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The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on the market-moving stories ahead of Friday's open, including a jump in futures on hopes global central banks will act if Greek elections spark market turmoil; Mario Draghi indicates the European Central Bank will respond to post-election turmoil in Greece; and Micosoft is gears up for a major announcement Monday.
The government appears to be taking the proposals of the Independent Commission on Banking, in the UK seriously and looks as if it may implement the majority of Sir John Vickers proposals, writes the Financial Times’ Martin Wolf.
"The barber is coming to town," says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discussing the upcoming Greek elections and its impact on Europe's banks and bonds.
Bankers’ bonuses across the European Union are set to be limited by law, with many bank lobbyists admitting in private that they have lost the fight against a European Parliament initiative to limit the size of bonuses relative to salary, the Financial Times reports.
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A Greek exit from the euro zone may be the price that has to be paid to persuade Germany to save the single currency, George Osborne, said on Tuesday. The FT reports.
Crisis-hit states cannot return to external and internal balance without higher spending and inflation in the core, writes the Financial Times' Martin Wolf.
JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade chief derivative strategist, says he wouldn't be surprised if a lot of investors seek protection ahead of the July 4 holiday.
Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus market strategist and Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discuss Europe's continued debt contagion and the impact on U.S. stocks.
All 27 EU countries should submit their big banks to a single cross-border supervisor as part of a banking union to be enacted as soon as next year, the president of the European Commission has urged. The Financial Times reports.
A look at what's moving Monday's markets and how to trade it, with Phillip Streible, RJO futures senior commodities broker.
The bailout plan for Spain was, eurozone officials argue, a robust answer to critics who accused EU leaders of consistently reacting too slowly, too late and with the least possible amount of cash in the face of a crisis spinning out of control, the Financial Times reports.
John Brady, R.J. O'Brien, discusses the market moving activity traders will be keeping an eye on ahead of the market's open.
Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial chief market strategist, discusses the stories traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, including Spain's bailout and why it makes sense to invest in commodities and stay away from stocks.
George Osborne has been warned by Tory MPs not to use the euro zone crisis as “an alibi” for Britain’s poor economic performance and to step up supply-side reforms to promote growth, the FT reports
Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s leftwing Syriza coalition, seized on news of the Spanish bailout to bolster his position ahead of next week’s crucial general election, which may determine whether the country stays in the euro, the Financial Times reports.
Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex director of currency research and Scott Shellady, Bradford Capital Management, explain how the deepening crisis in Europe is impacting U.S. investments.
Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, has launched a provocative defence of high pay for executives, arguing that substantial remuneration is required to secure entrepreneurial leaders, the Financial Times reports.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services.
The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil, the Financial Times reports.
Doug Kass maintains his bearish outlook.
Goldman Sachs recently upped its target on the S&P 500, but Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners doesn't agree and makes the argument that a market correction could come soon. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders. (1:46)
Last week, Peter Schiff predicted trouble in Japan would spike gold. A discussion about whether gold has found a floor, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings says the recent sell-off in commodities is a short term reaction that presents long term buying opportunities. He explains why he sees a resurgence in the commodities boom.
Gold edged lower on Friday as the dollar and equities regained momentum after a volatile trading session the day before.
CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at three stocks to watch, including Sears, which had a much wider than expected loss today. Abercrombie & Fitch reports on Friday, as does Foot Locker, which may have benefited from an overall trend toward athletic footwear.