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  • IMF Sees Banks Deleveraging by $2.6 Trillion Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    A drastic contraction of European bank balance sheets during the next 18 months could jeopardise financial stability and economic growth in Europe and beyond, according to forecasts from the International Monetary Fund. The FT reports.

  • Gartman on Spain's Bond Auction & Oil Futures     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    The FMHR traders discuss their thoughts on Chesapeake Energy. The stock is down 21% year-to-date. Also, Dennis Gartman, The Garman Letter, weighs in on the Spanish bond auction tomorrow and how it could impact oil futures and the U.S. dollar.

  • President Obama's Oil Market Plan     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Bart Chilton, CFTC commissioner, sounds off on energy speculation and comments on President Obama's plans to boost supervision of the oil markets and step-up penalties for market manipulation.

  • Manipulation in Oil Markets?     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Michael Dunn, former CFTC commissioner, discusses President Obama's plan to crack down on manipulation in oil markets.

  • Reaction to Obama's Oil Speculator Clamp Down     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    The CNBC news team highlights the President's address on curbing energy speculators in the market, with reaction from the trading floor and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • President Obama delivers a statement announcing his plan to increase oversight and crack down on manipulation in oil markets.

  • Trader's Outlook on the Markets: Eye on Spain     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.

  • Trader's Outlook on the Markets     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    A look at what traders are watching before the market's open, with Bob Iaccino, TraderOutlook.com.

  • Spanish Monarchy Faces Jumbo Crisis Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Spain

    Public disenchantment with Spain’s rulers deepened at the weekend when it emerged that King Juan Carlos was hunting elephants in Botswana weeks after saying he could not sleep because of youth unemployment in an increasingly grave economic crisis.

  • EU Seeks New Curbs to Cap Bank Bonuses Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:22 AM ET
    E.U.

    Bankers’ bonuses across Europe would be capped at no more than their fixed salaries under strict new curbs sought by senior lawmakers in response to continued public anger over financial sector pay. The FT reports.

  • Where Has All the Trading Gone? Volume Hits 4-Year Low Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:22 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    It’s one of the biggest mysteries on Wall Street. How can stocks be in their fourth year of a bull market and trading activity be so low?

  • With employees hogging the Internet networks at work with heavy video and audio files unrelated to their jobs, more companies like Procter & Gamble are shutting off streaming sites or limiting access. USA Today reports.

  • Morgan Stanley Tries to Stave Off Ratings Cut Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:53 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    James Gorman, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, has been in discussions with Moody’s in an attempt to maintain its credit ratings and stave off a downgrade that could diminish the bank’s ability to buy the rest of Citigroup brokerage Smith Barney, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Last Call: The Future Looks Bright For JPM Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:15 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Gold Falls Hard: Era of Cheap Money Over? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Gold

    Gold fell hard Wednesday, as markets digested the idea that the era of cheap money might be coming to an end, again.

  • Last Call: Taking Burger King Public Again Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 10:21 PM ET

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Argentine President Attacks Falklands ‘Injustice’ Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    A flag with the image of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) hangs on a fence guarded by the police near the British embassy in Buenos Aires.

    Amid a recent escalation of tensions, the UK reasserts the islands independence while Argentina warns companies off oil exploration there.

  • Last Call: 2 April Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.

  • Spring Stock Rally?     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, says there are many people who think markets will move higher this spring.

  • Big Banks Prepare to Pay Back LTRO Loans Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:21 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    A clutch of Europe’s biggest banks are preparing to return a chunk of the cheap three-year funding they recently took from the European Central Bank as early as this year. The FT reports.

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  • Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    U.S. crude held steady around $102 on Friday, but was on track for a weekly fall with weak demand and plentiful supplies.

  • Gold held near a five-week low as strong global economic data and higher equities offset appeal as a safe-haven.

  • Oil fell on Thursday, as unseasonably weak demand and plentiful supplies of crude offset strong Chinese factory data.