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  • Alberta's 'Dirty Oil': Drillers, Opponents Square Off Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    A Caterpillar Inc. mining truck carries a load at Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s oil sands North Mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

    This week there's sure to be plenty of talk about the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. But the real debate begins hundreds of miles north where the oil comes from, in Fort McMurray, Alberta—the unofficial capitol of oil sands country.

  • Greece Set to Get More Bailout Aid Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Greece Euro

    Greece received a clean bill of health from its international creditors on Monday, securing more rescue aid and prompting its finance minister to say he would ask for much more debt relief.

  • Lloyds Most Complained-About UK Bank Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Britain's biggest retail bank Lloyds received more complaints than any of its rivals in the second half of 2012, data published by the U.K.'s financial regulator showed.

  • Gartman on Gold: We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Gold prices continued to plummet Monday on Cyprus selling concerns, Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter, told CNBC.

  • Commodity Super Cycle Is Dead: Citi Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The super cycle in commodities has come to an end, according to researchers at Citi, who downgraded several mining stocks on Monday as metals prices have continued to decline.

  • The Scary Number for Gold Investors: $1,200 Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:31 AM ET

    Many gold producers will struggle to stay afloat if the gold price slumps below $1,200 analysts have told CNBC.

  • Europe's Austerity Era Could Be Coming to an End Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 2:55 AM ET

    The tide is turning in Europe. Austerity, long seen as the most appropriate medicine for the continent's debt-wracked economies, is fast losing favor.

  • Steinbrueck: Another Cyprus Can't Be Ruled Out Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    Peer Steinbrueck, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democrats (SPD)

    German opposition leader Peer Steinbrueck has warned Europe could see a repeat of the Cyprus crisis even as the bailout costs for the island nation have ballooned, adding that Cyprus must foot the added costs.

  • Lehman Europe Creditors May Be Repaid in Full Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:54 AM ET

    Creditors of the European arm of Lehman Brothers, which collapsed in September 2008, may be repaid in full, administrators said.

  • Don't Underestimate Germany's New Anti-Euro Party Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:27 AM ET
    Berlin, Germany

    The political establishment has dismissed Germany's new anti-euro party as a fear-mongering populist aberration that could implode even before a looming federal election.

  • How Sweden Became a Capitalist Model Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:22 AM ET

    As recently as the early 1990s, the idea that Sweden could be a model of anything except socialism gone awry would have been laughable. But economic reforms and market liberalization have lit a fire under the economy.

  • Cyprus Offers Citizenship to Foreign Depositors Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cyprus will relax requirements for citizenship, including for bank depositors who lost large amounts of money in the deal with the EU and IMF, the president said on Sunday.

  • Has China's Economy Hit a ‘Dead End’? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:41 AM ET

    China's disappointing first quarter economic growth is leading to a loss of confidence in the outlook for the world's second largest economy.

  • US, China Data Set Negative Tone for Oil Prices Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    Easing growth in China and pessimism about the U.S. recovery after a surprise 0.4 percent contraction in retail sales last month are likely to push oil prices lower, according to CNBC's latest survey.

  • Nearly 20% of UK Businesses Favor EU Exit Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    Nearly one-fifth of British businesses favor complete withdrawal from the European Union, a new survey has found.

  • Can Kate Middleton Give Carnival a Royal Boost? Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Kate Middleton

    After several mishaps with its cruise ships, Carnival hopes Kate Middleton will give its new Princess Cruise division the royal touch.

  • French Gangster Escapes From Prison Using Explosives Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 12:28 PM ET
    Members of Eris, a regional intervention unit  of the French penitentiary administration are at work in front of a door opened with explosives by an inmate, Redoine Faid, who managed to escape after holding five wardens hostage.

    One of France's most notorious criminals escaped from prison using explosives to blast his way through five security doors.

  • What's on the Table for G20? Slashing Debt Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 9:04 PM ET

    When financial leaders of the G20 get together this week, they'll mull a plan to slash debt to well below 90 percent of GDP.

  • How Robots Will Change Our Lives Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    The robots are coming and their presence will eventually bridge the digital-physical divide, dramatically impacting human life, experts say.

  • Austria Defies Pressure to End Bank Secrecy Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    "We will fight for bank secrecy. We are no tax haven," Austria's finance minister said after a group led by Europe's six biggest countries pledged to work together to tackle tax havens.

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