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  • What to Do About QE3? Not What You Think Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
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    Bernanke is open to a third round of easing if needed - but these strategists are bullish on the dollar anyway.

  • Stocks Pare Gains After Bernanke Comments Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Stocks came off their session highs Thursday after news Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is not prepared to take further action on the economy, but were still buoyed from positive economic news as well as stronger-than-expected earnings results from bank titan JPMorgan.

  • Dollar Slumps, Kiwi Flies Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
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    Debt drama dents the dollar and growth data down under is uplifting — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Economic News Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures held their gains Thursday after news weekly jobless claims fell last week, adding to optimism following stronger-than-expected profit from bank titan JPMorgan.

  • Stock End Higher, Snaps 3-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak, but came off the day's highs Wednesday after a top Fed official said he is against providing stimulus even if the economy worsens, opposing previous comments from chairman Ben Bernanke that fueled a strong rally for most of the session.

  • US Deficit Talks at Standstill as Default Draws Closer Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Budget talks between President Obama and his GOP rivals are at a standstill, leading a top Republican to prepose giving Obama sweeping new powers to increase in the government's debt limit.

  • Stocks Jump Amid Hopes for More Stimulus Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    Stocks gained more than 1 percent Wednesday, breaking a three-day losing streak, after Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve is ready to provide additional stimulus if the economy continues to weaken.  

  • Senator Calls for News Corp Probe Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 10:26 AM ET
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    A prominent US senator has called for an inquiry into News Corp, the first indication that the scandal that hit the media organisation’s UK newspapers could spread to the US.

  • Futures Gain Amid Global Economic Optimism Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Futures Gain Amid Global Economic Optimism Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Futures gained Wednesday after finishing lower for the third-straight session as optimism about the global economy improved despite the continuing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Rich Americans Spend More on Luxury Goods Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:53 AM ET
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    Wealthy Americans, who are expected to increase their spending on luxury items by 8 percent to $359 billion this year, are no longer embarassed at flaunting their wealth despite an economic slowdown which has caused hardship on many who have lost their jobs, David Arnold, publisher of luxury magazine the Robb Report told CNBC.

  • British Parliament to Vote Against Murdoch Deal Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
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    The British parliament will unite on Wednesday to urge Rupert Murdoch to drop plans to further expand his media empire in a move unthinkable before a phone hacking scandal exploded just two weeks ago.

  • Harry Potter Casts Spell Over French Film Industry Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 2:41 AM ET
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    On Tuesday, July 12, around 10,000 Harry Potter fans rallied towards the Parisian concert hall of Bercy to celebrate the premiere of the last episode of the adventures of the world’s most famous sorcerer. But while fans were parading with their magic wands, sorcerer's hats and flying brooms, the French film industry has been up in arms.

  • From Italy to the US, Utopia vs Reality Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:43 AM ET
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    In the euro zone, the fiscal crisis is lapping on Italy’s shores. In the US, the administration declares it will run out of funding early next month if the debt ceiling is not raised. Far fewer Europeans than Americans believe public sector defaults are beneficial, according to the FT.

  • Stocks End Lower After Ireland Rating Cut Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower for the third session Tuesday after shrugging off the latest Fed minutes even as some officials raised the possibility of further easing and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating, raising more contagion fears.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Fed Minutes; Industrials Slip Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 3:30 PM ET

    Stocks shaved their gains Tuesday after Fed officials raised the possibility of further easing if economic growth continues to slow and following news that Moody's downgraded Ireland's rating.

  • Stocks Zig-Zag; Techs Slip, Banks Climb Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks wavered in a tight range Tuesday as investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and the struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.

  • Currency Watch   Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
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    A look at the dollar vs the euro, with Domenico Crapanzano, Jefferies.

  • Euro Is Punished, Yen and Swiss Franc Soar Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:57 AM ET
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    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

  • Futures Pare Losses in Volatile Trading Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:01 AM ET

    Futures shaved some losses Tuesday after investors shrugged off news that trade deficit jumped more than expected. Investors had been concerned over the spreading debt crisis in Europe in addition to an ongoing struggle to break the impasse over a reduction in the U.S. deficit.