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  • A look at the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Kelly Evans.

  • Spain Reveals 100 Billion Euro Capital Flight Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 2:41 AM ET
    Spain

    Madrid was dealt a double blow on Thursday after it emerged that almost €100bn in capital had left the country in the first three months of the year and the head of the European Central Bank lambasted its handling of Bankia, the troubled Spanish lender.

  • Morgan Stanley Chief Defends Facebook Role Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:42 AM ET
    Facebook

    James Gorman, Morgan Stanley chief executive, has defended his bank’s performance as lead underwriter on Facebook’s public offering, despite waves of criticism from investors and a potential legal review of the deal’s marketing, the Financial Times reports.

  • JPMorgan to Spin Out ‘Special Investments’ Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:00 AM ET
    JP Morgan London Offices

    JPMorgan Chase is spinning out the “special investments group” from its troubled chief investment office as executives clean up the division that caused $2bn trading losses, say people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Luxury Shopping a Sign of Poland's Growing Wealth Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Millionaires are still rare in Poland, but  luxe goods are no longer a rare sight in Warsaw's shops and streets.

  • Madrid in ‘Game of Chicken’ With EU Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 2:31 AM ET
    Spain

    When Mariano Rajoy climbed the victory podium in November, having won the biggest electoral majority in his party’s history, he would never have imagined that six months later his country’s destiny could be slipping out of his hands. The FT reports.

  • ECB Rejects Madrid Plan to Boost Bankia Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:17 AM ET
    Spain

    A Spanish plan to recapitalise Bankia, the troubled lender, by indirectly tapping the European Central Bank for cash, was bluntly rejected as unacceptable by the ECB, European officials said, the Financial Times reports.

  • Trader's Buzz from the Floor     Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Lincoln Ellis, Strategic Financial Group, weighs in with the latest market-moving activity and how to profit from it.

  • Trader's View of the Markets     Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

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

  • Funds Cut Exposure to Euro Zone Banks Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 1:30 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    Faced with so much market volatility and uncertainty, fund managers say they have sharply scaled back their exposure to countries in the euro-era “periphery”. They have, moreover, become highly selective about investing in banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Newedge to Leave Greek Stock Market Monday, 28 May 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
    Greece

    Newedge, a leading broker, is abandoning the Greek stock market in a sign of mounting concern over the country’s future in the eurozone, the FT reports.

  • Draft EU Report Attacks Italy on Economy Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    The technocratic government of Mario Monti has made significant progress towards overhauling Italy’s economy since it came to office last year, but has not done enough to combat tax evasion and the country’s sizeable black economy, an EU finding to be released this week has determined, the Financial Times reports.

  • Olive Oil Price Dip Adds to European Woes Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1:06 AM ET
    Spain

    Spain, Italy and Greece, already fighting a financial and economic crisis, are now facing an oil crisis. Olive oil, that is. the Financial Times reports.

  • Trader Buzz from the Floor     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Mark Sebastian, Option Pit Mentoring and Consulting, reports on the latest market moves, one hour into trading.

  • A Preview of the Futures Markets     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities managing director, discusses what traders will be watching ahead of the open.

  • Trading Thoughts for Profits     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; David Gilmore, FXA senior analyst; and John Netto, M3 Capital president, provide a preview of what traders are watching ahead of the holiday weekend, including a look at continued problems in the euro zone, the drop in gold prices, and the drifting U.S. dollar.

  • Trader's View of the Markets     Friday, 25 May 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Ben Lichtenstein, TradersAudio.com president.

  • Beware Hidden Costs as Banks Eye ‘Grexit’ Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:51 AM ET
    European Union Flag

    Earlier this month, I asked the leaders of a group of U.S-based companies what – if anything – they were doing to prepare for “Grexit”, or a possible exit of Greece from the euro zone. The responses from the manufacturers were rather vague. The FT reports.

  • Big European Funds Dump Euro Assets Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:56 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Some of Europe’s biggest fund managers have confirmed they are dumping euro assets amid rising fears over a possible Greek exit from the euro zone and single currency turmoil, the Financial Times reports.

  • Oil Hovers Around $91     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    The FMHR traders share their top three trades today, including Pandora popping on better-than-expected earnings. J.C. O'Hara, Phoenix Partners, discusses rising crude prices and a look at how to play oil at these levels, with Dan Dicker, MercBloc.

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Commodities

  • Melons and pumpkins grown into specific shapes by farmer Tony Dighera sell for as much as $100 apiece wholesale.

    Food prices are high, but for the $100 watermelons and pumpkins Tony Dighera grows, demand is outstripping supply.

  • Analysts are weighing up the many factors that have been causing the commodity gold to trade in a tight range in recent months.

  • Gold held near a two-month low, hurt by strong U.S. economic data and fears that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates sooner than expected.