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Most Powerful Women on CNBC’s Squawk Box

I co-hosted CNBC’s Squawk Box Thursday morning, when we unveiled Fortune‘s 2009 Most Powerful Women in Business list–topped by PepsicCo CEO Indra Nooyi for the fourth year in a row.

With us on the show: bank-industry analyst Meredith Whitney, No. 39 in Fortune‘s rankings. She stayed after co-hosting Squawk Box the hour before–and made news, by the way, predicting that home prices will continue to fall and unemployment will go higher. Here’s video of me revealing the 2009 MPWomen rankings and Whitney talking about the list and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, which convenes next week in California.

We also talked with Xerox chairman Anne Mulcahy, who recently ceded the CEO reins to Ursula Burns, who moved up to No. 9 on the annual MPWomen list.

Our third guest was Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, No. 8 in the MPWomen rankings, who is as candid as CEOs come. Check out this lively–or maybe I should say rowdy–discussion about Yahoo’s search deal with Microsoft and Yahoo’s new direction:

For video of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi talking about managing in “the age of thrift,” click here.