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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.

  • Ireland's 12.5 percent corporate tax rate is "not negotiable," Finance Minister Michael Noonan told CNBC Tuesday.  That's despite costing the nation in higher interest payments under the bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

  • The State of Europe's Finances

    S&P cut its rating on Greece's sovereign debt by three notches. Insight on how this will affect the rest of Europe, with Michael Noonan, finance minister of Ireland.

  • Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

  • Spain

    As European headlines focused their attention on Greece, Spanish debt yields rose steadily in the last few weeks, with the spread versus the German bund now standing at around 250 basis points.

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    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

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    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

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    Stocks are looking oversold as the market discounts a loss of earnings momentum that is likely to follow a weakening global economy, according to Mike Lenhoff, the chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin.

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    The bickering continues in Europe as a critical deadline looms for Greece — but you wouldn't know it from watching the euro against the dollar.

  • The Greece Effect

    The CNBC team reports on Greece's downgrade and its impact on the markets, with Bob Pisani, Courtney Reagan and Sharon Epperson.