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  • Curbing Derivatives Might Hurt, Not Help, Greece Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
    Oil traders on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, New York.

    The absence of credit default swaps could push a country's borrowing costs even higher.

  • Greece Urges US to Better Regulate Hedge Funds Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is due to meet President Barack Obama. Greece is briefing the Obama administration on reforms and discussing global financial regulation. 

  • In this commentary I will explain why I’m cautious; how I could be wrong; what’s at stake for me and my clients; and how we’re invested.

  • Poll: Should the EU Bail Out Greece? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    Global markets have been held hostage in recent weeks over whether an EU bailout plan will materialize for Greece. We like to know what you think: Should the EU bail out Greece, or not?

  • Jordan Kotick: Talking Technicals Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    Chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital back from a trip in Europe.

  • Farrell: Maybe Carville Was Right Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET

    I think it was James Carville ("It's the economy, stupid!") who said he wanted to come back as the bond market since he could then rule over everyone.

  • The 5 Billion: Greece's Epic Battle Against Debt Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    This is war! That was the message from Athens Wednesday as the Greek government tried to combat the debt threat that hangs over the country.

  • Dow Snaps Win Streak Amid Reform Worries Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 6:32 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday as Washington ramped up reform in the health care and financial sectors and as the Fed's beige-book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring.

  • Why Overseas Investors Are Buying American Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the US is the worst place to put your money – except for all the others.

  • Stop the Insanity, Washington Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 1:23 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    President Obama’s new health-care push would apply the 2.9 percent health-care payroll tax to investments. We’ve never done this before. If we do, with the Bush tax cuts set to expire, the tax rate on capital gains and dividends could jack up over 50 percent.

  • Stocks Push Higher After ISM Report Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday as reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected.

  • Futures Get Lift From Jobs Numbers Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 7:58 AM ET

    Stock market futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Wednesday, but numbers on private employment and planned layoffs could alter the tone of trading.

  • PIIGS of Europe Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    Greece's mounting fiscal problems remain in focus, with investors today eyeing a possible bailout plan led by Germany and France. Closing Bell kicks shines the spotlight on the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece & Spain) of Europe and discusses where the biggest risks are.

  • From BRIC to BIC: What Happened to Russia? Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    In talking with global investors and in my recent trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum, I found that people are hardly even talking about Russia anymore. They’ve dropped the ”R“ to the point where it’s become the BIC nations.

  • Farrell: Taking A Position Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Positions were formed long ago and the talk-fest provided photo ops and little more. Observers took away what they wanted.

  • Farrell: What About The Rest of the Year? Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    We have been talking about inventories forever and in the fourth quarter the rate of inventory destocking slowed enough that 3.9% of the 5.9% gain was from that slowdown.

  • Fink on Greece's Debt Crisis Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Sentence/ParagraphRenewed concerns over Greece's budget situation dampening the mood on Wall Street today, but the Dow did manage to erase most of the losses in the final hour of trading. One of Wall Street's most respected minds, Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of BlackRock joined Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell after the market's close to share his thoughts on the economic environment.

  • If you remember the 1970's in New York City you wish you could go back to the '60's. The City was dirty, seemingly lawless with the "squeegee guys" attacking your car if you stopped at a light, and had a general feeling on being unsafe.

  • Greece Will Tackle Deficit on its Own: Norwegian PM Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 7:40 AM ET

    Greece is taking responsibility for its own financial problems and it will tackle its public deficit without a bailout, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC Monday.