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  • Spend Now, Save Later, Bond Fund Leaders Say Sunday, 21 Aug 2011 | 10:05 PM ET
    Bill Gross PIMCO

    The Republicans are calling for more spending cuts. But bond fund leaders say the better thing for the U.S. government to do is to spend now and save later. The NYT reports.

  • Stock Market Begins to Feed Economic Fear Sunday, 21 Aug 2011 | 10:54 AM ET
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    Stocks have fallen four weeks in a row. Some on Wall Street worry that the resulting blow to confidence, not to mention 401(k) statements, has set off a spiral of fear that could push prices even lower, cause people and businesses to pull back and tip the economy into a new recession.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including how to trade Europe, US financials, HP's sharp drop and the run-up in gold.

  • Rotblut: Don't Rely on a Single Indicator Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:56 PM ET
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    I always encourage investors to look at a variety of indicators. By itself, any single indicator can lead you astray. More importantly, many indicators sound like they would be predictive, but are actually not very profitable.

  • Can You Stomach This Trade? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    It takes a strong stomach to navigate the currency markets this week. If you can handle the stress, here's a trade for you.

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    "Unless the government starts to get its fiscal house in order, does mandatory budget reform in the Congress with this [Super] Committee, I fear things will get considerably worse," said Robert Rodriguez.

  • US Backlash Over S&P Rating Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Three US municipalities have dropped Standard & Poor’s ratings of their local government investment funds in retaliation for the rating agency’s downgrade of US government debt to double A plus. The FT reports.

  • Euro-Style Anxiety Spreads Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 10:19 AM ET
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    European banks are continuing to show signs of strain, making investors increasingly skittish about American financial institutions. The New York Times reports.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks next to France's president Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on August 16, 2011 after a meeting between the two leaders on debt crisis.

    The US and European Union pose divergent threats to a global economic recovery and despite weak growth in the United States, the euro zone debt crisis is more likely to impede a recovery, Paul Donovan, deputy head of Global Economics told CNBC.

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    As the nation tightens its budget belt, the century-old military retirement system has come under attack as unaffordable, unfair to some who serve and overly generous compared with civilian benefits.

  • Use Aid for EU Governments to Boost Banks as Well? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    A viewer tweeted me last week (@louisabojesen) saying "Don't phone lines exist between Berlin and Paris? Why was the face-to-face meeting necessary between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel?"

  • Stock Pops & Drops   Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • US Inquiry Eyes S&P Ratings of Mortgages Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:11 PM ET
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    The Justice Department is investigating whether Standard & Poor’s rated mortgage securities improperly leading up to the financial crisis.  The NYT reports.

  • Stock Pops & Drops   Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Word on the Street   Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Word on the Street

    Dissecting the day's major business news as major indexes close up more than 1%, with the Fast Money traders.

  • How to Trade the Sarkozy-Merkel Plan Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:37 PM ET
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    Investors were hoping for more than they got from the meeting between Frances's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel. Here's what to do now.

  • The Problem With Growth Data? It Isn't Always Reliable Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:19 AM ET
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    “People want the best information that we have right now. But people need to understand that the best information that we have right now isn’t necessarily very informative,” says one economics professor, the New York Times reports.

  • Fast Money Web Extra   Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Stock Pops & Drops   Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:27 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Word on the Street   Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Word on the Street

    Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders.