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Congress Political Leaders

  • Evangelos Venizelos

    Tensions between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos are increasing the risk of a Greek government collapse, after Europe and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the debt-laden country Wednesday that it will cut off its aid flow until a planned referendum is resolved.

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives for a meeting on debt crisis.

    The European council of heads of states have met 7 times this year and still have another meeting in the diary. Europe’s finance ministers have met 11 times and plan two more before the year is out.

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    George Osborne is looking at options to cut billions of pounds from next year’s benefits bill by scrapping inflation-linked rises, in a move that could trigger a fierce cabinet clash, according to the FT.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    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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    To cut or not to cut? The new president of the European Central Bank will make a decision sure to move the euro on Thursday.

  • Individual investors will be up against political gridlock as the economy grows slowly next year, prospects that may damp stock-market gains even if Congress pushes through a trillion-dollar budget cut.

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    Greece's referendum angers euro-zone leaders and the Fed meeting presses on the buck - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    António Horta-Osório, the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group who joined the part-nationalised lender at the beginning of the year, is poised to step back from his role as chief executive due to health reasons, according to senior executives. The FT reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    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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    Simply incredible. After Greece entered the European Union under likely false pretenses about their financial condition, and after the European Union has obsessed for months trying to find an orderly solution to the massive debt issues of Greece, Greek leadership now decides to suddenly be uber-democratic and ask for a referendum.

  • US Capitol Building at dawn

    "The American people know the fiscal path that Washington is on is not sustainable. These deficits are like a cancer. They're going to destroy the country from within," Erskine Bowles told CNBC.

  • Occupy protests in London

    The City of London Corporation joined St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday in suspending legal action against a group of protestors camped by the side of the cathedral.

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    The current European conundrum is not just a financial crisis. It’s a crisis of governance and leadership.

  • Collapsed bridge

    Looking at the current forecast models for gridlock, the consequences of inaction are significant both at home and when examining our global competitiveness.

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    Europe’s recent attempt to manage the persistent debt crisis still remains a source of great concern. Naturally, the issue is magnified by the constructs of the European Union, overwhelmed by healthy egos and very little money.

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    Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, conceded he used business practices that were common but “not very ethical” during the early 1990s in Russia as his business progressed from the manufacture of plastic toy ducks into what would become an oil and metals empire.

  • Ken Langone

    The congressional super committee trying to close the U.S. deficit is a "charade" because the members are more concerned about being re-elected, venture capitalist Kenneth Langone told CNBC Monday.

  • 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.

  • An anti-capitalist banner is pictured outside St Paul's Cathedral in London, on October 31, 2011. The head of St Paul's Cathedral resigned on Monday due to criticism he faced over moves to evict protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement from outside the London landmark.

    The standoff between Occupy London Stock Exchange protestors, the Corporation of London and St Paul's Cathedral took another dramatic turn Monday afternoon as the Dean of St Paul's, the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, resigned over his handling of the protests.

  • Herman Cain

    Herman Cain kept his Washington campaign schedule as his team accused "inside-the-Beltway media" of attacking him with allegations that he sexually harassed two women in the 1990s.