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  • US Default Inevitable: Fund Manager Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:22 AM ET

    A U.S. default isn't a matter of "if" but "when," David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Google

    Google's strong earnings and rocketing stock price may temporarily distract investors, but tension around U.S. debt ceiling discussions and the results of European bank stress tests Friday could quickly snap markets back to bigger concerns.

  • US Default Could Send Investors Fleeing to—Treasurys Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    “The ironic thing—and it’s not out of the realm of possibility—is that the financial panic from these events could actually rally Treasuries on what would be the ‘Mother of all’ fear trades,” says one strategist.

  • Don't be so sure that there won't be a market for unauthorized government bonds.

  • Pensions Investing with Fingers Crossed and Eyes Closed Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:56 PM ET

    It is well known that America’s public pension funds are in serious trouble. A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College recently estimated the funding gap at state and local pension funds is nearly $700 billion, or roughly 80 percent of current liabilities. Compare that to 1999, when state pension funding stood at 102 percent.

  • Bernanke Testimony     Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke makes an opening statement on the current state of the economy and his forecast on inflation.

  • Bernanke Testimony: Fed Will Step In     Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    The Fed chairman is saying what the markets want to hear, if it's needed, the Fed will step in, with Drew Matus, UBS Investment Research; CNBC's Steve Liesman, Rick Santelli and Simon Hobbs.

  • Big Tax Breaks Mean Big Dollar Gains? Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    Currency investors are currently debating the merits of a proposed plan to allow a tax holiday for big US multinationals that could see money pour back into America, potentially boosting the dollar.

  • Debt Ceiling Hits Wall     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    Discussing the impact of U.S. debt on Treasury yields, with Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on Alcoa, ahead of its earnings release.

  • Risk of Failure on Debt Deal     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Jay Powell, former Undersecretary of the Treasury, shares what a worst case scenario would be like in case the U.S. defaults on debt but says a bond default is unlikely.

  • Treasuring Safety Trades     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    There is no indication that a default in Treasurys will occur, says Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management CEO/CIO.

  • US Unemployment: 9.2 Percent and Rising? Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 3:22 AM ET
    Out of Work

    Hopes of a speedy recovery for the US economy where dashed by Friday’s disappointing jobs number that showed only 18,000 jobs where created by the world’s largest economy in June.

  • Whatever Happens, Commodities Win: Jim Rogers Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 2:46 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    "If the world economy gets better, I earn money on commodities. If the global economy gets worse then they will print more money and I will make money in commodities," Rogers said.

  • Jim Rogers Says He's Shorting 30-Year Treasury Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:42 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Jim Rogers, the noted commodity bull, is shorting the 30-year U.S. government bonds and may consider shorting the 5 and 10-year bonds as well, he told CNBC on Monday.

  • Debt Ceiling: Will the US Follow Minnesota's Lead? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    The markets seem to believe that the federal government will raise the debt ceiling before August 2. And the markets may be right.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.

  • Word on the Street Now     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Mark Mahaney, Citigroup with a play on eBay, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on stocks, bonds, and the Treasury trade slap down.

  • Post QE2 Strategy     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    A look at where interest rates and the economy are headed now that QE2 is over, with George Goncalves and David Resler, Nomura Securities.

  • What the End of QE2 Will Do to the Dollar Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Yes, the Greek drama is fascinating. But don't forget - QE2 is ending, and that will hit currencies too. Here's how.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Uncertainties about the Greek debt situation and the removal of the security blanket of Fed easing could combine for another week of volatility as the second quarter draws to an end.