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  • Emerging Opportunities for 2012     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 5:53 PM ET

    Fast Money trader, Tim Seymour takes a look at the best plays in emerging market next year.

  • How to Get a Bigger Bang From Selling the Euro Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 4:07 PM ET
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    Euro bears are on the prowl. Here's how to sell the single currency and get a bigger bang.

  • U.S. markets gain on lower initial jobless claims, higher consumer confidence and falling gas prices. U.S. Q3 GDP was revised down to 1.8 percent from 2 percent, though. American Greetings falls 37 percent on higher marketing costs. And Wendy's beats out Burger King to become the 2nd largest fast food chain.

  • Markets are mostly up in Europe at the close, although weak U.S. GDP data tempers gains. Banks are among the best performers. Mario Monti's "Save Italy Decree" wins passage. UK third quarter economic growth was faster than expected. German tech company Billsafe is bought by eBay. And Hungary's credit rating is downgraded to junk status by S&P. With J.J. Kinahan, TD Ameritrade.

  • Euro Bobs and Weaves, Sanctions Hit Iran's Rial Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    Euro zone fights continue, Iranian rial dives - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Europe is up a day after the ECB's 3-year LTRO. Banks lead the euro zone rally even though funding concerns remain. Italy's Mario Monti faces a final vote on austerity today. The euro is slightly up against the dollar. IAG secures $270 million BMI deal with Lufthansa, mostly for landing slots at Heathrow Airport.

  • What Good News Could Do to the Dollar Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    The economy has been producing upside surprises lately - and that could be bad news for the buck.

  • How to Trade the Euro After the ECB Money Tender Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

    The European Central Bank's money tender was a hit, but the euro weakened anyway. Here's what to do now.

  • The U.S. markets are moderately lower, as volume gets lighter toward the end of the year. Oracle earnings weigh heavily on the Nasdaq, as the company misses earnings for the first time in a decade. Housing related stocks are mixed even though sales of previously owned homes rise in November. And RIMM shares jump on report that the company has rebuffed takeover talks.

  • European stocks rise, then sell off. A total of 523 banks borrow 489.2 billion euros in ECB funding, well above expectations. Banks likely to use most funds to pay down existing debt. Red Hat and Oracle misses weigh on tech stocks. Slow and painful 2012 ahead for Europe, according to SocGen economist. The MF Global U.S. trustee pursues $700 million in the UK. HSBC sells Japan private bank to Credit Suisse. UK consumer morale falls to its lowest level in nearly three years. With Dan Greenhouse BTIG chief global strategist.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Lifts Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 8:11 AM ET

    Heavy bank borrowing dents the euro, and the Bank of England is dovish - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • European markets are up as the ECB lends out 489.2 billion euros in first-ever 3-year lending operation, well ahead of the 310 billion euro expectations. Banks are higher on the day, while the euro is volatile following the ECB allotment. And the Bank of England votes to hold the bank rate unchanged at .5 percent.

  • Email Clues in Tracking MF Global Client Funds Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 5:25 AM ET
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    Federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global have uncovered e-mails that detail the transfers of money in the firm’s last days, including transfers that contained customer money, according to people close to the investigation. The New York Times reports.

  • Roubini: Euro Zone 'In Denial,' US Postpones Reforms Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:16 AM ET
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    Famous economist Nouriel Roubini, credited for predicting the financial crisis, made a plea to policymakers to take the tough action needed to address current economic problems, in an article published on the Financial Times' website.

  • The Top 15 Business Stories of 2011 Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:42 PM ET
    This story has been a slow moving train wreck all year, and will likely go into next year as well. The Euro zone continues to struggle with the fact that some of its members haven't been as fiscally responsible as others. Who'd have thought  would become a common finance term? Thanks to our global reach, CNBC.com was on top of every twist and turn. Of particular interest to our readers were our round-ups of the  and

    What were the biggest business stories of the year? Many a journo-hotshot will be glad to tell you. But here at CNBC.com, we like when our readers tell us what interests you.

  • Fresh Ammo to Use on the Yen Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
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    The Japanese cabinet has approved an increase in financing bill issuance. Here's what it means for the yen.

  • Global Markets: Financials Make a Comeback     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    U.S. markets take a cue from Europe, heading up on strong housing starts and a plunge in Spanish debt yields. Financials make a comeback after taking a beating yesterday. Jefferies soars after Q4 profit beats estimates. AT&T is up even though the company dropped its bid for T-Mobile yesterday. And Red Hat's poor forecast takes its toll.

  • European shares post gains after upbeat U.S. housing data. Short-term yields plunge in the latest Spanish Treasury bill auction and German business sentiment posts an unexpected rise. The Greek Finance minister announces the country is close to a deal with private creditors. Bank stocks are among the best European performers on the day and health care stocks slide on bearish news for two Astrazeneca drugs. In the U.S., builders are up, as are utilities. With Patrick Arbor, Shatkin Arbor, James Keenan, BlackRock, and Mike Murphy, Fast Money trader.

  • Good Bye to a Hard Year and More of the Same Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    For investors the markets have been consistently grim all year and the issues we’ve discussed from start to finish – sluggish economic growth, high and rising unemployment, sovereign debt crises and the future of the euro – are still with us and will haunt us well into 2012.

  • Euro Lifts, Volatility Lurks Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:56 AM ET

    Euro gets a lift, Sweden gets a cut - it's time for your FX Fix.