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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on the lower U.S. open, even as tech and health care try to lead the market back to positive territory. McDonald's, J&J and Dupont announce "decent" earnings reports. And the CBOE's volatility index hovers below 20.
European markets are lower, mostly due to concerns over Greek debt talks. The IMF says a recession in Europe will slow the global economy this year. The IIF's Dallara tells CNBC he remains committed to getting a voluntary agreement on Greek debt. Italian prosecutors raid the offices of ratings agency Fitch. The country is also probing S&P and Moody's over potential market manipulation. With Bank of America's Michelle Meyer and Joe Terranova, Virtus Investments, on housing.
US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street as concerns about the European debt crisis continued to weigh on investors' minds. European shares also dipped as Greek PSI talks look set to go back to the drawing board. EU finance ministers on Monday rejected proposals by private bondholders over the extent of the haircut they were willing to accept in order to avoid a Greek default on its debts in March.
US futures point to Wall Street opening down today. European shares also fell this morning as worries about a messy Greek default increased after debt talks stumbled again, while weak results from Siemens and KPN also weighed. Australian shares ended flat after shedding earlier gains on a media report that Portugal may be in need of a second bailout fund to repay 9 billion euros of debt in September. Asian trading was quiet as many markets were closed for Chinese New Year.
Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, says economic growth is slowing in all markets, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "No country is immune," she adds.
Oil prices are on the move again, and these strategists say the Norwegian krone will benefit.
U.S. markets are mixed as traders keep their eyes on Greece. Halliburton says its revenue will grow faster than oil and gas companies will drill this year. U.S. financials are among the day's best performers. RIM names a new CEO, Thorsten Heins, who was the company's COO.
European shares move higher on Greek talks. French bank stocks jump on news of more long-term borrowing from the ECB. Greece and its creditors are said to be moving close to a debt restructuring deal. Defensive stocks like utilities are laggards on the day. EU states agree to ban on Iranian oil imports. And UK profit earnings rise at the fastest rate in 10 years, according to Ernst & Young. With Fast Money trader Brian Kelly.
China's growth rate is slowing, and investors are hoping for easier monetary policy. Here's how to trade the possibility
The Greek drama plays on, and the Canadian dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street today as investors waited on news out of Europe over losses private bondholders of Greek sovereign debt would be expected to accept. European shares are higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss terms of a Greek debt restructuring deal, with banks rallying on a report about easier capital rules.
US futures point to Wall Street retreating 0.4 per cent from a six-month peak. European shares rose on a rally in banks boosted by a report saying that France and Germany are calling for a relaxation of global bank capital rules. Asian shares and the euro paused from last week's rally on Monday as investors sweated on the progress of crucial Greek talks on a debt swap deal to avoid a default, while activity was subdued due to the Lunar New Year holiday in much of Asia.
The Greek drama continues to roil the euro, and this strategist has a way to play investors' shifting moods.
Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The final word from the currency pits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Will S&P look to downgrade Japan next? In August, Moody's lowered Japan by one notch. Would an S&P downgrade help or hurt the yen, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Is China gliding to a soft landing? And will China relax reserve requirements in order to stimulate its economy. The currency trade behind China's economy, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The Greek government and bondholders go down to the wire. Will the Greeks make a deal or default on their debt? The currency trade behind the Greek debt drama, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And is QE3 on the way? The trade behind the possibility. with Bank of America's Michelle Meyer.
Reports on the U.S. economy are improving a bit, and this strategist has a way to play the rosier outlook.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports the U.S. markets are mixed. Industrial and consumer discretionary stocks weigh on the markets after GE posts a bigger than expected revenue drop. Tech stocks help lift markets, in spite of yesterday's Google miss.