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  • Stocks Could Face More Turbulence in the Week Ahead Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:20 PM ET

    After April’s weak jobs report, investors will scrutinize each piece of economic data for a read on whether the economy's soft patch is temporary or the start of something more troubling.

  • How to Profit From European Politics Friday, 4 May 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    Sunday will bring elections in both France and Greece. Here's your trading strategy.

  • Money Match Up: Ron Paul's Reaction to Jobs Friday, 4 May 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up: Ron Paul's Reaction to Jobs

    What does crude's fall say about the economy? The currency trade behind crude oil's fall, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. Also, Ron Paul's reaction to the jobs report.

  • Fitch CEO: US Downgrade Not Likely Before Election Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
    Residents turn out to vote in mid-term elections at a polling place inside a luxury car dealer in Beverly Hills, California.

    Ratings agency Fitch is not likely to downgrade the credit ratings of the U.S. before the November elections but the world’s biggest economy definitely needs to tackle its debt problem, Paul Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Fitch Group, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Safe Haven Currencies Lift, Aussie Slips Friday, 4 May 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    Jobs data and elections curb risk appetite and Australia is downbeat - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Will Greek Elections Inflame the Debt Crisis? Friday, 4 May 2012 | 5:12 AM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Elections in Greece on Sunday could throw the country into disarray once more, unsettling investors who believed that a deal struck earlier this year to restructure the country’s debt and avert a default marked the end of a major chapter in the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Greece Must Renegotiate Bailout: Expert Friday, 4 May 2012 | 5:10 AM ET
    Greek Parliament

    Greece needs to see consensus among the various political factions and to renegotiate its bailout to return to markets and build a long-term program of economic growth, according to the President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce.

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    European shares are seen opening the day lower as concerns that the closely watched labor market data out of the U.S. will show only modest improvement.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Market Movers: Earnings vs. Economics Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    Market Movers: Earnings vs. Economics

    A look at the how the global markets are moving ahead of the closing bell, with Joseph Greco, Meridian Equity Partners and John Brady, R.J. O'Brien; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Is a Europe-Only Recession in the Cards? Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 12:47 PM ET

    Manufacturing reports suggest Europe could slide into recession without the rest of the world, creating fallout for the euro.

  • Whole Foods' Q2 Profits Tops the Street Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Whole Foods' Q2 Profits Tops the Street

    Whole Foods shares surge to all-time highs after the company reported positive Q2 EPS and increased its earnings forecast. The FMHR traders share their plays on the company.

  • King Admits Failing to ‘Shout’ About Risk Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:32 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Repairing the economy and regulating banks is “the biggest challenge the Bank [of England] has faced for decades,” Sir Mervyn King said on Wednesday in a speech in which he conceded for the first time he should have “shouted from the rooftops” about risks before the financial crisis.

  • SocGen CEO Warns French Candidates on Bank Breakups Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:09 AM ET
    Francois Hollande, Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, speaks in a gymnasium during a visit on January 29, 2012 in Paris, during the traditional Chinese New Year festivities in the French capital.

    The chief executive of Societe Generale, Frederic Oudea, warned Socialist party French presidential candidate Francios Hollande against any move to break up the French banking system on Thursday as the financial institution announced first quarter earnings that declined from a year earlier.

  • ECB, Behold the Wonders You Have Wrought! Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:04 AM ET
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    Spain's crisis is one of private, not public debt, and arguably has its roots far more in the inappropriate monetary policy applied from Frankfurt during the key 2002 to 2006 period than in any failure in the application of the EU Stability and Growth Pact.

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    European shares are seen opening higher Thursday with the European Central Bank’s interest rate decision a major focus for markets.

  • Your Trade on the European Central Bank Meeting Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The European Central Bank is meeting Thursday, and this strategist has a trading plan - sort of.

  • Boston Properties CEO on REITs Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Boston Properties CEO on REITs

    Mort Zuckerman, Boston Properties chairman and CEO discusses the trade on REITs and his perspective on U.S. job growth.

  • S&P Upgrades Greece’s Credit Rating From Default Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    Demonstrators shout slogans against government's recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.

    Standard & Poor’s rating agency upgraded Greece’s long-term credit rating from 'selective default' to sub-investment grade triple-C on Wednesday, citing the country's recently-completed bond swap.

  • Spain Should Restructure Debt Now: Economist Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:58 AM ET

    Spain should be restructuring its debt right now, Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, told CNBC's "European Closing Bell," suggesting a 50 percent haircut on Spanish sovereign debt holdings now in order to get the country back on track.