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    European markets flashed a very clear warning signal today, which has left some investors to question if the ECB-inspired honeymoon is over.

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    The euro has been a Teflon currency lately, but this strategist says concerns are building.

  • Throughout the financial crisis, many national economies have looked to their government and foreign lenders for financial support, which translates to increased spending, borrowing and in most cases, growing national debt.Deficit spending, government debt and private sector borrowing are the norm in most western countries, but due in part to the financial crisis, some nations and economies are in considerably worse debt positions than others.External debt is a measure of a nation's foreign liab

    Some nations around the globe are in considerably worse debt positions than others. Here are nations with the world's greatest debts.

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    When does a rising sovereign bond yield curve signify positive sentiment? When it’s at rock-bottom to start with. A steepening yield curve, as well as the rise in absolute yields, suggests that the market expects interest rates to be rising sooner than the 2015 date that the Fed has implied.

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    Now that the European Central Bank has tamped down disaster fears, a few currencies are poised to shine.

  • Will There Be a Third Bailout for Greece?

    David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund doesn't see a third bailout for Greece and says the country is committed to the current program.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.

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    The dollar's had a nice run, but the strategists at Goldman Sachs say the tide is just about ready to turn.

  • Bernanke's 'Great Depression' Message?

    As a scholar of the Great Depression, Ben Bernanke is focused on parallels between today and 1937, points out CNBC's Kelly Evans. CNBC's Larry Kudlow also weighs in.

  • Reaction to Geithner, Bernanke Testimony

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimonies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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    We've turned the corner. When I say “we,” I of course mean the world. And once again the economy that will have the greatest influence on world recovery is that of the United States. The unsubtle sign of US recovery is jobs growth, which we referred to last week and which has exceeded expectations.

  • Global equity valuations are very attractive compared to government bonds stocks and are currently relatively cheap,  Stuart Reeve, Portfolio Manager at Blackrock Equities told CNBC.

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    The euro has been trading in a narrow range, and this strategist sees a dollar-trading opportunity when it budges.

  • Tavistock's Lewis on Europe

    Joe Lewis, founder of the Tavistock Group and one of the world's best known currency traders, says with regard to Greece, the recent agreement is just the end of the beginning. Austerity will not work and the euro, he believes, will move higher on the larger bailout fund.

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    A burden has been lifted off Greece's back, but the country will need to stick to its proposed reform to become a successful economy once again, Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance told CNBC.

  • Money Match Up

    How American got its mojo back. The U.S. dollar's incredible rally and how strong can the greenback get, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money in Motion traders. And the dollar's gain is gold's pain. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, on why gold will glitter again.

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    Forget the U.S., E.U. and Japan. Look to Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region for stable sources of income.

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    During its 125th anniversary auction, Glenfiddich set a world record for the most expensive bottle of single malt whisky ever sold at auction; the 55-year-old Glenfiddich sold for $94,000.

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    With quantitative easing on hold and a European Central Bank that has spent a lot of firepower, the euro is losing steam.

  • European Central Bank

    Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told CNBC on Tuesday he did not feel isolated on the governing council of the European Central Bank, downplaying concerns over disagreement within the council over the measures the bank has taken to abate the crisis in the euro zone.