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  • Nobel Thoughts on the Economy     Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, breaks down the impact of the Fed's new round of easing, and explains why governments are paralyzed.

  • Market Rallies on QE3, But Will It Work?     Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Edward Yardeni, Yardeni Research president, and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist, debate whether the Fed's open-ended easing will be enough to boost the economy.

  • China Leader's No-Show Sparks Investor Concern Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Xi Jinping

    Rumors have been growing over the whereabouts of Xi Jinping, the man widely tipped to be the next president of China, but Chinese authorities and the media have remained silent about his health or whereabouts.

  • Is QE3 a Bad Idea?     Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO, explains why further Fed easing is not the best policy decision.

  • The UK’s benchmark FTSE index has suffered this year compared to the country’s currency and bonds, a trend that is not set to end anytime soon, according to analysts.

  • A Downer Outlook Down Under Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    The Australian dollar has been sagging, and this strategist sees more weakness ahead.

  • Bernanke's 'Non-Traditional' Policies Preview     Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Ben Bernanke's speech on making a case for "non-traditional" policy measures.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press conference following the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC, June 20, 2012.

    Bernanke looks likely to leave the door open for further quantitative easing in his speech in Jackson Hole Friday. Here's what to listen for when the Fed Chairman speaks.

  • Chain stores report their August sales Thursday, providing  a good look at how the discouraged U.S. consumer behaved during the important back-to-school shopping period.

  • Even GOP Convention Is Buzzing About the Fed Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 8:29 PM ET
    Bernanke at Jackson Hole in 2010 when he hinted about QE2

    The Republican Party is using the Federal Reserve as a piñata in Tampa this week, criticizing its policies, but Wall Street just wants another dose of easing.

  • Garbage is dirty and stinky and once it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But the truth is, garbage is a good indicator of the economy and right now, some say it's flashing a warning signal.

  • Why a Spanish Bailout Would Be Good for Stocks Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:13 AM ET
    Spain

    One investor tells CNBC that the best things for stocks would be a Spanish bailout.

  • The Loonie Is Ready for Takeoff: Strategist Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:02 AM ET
    A series of condominium construction projects stand in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    The Canadian dollar is poised to lift off, this strategist says.

  • Finland Flag

    Finland is “100 percent” committed to keeping the euro intact and is not looking at any “doomsday scenarios”, Alex Stubb the country’s minister for European affairs and foreigntrade has told CNBC Friday.

  • Greece Seeks Two-Year Austerity Extension Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 11:32 PM ET
    A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Greece is seeking a two-year extension of its latest austerity program aimed at improving the country’s debt sustainability and prospects for a return to growth, according to a document obtained by the Financial Times.

  • Euro Lifts on GDP, Aussie Slips on Positioning Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    The GDP report lifts the euro but retail sales leave the kiwi cold — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • German Economic Model Vindicated by GDP Data Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    Germany’s reputation as the healthy man of Europe has been reinforced by better-than-expected growth in gross domestic product for the second quarter, as growth contracted in the broader euro zone.

  • Euro Zone Growth Matches Expectations Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 5:19 AM ET
    European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    The euro zone economy shrank in the April to June period, the European Commission's statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday, but  French and German second-quarter economic growth came in better than expected on Tuesday.

  • Weak growth hits the yen and some African nations want to oust the buck — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • King Urged to Widen Recovery Measures Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    An outgoing member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has challenged the governor Sir Mervyn King for his insistence that central banks should buy only government bonds in quantitative easing programs to stimulate growth.