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  • Merkel, Sarkozy Grilling Papandreou Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:00 PM ET
    Merkel, Sarkozy Grilling Papandreou

    Telis Demos, Financial Times, sheds insight on the meeting between European leaders after the Greek PM called for a referendum on the bailout deal.

  • David Zervos: This Is How the Euro Crisis Will End Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Yesterday, David Zervos of Jefferies sent out a wildly popular note on the Papandreou referendum gambit, in which he explained that this was a classic Greek politician move, and that Papandreous own father, Andreas Papandreou, once pulled a similar blackmail stunt when he was the Greek PM.

  • America Failing to Reboot, Historian Ferguson Says Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    With Greece’s government on the brink of collapse, even the successful adoption of Prime Minister George Papandreou’s referendum on a debt deal leaves room for volatility and uncertainty in Europe for weeks, historian and author Niall Ferguson told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Fed Speculation Lifts the Euro and With It, Risk Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Euro bills

    The euro, after several crushing days, is getting a lift from speculation the Fed may announce more easing in its midday statement.

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    The question remains is the glass half full—the economy showing new signs of life as indicated by preliminary data for third quarter GDP growth at 2.5 percent—or is it half empty—the economy creating too few jobs and growing too slow to be self sustaining?

  • 'Eurosceptic' Voices Getting Louder in UK Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Big Ben

    As the euro zone lurches from summit to summit, disgruntled Eurosceptics in the UK are becoming more visible.

  • The ECB and the Big Bazooka Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    The European Central Bank: The big bazooka. There are plenty of important events this week, from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's presser to the Group of 20 nations (G20) to nonfarm payrolls. But the story most closely watched is ECB President Mario Draghi's first press conference tomorrow. Why? Not just because many believe he may cut interest rates a month early, it's that many are betting he will reiterate that he is going to continue to buy sovereign bonds.

  • CEO Confidence Plunges, Bleak Six Months Ahead: Survey Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    Confidence levels among European CEOs have seen a record fall over the past three months, with the situation expected to worsen further in the near term as the euro zone debt crisis threatens the stability of the region’s economy , according to a survey by the Young Presidents Organization.

  • Dollar Slips, Aussie Sinks, Greece Gets a Grilling Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:37 AM ET

    Greece's referendum angers euro-zone leaders and the Fed meeting presses on the buck - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Stress Effect on Equities Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Euro Stress Effect on Equities

    With the situation in Europe, there are many variables moving at once that are impacting the markets, says William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management CEO, who compares the situation in Europe as a slow moving train crash.

  • Moorad Choudhry: Euro Zone Scorecard to Date: 4/10 Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:14 AM ET
    E.U. Flags

    The outcome of last week’s euro zone summit meeting is not quite as positive as the immediate equity market reaction suggested. For a comprehensive dissection read this week’s Economist, which lays out in stark terms what further work is needed from euro zone leaders.

  • MF Global's Missing Money Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 7:06 AM ET
    MF Global's Missing Money

    Discussing whether it is possible $700,000 can be lost with lack of proper regulation practices, with Ronald Kruszewski, Stifel Financial chairman/president/CEO, who also weighs in on Greece's debt problems.

  • Greek Tragedy Could Take Another Twist Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is gambling his political life and legacy on a no confidence vote on Friday, which could be crucial to the future of Greece. To help solve Europe's sovereign debt crisis, a special organization was set up in 2010 called the European Financial Stability Facility, or EFSF. So what is it and how does it work? CNBC explains.

  • Greek Government is Failing Euro Zone Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Greek Government is Failing Euro Zone

    David Buik, partner at BGC Partners, says the Greek Prime Minister's decision to call a referendum is destroying market confidence and jeopardizing the EU bail out plan.

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    The political upheaval in Athens has suddenly made the once unspeakable — Greek debt default — a distinct possibility. So now it is time to ponder the once unthinkable: that Greece might end its 10-year use of the euro and return to its former currency, the drachma. The NYT reports.

  • Dick Bove: We’ve Gone Nuts Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 8:57 PM ET
    Dick Bove

    Forget selling the bank stocks, you should be buying them, widely followed analyst Dick Bove told Larry Kudlow.

  • European Leaders May Upstage the Fed Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 8:20 PM ET
    E.U. Flags

    European leaders gathering for an emergency meeting Wednesday in Cannes could get more attention than Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, unless he has a surprise policy move up his sleeve.

  • Cramer's Battle Plan For Difficult Days Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 6:19 PM ET

    This market has become a warzone, the "Mad Money" host said. Here's how to sidestep it.

  • Financials Drop on Contagion Concerns Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Financials Drop on Contagion Concerns

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on companies that got crushed in Tuesday's session, and Fred Cannon, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, discusses why the Greek vote sent financials in free fall on Tuesday.

  • Investors See Safety in Treasurys Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Dismay over widening fissures in the European bailout plan sent investors fleeing stocks and into the relative safety of U.S. Treasurys Tuesday.