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    The euro had a big runup after the Greek crisis was temporarily resolved, but traders are flummoxed about next moves.

  • We're in a "slow growth economy and things aren't getting any better" as the second half begins, J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co., told CNBC Friday. In this environment, stick with companies specializing in health care, he says.

  • Wealth Manager Cuts Stocks Exposure to Zero From 60% Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
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    Zero exposure to stocks is the best way to position a portfolio over the next few months as markets look set to remain volatile due to a "pretend and extend" strategy on Greece, Bruno Verstraete, CEO at Nautilus Invest told CNBC.

  • Strauss-Kahn Case Seen in Jeopardy Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Second Annual Conference of International Monetary Fund held at the Baur au Lac Hotel on May 10, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference hosted by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), brought together central bank governors and senior policymakers, to debat about the reform of the international monetary system with topics such as global liquidity p

    The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. The NYT reports.

  • Confusion in Europe, Gloom in Japan Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    Japanese businesses are pessimistic and euro traders don't know what to think — it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • The second half of the year should see European stocks performing positively, Michael Browne, portfolio manager, Europe at Martin Currie, told CNBC Friday.

  • Riot policemen arrest a demonstrator as they clash with protesters during a 48-hour general strike in Athens.

    Sovereign default in developed economies could be "catastrophic" for investors, a report by BlackRock Investment Institute noted, as many traditionally have large holdings in government debt as a very low risk, relatively low return investment.

  • Greenspan Live From Aspen 2011 Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Greenspan One-on-One

    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, discusses the crisis in Greece, the end of QE2, and President Obama's plan to tackle the deficit.

  • Why a Greek Austerity Budget Will Lift the Ringgit Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Strong medicine for Greece will jumpstart aid plans and currency investors' fears will ease, one strategist says.

  • New Investment Strategy: Preparing for End Times Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:39 AM ET

    Investment professionals have a new pitch: The sky could soon be falling. So-called black swan funds — named for rare and unexpected events — offer a way to profit in the event of a market collapse, the New York Times reports.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Gloomy Consumers Hit UK Retailers Hard Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    The gloom which has descended on the British high street, with shop closures and well-known chains collapsing, is set to continue as consumers cut back, Mike Dennis, senior consumer analyst at MF Global, told CNBC Thursday.

  • UK Unions Step Up as Europe's Left Wanes Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    A protester holds up a smoke bomb during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts in central London, on March 26, 2011.

    Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.

  • Cramer Exposes the Market's 'Scare Tactics' Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 6:38 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host looks at what's kept many investors out of the market's recent rally.

  • Stocks End Higher for Third Day, Led by Banks Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for a third-consecutive session Wednesday, led by banks, amid end-of-quarter window dressing and after the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid a debt default.

  • Austerity Vote Aftermath Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Austerity Vote Aftermath

    A look at Greece's austerity plan as the country waits to secure another tranche of international aid, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Greek Financial Crisis: A Failure to Communicate Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    A protester wears a national flag near to the Syntagma square in front of the Greek Parliament.

    Clearly, all over Europe, we have a failure to communicate. A default, which would have been triggered by a negative vote, would have thrown the euro zone into chaos, and Greece especially would have been decimated. Folks were not paying attention to the risks involved.

  • Stocks Climb Ahead of Close; Techs Drag Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 3:38 PM ET

    Stocks were higher for a third session Wednesday, led by banks, following the Greek vote and a positive pending home sales report.

  • Europe is “on sale,” according to Sarah Ketterer, portfolio manager and CEO of Causeway Capital Management, and European P/E multiples are currently lower than every other region in the world.

  • The 10 Toughest Greek Austerity Measures Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    If you think you’ve got it tough living in America, just be glad you’re not going to be in Greece as that nation begins to confront the true reality of austerity.From a 15 percent cut in public wages to cigarette and alcohol taxes to Social Security reductions and means testing, the Greek measures will instill pain, necessary though it may be, for years to come.

    If you think you've got it tough living in America, just be glad you're not going to be in Greece as that nation begins to confront the true reality of austerity.