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  • Fed Extends Program to Ease European Debt Crisis Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve extended a program set up earlier this year to ease strains from the European debt crisis.

  • European Shares Expected to Extend Rally Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    European stocks were seen rising Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and extending their Christmas rally.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as S&P, Nasdaq Hit Highs Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed Ahead of Close; 3M Rises Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M  and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) edged upward Monday. With a new year, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and global debt fears, should you shift your portfolio allocations? Julian Pendock, partner at Senhouse Capital, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Stocks Slump; Banks Rise, AmEx Falls Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.

  • Futures Up Slightly Ahead of Open Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.

  • European Shares Set to Open Lower on Korea Fears Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 2:05 AM ET
    An Indian stock broker looks worried as he watches the screen in Mumbai, India.

    European shares were set to dip on Monday, with investors' nerves rattled by possible escalating tensions in North Korea.

  • Europe Stocks Seen Unchanged After EU Decision Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 2:04 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    European shares are expected to open flat Friday, though concerns about the euro zone debt crisis linger and could weigh on markets.

  • Europe Shares to Open Lower Ahead of EU Summit Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 2:00 AM ET

    European shares were set to open flat to slightly lower Thursday, continuing to pause from strong gains earlier in the week.

  • Europe Shares to Open Lower After Moody's Warning Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 2:04 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open lower after Moody's put Spain's credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, on worries over the country's debt and funding needs for next year.

  • Back-Load Spending Cuts or Return to Crisis: Roubini Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.

  • Euro Stocks Look to Open Flat with Fed on Tap Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 2:27 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.

    European investors were set to take a wait-and-see approach to start Tuesday, with indications of little change to major markets at the opening bell.

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    China’s inflation is soaring, Democrats in Congress are likely to pass the tax cut extension and spending bill, the FOMC meets this week, European Union leaders will also meet this week and what has everyone so bullish? Here's what you need to know for this week.

  • European Shares Set to Rise for 5th Session Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:11 AM ET

    European shares looked set to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Friday as investor sentiment got a boost from positive economic data from the U.S.

  • Euro Shares Set to Rise as Commodities Recover Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 2:09 AM ET

    European stocks looked set to continue the strong performance of the previous session at the open Thursday as commodities regained strength and boosted the major indexes.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Focus on Ireland Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, with stocks poised to halt a week-long rally, mirroring a mixed session on Wall Street.

  • European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.

  • Euro Zone Is Imperiled by North-South Divide Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 4:49 AM ET
    lisbon portugal

    The euro once meant flush banks and easy credit, but these days it has laid bare a cold reality: Portugal shares the high wages and prices of richer northern European neighbors, but not their competitiveness, reports the New York Times.

  • Europe Shares to Take Their Cue From US Jobs Data Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:13 AM ET

    European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.