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  • MF Global Risk Chief Urged Caution on Trades Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 1:51 AM ET
    MF Global

    MF Global’s chief risk officer urged senior executives and the company’s board to pare back its $6.3 billion proprietary bet on the debt of troubled European nations roughly three months before the futures broker declared bankruptcy, according to his prepared congressional testimony, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post Best Jan. Since 1997 Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels but still finished narrowly mixed Tuesday, after a handful of disappointing economic news weighed on the market. Despite the session's lackluster performance, the Dow and S&P are still posted their best January since 1997. In addition, all three major averages logged their best monthly gains since October.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their early gains Tuesday as investors seemed unfazed following a report that showed home prices continued to decline. Futures were buoyed by renewed hopes for a deal between Greece and private sector creditors, and after the approval of a new euro zone budget discipline pact.

  • Stocks Close Flat After Erasing Sharp Losses Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks cut most of their earlier losses, but still finished in negative territory Monday as ongoing worries over the euro zone debt crisis kept investors from fully jumping in.

  • Futures Fall Amid Renewed Greece Concerns Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped Monday, tracking losses in Europe and Asia, amid renewed worries over a second bailout package for Greece.

  • US Banks Tally Their Exposure to Europe’s Debt Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:17 AM ET

    With the European financial crisis still threatening a trail of defaults, United States banks are betting that their insurance is going to pay out, the New York Times reports.

  • Jim Rogers: No One Leaves the Euro Zone This Year Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 4:36 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    No country will exit the euro zone this year but a solution to the debt crisis remains elusive, Jim Rogers, CEO and chairman at Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Monday.

  • The demand for energy is expected to double in the next 40 years globally, as populations grow and access to electricity increases, yet a large-scale, safe alternative to fossil fuels has yet to be built.

  • Dow Ends Lower; S&P, Nasdaq Gain for 4th Week Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed Friday, as investors digested a handful of tepid earnings and economic reports in addition to ongoing jitters in the euro zone. The S&P and Nasdaq posted their fourth weekly gains, while the Dow finished in negative territory for the week.

  • ECB Won't Take Debt 'Haircut': Jean-Claude Trichet Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    During Europe's financial crisis the European Central Bank has been "an anchor of stability and confidence," former president Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • European economic commissioner Olli Rehn at the World Economic Forum.

    A deal with private investors to swap Greece's debt to a more manageable burden is close to being concluded and the next three days are crucial, Olli Rehn, the European Union's monetary affairs commissioner, said during a debate hosted by CNBC in Davos.

  • Europe Risks 'Balkanization': UK Chancellor Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The biggest risk brought on by the euro debt crisis is "Balkanization" – the fragmentation of economic interests according to narrow, mainly national criteria, UK Chancellor George Osborne told CNBC Friday.

  • GDP Number Disappointments Street     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    There is widespread disappointment in the economy's performance in the fourth quarter, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman. Analysis on the data with Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Bank Transaction Tax Will Happen: German FinMin Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:18 AM ET
    Bank in Greece

    Proposals for a tax on financial transactions in the euro zone will become reality, Wolfgang Schaueble, Germany’s finance minister, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

  • Futures Turn Lower After GDP Report Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures retreated Friday, erasing their early gains, after the GDP report showed the economy grew less than expected in the fourth-quarter.

  • Larry Summers: 'A Lot of Work' to Fix Economy Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    There is still a long, hard struggle ahead to fix the U.S. and Europe’s economies, Larry Summers, the Harvard University professor and former Treasury Secretary, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday.

  • EU's Almunia: No to NYSE-Deutsche Boerse Merger Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:58 AM ET

    The European Union's Commissioner for Competition dismissed criticism that moves to block the merger between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse were indicative of a Europe-wide problem of being too difficult on regulation.

  • Aluminium prices will remain stable for the first half of 2012, and will rise in the second half, Oleg Deripaska, CEO of Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, told CNBC.

  • Make Unemployed Youth Work for Free Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Young people should work for free for up to two years to gain experience, youth and business leaders said at the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday.