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    The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.

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    Investors cover short positions in riskier currencies and the Swiss vow to keep the franc's peg — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Year: 1998-2002This fiscal fiasco was long in the making, but a key ingredient years before the crisis began was the Argentine peso’s peg to the U.S. dollar. In particular, an extremely favorable exchange rate (1 to 1) led to massive imports, which weakened the Argentine economy. Meanwhile, high government debt, both past and present, piled up, but the IMF kept loaning new money to Argentina and postponing payments on the old money.Finally, with the economy shrinking, and the IMF pressuring for

    Concerns about the soundness of the E.U. and its single currency have been roiling financial markets of all kinds on and off for more than a year.

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    United Airlines is auctioning off a VIP package for two that includes roundtrip business class tickets to Buenos Aires, Argentina, tango lessons and a private helicopter tour of the city.

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    The European Union on Friday launched a challenge against Argentina's import restrictions at the World Trade Organization, calling the Latin American country's trading and investment system "protectionist and nationalistic."

  • Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These ten getaways take up the challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares. And we promise you won’t miss civilization one bit. Click ahead for the world’s most remote resorts!

    Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These 10 getaways take up that challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares.

  • Investing Billions in Brazil

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, regarding his plans to invest $50 billion in Brazil over the next 10 years. He is one of Time's "Most Influential People in 2012." Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder, also weighs in on the Brazil trade.

  • Rhodes CEO on France, IMF & China

    Discussing the IMF pledge, how the French elections could impact the U.S. economy and whether China will have a soft landing, with William Rhodes, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors CEO & president.

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    Argentina’s move to seize the local energy assets from Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol has spurred condemnation from the European Union's parliament and has led to worries about more anti-free market policies in Latin America.

  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.

  • Pimco CIO: Is Spain a 'Tumor' on the Euro Zone?

    Bill Gross, Pimco co-CIO & founder, discusses a "tweet" he sent out earlier this week in which he expressed, in rather graphic terms, his view on the debt crisis in Spain.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

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    Argentina holds no lessons for Greece in how to manage a sovereign default, Robert Shapiro, Co-chair of the American Taskforce on Argentina and Co-founder and Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm told CNBC.com.

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    The pain of a euro zone breakup would be too great, this strategist says, and Europeans know it.

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    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Japan intervenes, the dollar jumps, and Argentines are on a tighter leash - time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    Emerging market investors looking to reduce volatility on their returns should combine stocks, bonds and currencies, according to a report by asset management firm Alliance Bernstein, called "An all-encompassing approach to emerging markets".

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    There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.

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    Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.

  • Investors have been getting out of emerging markets lately, but has the selling gone too far? Trader Tim Seymour thinks he's found some value.