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  • Italy's Two Options: Hardball or Consensus Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    A view of the main facade of the Italian Parliament, Palazzo Montecitorio.

    Italian lawmakers will begin voting on Thursday to elect a new president, in the hope that they can end the country's political impasse, over which concerns are growing.

  • Middle East CEOs Worry about Region’s Youth Boom Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:43 AM ET
    Egyptian youth enjoy a concert in Cairo, February, 2011.

    Business leaders across the Middle East are anxious that a high and growing young population could threaten future stability and lead to escalating unemployment.

  • Why The Latest Anti-Euro Party Is a Major Concern Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Anti-euro political parties are on the rise, find out why this one has analysts particularly worried.

  • EU to Explore 'Frontloading' Payments to Cyprus Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    A Bank of Cyprus branch in Nicosia, Cyprus

    The European Commission will propose "frontloading" payments to Cyprus from the EU budget so that allocations for the next seven years are paid early.

  • Could Norway Become a Victim of Its Own Success? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    There could be trouble ahead for one of Europe's best performing economies, the leader of the country's opposition party warned.

  • Why Some Gold Bugs Are Still Hanging On Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:33 AM ET

    Gold may have suffered its biggest one-day decline this week but that hasn't stopped some gold bulls from standing firm.

  • France Finds Most Horsemeat in EU DNA Tests Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal showed.

  • China Eyes Iceland in Race for Arctic Resources Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

    It is clear why Iceland is interested in China: the Arctic nation’s prime minister is currently in Beijing to sign a free trade agreement that will boost Icelandic fish exports more than somewhat.

  • Early Retirement Could Solve Unemployment: Merkel Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:22 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Monday the European Union should finance early retirement schemes as a way of combating high youth unemployment.

  • Alleged HSBC Data Thief Appears in Spain Court Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:16 AM ET

    A former HSBC employee wanted in Switzerland on allegations of stealing data on bank accounts came before a Spanish court, arguing he was a whistleblower fighting corruption.

  • French Cabinet Has 'Huge Wealth,' 8 Millionaires Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    France's Socialist government contains eight millionaires, a list of ministers' personal assets showed on Monday, dealing a blow to the image built by President Francois Hollande.

  • Market Tumble an Overdue Reality Check? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:08 AM ET

    This week's sell-off in global financial markets, which has spared few asset classes, may well reflect investors reassessing their outlook for the global economy.

  • Poll: Will Gold Will Fall to $1,200? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:25 PM ET

    Gold prices have fallen sharply and quickly, slumping 15 percent within the space of a few days as bearish sentiment towards the precious metal grows. The question now is just how far can gold prices slide?

  • In a Few Weeks, Gold Will Be at $1,260: Chartist Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 9:02 PM ET

    The market often falls more rapidly than it rises. Gold's fall towards $1,260 may happen in several weeks.

  • Full Coverage of Boston Bombing Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:02 PM ET
    Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
  • UK Business Confidence Bouncing Back: Survey Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    A view over the financial district and St Paul's Cathedral towards the west of the city at sunrise in London.

    Business confidence among chief financial officers rose for the third straight quarter, according to a survey by Deloitte.

  • Abramovich Birth Solves Mystery of Yacht's Berth Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    'Eclipse' owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch.

    The recent birth of a daughter to Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend helps explain why the Russian billionaire has kept his mega-yacht docked on Manhattan's West Side.

  • Gargantuan 'Power Ship' Keeps Lights on in Lebanon Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
    Fatmagül Sultan pours 188 megawatts of electricity into Lebanon's suffering power grid every day.

    Lebanon's energy demand has jumped as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled into Lebanon to escape the war in their country. But Lebanon may have found a fix.

  • Venezuela Stalemate Shows Shaky Future for Chavismo Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:24 PM ET

    After Hugo Chavez's anointed heir secured a razor-thin victory in Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, one analyst questioned how much longer Chavez's socialist policies will survive.

  • Where the Tax Cheats Live in the US  Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank provides a look at which parts of the country house the most tax cheats.

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