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Congress Political Leaders

  • Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher's economic reforms were the driving force behind the creation of the euro zone, a senior political analyst told CNBC.

  • The Importance of Thatcher's Market Reform

    Lord David Owen, former SDP leader and foreign secretary, tells CNBC that Margaret Thatcher introduced many controversial commercial market reforms which were "necessary" to improve the country.

  • Santelli: 'How Do We Get America to Work Again?'

    Rick Santelli talks about weakness in the U.S. labor market, Portugal's problems, and his admiration for Margaret Thatcher, the former U.K. prime minister who died today. (2:49)

  • Margaret Thatcher, Britain's First Female PM Dies at 87

    Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. Thatcher, the UK's only female prime minister, was one of the most influential figures in post-war Britain and world politics. She was elected to office in 1979.

  • Federal Budget Books Unveiled

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the President's budget proposal, due to be released later this week.

  • Former British PM Margaret Thatcher Dies at Age 87

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. Thatcher served as PM for eleven year, but retired from public appearances in 2002 after suffering from a series of strokes.

  • How to Measure Good Leadership?

    Marshall Goldsmith, distinguished senior fellow at Hult International Business School, tells CNBC what leaders can do to improve results.

  • North Korea Suggests Foreign Diplomats Leave

    While most of the world is worried about rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the Obama administration is taking the posture, "don't take the bait," reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    The prospects for U.S. economic growth are "still too little" and "too uncertain," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC. American can't just sit back on its laurels, he added.

  • Kernen to Cantor: Don't Oppose Gay Marriage

    During a live interview on "Squawk Box," CNBC's Joe Kernen challenges GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's opposition to gay marriage: "No one's asking you to marry another man." (3:17)

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Stonger Dollar Pushes Oil Lower

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Moves by the Bank of Japan sent the dollar higher and oil lower, but nat gas inventory draw downs pushed natural gas higher.

  • Oil, Natural Gas Tomorrow

    U.S. oil prices posted the biggest one-day slide of the year in the midst of a broad commodities sell off. Natural gas prices also declined ahead of data on U.S. storage levels, due out tomorrow. CNBC's Sharon Epperson on what traders will be watching in the coming session.

  • Fed's Williams: Fed Could Begin Tapering This Summer

    Tapering QE does not indicate policy tightening, says Fed's John Williams. CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight.

  • Obama Taking 5% Salary Cut

    President Obama is reportedly returning 5 percent of his salary in tribute to furloughed federal workers, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Further Pressure on Oil Prices?

    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.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gas Prices Coming Down

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The national average price of regular gasoline was $3.63/gallon Monday, according to AAA. That's 13 cents lower than the average price on March 1 and 30 cents cheaper than April 1, 2012.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets are watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.  (1:14)

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas on a Tear

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Natural gas has more than doubled since April of last year and is at a 19-month high, she reports. Tomorrow's report could show a draw down of 83-87bcf, which would likely drive prices higher.