1-Day Gain

    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.

  • Joe Ricketts, Chairman and Founder, Ameritrade

    Conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts is planning to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the super PAC era against President Obama,  The New York Times reports.

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    A growth compact to sit alongside the existing fiscal compact is a certainty for the euro zone as it battles the flames of discontent fanned by the harsh austerity measures implemented in struggling economies, one expert told CNBC Thursday.

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    Wondering if today's bounce in the euro is an aberration? This strategist has an answer.

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    Euro Slips, Pound Trips, Asian Central Banks Intervene — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Langone: Romney Will Win in November

    Kenneth Langone, Geeknet CEO, discusses the outlook on a broad range of topics, including his prediction that GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney will win the White House in November, job creation in America, and solving the nation's debt problems.

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    “Very little of the bail-out money so far has gone to the Greeks. It has all gone to the bankers,” one analyst tells CNBC.

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    The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday joined forces to urge Greece to reaffirm its commitment to membership of the eurozone, after François Hollande flew to Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel, German chancellor, within hours of being installed as French president.  The FT reports

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    When Greece announced on Tuesday that it had made a €436 million bond payment to the hold-out investors who rejected the country's historic debt revamping deal in March, the decision came as no surprise, the New York Times reports.

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    The differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on Medicare are stark, but both candidates agree that the other's plan would end the program as it now exists.

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    The risks of a Greek exit from the euro zone could include a spiral downward for the bloc that will include financial turmoil spreading to the rest of the euro zone’s peripheral economies, the chief investment officer of Citi Private Bank said on Tuesday.

  • Tsipras Will Attend Tomorrow's Coalition Meeting

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Greek political parties will participate in another round of talks tomorrow to try to form a coalition government.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel’s conservatives failed to win back power in Germany’s most populous state on Sunday in an election widely seen as a key test for the German chancellor and her austerity-driven crisis-fighting strategy.

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    Huge protests in Madrid, firebombs hitting tax offices in Italy, and voters in Northern Germany showing their anger toward an incumbent leader. Just another weekend in euro land, where the chances of economic recovery and political agreement on how to get there appear less likely by the hour.

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    Euro zone central bankers have talked publicly for the first time of managing a possible Greek exit from Europe’s monetary union as stalemate in Athens talks on a coalition government raises the prospect that Greece will renege on the terms of its international bailout, the Financial Times reports.

  • JPMorgan's Bad Bet: Political Fallout

    A preview of JPMorgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon's interview on "Meet the Press". Also, CNBC's John Harwood reports JPM's $2 billion banking blunder is drawing increased Congressional scrutiny, and debating whether it's time to break-up the big banks, with Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-CA); Rep. David Schweikert, (R-AZ); and Bill Isaac former FDIC chairman.