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  • Housing Recovery Hindered by Negative Equity Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    Sold sign

    Rather than a housing market defined by weak demand and falling prices, the market is now being hampered by a restricted supply of homes for sale as demand improves. That's leading to a more volatile housing recovery than many expected, USA Today reports.

  • Market Fireworks or Fizzle?   Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Market Fireworks or Fizzle?

    A look at what traders will be focused on ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.

  • Diamond Quits as Barclays Chief Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 4:50 AM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has resigned with immediate effect as Barclays chief executive, bowing to public and political pressure over the Libor rate-setting scandal. The FT reports.

  • Gilts Face Disruption During Olympics Too Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:32 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    As London braces itself for feared transport congestion when the Olympic Games start this month, the disruption looks set to hit an unexpected victim: the government bond market, the Financial Times reports.

  • Barclays Ignored Warnings on Rate Rigging Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 | 6:21 AM ET
    Bob Diamond

    Barclays failed to act on three separate warnings between 2007 and 2008 about conflicts of interest and “patently false” submissions by its staff to the panel which sets Libor rates. The FT reports.

  • Unprofitable Attacks on Non-Profits Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands as he hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron  and his wife Samantha Cameron for a state dinner at the White House March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    On both sides of the Atlantic, budget-minded leaders have alienate wealthy individuals and non-profit organizations alike with proposals to clamp down on tax relief on charitable donations.

  • Spain Wins Restructuring of Bank Deal Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 3:20 AM ET
    Spain

    Euro zone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain’s 100 bilion euros ($125.9 billion) bank recapitalisation plan, allowing EU bailout funds to eventually be injected directly into teetering Spanish financial institutions, meaning Madrid can sweep the burden of the bailouts off its sovereign books.

  • Banks Fear for Second Half as Deals Fall Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:52 AM ET
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    Global investment banks are bracing themselves for a dismal second half, with further cuts in costs and staff, after a sharp drop in dealmaking and capital markets activity pushed down fees in the second quarter to their worst level in three year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Soy and Corn the New Gold? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Soybean field

    Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.

  • Crude Oil Bubbling Around $80 a Barrel   Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:33 AM ET
    Crude Oil Bubbling Around $80 a Barrel

    Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service; and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, discuss the play on receding crude oil prices, and a look at how the futures are trading ahead of the market's open.

  • Tools for Today's Trading   Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
    Tools for Today's Trading

    A preview of today's market activity in oil, the U.S. dollar and options, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets; and Scott Nations, NationsShares.

  • City Fear Over Cameron’s EU Demands Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
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    The City of London has raised deep concerns over David Cameron’s strategy in Europe, warning that the prime minister’s wishlist of “safeguards” in December could actually have damaged its standing as Europe’s financial center. The FT reports.

  • EU Could Rewrite Eurozone Budgets Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:36 PM ET
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    The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone countries that breach debt and deficit rules under proposals likely to be discussed at a summit this week, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times.

  • Tropical Storm 'Debby' Disrupts Drilling   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    Tropical Storm 'Debby' Disrupts Drilling

    Discussing the impact of tropical storm "Debby" on offshore drilling and oil prices, with Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, and Philip Weiss, Argus Research.

  • MPC Member Wants 50 Billion Pounds Easing Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 3:23 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The Bank of England needs to pump at least another 50 billion pounds ($77.8 billion) into Britain’s “stalled” economy, says David Miles of its interest rate-setting committee, warning that only a “substantial” third round of emergency bond-buying will kick-start recovery, the Financial Times reports.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    The flight deck of Emirates Airbus A380

    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bailout Fund Should Buy Euro Debt Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:49 AM ET
    A Euro sign sculpture stands in front of the European Central Bank's (ECB) headquarters.

    A top European Central Bank policy maker has publicly backed the rapid use of the eur ozone’s bailout fund to buy distressed sovereign bonds on the open market, saying such action could ease the “very severe strain” being felt by Spain and Italy. The FT reports.

  • Two Cheers for Britain’s Bank Reform Plans Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    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.

  • Markets? 'There's a Calm but It's a Nervous Calm': Trader

    "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.

  • Banks Bow to EU Over Limit to Bonuses Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
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    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.

Futures Now

  • Gold is going lower

    The dollar crushes gold. Trading the beaten down metal, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Why the crude rally is over

    Stocks sell off. Trading S&P futures now, with Craig Johnson, Piper Jaffray, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Why the crude rally is over

    Crude gets crushed. Trading crude now, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now traders, Anthony Grisanti at the NYMEX and Scott Nations at the CME.

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