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  • Fast Money Web Extra  Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • Stock Pops & Drops  Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

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

  • Three Austerity Stocks to Ride Out the Slowdown: Analysts Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 12:21 AM ET
    McDonalds

    As the possibility of a full-blown recession sends stock markets around the world into a tailspin, analysts recommend buying austerity stocks to ride the storm.

  • Fast Money Web Extra  Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

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

  • Stock Pops & Drops  Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

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

  • The best outcome for the United States is "some nominal growth or some acceleration in nominal growth," Wayne Lin, portfolio manger and investment strategy analyst for Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • QE3 is Unlikely: Ex-Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 1:41 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    "I'd be very surprised if there was a radical QE3," Glenn Hubbard told CNBC Wednesday. "The risk management argument really isn't there. There are data to be learned about the economy. The affect of a QE3 would be relatively modest, and it might risk raising inflationary expectations, so I doubt it."

  • States' Bottom Line Improves, But Can the Good News Last? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    This year, many states are receiving their first bit of good economic news since the beginning of the recession. More than half of them will take in more revenue than they expected, and a handful are reporting surpluses, according to one study. Several other reports point to the same trend: states' 2011 budgets heading in the right direction as tax collections increase.

  • Does Merkel Need a 'Lehman Crisis' to Save Euro? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 5:09 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The idea that Paulson needed a crisis in order to solve a bigger crisis could be seen by some as a post-game rationalization by the former official, but it raises some interesting questions for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Europe's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.

  • Stock Pops & Drops  Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

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

  • Word on the Street  Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

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

  • US Downgrade: Is S&P to Blame — or Congress? Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 5:53 AM ET
    Deven Sharma, president of Standard & Poor's, testifies before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., in July 2011.

    The fact that Deven Shama, the president of Standard & Poor’s, has stood down from his job just a couple of days after the agency downgraded the United States' credit rating has raised questions over whether he is being made into a scapegoat to deflect political pressure on the credit ratings agency.

  • Silver Offers Greater Upside Than Gold: Experts Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 1:16 AM ET

    In what could be a precursor to much higher margins at the CME, MF Global today has raised its margins on one contract of silver from $14,513 to $25,397, or an increase of 75%.

  • Stock Pops & Drops  Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

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

  • Word on the Street  Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including shares of Goldman falling on news that the company CEO hired a high profile lawyer, with CNBC's Kate Kelly, and the Fast Money traders.

  • One Thing the Boss Appreciates More Than Being Smart Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 2:57 PM ET

    Being smart certainly gives you an edge in business. But there’s one thing the boss appreciates more than a high IQ. It’s not being a snappy dresser. Or having a killer instinct. (Though, those things can’t hurt.) Here's what it is.

  • Consumer Debt Forgiveness May Be Needed: Roach Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    American consumers have too much debt, not enough savings, and are afraid they will lose their jobs—if they haven't lost them already. It might be time for something that hasn't been done since the 1930s to get Americans spending again: national debt forgiveness, Stephen Roach told CNBC Monday.

  • How to Tell If QE3 Is Coming Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    Reading Fedspeak has never been easy, but these tips might help you weigh the odds of another round of pain for the dollar - er, quantitative easing. 

  • OECD Countries' Growth Slows in Second Quarter Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 6:56 AM ET

    The prospect of a second recession in the developed world looked closer Monday after figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed GDP growth contracted further in the second quarter of 2011.

  • 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.