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    On Thursday morning, French youth who took the test were asked “Is equality a threat to liberty?”, “Can one be right despite the facts?” or even “Is art any less necessary than science?”

  • Greece

    The sluggish state of the U.S. economy will once more be the grist for markets, if Greece's short term financing needs are met.

  • Could events in Greece unravel so quickly and badly that we end up with another Lehman situation.

  • If Greece defaults on its sovereign debt, the effects will be global. Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Let's run through the dominoes that could fall after a Greek default.

    What happens if Greece defaults? Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Learn more.

  • Is Greece Europe's Lehman?

    A Greek default will spur a global restructuring process, says Chris Whalen.

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    A friend of mine who runs a hedge fund likes to say, “I have seen this movie before, and I know how it ends…badly.” With respect to Greece, ironically, not only can we metaphorically say we’ve seen this movie before, but, in many ways, we have actually seen it - at least a movie of the same genre.

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    More Greek drama: rapid price changes in a corner of the currency markets suggest banks are worried about an interbank lending freeze, absent a rescue plan for Greece.

  • Market A Mixed Bag

    Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital says the market sell off is overblown but remains cautious.

  • As Greece's debt crisis shakes global markets, Cramer said contagion fears are valid.

  • While major several U.S. banks have exposure to Greece, there might be opportunities for investors in the financial sector despite the country's debt crisis, according to investment strategists.

  • Stop Trading: Cramer Slams Euro Banks

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the banks in Europe were reckless and he wouldn't touch them.

  • Euro Stress: Goldman Targeted?

    Once again, there is considerable confusion over what will happen in Greece. We had a discussion on-air about whether U.S. investors should care about what happens with Greece. They should. Here's why:

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    When you have a country with a debt-to-GDP ratio that rises above 150%, historically that country defaults. I bring this up because the debt-to-GDP ratio in Greece is somewhere in the neighborhood of 160%.

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    The Greek debt crisis is once again rattling global markets, with riots in the street of Athens roiling US stocks at a time when Americans are grappling with their own fiscal mess

  • Greek riot policemen clash with protestors in the center of Athens on May 5, 2010.

    The executive in charge of restructuring Lehman Brothers sees some "striking" similarities between his company and Greece, he told CNBC Thursday.

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    Some of the safest, plain-vanilla investment accounts in the U.S. could be challenged if Greece defaults on its sovereign debt.

  • Regardless of whether there is another Greek “save”, preventing the actual default that still seems inevitable, the fact remains that adding debt to try and solve a debt crisis is a moronic approach when your interest costs already exceed your tax revenues (as is currently the case in Greece).

  • Future of Lehman Bros.

    Investors continue to worry about the risk of a Greek debt default and some are making comparisons between the Greece and Lehman Brothers collapse. Insight with Bryan Marsal, Lehman Bros. CEO.

  • Private Equities Opportunities

    Insight on the future of global risk and how Greek debt is weighing on markets, with Ted Virtue, MidOcean Partners CEO.

  • Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.