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  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' AA+' rating to General Electric Co.' s. proposed senior unsecured debt offering of upwards of $5 billion. We believe the company will use most of the proceeds to meet its $5 billion February 2013 maturity.

  • Who will win the election — Obama? Romney? Wait, is that...Batman?!

    Who's going to win the 2012 presidential election — Obama or Romney? We check in wit the Halloween mask indicator, which has been eerily accurate, to find out!

  • Mexico's Employees: Young and Entrepreneurial Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Stephanie Boyse

    We  have confidence in Mexico’s ability to perform to our financial and social expectations, creating high quality products, delivering value, and operating as a true extension of our North American business.

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Netanyahu’s Bomb Explodes on the Internet Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 9:12 AM ET
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

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    The Federal Reserve’s latest round of monetary stimulus could be disastrous to the US economy, claimed Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General, who also sees future US economic difficulties taking their toll on global equity markets.

  • No Global Economic Crisis Despite Slowdown: Official Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    The slowdown in the global economy need not turn into a sharp downturn, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell" on Thursday.

  • What Americans Are Hoarding Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    What Americans Are Hoarding

    A possible global bacon shortage has serious implications, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Bacon-Eating Contests Banned as Shortage Looms Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    After one pig industry group predicted a bacon shortage, Major League Eating reacted swiftly, issuing a ban on all bacon-eating contests.

  • Surgeons

    Puh-leeeeeease! That job is so overrated. Here are the 12 most overrated jobs of 2012 and, lest you think no one noticed, the 12 most underrated jobs!

  • The New Classroom Is a Factory Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 2:29 AM ET

    Former lab technician Annette Helmich is thrilled to have a new, in-­demand skill and a full-time job to go with it — welding machinery. While Ms. Helmich started learning her new craft by spending four weeks at a local community college, she says she polished her welding skills on the factory floor of her new employer, AGCO Corp. The Jackson, Minn., global manufacturer of agricultural machinery, which took over iconic names such as Massey Ferguson and Allis-Chalmers, is one of a number of manufacturers revisiting an old idea. Instead of relying on community colleges or private schools to get skilled workers, companies are again running their own training programs, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Honeymoon Over as Markets Brace for Volatile Times Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 11:09 PM ET

    The message from this week’s sell off in global stock markets could not be clearer: the summer time rally, fuelled by optimism over central bank stimulus measures, is now over and it’s time to brace for a period of renewed volatility and uncertainty, analysts say.

  • Can Mexico's Potential Finally Be Realized? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Mexico is not only in good shape to deal with a global downturn, but finally its growth prospects look bright.

  • Time to Panic? Predictions of a Coming Bacon Shortage! Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:14 PM ET

    One pig industry group is predicting a bacon — gasp! — shortage. Could it happen here in America? If it did, what would happen to society — looting, rioting? Bacon-related violence?!

  • Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

  • You Can Play Golf in Prison—No Felony Required! Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    Louisiana State Penitentiary

    When you think of hazardous golf courses, you think of lakes, sand traps and maybe the occasional lightning. But here’s one hazard you probably didn’t think of — playing on prison grounds! Plus, crocodiles and "vampire deer."

  • Romney Losing Ground Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    Romney Losing Ground

    CNBC's John Harwood reports that a new series of polls means new headaches for the Romney campaign.

  • US-Europe Dual Track Growth to Continue: Siemens CEO Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 9:57 AM ET

    Global growth rates will diverge in 2013, with the U.S. seeing signs of growth while Europe remains in the doldrums, Siemens CEO Peter Loescher told CNBC.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    With daily news reports of drug-related violence on the U.S.-Mexico border, our neighbor to the South may not be the first place most wealth managers think of in search for returns on investment. But in recent years, Mexican businesses have grown at an impressive pace, making the country a new destination for venture capital firms in search of returns.

  • Why Manchester United Investors Face Tough Odds Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    Manchester United fans will be rooting for the club when they play Turkey’s Galatasaray in the opening match of their European Champions League on Wednesday night. But the ones cheering the loudest may be the club’s shareholders — after all their investment depends on it.