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  • Stocks Finish Higher as Fed Gives Market Lift Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks picked up again in the final hour of trading after the Federal Reserve said it would continue to keep interest rates low for "an extended period."

  • Futures Higher Ahead of Fed; Housing Helps Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 8:41 AM ET

    Stock index futures remained true to recent form before the bell Tuesday, little changed compared with fair value ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.

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    Germany’s trade surpluses built on holding down labor costs may be unsustainable for the other countries in the eurozone, France’s finance minister said in an unusually blunt warning to Berlin.

  • Gerendasi: Russia And The Emerging 7 Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
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    The economies to watch now are the "Emerging Seven"...Their combined gross domestic product could overtake that of the G7 this decade and open up a 30 percent lead by 2030, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers forecast. But what will Russia look like in 2030?

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    Europe is looking (maybe) to form a Eurozone Monetary Fund with powers similar to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Morici: Greece's Tragedy and Naked Swaps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
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    It never ceases to amaze how political leaders can shamelessly blame free markets and faceless speculators for the consequences of their lousy financial decisions.

  • UK Pound Faces Bigger Plunge: Analyst Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.

  • Greece to Go to IMF if EU Refuses Aid: Report Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 7:31 AM ET
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    Greece is likely to formally ask the European Union for financial aid if the cost of borrowing does not fall in coming weeks and, if it doesn't get it, may go to the International Monetary Fund, Greek government officials told Dow Jones Newswires.

  • Economy 'Far too Close' to Double Dip: Roubini Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
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    Poor economic data in the US coupled with Europe's debt crisis are contributing to an increase of the risk of the US economy going through a double-dip recession, Nouriel Roubini said.

  • Greek CDS Overtures Fall on Deaf Ears in Washington Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 4:38 AM ET
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    Greek leaders' overtures for far tougher curbs on credit default swaps fell largely on deaf ears in Washington, but they'll go back to Athens with some sage advice from local policy wonks: look in the mirror and don't blame market messengers for your debt woes.

  • Curbing Derivatives Might Hurt, Not Help, Greece Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
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    The absence of credit default swaps could push a country's borrowing costs even higher.

  • Greece Urges US to Better Regulate Hedge Funds Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
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    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is due to meet President Barack Obama. Greece is briefing the Obama administration on reforms and discussing global financial regulation. 

  • In this commentary I will explain why I’m cautious; how I could be wrong; what’s at stake for me and my clients; and how we’re invested.

  • Poll: Should the EU Bail Out Greece? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    Global markets have been held hostage in recent weeks over whether an EU bailout plan will materialize for Greece. We like to know what you think: Should the EU bail out Greece, or not?

  • Jordan Kotick: Talking Technicals Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
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    Chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital back from a trip in Europe.

  • Farrell: Maybe Carville Was Right Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET
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    I think it was James Carville ("It's the economy, stupid!") who said he wanted to come back as the bond market since he could then rule over everyone.

  • The 5 Billion: Greece's Epic Battle Against Debt Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    This is war! That was the message from Athens Wednesday as the Greek government tried to combat the debt threat that hangs over the country.

  • Dow Snaps Win Streak Amid Reform Worries Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 6:32 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday as Washington ramped up reform in the health care and financial sectors and as the Fed's beige-book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring.

  • Why Overseas Investors Are Buying American Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the US is the worst place to put your money – except for all the others.