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  • 'Selective Default' Only Solution to US Debt: CIO Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    The U.S. should choose to default instead of delaying the inevitable by raising the debt ceiling without dealing with the crux of the financial problems, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management told CNBC Monday.

  • Following the last-minute debt deal agreed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, one strategist is predicting the rating agencies should downgrade US debt by two notches.

  • Obama Accused of ‘Surrender’ as Debt Vote Looms Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    On a weekend of high drama, President Barack Obama finally managed to get congressional leaders on both sides of the political divide to agree on a compromise plan to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default.

  • Using Currencies to Protect Against Default Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 7:13 PM ET

    The House and the Senate are ready to rumble over debt plans. Here's how to trade the uncertainty.

  • Late Sell-Off Closes Bad Week for Stocks Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET

    A difficult week on Wall Street came to a dismal end, with storm clouds of another recession and a crippling debt crisis circling overhead and dampening investor appetite for risk.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including debt bets and commodities plays.

  • Late Sell-Off Closes Bad Week for Stocks Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    A difficult week on Wall Street came to a dismal end, with storm clouds of another recession and a crippling debt crisis circling overhead and dampening investor appetite for risk.

  • Market Fades as Debt Deal Proves Elusive Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Wall Street was heading out of July on a negative note, with a sharp selloff at the open triggered by the debt impasse in Washington and news that economic growth was even more anemic than expected.

  • Futures Sell Off On Weak GDP Reading Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street on Friday after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner failed to rally enough support for his plan to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s deadline.

  • US Stocks 'No Place for Pros or Amateurs': Gartman Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:45 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conducts his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, on July 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    As Republicans failed to agree a plan to raise the US debt ceiling, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, warned that the US stock market was a dangerous place at the moment.

  • Time to Think the Unthinkable on US Debt Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:23 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    "The world’s financial system could face losses equivalent to that of Lehman’s failure by August 15, and then again on the fifteenth day and the last day of every month until default is rectified,” says one chief economist.

  • Time to Build Liquidity  Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    Richard Bove, Vice President, Equity Research Financial Sector at Rochdale Securities suggests taking a defensive stance on equities -- asset protection instead of bold allocation.

  • Stocks Retreat Ahead of Debt Vote; Vix Gains Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks reversed course in the final hour of trading to end lower Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

  • Stocks Lose Steam Ahead of Vote; Techs Gain Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    Stocks declined in the final hour of trading Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Techs; Vix Declines Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains Thursday, led by techs, after a handful of positive economic news and ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.  

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Futures gained Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, but investors continue remain on edge ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.

  • Market Correlations at 'Nosebleed Levels': Analyst Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:56 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The current political turmoil may put technical levels for stocks at risk, Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, told CNBC.com in an interview Thursday.

  • Health Tab to Hit $4.6 Trillion in 2020: Government Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 5:33 AM ET

    The nation's health care tab is on track to hit $4.6 trillion in 2020, accounting for about $1 of every $5 in the economy, government number crunchers estimate in a report out Thursday.

  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

  • 'Dollar Malaise' to Last: Forex Pro Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    With the clock ticking in Washington DC and Congress desperately trying to find an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the greenback is heading towards levels last seen in the fall of 2008, when it reached its lowest point over the past 10 years.