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  • Advertisers' 'Seriousness' Takes Center Stage at Cannes Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 6:46 AM ET
    A picture taken on June 21, 2011 shows the official flags of the 58th edition of the International festival of creativity, Cannes Lions on June 21 2011, in Cannes on French riviera. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN NOGIER (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN NOGIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Publicly, executives may say that the Cannes Lions awards for the advertising industry are only part of the appeal of the 2011 Cannes Festival of Creativity, behind the scenes, advertising companies are feeling the pressure to perform.

  • Time for Common Sense on Greece Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 1:12 AM ET

    Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By those standards, the deal with Greece that is about to be agreed looks insane. The only justification, as I argued in a column on May 10, is that it is needed to play for time. This is a bad strategy. Something more radical is required, according to the FT.

  • Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    It's been a long, hot recession and many of us are tempted now that we're seeing some signs of recovery to say, "Take this job and shove it!" Before you do, read these tips to help you master the art of quitting.

  • It’s All About Jobs, Jobs, Jobs at NY Forum Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Attias on Jobs

    Today is Day 2 of the New York Forum. Closing Bell was live from the pow wow in NYC’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on Monday. Richard Attias, founder of the New York Forum said that the DNA of the forum is about “finding solutions.” One key topic discussed was “jobs, jobs, jobs.” The big question is “if the policy makers and the private sector will build a private partnership to implement this solution,” said Attias.

  • El-Erian: What's Weighing Heavily on the Markets Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    There seems to be no limit to policy uncertainties, ranging from Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis, to questions about the end of QE2 in the US, the debt ceiling debate, and that still-elusive balance between medium-term fiscal reform and immediate stimulus to counter a weakening economy.

  • Current Debt Situation Is Like Sub-Prime Crisis: Pro Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 7:15 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Monetary policy has been "the great enabler" that central banks used to keep interest rates at "absurdly low levels for years now" and this has encouraged politicians to believe that sovereign debt is "a lot cheaper than it really is," David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • German Giant Says US Workers Lack Skills Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    A mismatch in the US labour market between the skills of unemployed people and the jobs available is making it hard for some companies to find the right staff despite an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, one of the country’s largest manufacturing employers has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • How Miserable? Index Says the Worst in 28 Years Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    When it comes to measuring the combination of unemployment and inflation, it doesn’t get much more miserable than this. In fact, misery, as measured in the unofficial Misery Index that simply totals the unemployment and inflation rates, is at a 28-year high, reflective of how weak the economic recovery has been and how far there is to go.

  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

  • A Pension Black Hole Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    The nation’s space agency has budgeted more than half a billion dollars to cover retirement funds due to thousands of workers at a long-term shuttle contractor.

  • Still Room for Change to US Healthcare: Pharma Exec Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The problems facing US healthcare have not yet been fully resolved, according to the chief executive of AstraZeneca.

  • The World Needs a Second Reserve Currency: Choudhry Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:18 AM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    We have noted in the past how an inability to apply objective analytical thought is a recurring theme in history, usually condemning the unfortunate subject to failure. The weight of history is on us once again, with the slowly changing status of the US dollar as the world’s de facto reserve currency, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • French Youth Asked to Answer World's Problems Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 1:06 AM ET

    On Thursday morning, French youth who took the test were asked “Is equality a threat to liberty?”, “Can one be right despite the facts?” or even “Is art any less necessary than science?”

  • Debt Worries Hinder Citi Disposal Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among potential bidders about its funding as a standalone ­business, reports the FT.

  • Markets Jittery as Greek Debt Crisis Worsens Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Markets took a tumble on Thursday on fresh worries about the Greek debt crisis and European policy makers were urged to come up with a credible plan to restructure the country's debt.

  • Government Bonds 'Should Be Avoided': Analysts Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

  • Nearly Half of US Think New Recession Is Coming: Poll Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Worries about the economy pose a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • May Consumer Price Index Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:29 AM ET
    May Consumer Price Index

    The inflation data for May is up .2 percent and CPI is up .3 percent. Insight on what this means for the markets, with Jerry Webman, Oppenheimer Funds; Byron Wien, Blackstone; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman.

  • Cutting the Deficit, Adding Jobs Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Consumer spending has weakened. Hiring has slowed. Stocks have slid. As tends to be the case in the long aftermath of a financial crisis, the economy once again needs help.  And the debt talks have become the best opportunity for Washington to provide that help, the New York Times reports.

  • Commodities Bubble Will Not Burst: CEO Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 6:54 AM ET

    The commodities bubble is not set to burst, and any easing off of copper prices will be temporary, Stephen Twyerould, CEO of Excelsior Mining told CNBC.