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  • Yoshikami: Ratings Agencies- Behind the Curve Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The big three agencies are once again coming under scrutiny by the investment community. Most are wondering how reliable are their ratings?

  • Deflation Could Stall Efforts to Revive Greece Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:21 AM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    Greece, effectively bankrupt and with a European gun to its head, committed itself to years of austerity on Sunday when it signed a financial bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. But there are serious questions about whether the deep cuts in salaries and benefits the agreement calls for are politically sustainable over time, says the NY Times.

  • German State PM Assures 'Yes' to Greek Bailout Monday, 3 May 2010 | 8:00 AM ET
    Greek Labor Unions Strike

    Hesse Prime Minister Roland Koch said Monday he sees no danger that the Greek bailout could be stopped by constitutional challenge.

  • Futures Higher After Greek Bailout Deal Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures were indicating a higher open for Wall Street Monday, after Greece was offered a bailout package of more than $145 billion by the European Union and the IMF.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:02 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:54 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
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    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

  • Save Greece, Protect Germany Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
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    China is to the world as Germany is to Europe, explains the New York Times.

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    While the EU/IMF/ECB continuing to work towards an agreement on Greece, my thoughts turn to the voting that will occur next week in Germany.

  • Farrell: Dumb Moves on Both Sides of the Atlantic Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Just how dumb can you be? The guys that took the other side of the Fabulous Fab-concocted CDO-Squared whatever it was weren't stupid because they bet wrong on the housing market.

  • How German Politics Deepened the Greek Crisis Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 9:10 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Had Frau Merkel listened to Herr Schaeuble from the beginning, a lot of time and money would have been saved.

  • Buy Gold to Defend Against Greece? Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 7:33 PM ET

    Cramer says yes, but one of his preferred companies just reported a disappointing quarter. He interviewed the CEO to find out if it’s still a buy.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    Markets could be in store for another dose of positive U.S. economic data Friday, as the Greek debt crisis seems contained for now.

  • Tackling the Debt Crisis: Four Ways To Make Money Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    One hundred dollar bill and one hundred euro bank note

    No good crisis comes without good opportunities, and the events unfolding with European debt are no exception.

  • Farr: European Contagion Spreads Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
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    While Portugal and Spain are the most recent targets of S&P downgrades, Italy or even Ireland could be next.

  • Yoshikami: The Betrayal of Greece Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    With dramatic headlines of Greek troubles spreading and the euro hitting fresh lows against the dollar, the situation grows more critical each day. But today's news only highlights a part of the problem.

  • Cramer on Europe: Prepare for ‘Outright Defaults’ Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 8:48 PM ET

    But that’s no reason to sell stocks, he says. Here’s how you survive the debt tsunami crossing the Atlantic.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: US Growth vs Euro Zone Concerns Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 7:25 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The weekly jobless claims report should help swing the focus back to the U.S. economic recovery at least temporarily Thursday, after the Fed affirmed low rates are here to stay for the time being.

  • Stocks End Higher as Fed Holds Rates Steady Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks ended higher after the Fed left interest rates unchanged and kept the "extended period" language in its statement. Financials were the day's best performers, with JPMorgan and Bank of America leading the Dow.