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  • With the euro at 1-year lows, these may be the companies that could feel the most pain next earnings season.

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    Spain risks falling into the same trap as Greece, investors say, unless it takes more forceful action to solve its debt problems.  The NYT reports.

  • Huge moves up in the yield of Greek paper and a growing concern about other EU members and their ability to grow out of large budget deficits has investors thinking twice.

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    Financial regulations could significantly influence UBS' profitability in both the near and long term and they will constrain the Swiss bank from resuming dividend payments, CFO John Cryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Debtor Nations

    The Greek debt crisis is beginning to take a back seat, while the earnings season has got off to a solid start, therefore stocks are once again a good place for investors, Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest in Zurich, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Debtor Nations

    For now, Greece has been saved but at what cost? The sums involved are staggering and could have been much lower if the euro zone's governments had appreciated the size and scale of the problem earlier and learned the lessons of history.

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    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

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    Already markets are looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, as better U.S. economic data put some spring into stocks Monday.

  • The Dow jumped 1.3 percent Monday, its biggest gain in over two months, after some positive U.S. economic reports and details of a European financial rescue package for Greece.

  • Stocks advanced on this first trading day of May after some positive economic reports and details of a European financial rescue package for Greece provided some measure of relief.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday after Greece was offered a bailout package of more than $145 billion by the European Union and the IMF.

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    The big three agencies are once again coming under scrutiny by the investment community. Most are wondering how reliable are their ratings?

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    Greece, effectively bankrupt and with a European gun to its head, committed itself to years of austerity on Sunday when it signed a financial bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. But there are serious questions about whether the deep cuts in salaries and benefits the agreement calls for are politically sustainable over time, says the NY Times.

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    Hesse Prime Minister Roland Koch said Monday he sees no danger that the Greek bailout could be stopped by constitutional challenge.

  • US stock index futures were indicating a higher open for Wall Street Monday, after Greece was offered a bailout package of more than $145 billion by the European Union and the IMF.

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    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

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    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

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    China is to the world as Germany is to Europe, explains the New York Times.