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    A new bet has been placed on the the Greek debt crisis. It backs a growing view among investors that Athens may be about to suffer a messy default that could spark a run on the country’s banks and a deeper eurozone crisis, the FT reported.

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    The Greek debt crisis fanned a broad sell off Wednesday and it will no doubt keep markets on edge Thursday.

  • Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Gold

    Gold is almost like another currency these days, and this strategist thinks it has room to run against the euro.

  • Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday as the dollar jumped following worries over the exacerbating Greek debt situation and after a handful of dismal economic news.

  • Greece Sparks Market Sell-Off

    Insight on today's market sell-off, with John Buckingham, Al Frank Asset Management; Marc Harris, RBC Capital Markets; and CNBC's Ron Insana, Scott Wapner, Sharon Epperson and Simon Hobbs.

  • Demonstrators and riot police clash during a protest against plans for new austerity measures.

    The uprising in Greece today demonstrates one of the gravest flaws in so many discussions of government debt crises: They ignore individual politics.

  • As stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, Cramer explains why the market could still fall further.

  • Greece Update: Government Reshuffle

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the Greece PM has agreed to reshuffle the government. "A default by Greece is not factored into the market," he says.

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    A trader at a major Greek bank lets us know how things are looking from his perch above the main square in Athens.

  • U.S. Day of Reckoning?

    Robert Rodriguez, First Pacific Advisors CEO says unless the U.S. gets its fiscal house in order, the nation is headed for a debt crisis that could rival Greece.

  • Protestors are seen on the Syntagma square during a protest against plans for new austerity measures.

    As Europe struggles to find a fix for Greece—and Greek citizens take to the streets—traders worry that a Greek default might be like the failure of Lehman or worse. Are they right?

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    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told the head of the conservative opposition on Wednesday he would be willing to step down and make way for a national unity government, senior government sources said.

  • Greek police fired teargas at demonstrators in central Athens on Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures demanded by international lenders as the price for more financial aid. As Greece teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, parliament is due to vote this week on a package of spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations agreed as part of a massive bailout aimed at averting the euro zone's first defaultEarlier in the month, Greece's parliament backed Prime Minister G

    Stone-throwing Greeks clashed with police and protesters marched on parliament to oppose government efforts to pass new austerity measures for the debt-stricken euro zone state.

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    On Friday’s Money In Motion, I had two trades that I liked for this week. Here's what to do with them now.

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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

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    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    It appears that 52 economists have urged the UK government to abandon the public spending cuts associated with its “Plan A” and move to a Plan B, which would involve halting the cuts and…not much else, it would seem, writes Moorad Choudhry.

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    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

  • Euro bills

    Euro zone finance ministers are meeting on the debt crisis - again. But this strategist isn't expecting much.