Markets were treated to a plateful of U.S. economic data on Tuesday. As usual, the offerings were mixed as some were benign and others sour.
The yen eased on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan's growth warning, but it stopped short of hinting at a new bout of money-printing.
Wall Street lobbyist SIFMA suggests changes to market structure that could make trading less complex and fragmented.
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The dollar was steady as investors awaited pivotal events, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony, for fresh cues.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides insight to the potential default at Banco Espirito Santo, and real worries of a domino effect around the world.
John Rutledge, Safanad's chief investment strategist, discusses how China's economy is impacting U.S. markets.
The yen was near a five-month peak against the euro as banking woes in Portugal drove equities lower and lifted demand for the safe-haven currency.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports European shares pared losses as Banco Espirito Santo seeks to calm concerns over its capital position.
Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, and Steve Miller, AIG non-executive chairman, provide perspective on what would likely relieve the global economic malaise. Also Timmer shares his outlook on the markets.
Europe shares regain footing and Portugal shares post gains, reports CNBC's Karen Tso, with the latest update on Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo.
Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, share their outlook on the markets and economy. Also Kasman weighs in on Portugal's bank problems and explains why he thinks there's not a systemic threat in Europe.
Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the Portuguese bank crisis may spread to Brazil and Italy, but will not be a disaster for U.S. markets.
Portugal's bank woes raise concerns of another EU crisis, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.
Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS Investment Bank, discusses the currency trading opportunities amid market jitters across the globe.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the possible restructuring of Banco Espirito Santo and the selloff in Portugal.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.
The yen rose as investors sought shelter from economic stress in Europe.
Is the housing remodeling boom over? A status update from Lumber Liquidator is acting as a possible canary in the coal mine.
CNBC's Karen Tso reports there's a selloff in global markets triggered by disappointing economic data and concerns around troubled Portuguese banks.