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  • S&P Closes at 17-Month High Above 1,150 Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.

  • Stocks Open Lower; Citi Rises Again Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 10:16 AM ET

    Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.

  • Futures Slide After Letdown From Jobs Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 8:43 AM ET

    Stock index futures were treading water Thursday after posting a slight a gain Wednesday on the back of gains in financial stocks.

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    Europe is looking (maybe) to form a Eurozone Monetary Fund with powers similar to the International Monetary Fund.

  • European Leaders Call for Crackdown on Derivatives Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
    Luxembourgian Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Political leaders in Europe and, increasingly, the US are calling for more scrutiny of derivatives. The New York Times explains.

  • Morici: Greece's Tragedy and Naked Swaps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
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    It never ceases to amaze how political leaders can shamelessly blame free markets and faceless speculators for the consequences of their lousy financial decisions.

  • Greece to Go to IMF if EU Refuses Aid: Report Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 7:31 AM ET
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    Greece is likely to formally ask the European Union for financial aid if the cost of borrowing does not fall in coming weeks and, if it doesn't get it, may go to the International Monetary Fund, Greek government officials told Dow Jones Newswires.

  • Economy 'Far too Close' to Double Dip: Roubini Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
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    Poor economic data in the US coupled with Europe's debt crisis are contributing to an increase of the risk of the US economy going through a double-dip recession, Nouriel Roubini said.

  • Greek CDS Overtures Fall on Deaf Ears in Washington Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 4:38 AM ET
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    Greek leaders' overtures for far tougher curbs on credit default swaps fell largely on deaf ears in Washington, but they'll go back to Athens with some sage advice from local policy wonks: look in the mirror and don't blame market messengers for your debt woes.

  • 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.

  • Stocks Eke Out Gain; Citi Jumps, Cisco Skids Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a modest gain Tuesday as this one-year anniversary of the March 2009 lows brought a mix of profit-taking and optimism. Citigroup surged while Cisco slipped.

  • Stocks Tick Higher on Anniversary; Cisco Skids Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks clawed higher after a lower open Tuesday as this one-year anniversary of the March 2009 lows brought a mix of profit-taking and optimism. Cisco sold off after the company announced its much-hyped high-speed router.

  • Greece's Problems Shared by Europe: Finance Minister Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Greek Financial Minister George Papaconstantinou told CNBC Tuesday that there is "no question" the country's three-year deficit reduction plan will succeed, but he said its problems are also something that pertain to all of Europe.

  • Stocks Tick Higher on Anniversary; Cisco Skids Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks tried to claw higher after a lower open Tuesday amid some profit taking on this one-year anniversary of the March 2009 lows.

  • Europe's Red Tape Snarls Rescue Fund Idea Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
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    The European Monetary Fund isn't even a formal proposal yet but it's already creating controvery among European Union leaders.

  • Futures Point Down on March Lows Anniversary Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

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

  • Stocks End Mixed; McDonald's, RIMM Gain Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 5:37 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday in tepid trading as investors took a breather after last week's rally. McDonald's and Research In Motion advanced.

  • How Would a European Monetary Fund Work? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
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    Plans for the creation of a European Monetary Fund have been gaining momentum as the debt crisis in Europe continues. But how would a European IMF work?