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  • Hedge Funds Show No Fear Over Gold's Plunge Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.

  • Bernanke to Skip This Year's Jackson Hole Meeting Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 3:56 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.

  • A Pot of Black Gold at the End of the Irish Rainbow? Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 12:32 AM ET

    Ireland is currently a 100 percent importer of oil, but Providence Resources means to produce 70 percent of the republic's demand.

  • These Two Countries Are Candidates for a Crisis Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:13 PM ET
    Istanbul, Turkey

    With the bloom coming off the emerging markets rose, one economist has drawn a circle around two countries that stand the greatest risk of crisis.

  • The IMF Wants Even More Action to Boost Recovery Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.

  • Next for Boston Bombing Suspect: Explaining Why Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, but it set in motion an equally intense phase of the case.

  • G-20: Does the World Need Austerity? Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 2:22 AM ET

    Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.

  • A Make-or-Break Week Ahead for the Stock Market Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.

  • 'Beyond Petroleum?' BP Goes Back to Basics Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    BP is now a markedly less "green" company than it was a few short years ago, highlighting certain business realities taking hold in the energy industry.

  • Fitch Strips UK of Its Triple-A Credit Rating Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    Britain's credit standing took a further blow on Friday after Fitch Ratings became the second international agency to strip the country of its top-notch rating.

  • Captured! Scenes From the Boston Manhunt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    It was a dramatic two days that left one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings dead and one alive in custody. Click ahead for images from the manhunt.

  • France has opened a judicial investigation into allegations that former President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election bid won illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the public prosecutor's office said on Friday.

  • Russia's inflation level remains too high and reducing it is the key priority, according to the woman set up to take charge of the country's central bank in June.

  • Greece, Cyprus May Be Forced to Exit Euro: Citi Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Major debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup.

  • Oil's Tumble Could Be Great for Europe Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    Lower inflation resulting from falling oil prices could allow more expansionary monetary policies in Europe, Credit Suisse says.

  • Russia in 'No Hurry' to Privatize: Deputy Minister Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    The woman in charge of Russia's privatization program told CNBC on Friday that the country is in no hurry to sell off its state-owned assets because market conditions are not optimal.

  • EU Promises Less Austerity as G20 Debates Debt Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:03 AM ET

    The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.

  • Protests Heat Up Ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

    It's been three years since the Arab Spring began, and Bahrain's unresolved political divisions are fueling debate about whether the Grand Prix should take place at all.

  • Private Equity Groups Renew Listing Plans Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 3:27 AM ET

    More than a dozen offerings this year have rekindled private equity groups' hopes to list some of their largest assets bought during the bubble. The initial public offering of Intelsat on Thursday shows that it is feasible, but can also be painful, the FT reports.

  • Europe Must Fix Banking Mess: Ex-Central Bank Chief Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 3:12 AM ET

    Europe must focus on fixing its banking sector, the former governor of the Central Bank of Turkey told CNBC on Friday.

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