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Political Economy: June, 2011

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/03/2011

After weak jobs report, economists and Capitol Hill react

The May jobs report confirmed what other recent economic indicators had suggested: The economic recovery is losing steam.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Sarah Halzack  |  02:15 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Why Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer will/won’t head the IMF

Israeli central bank official Stanley Fischer is throwing his name into the pool of people being considered to head the IMF, but politics may keep him from getting the job.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/25/2011

IMF allows readers to rate possible candidates to replace Strauss-Kahn

By Howard Schneider  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Did SEC leasing decision stem from a ‘WAG’ or a ‘SWAG’?

An inspector general’s report on a mismanaged multimillion-dollar D.C. office lease left that burning question unanswered.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  04:42 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Clinton, Geithner call on G-8 nations to support Tunisia, Egypt

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are calling on the other G-8 nations to broaden their efforts to build the Egyptian and Tunisian economies.

By byHoward Schneider  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/25/2011

CNBC anchor Mark Haines dies at 65

Mark Haines, founding anchor of the network’s“Squawk Box,” died Tuesday. A cause of death was not reported.

By Sarah Halzack  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/17/2011

IMF chief will note get diplomatic immunity, State Dept. says

The State Department said Tuesday that Dominique Strauss-Kahn does not qualify for diplomatic immunity

By Mary Beth Sheridan  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011

David Becker, former SEC official with Madoff problem, rejoins law firm

Former SEC general counsel David M. Becker, whose departure from the agency earlier this year was clouded by questions about his inheritance of an account with Bernard Madoff, has returned to his former law firm.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  08:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Gas prices come down after yesterday’s tumble in oil prices

There’s good news for drivers who have been feeling the sting of high gas prices: The Associated Press is reporting that analysts have said that gas prices have probably peaked for the season and that the national average could slide to about $3.50 per gallon by next month.

By Sarah Halzack  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Economic agenda: Monday, May 2, 2011

A schedule of events for May 2, 2011

By  |  08:58 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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