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  • Would a US 'Rich Tax' Work? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    Some German millionaires and billionaires want to give up 10 percent of their income to help fix the budget mess in Europe. Would such a plan ever work in the United States?

  • European Markets Showing Strength Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 4:03 PM ET

    Another solid close for European bourses today, with many markets closing at or near session highs.

  • The recovery will continue to be steady, but “sluggish and choppy” with a 1 ½ percent growth rate, and unemployment will remain high, at between 9 and 10 percent, for the next 18 months, Jan Hatzius, chief US economist of Goldman Sachs, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euro Zone Like a Propped-Up Carcass: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    The euro is barely intact, and rescuing the banks only worsened the financial crisis, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    Stocks will navigate choppy waters in the week ahead, but could sail a bit more smoothly—barring any nasty, new surprises from Europe.

  • Sentiment Toward Europe May Be Lifting Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Portugal raised about 1.5 billion euros yesterday and Spain 3.9 billion euros today in auctions that were surprisingly oversubscribed.

  • Is China No Longer a Concern? Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 7:36 PM ET

    If so, that’s one thing that could push this market higher.

  • Ultimate Contrarian Trade: Buy Euro Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    Contrarian traders are contemplating going long the Euro, which has been the market’s punching bag for the last month and one of the most successful shorts for hedged funds since housing.

  • As Stocks Struggle for Footing, Gold Pushes Higher Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.

  • What the Pros Say About the Euro's Future Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:36 AM ET

    The euro hit an all-time low versus the Swiss franc Tuesday, after hitting a 4-year low against the dollar the previous day. The single currency recovered in morning trade but fell back against the greenback in early afternoon, and analysts say it will remain volatile. Check out what the pros have to say.

  • Broker works the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The weakening euro could continue to strong-arm markets in the week ahead, as investors worry about contagion from Europe's sovereign debt crisis and the potential for a bigger setback in the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Here are six plays to protect you in these volatile times.

  • Morici: Halting Recovery Keeps Unemployment High Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 9:46 AM ET
    Job Losses

    If the economy keeps growing at 3 percent the balance of 2010, demand for new capacity—improved rental housing, better located new homes, and commercial construction for retail and factory improvements—should accelerate in 2011.

  • How Banco Santander Stays in Business Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 9:08 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Cramer has a six-point plan to help the bank withstand any contagion Europe has to offer.

  • G20 to Talk About Averting Armageddon - Again Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:02 AM ET
    Tens of thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district in April 2009, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital.

    Remember April 2009 when the G20 met in London? Gordon Brown was hosting world leaders and claiming he had saved the world while protests brought large parts of the UK capital to a halt.

  • Debt Crisis May Cause Run on Europe Banks: Strategist Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 4:16 AM ET

    Coordinated liquidity measures and quantitative easing may have to return and banks could take another hit to their balance sheet because of the sovereign debt problems in the euro zone, according to Ashok Shah, the CIO at London & Capital.

  • 6 Keys to a (Much-Needed) Sustainable Rally Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 7:11 PM ET

    Whatever you’re thinking, just know that Wednesday’s move doesn’t qualify.

  • Approach Markets 'Chicken-Like': Bob Doll Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 8:59 AM ET

    Investors are playing the markets carefully during these volatile conditions but stocks will resume their way up once the wave of international bad news subsides, Robert Doll, BlackRock vice chairman, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks and the BP Catastrophe Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 1:05 PM ET
    Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman examines oil washed onto a beach with the tide at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana.

    It is noteworthy that the BP oil explosion occurred on April 20. Three days later, on April 23, the market peaked. Is this is a coincidence? Or is Mr. Market telling us something that we do not yet fathom?

  • Euro bills and coins

    Wall Street may finally shift its focus back to the U.S. economy, after weeks of zeroing in on problems in the euro zone. The big report of the week? Friday's May employment number, which could be a game-changer.