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  • Will Greece Default or Not? Monday, 24 May 2010 | 8:48 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Cramer doubts it will happen, but here's how you survive in the meantime.

  • Busch: Germany Takes Critical Step Monday, 24 May 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Merkel is showing the rest of Europe that they are serious about their own deficits and are serious about the rest of Europe following their lead.

  • Farrell: Trichet—A Vestal Virgin No More Monday, 24 May 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    For a few happy years, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet looked down from Mt. Olympus—which is really his 35th floor office—and saw that all was good.

  • Spain Is an 'Anti-Market' Monday, 24 May 2010 | 5:08 AM ET
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    Spain’s central bank stepped into save regional savings bank CajaSur Saturday with a €500 million euro ($621.75 million) cash injection to keep it solvent.

  • Cramer: Either Governments Act or It’s Dow 9,500 Friday, 21 May 2010 | 7:35 PM ET

    This is what the US, Europe and China need to do to keep Friday’s rally going.

  • Traders Anxious Over Euro and Financial Reform Friday, 21 May 2010 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Dread of potential new financial regulations and late-week risk-trimming raised the anxiety among U.S. traders on Friday, said Wall Street traders and analysts.

  • Muni and Buy America Bonds Safe Bets: Pimco's Gross Friday, 21 May 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    Investors can realize strong returns on municipal bonds and federally-instituted Build America Bonds (BABS), Pimco founder and co-CIO Bill Gross told CNBC Friday.

  • Busch: ECB Is Not the Fed Friday, 21 May 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    The calamitous actions and inactions by European officials continue to drive uncertainty throughout the financial markets.

  • When Do You Buy This Market? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 9:07 PM ET

    As far as we’ve fallen, Cramer says, we haven’t dropped enough. He explains what it will take for him to get bullish.

  • Farrell: Situation Critical, But Not Serious Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    I have been thinking that we needed a 10% correction for some time (I use the S&P 500 average.) There are few rebounds off a major bottom that don't correct by at least 10% within 14 months of the bottom. I believe we are in that correction now.

  • King Dollar’s Silver Economic Lining Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
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    Amidst all of the fear, panic, and growing stock market doom and gloom, I’d like to offer an important silver lining.

  • Farrell: Merkel's Mistake Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Having lost a regional vote in Westphalia, the politic overcame all and she scrambled to pander to the electorate who are good and mad that she is involving Germany in the European bailout.

  • German Finance Minister: Markets Out of Control Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    The man at the eye of the financial storm that has engulfed the euro has learnt to be patient after 20 years confined to a wheelchair. But Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, is also a man in a hurry, the Financial Times reported.

  • Speculative Attack on Euro 'a Lie': Strategist Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 7:46 AM ET
    Euro bills

    Speculators are not responsible for the current pressure on the euro, the currency is struggling because of political failures and diminished enthusiasm for the monetary union in Germany, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Farr: Forget Earnings. Watch Currency! Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    By and large, big blue-chip companies are executing well and have very strong balance sheets. In fact, the debt of several large-cap US multi-nationals is yielding less than like-duration US Treasury bonds. This is the first time in history this has happened.

  • Farrell: Germany's Southern Discomfort Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Greece

    Germany and France can't borrow or tax enough to cover all the debts of their southern neighbors.

  • Europe 'Has the Capacity' to Manage Debt Crisis: Geithner Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Europe can survive the current economic crisis if its leaders make good on commitments to turn their economies around, Treasury Secretary Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its detailed economic analysis of the Greek restructuring program. It makes for truly grim reading.

  • A Warning to Dividend Investors Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:27 PM ET

    Next year should bring a big change in how you approach these stocks.

  • Morici: Lessons from Greece for the United States Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:52 PM ET
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    As the Flash Crash in U.S. equity markets May 6 illustrated, problems in Greece can have grave consequences for not merely other Mediterranean economies and Europe, but U.S. and the broader global economy.