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  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Take a Hit Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread

  • Greek Rescue Issue Is As Much About E.U. As Greece Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:24 AM ET

    Resolving the Greek debt mess is about more than the financial crisis and fiscal responsibility, say experts. It's also about keeping Europe together.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Greece, Jobs News Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    Stock futures, already in positive territory on an apparent deal to rescue Greece, added to gains on good news from the labor market.

  • EU Searches For Political Answer to Economic Problem Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    The European Union is wrestling with complex political considerations as much as economic ones that are likely to play a pivotal role in the timing and shape of any aid package to resolve the Greek debt crisis, experts say.

  • The EU Has to Rescue Greece Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    Much as I am sick of bailout nation, and bailout global nation, the European rescue of Greece was probably necessary to stop a total euro currency meltdown that might have triggered a worldwide debt deflation downward spiral.

  • 'No Bailout' Clause? The EU's Greek Rescue Problems Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    Greece

    There is little certainty in Brussels about what will be delivered to help Greece, or if a move would have any legal basis.

  • Baltic Poor Take Austerity Measures on Chin Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:19 AM ET
    Lithuania

    As financial markets panic about the risks to the euro from laxer governments in southern Europe, the northern Baltic states are already in tight fiscal bandages as they experience Europe's most severe recession.

  • Cramer: Dealing With Greek Debt Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Plus, find out an even more powerful driver behind the markets these days.

  • The Global Debt Revolt Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    I’m trying hard to remain optimistic about economic recovery here in America — and for that matter, around the world.

  • Europe Searches for Way Out Of Its Growing Debt Crisis Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Financial markets are betting heavily that Greece's crushing debt could drag down the entire eurozone, and that could force reluctant EU leaders into an embarrassing bailout.

  • Busch: The Global Debt Dilemma Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Apparently, the Greek government has called in the big hitters to help them with their fiscal dilemma.

  • Why Sovereign Debt Pain Has Only Just Started Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:45 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '

  • Europe Should Burn the Speculators: Stiglitz Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Countries like Greece are being "attacked by financial markets" and the European Union should intervene in the stock market to "teach speculators a lesson," according to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Proposed Bank Rules Surprised Many Around the World Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    The proposed new banking rules here in the U.S. caught many international bankers off guard and were one of the most prominent topics of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • World Financial Leaders Focus on Budget Crises Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Amid fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks will further hamper the fledging economic recovery, finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries meet.

  • Global shares slid to three-month lows Friday, but the US market recovered in late trading, while the dollar and Treasurys rose.

  • Neapolitan Pizza Gets Protection: Report Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    Anybody attempting to make a sub-standard Neapolitan pizza better watch their backs from now on as this pizza has friends in very high places.

  • Farrell: Dancing the Potomac Two Step Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.

  • Bill Gross

    The growing sovereign debt problems in Europe will continue to keep markets under pressure, Bill Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Head Fake, Or More Pain To Come? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Catch me if you've heard this one before. A global crisis emerges from some obscure country, and the VIX surges by some mind-boggling amount.

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