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  • Fed Rate Hike Ahead?     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    With the ECB already raising rates the big question lies in the minds of U.S. investors as to whether the Fed will be next, with Scott Nations, NationsShares chief investment officer.

  • Word on the Street Now     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Justice approves Google's acquisition of ITA with certain conditions. And markets head lower in the face of a government shutdown and a spike in oil prices, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Toxic Dollar: Why Nobody Seems to Want US Currency Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 11:44 AM ET

    In 10 months, the Dollar Index has lost 14% because the world keeps accumulating dollars it doesn’t want and sells them. Asian central banks are key.

  • The European Blues     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    The sentiment that there will always be another bailout in Europe is rapidly coming to an end, reports CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • Risk is On, and Asian Central Banks Are Moving In Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Asian central banks are intervening to stem their currencies' rise, but risk-on investors are not deterred. Get your daily FX Fix right here.

  • Sperling: Master of the Markets     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Private equity power player Scott Sperling, co-president, Thomas H. Lee Partners, says the threat of a double-dip recession has lessened significantly, and that his portfolio is doing quite nicely, thank you. And it's all happening, he adds, despite significant headwinds in the economy, although, he adds, it's too early for the Fed to put on the brakes.

  • Showdown or Shutdown     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-Va.) and former Governor Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) discuss the budget debate currently holding up a spending bill in Washington. Rendell says social issues are holding up the agreement. Gilmore says Democrats are just playing the blame game.

  • Faber: Masters of the Market     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report," discusses the world economy and the amount of paper being printed by central banks. His preference, as a result, is gold. Faber adds that in the current environment, cash and bonds are dangerous. Everything is going up, he says. Only at the Federal Reserve is there no inflation.

  • Euro Zone Debt Crisis, Travel Forecast     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Guy Johnson reports from Budapest as European finance ministers meet to discuss the EU's debt crisis. And the country's travel forecast and a look at Augusta.

  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • European stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as the euro nears a 15-month high against the dollar.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    While Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke maintains allies at the top of the central bank, finding support in the financial community is getting progressively tougher.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Fast Alert: Sotheby's, Call the Close     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

    Rumors of a failed Asian art auction drive down shares of Sotheby's, and the Fast Money traders call the close. Hint: Avoid the Euro.

  • Euro to Weaken, Yen Too, Strategist Says Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The euro is overvalued despite the European Central Bank's rate hike, and the yen is rich as well, this strategist says.

  • ECB Rate Hike     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet announces a rate hike of a quarter point, which he attributes to rising oil prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the impact the hike is likely to have. Also, is Bernanke falling behind the curve, with Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities USA, and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the ECB's decision to raise rates a quarter point, which some say was long overdue and others say could seriously endanger the recovery. Simon Hobbs & Rick Santelli weigh in.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Santelli & Weekly Jobless Claims     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the weekly jobless claims number, which fell to 382,000. Steve Liesman provides analysis and discusses whether the ECB rate decision will stick. Jim Iurio, Institutional Services, discusses, as well.