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  • Capitalizing on Central Bank Blitz

    The currency trade behind next week's slew of central bank meetings, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up

    Will next week's EU summit ruin the risk on rally? The currency trade behind next week's EU meeting, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs and the Money in Motion traders. And will Mario Draghi increase the roll of the ECB, with Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna?

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including Europe plays & banking shorts.

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    With signs of progress on the European debt crisis, is it time to buy the euro? It depends against what.

  • Focus on EU Summit

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the story on the highly anticipated European Union summit next week as proposals are already starting to leak out.

  • What's The Deal With Europe

    CNBC's Jane Wells asks Americans what they think about the crisis in Europe.

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    U.S. futures were little changed after nonfarm payrolls were about in line with expectations at 123,000, but the headline unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, well below expectations of 9 percent, and October nonfarm payrolls were revised upward.

  • Enron

    A number of similarities exist between the collapse of Enron in 2001 and the current sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone, Joe Berardino, CEO at Alvarez & Marsal and the former CEO of Enron's accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, told CNBC.

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    With reports on payrolls, employment, capital spending, and construction, here's your data driven FX Fix.

  • Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    The German obsession with inflation has been difficult to overcome because Germans perceive themselves as more vulnerable to inflation today than their neighbors are, writes Nicholas Kulish in the New York Times.

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    Home sales rise and prices stabilize, growth is better than expected, Obama beats Romney and the euro survives and prospers.

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    The euro plunges against the U.S. currency, gold prices slump, and the Euro debt crisis  bailout costs $2 trillion.

  • Great Wall of China

    China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy.  Here's why.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Federal Reserve assistance to shore up Europe's sagging banks may be good geo-politics but it is bad economics. Only abandoning the euro, not printing money and Teutonic austerity, will fix Europe's banks and economies.

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    The U.S. is "Italy lagged about three years" unless the deficit is closed by 2013, former National Economic Council director Lawrence Lindsey told CNBC Thursday.

  • Money in Motion

    Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank, discusses what's going to happen to the dollar on Friday's jobs report.

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    As European Union leaders prepare for yet another crisis summit meeting next week to discuss fundamental changes in economic governing, there are growing concerns that the latest potential approach will not be enough to stabilize the markets and preserve the euro. The NYT reports.

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    Bulgaria still wants to join the euro zone despite recent predictions that the single currency will collapse, but does not agree with a single tax rate in the currency area, Traicho Traikov, minister of economy for Bulgaria, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Europeans keep negotiating, and Spain and France navigate bond sales - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    A move announced by central bankers on Wednesday to contain the European debt crisis resulted in euphoria in global stock markets, but it also prompted skeptics to wonder: will this time be different? The New York Times reports.