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  • Hedge Funds Shrug off Regulatory Threat Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    As Goldman Sachs faced investigation and Democrats and Republicans battle over financial regulation in the house it appears hedge funds are thriving despite the threat of more stringent rules.

  • Farrell: Greece—A New Moral Hazard? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 9:41 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The bailout of Greece has stirred ferocious debate and fallout in Germany, which has an election shortly.

  • Emerging Markets Stronger: El-Erian Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 5:04 PM ET
    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of Pimco, the world’s largest bond investor, said some emerging market economies are doing better than those of developed countries because they had dealt with financial crises years earlier.

  • Why EU Debt Woes Are Good for US Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the banks, autos, retail and more.

  • Greek Bond Yields Getting ‘Merkeled’ Higher Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 6:24 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The German language has been "enriched" by a new word that might well make it into international dictionaries: Sich durchmerkeln.

  • Dow Rises for an 8th Straight Week Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off an eighth straight week of gains. It was a straight flush this week, with the Dow ending higher in five of five sessions this week, for a total gain of 1.7 percent.

  • Dow Erases Gains as Microsoft, Travelers Skid Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks erased their gains Friday as Microsoft, Travelers and Verizon weighed on the Dow after disappointing investors with their latest results.

  • Futures Fall After Greece Asks for Aid Friday, 23 Apr 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned slightly lower before the open Friday as the Greek Prime Minister requested aid from the International Monetary Fund and European Union.

  • Overseas Marijuana Laws: Leaning Toward Lenient Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:02 AM ET
    Amsterdam coffee shop

    Portugal and Spain  provide as good as an example as The Netherlands. In both countries, the drug is illegal, but you'd never know it based on some quirky technicalities.  The general trend is about prevention, not punishment.

  • British Airways screen

    The sell-off in oil has intensified as much of Europe is still paralyzed by air travel disruptions caused the the volcanic ash cloud hovering above parts of the continent.

  • Recovery in Danger Because of New Imbalances: ECB Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 6:54 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    Distortions in the global economy that provided the backdrop to the financial crisis threaten to widen again and upset the world-wide recovery, the European Central Bank has warned.

  • Farrell: China and Greece on My Mind Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 11:25 AM ET
    Greece

    Greece easily sold a bunch of short term bills Tuesday morning with demand far exceeding the supply. An originally planned sale of 1.2 billion Euros in 6 and 12 month bills was expanded to 1.56 billion Euros. The yields were so high, however, as to be painful.

  • Farrell: An Olympic Effort to Save Greece Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Big brother and big sister came to the rescue—sort of—and said they would throw in 60 billion of Euros—maybe—if Greece needed it. If they need it?

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Over the weekend, the EU and IMF announced a support package for Greece that appeared initially to mollify German constitutional concerns.

  • This Is Still a Short-Term Fix for Greece Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    The next 24 hours will be critical for Greece and its economy. After news over the weekend that the euro zone put together a rescue package, Athens will now test the markets reaction.

  • Hungary Votes, but What of the Economy? Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Hungary

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  • Lunch-Only Beer Policy Prompts Carlsberg Strike Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 9:45 AM ET
    Carlsberg Beer

    Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites, a company spokesman said.

  • Would Rescuing Greece Make Matters Worse? Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 4:07 AM ET

    Attempts to rescue Greece are simply making matters worse and the quicker the crisis comes, the better for the world.

  • Greece Rumor Mill Keeps on Turning Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

    Growing soverign debt speculation has renewed anxiousness about Greece's financial footing as borrowing costs sharply increase.

  • Busch: Greek Buyers Remorse Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Greece

    Today, the Euro came under pressure with after a series of stories have emerged over the last 24 hours on the details for a Greek bailout.