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    With the euro having another rough day, here's how to play investors' sour mood.

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    The euro is weaker, S&P futures are down, and European banks are still parking money with the European Central Bank. Spain weaker on reports it is seeking International Monetary Fund loans.

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    A German bond auction underwhelms and the dollar lifts - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The downturn in the euro zone's vast private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany, although the region still looks firmly on course for recession, surveys showed on Wednesday.

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    Instead of hosting celebrations for the 10-year anniversary, policy makers appear to be staying as quiet as possible, as if hoping not to upset the brief calm that has come with the holiday season. The New York Times reports.

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    With experts talking openly about a potential breakup of the euro zone, here's the vocabulary you need to be in the know.

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    In 2011 investors had a lot to worry about. The euro zone crisis, credit rating downgrades, slowing growth, crisis in North Africa and the tragic nuclear and natural disasters which hit Japan all led to a relentless 12 months of market volatility.

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    UK chief financial officers (CFOs) see the break - up of the European single currency as the greatest threat to their businesses in 2012, a survey from the accountancy firm Deloitte showed on Tuesday.

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    Seasonal factors on top of fundamental challenges are weighing on the euro.

  • Money Match Up

    Discussing three ways to make money in the $4 trillion currency market, including the falling euro; profiting from payrolls; and gold's bearish move, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

  • 2012 Economic Horoscope

    Concerns over the European debt crisis and jobless claims headed into 2012, Robert Brusca, Fact and Opinion Economics chief economist and Andrew Root, Macquarie Group head of U.S. research weigh in on what investors can expect from the new year.

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    The euro stays weak, the yen gets a lift, and Poland makes a move - it's time for your year-end FX Fix.

  • Pimco co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should resist pressure from European Union leaders to take part in inadequate bailout programs for European countries, Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Financial Times.

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    The euro’s dramatic slide to the year’s lows in light trading is a likely prelude to more weakening in the New Year and highlights the long haul ahead for the euro zone’s debt crisis.

  • The Italian bond auction: they got it done, but yields are still too high and demand was tepid

  • Risk appetite falls as Italian bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The yield on Italian 10-year bonds fell from the euro era highs reached in November, settling slightly below the market-sensitive level of 7 percent in an auction on Thursday.

  • Greece

    Greek tax officials walked off the job Thursday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest salary cuts and other austerity measures, as the government struggles to meet revenue targets.

  • CNBC Contributor Michael Farr with his ten predictions for the New Year.

  • 2011's Winning Stocks

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders break down today's market moving headlines, including the S&P sitting on a 200-day moving average and the stocks that are poised for a breakout.