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  • While corporate credit markets are all in a frenzy, some of the more sober traders out there point out the underlying fundamentals are still in good shape.

  • Mercedes-Benz TV: Take It For A Spin On The Web Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    If you are a Mercedes Benz fan, you may have already tuned in to the latest attempt by the automaker to reach out to buyers. It's called Mercedes-Benz.tv. It's actually on the Mercedes Benz Web site www.mercedes-benz.tv and it is perhaps one of the best sites run by an automaker, when it comes to advancing the placement of a brand.

  • 'Accumulating Negatives' Point to Market Drop: Analyst Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    Linda Shesto, managing director at Divine Capital, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that she looks for a market correction of 3% to 5%.

  • Euro Zone Reports Trade Surplus Despite Strong Euro Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Euro zone trade remained in surplus in May and the April surplus was revised up,  data showed on Wednesday, as exports continued to grow twice as fast as imports despite a strong euro.

  • European new car registrations rose 0.7% in June as demand in the countries that recently joined the European Union offset a decline in western Europe.

  • Housing Crash? Not For The $100 Million Home Buyer Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 11:27 AM ET
    William Randolph Hearst's old home.

    Newsflash for all you buyers in the $100m+ range: Leonard M. Ross, an attorney-investor in Beverly Hills just put his pad up for sale, retail price, $165m. It’s William Randolph Hearst’s old place; you know, the pink stucco one shaped like an H. They used to call it “Beverly House.”  Stats: six residences, 29 bedrooms, 3 pools, movie theater, disco, 6 acres north of Sunset Blvd.

  • European stocks are expected to have positive momentum next week as large-cap companies continue to perform on the back of strong global revenue streams.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Belvedere Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 12:38 PM ET

    Shares in Belvedere jumped 7% Friday as the French wine and spirits group said it will sell its Pulco and Sirop Sport businesses to Orangina Group for 178 million euros ($242.9 million).

  • Euro Zone Rates Remain at 4%; U.K. Rates Rise to 5.75% Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept interest rates steady at 4% Thursday, as widely expected.

  • Japan World's #1 Automaker: What's Ahead For Big 3? Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 9:13 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    The headline this morning from Automotive News is hardly surprising, but it is another reminder of how the U.S. auto industry has changed dramatically in recent years. The latest data shows Japan surpassed the U.S. last year to become the world's #1 vehicle producer. It's the first time in 12 years Japan has outpaced the U.S. Not only that, but the Asian country is on track this year to expand its lead.

  • Euro Inflation Holds Steady at 1.9% Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 7:15 AM ET

    Inflation in the 13 nations that share the euro held steady at 1.9% in June while business and consumer confidence slipped slightly after soaring a month earlier, the European Commission said Friday.

  • Airbus adds $7.2 Billion Indian Order to Paris Haul Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 12:36 PM ET

    Airbus added more multi-billion dollar orders to its Paris air show haul on Wednesday, but analysts said the bonanza did not herald a new dawn for the troubled European aircraft maker.

  • ING Expands in Turkey With $2.7 Billion Oyak Bank Buy Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 12:02 PM ET

    Dutch banking and insurance company ING Group is buying Turkey's Oyak Bank for $2.67 billion, joining a rush of overseas financial groups buying into the fast-growing Turkish market.

  • Mail delivery across the European Union should be liberalized by 2011, a panel of EU lawmakers recommended, backing countries such as France and Luxembourg seeking a postponement of the 2009 deadline proposed by the EU's executive arm.

  • Vladimir Milev, investment analyst at Metzler-Payden Funds, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that investors might consider Eastern Europe when looking for hefty returns.

  • Lukoil Gains Rights to Caspian Sea Energy Fields: Reports Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 8:12 AM ET

    Turkmenistan's government has given a go-ahead to Russian oil giant Lukoil to work three fields in the energy-rich Caspian Sea, official media in the Central Asian nation reported Wednesday.

  • G8 Summit Effectiveness Divides Experts Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 1:21 PM ET

    The Group of Eight wealthy-nation summit in Germany is ending Friday. Now, the question arises: Is the G8 still able to confront global issues or has it become outdated? Ian Vasquez, director of the CATO Institute’s Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity, and P.J. Crowley, senior fellow and director of homeland security at the Center for American Progress, presented differing views on “Morning Call.”

  • G8: New Friends, Old Rivals Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 4:38 PM ET
    Merkel, Putin, Bush

    This meeting of the world's richest nations may be the most challenging one for the U.S. in years, given the growing power of Russia and China.

  • President Bush, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, Thursday June 7, 2007.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to US President George W Bush setting up a joint missile radar base in Azerbaijan to overcome a crisis between the two countries.

  • Euro zone quarterly economic growth slowed as expected at the start of the year as consumer demand contracted and export growth plunged, data from European Union statistics office Eurostat showed on Friday.