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  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Earlier today, I had the pleasure of interviewing former Speaker and now House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi. We’ve had several interviews down through the years. And while we’ve disagreed on a number of topics, I do have enormous personal respect for her.

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    High commodity prices will slow U.S. economic growth and raise inflation this year, but the Federal Reserve is not expected to start increasing interest rates before the first quarter of 2012, a survey showed on Monday.

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    French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.

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    Emotion needs to be off the agenda this week more than most. Just why are developed country sovereign bond yields quite as low as they are, given the fiscal deficit worries in so many of them?

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    Decisions by politicians on how to deal with debt on both sides of the Atlantic will be crucial to prevent another Lehman-style crisis, economists and analysts told CNBC in a debate about banking in the European Union and in the US.

  • What makes a city attractive to young people?Well, first and foremost, it’s that there will be other young people there.“You need other young people around to bounce ideas off of -- to get excited with. That’s No. 1 most important,” said Bert Sperling of .There has to be a strong indie culture – a lot of bands, artists and other creative types. To gauge that, Sperling checked in with , which helps artists sell their music and merchandise to fans, , a site that offers tools for musicians and shar

    Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.

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    The two biggest risks to the US recovery are a genuine disruption of oil supplies or inept policy from Washington, according to Jim McCaughan, the CEO of Principle Global Investors.

  • Volatility is here to stay, the boss of French investment bank Natixis has told CNBC in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

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    UK Chancellor George Osborne told CNBC on Tuesday that Britain is an example to countries like Greece on austerity.

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    Europe’s recovery is on track, but reform of the financial services sector and strong policy action to improve the fiscal health of EU member states is needed in order to prevent future crises, the International Monetary Fund has said.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, made it clear to the market on Wednesday that UK rates would have to rise at some point.

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    Positive data from the United States on jobs and corporate earnings are very good news for Wall Street, according to Mike Lenhoff, the chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin in London

  • Keeping America Great

    Weighing in on business, politics and the current state of the economy, with Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman/CEO.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England raised its medium-term inflation forecast to just under 2 percent in its May inflation report, potentially paving the way for a November rate rise.

  • Banks to Settle?

    US banks may be willing to pay up to $5 billion to the federal and state governments for improper mortgage servicing practices, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

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    Doug Kass, of Seabreeze Partners, says stocks will sell off this spring after home buyers turn out to be no shows, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

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    Small businesses are not hiring, despite what last week's Labor Department employment report may show, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey.

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    "Your days can get filled with back-to-back meetings that leave little time to do what’s considered the purposeful, productive aspects of your actual job," writes the author who suggests three creative ways to blow off those meetings without blowing up your job.

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    Swiss staffing company Adecco posted a better than expected net profit for its first quarter results, up 77 percent to 100 million euros, and the results were mainly driven by good revenues in the United States and in France, the company's CEO told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Europe should help countries that are in trouble but these countries need to show that they are tackling their deficit problems themselves, like Britain has done, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne told CNBC in an interview Tuesday.