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  • Euro Slides, Dollar Droops Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    The euro gets hit by Italian drama and the dollar falls on a gloomy employment report - time for your FX Fix.

  • Sovereign CDS Index Hits High     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the rising cost of insuring debt in 15 European countries.

  • Onward & Upward Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores  the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.

  • Staying In The Race Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

    The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.

  • Next Stop: Deep Space Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
    Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

  • Europe’s banks are growing increasingly angry over the stress tests being run by European regulators, complaining that the process has been excessively rigid, with damaging changes to the exercise rushed through at the last minute, according to the FT.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank is going easy on Portugal, making the euro bounce. Whether the lift will last is another matter.

  • ECB Hikes Rates, Hints at Dovish Stance in August Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent on Thursday, as it continued to brush off concerns over sovereign debt worries in the euro zone periphery, but President Jean-Claude Trichet hinted that a further rise in August is unlikely.

  • ECB to Shrug Off Periphery Concerns, Raise Rates Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, as indicated in its June press conference, despite ongoing concerns over the euro zone's periphery.

  • 'Euro to Get Worse,' Says Gartman     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, the Gartman Letter, explains why the euro will hit new lows.

  • A Northern Currency that's Ready to Light Up Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar is poised to beat very low expectations, unlike one major currency we could name.

  • In Europe, a Move to Slash Phone Roaming Charges Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    Over the next three years, the fees that consumers pay to browse the Internet with smartphones and tablets may be cut by as much as 78 percent, under a plan being proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday.

  • Money in Motion: The Euro Trade     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    A look at what investors can expect from the euro ahead of tomorrow's ECB rate decision, with Rebecca Patterson, JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Christine Lagarde's News Conference     Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Christine Lagarde, new head of the International Monetary Fund holds a news conference at the IMF headquarters as the European debt crisis takes center stage.

  • In Europe, an 'Argentinean Re-Run': Fund Manager Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 3:19 AM ET
    A riotpoliceman arrest a protestor during clashes in front of the Greek Parliament.

    The situation facing European countries like Greece and Portugal is directly comparable to the economic crisis which hit Latin America in the late 1990s, Andy Brough, co-head of Schroders’ Pan European Small and Mid Cap team, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Moment of Truth for the Euro Zone Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.

  • Portugal Cut to Junk by Moody's     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Moody's downgraded Portugal debt to junk citing risk of a second bailout, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Euro Falls Against the Dollar     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Why it will continue to be a bumpy ride for the euro, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.

  • How to Trade the European Central Bank Meeting Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Almost everyone expects the European Central Bank to raise rates this week, but you can still trade on it. Here's how.

  • Evangelos Venizelos, who was brought in as Finance Minister of Greece two weeks ago, said Greece's part in the euro zone was "not reversible" in a first on CNBC interview Tuesday.