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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stocks Rise as Banks Bounce Back; Apple Falls Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday, with  banks rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session after both Greece and Portugal had their debt ratings downgraded.  Bank of America and JPMorgan were among the early leaders on the Dow. Dell skidded.

  • Futures Fall as Greek Contagion Fears Rise Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Wednesday in the wake of a sharp selloff in the previous session caused by another Greek debt downgrade, but comments from the Federal Reserve could change momentum later.

  • Why EU Debt Woes Are Good for US Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the banks, autos, retail and more.

  • The Domino Effect of Greece Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 11:51 AM ET

    With Greek debt continuing to soar at record levels, there is growing concern in some European markets that they too will soon face the same problems.

  • Overseas Marijuana Laws: Leaning Toward Lenient Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:02 AM ET
    Amsterdam coffee shop

    Portugal and Spain  provide as good as an example as The Netherlands. In both countries, the drug is illegal, but you'd never know it based on some quirky technicalities.  The general trend is about prevention, not punishment.

  • Speculators have begun to zero in on another small member of Europe’s troubled monetary zone, the New York Times reported, highlighting the same economic flaw that brought Greece to the verge of insolvency.

  • Ratings Agencies or Swaps: Who D'ya Trust? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    The risk of default for Greek debt is priced much higher than that of Eastern European countries like Romania or Turkey. But Greece is rated investment grade while the two Black Sea countries are rated below investment grade.

  • Traders Seek Out the Next Greece in an Ailing Europe Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Riot police line up outside a closed branch of the National Bank of Greece during a 24-hour general strike.

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  • 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.

  • Greek Bond Will Succeed, but Problems May Deepen Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    The Greek government's second bond auction of the year will be one of the key drivers of global markets over the coming days. While no date is yet set, Athens must raise significant funds via bond sales or face the prospect of default.

  • The EU Has to Rescue Greece Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    Much as I am sick of bailout nation, and bailout global nation, the European rescue of Greece was probably necessary to stop a total euro currency meltdown that might have triggered a worldwide debt deflation downward spiral.

  • 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.

  • 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. '

  • 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.

  • Portugal Adds Political Crisis to Debt Woes Mix Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    Portuguese authorities' favorite expression is: Portugal is not Greece. Everybody, from the country's central bank governor to economists in private banks, says this.

  • 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.