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  • Moody’s Issues Capital Warning to Global Banks Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 8:27 PM ET

    Moody’s has warned that the tendency of global banks to avoid new capital requirement rules and load up on debt will continue to put pressure on their creditworthiness. The Financial Times reports.

  • Repression on Bonds Heralds Masochism Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 8:07 PM ET

    In America something remarkable is under way: investors are gobbling up government debt at unfavorable rates without needing to be “repressed” at all, says Gillian Tett of the Financial Times.

  • The Fast Money traders weigh in on the announcement of major losses at JP Morgan and the negative outlook on bank stocks. Also, CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details from JPM's conference call and Jamie Dimon's comments on "egregious, self-inflicted mistakes" at the company, and a technical perspective on banks, with Steve Suttmeier, BofA technical analyst.

  • Japan: From Crisis to Renewal     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • Dollar Losing Out to Gold in Safe Haven Race: Goldman Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Following disappointing economic data from the U.S. and more volatility from elections in Europe, demand for gold will remain resilient, and the precious metal will not lose its appeal as the currency of last resort, Goldman Sachs says.

  • Fast Money Web Extra     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • How to Trade This Market & Cisco's Earnings     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Dissecting the day's major business news, and the update from Cisco's conference call on its lower guidance, with CNBC's Jon Fortt. Also the play on Priceline.com's earnings, with the Fast Money traders and an update from PCLN's conference call, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Where Will the Market Go From Here?     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 9:12 AM ET

    Discussing how European debt concerns and weakness in oil and gold prices are impacting the U.S. market, with Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist and Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO.

  • Fast Money Web Extra     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • What to Buy on the Market Pullback     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the trades to make as the Dow logs a 5-day decline amid European worries and the play on momentum stocks.

  • Hate Obamacare? Keep Tax Cuts? You Do the Budget Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 3:22 PM ET

    With all this “fiscal cliff” talk about the US economy falling off a cliff and the 2012 presidential election it's really easy to rapid fire critiques from your living room. Well guess what, armchair politicians? You're up! It's your turn to get the debt under control with a new "Stabilize the U.S. Debt" game.

  • Soros to Aid Dem Grassroots Groups Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 6:07 AM ET
    George Soros

    Major liberal donors including George Soros are preparing to inject up to $100 million to aid Democrats’ chances this fall,but their strategy differs from that of the GOP, the New York Times reports.

  • Weak Response at China Export Fair a Troubling Sign Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The unexpected decline in export orders at the Canton Fair is seen as a relatively significant sign of trouble for the overall Chinese economy because it coincides with steeply rising wages and higher rents for factory space. The NYT reports.

  • US Supreme Court Ruling Key to Cigna Trade Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:29 AM ET

    Someone is looking for a big move in Cigna. The health insurer’s last earnings report missed estimates, but the company did raise full-year guidance. An even bigger catalyst is expected in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of national health care.

  • Produce

    When was the last time you heard of brand love so strong, it inspired customers to break into song? Well that's exactly what happened when Wegmans, a grocery chain with a cult-like fan base, opened its first store in Massachusetts.

  • China Agrees to Measures to Ease Trade Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Chinese and U.S. leaders said Friday that they had made important progress on a range of economic issues, with China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao saying the agreement had included “some important breakthroughs.”

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Paul: The High Cost of Our Addiction to China Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    Too many Americans are addicted to cheap credit and to artificially cheap Chinese imports at big box stores

  • Chesapeake: Buy, Sell or Hold?     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew weigh in on the play in Chesapeake Energy as shares plunged over 14% today and Fast Money trader, Karen Finerman shares her views on Southeastern Asset Management changing its ownership in CHK from "passive" to "active".

  • China’s Vanishing Trade Imbalance Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:54 PM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    America’s economic imbalance with China has been a singular concern of policy makers for more than half a decade. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Lindsey Graham wanted to punish China for pegging the exchange rate to the dollar in 2005 — arguing that its policy of cheapening the currency to subsidize exports was fueling a huge trade surplus that cost America jobs.