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  • Cars You’ll Never Drive Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Some concept cars never became production models, and they're holy grails for certain collectors. Read our list of 10 cars that never made it to the showroom.

  • Neighbors to Auction House: 'Give Our Graffiti Back' Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    A man takes a phone photo of an artwork attributed to Banksy on May 17, 2012 in London, England.

    A stencil by British artist Banksy is up for auction for an estimated $500,000. One problem: the neighborhood where Banksy sprayed the work wants its graffiti back.

  • Banks to Repay Fewer ECB Loans Than Expected Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    The European Central Bank headquarters in Brussels.

    Banks around Europe will repay less than half the expected amount of the crisis loans they took from the European Central Bank a year ago, suggesting much of the euro zone financial system is still hooked on cheap ECB funds.

  • EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    The euro zone will not return to growth until 2014, the European Commission said on Friday, reversing its prediction for an end to recession this year.

  • As the public prepares to go to the polls this weekend, Italian executives disagree over the impact the outcome could have on a country already struggling with debt and a lack of investor confidence.

  • Merkel Ally Says France Is 'Problem Child' Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    France is a "problem child" in the euro zone and needs to implement more austerity measures and labor market reforms to regain competitiveness, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

  • Clouds over the City of London

    Britain's tax authority on Thursday published the names of what it described as "tax cheats" for the first time, part of efforts to address public anger over tax evasion at a time of economic austerity.

  • St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    The Federal Reserve's "very aggressive" easy money policy is going to stay that way for a "long time," St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC on Friday.

  • Currency Flows Surge as Big Investors Return Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    After several lackluster years, the $5 trillion foreign exchange market has bolted back to life with institutional investors leading the charge and banks standing to gain from the activity.

  • Reality Check Coming for the Euro: Pro Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 5:47 AM ET

    Investors in the euro should tread with caution, Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS told CNBC on Friday, warning that concerns over political stability in some of the euro zone's biggest countries could send the currency sharply lower again.

  • Bradenburg Gate in Germany.

    German business morale surged at its fastest pace in over two years in February, pushing higher for a fourth consecutive month and pointing to a solid recovery in Europe's largest economy after a dismal end to 2012.

  • Vote Is a Mandate to Get on With Strategy: Bumi CEO Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 4:47 AM ET
    Nick von Schirnding, chief executive officer of Bumi Plc.

    The chief executive of London-listed miner Bumi Nick von Schirnding told CNBC that the outcome of Thursday's shareholder vote had given the company's management a mandate to get on with its strategy.

  • EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia

    The European Commission suspects the existence of cartels involved in manipulating Libor and Euribor, the EU's antitrust chief said in a speech on Friday.

  • The Bank of England has a good case for restarting monetary stimulus, and may need to buy up to 175 billion pounds more of government bonds if growth is far below potential, a senior policymaker said.

  • Silvio Berlusconi represents the country's darker side of Italy in a controversial new documentary

    The controversial new documentary's Rome premiere was canceled, its subject deemed "too political" ahead of elections this Sunday.

  • Italy's Finmeccanica Delays Results Over India Probe Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    Italian defence group Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results after a bribery probe connected with the sale of 12 helicopters to Indian authorities, it said on Thursday.

  • Italy Court OKs State Loans to World's Oldest Bank Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:12 AM ET

    A court in Rome ruled on Thursday the Italian government's plan to lend 3.9 billion euros to troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena can go ahead. The Rome administrative court will make its decision public on Friday.

  • Brussels Turns Up Pressure Over Libor Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:34 AM ET

    Banks and broker-dealers ensnared in the Libor-rigging scandal are facing fresh pressure to settle with Europe's top competition authority, the Financial Times reports.

  • Action in the Euro Could Dictate Wall Street Friday Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    Traders will be watching the track of the euro Friday, as they decide how defensive they should be going into the weekend. Thursday was a second day of "risk-off" selling with stock, commodities and the euro all heading lower.

  • Italy Vote May Not Give Country What It Needs Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:51 PM ET

    Silvio Berlusconi's resurgence and the rise of a foul-mouthed populist comedian have thrown Italy's weekend election wide open, with deep uncertainty over whether the poll can produce a positive outcome.

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