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  • 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.

  • Busch: US Crisis Lesson For Europe Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:57 AM ET

    Case in point, it seems the IMF is the only body that may have the legal capability to assist these countries in their time of need. This reminds me of something, what is it?

  • Roubini: It Would Take a Crisis to Change Russia Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    It would take a sharp fall in the price of oil or another crisis to change Russia's economic system for the long term, Nouriel Roubini, economist and New York University Professor, told CNBC Thursday.

  • In Europe, Challenges for Google Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Google has a problem in China. But it may have bigger headaches in Europe. The New York Times reports.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • Vote on Dr. Doom's New Nickname Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 9:12 AM ET
  • Trains and Takeaways from Davos Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:21 AM ET
    Davos, Switzerland

    There was an agreement that banking regulation and reform was important, but no real plans on what to do.

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Lagarde on Euro Zone: No Way Out and No Bailout Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 6:50 AM ET

    Euro zone member states must meet their commitments on budget stability and cannot be bailed out by the euro zone, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC in Davos on Friday.