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  • Will the Euro Contagion Be Contained? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 3:01 PM ET
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    Now that Portugal has capitulated and asked for financial assistance, traders are fixated on the potential for its problems to spread.

  • Money File: What a Week for Euro Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:46 PM ET
    Money File: What a Week for Euro

    The plot thickens even more this weekend as European finance ministers meet to work out the terms of a rescue plan for Portugal. Brian Kelly, Kanundrum Capital, tells viewers why the Euro contagion was contained, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money In Motion, April 8, 2011 Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money In Motion, April 8, 2011

    A weekly look at currency trading and how to profit from it, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money Match Up

    The currency markets have never been hotter as world headlines create opportunities everywhere. Also, what's the trade if the government shutdown is avoided, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Word on the Street Now Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    Justice approves Google's acquisition of ITA with certain conditions. And markets head lower in the face of a government shutdown and a spike in oil prices, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Toxic Dollar: Why Nobody Seems to Want US Currency Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
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    In 10 months, the Dollar Index has lost 14% because the world keeps accumulating dollars it doesn’t want and sells them. Asian central banks are key.

  • EU Bank Stress Tests About to Get Tougher Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:07 AM ET
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    Stress tests on European Union banks this year will use tougher criteria for measuring capital than last year, according to details released by the European Banking Authority Friday.

  • Faber: Masters of the Market Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET
    Faber: Masters of the Market

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.

  • Spain's Biggest Export, Young People Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:47 AM ET
    Spain

    Spain has avoided a costly run on its debt even as its closest neighbor, Portugal, has been forced to ask the European Union for help to help fund its debt burden. But one analyst remains skeptical the Spanish are out of the woods just yet.

  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

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    European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as the euro nears a 15-month high against the dollar.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Busch: Government Shutdown Will Happen Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
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    The US government is careening towards a shutdown as Democrats and Republicans can't agree on a 2011 budget plan. I believe a shutdown will occur.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • ECB v. Fed Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    ECB v. Fed

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET
    Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.

  • ECB & a US Government Shutdown Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB & a US Government Shutdown

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Commentary: Austerity Does Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
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    After months of speculation, Portugal last night accepted what many had claimed has been inevitable since the fourth quarter of 2009 and went cap in hand to the European Union as its borrowing costs became unsustainable following another big jump in yields.

  • Europe Stocks to Open Lower; Portugal to Seek Aid Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:57 AM ET
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    European stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Thursday ahead of interest rates decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, as well as news that Portugal will seek financial aid from the European Union.

  • Commerzbank Wants to Break Free From Government Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:35 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    Commerzbank on Wednesday presented a plan to repay 14.3 billion euros ($20.3 billion) of the 16.2 billion euros of state aid by June.