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  • Osama bin Laden

    Computers taken from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound could reveal a motherlode of information on Al Qaeda donors and has probably already dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda fund raising, according to a Middle East law expert.

  • Saudi-dissident Osama Bin Laden sits on floor with his AK-47 rifle in his hide outs in Afghanistan 08 November, 2001. Osama bin Laden in an interview with a Pakistani newspaper denied reports he had been hospitalized in Dubai for kidney treatment.

    The former chief of the CIA's Middle East and South Asia division told CNBC he believes people affiliated with the Pakistani government knew that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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    It's pretty clear that at least some of Pakistan's intelligence operatives were hiding Osama bin Laden from the United States.

  • Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.

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    The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.

  • An Indian stock broker looks worried as he watches the screen in Mumbai, India.

    The killing of Osama bin Laden is a positive event for Pakistan's economy and stock market, despite doubts about whether the country's military was complicit in hiding the Al Qaeda leader, according to a strategist.

  • Celebrations at ground zero after news that Osama bin Laden had been killed

    The euphoric scenes that met the death of Osama Bin Laden will not boost President Barack Obama’s re-election hopes, according to Alastair Newton, a political analyst at Nomura in London.

  • The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee has told CNBC that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a direct result of enhanced interrogations.

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    Most of us listen to the voice or at best do a mumble, but tonight, do yourself a favor and sing the thing. I'm talking about the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thanks to the killing of Osama Bin Laden last night, tonight's renditions before sporting events seem to have a little more meaning. If you're in the stands, sing it. If you're at home, sing it.

  • Osama bin Laden

    The big news that Osama Bin Laden was finally dead wasn't reported first by a cable or broadcast TV channel, nor by a news wire or newspaper. Twitter broke the news, long before anyone even knew what the news was, when IT consultant who lived in the vicinity of Bin Laden's compound complained about the noise.

  • Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    You'll hear a lot this week about Twitter's news value. However, I'm blogging about its flip side. If Twitter has changed the flow of information to us, it has also changed the flow of information from us. Never before have people had such a platform to react.

  • Last night, President Obama went on air to announce the killing of the United States enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden.  Given this volatile and uncertain world we inhabit, how should we view this event? In the short run when it comes to terrorism, the best news is usually no news meaning no attacks.

  • What Bin Laden Killing Means for Obama Prospects

    A look at the political and economic implications of Bin Laden's death with CNBC's John Harwood and Eamon Javers.

  • Are We Safer Now?

    The question remains as to whether we are safer now than we were yesterday. Insight with Rich Miniter, "Mastermind: The Many Faces of 9-11 Architect" author and Michael Balboni, former Obama Homeland Security advisor.

  • Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early Monday, waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death. Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment. Following are images from the celebrations and

    Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City waving U.S. flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's death.

  • Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

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  • Buffett & Welch on Bin Laden Death

    Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett and Jack Welch, former GE CEO, share their reaction to Osama Bin Laden's death and look back at how the events of September 11th moved them and the markets.

  • Markets went up in reaction to Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday night that the Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, despite uncertainties as far as what this news will mean geopolitically.

  • U.S. Dollar

    The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."

  • Fears of a double-dip recession are good for markets, as this will pressure global central banks to stay liquid, said Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.