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  • 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.

  • The Olympic Effect: Good for the Economy Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
    London Buses Rain

    Is the Olympic effect enough to turn GDP positive for the whole year? This will depend on the feel-good effect that arises after the games are over, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Bank Scandal Has Silver Lining for UK Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
    London Financial District

    Refunds of mis-sold payment protection insurance are doing more to boost Britain’s stuttering economy than government initiatives to stimulate growth, official and bank data show, the Financial Times reports.

  • Euro Dips, Swedish Krona Is Airborne Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Crisis mode continues in Europe and the Swedish krona is flying high — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Out of Work

    Pressure mounts on the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank to avert another recession, but neither can accomplish much without their governments pursuing more competent economic policies.

  • Why the Olympics Will Lift the Pound: Strategist Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 7:46 PM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    This strategist sees the games helping the British pound vault to higher levels. 

  • Euro Rally Fizzles, GDP Report Looms Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    Spain pain scuttles the euro rally and Switzerland keeps growing - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Don’t Read Too Much Into UK GDP Gloom: Economist Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    New figures showing the U.K’s growth domestic product falling by 0.7 percent in the second quarter from the first should be taken with a pinch of salt, and calls into account the credibility of this data, James Knightley, UK Economist at ING told CNBC.

  • Euro Stays Vulnerable, British Pound Takes a Hit Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:38 AM ET

    British output falls and kiwis drop — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Spanish Stocks Sink as Full Bailout Fears Grow Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 5:24 AM ET
    Spain

    Spanish stocks fell sharply on Monday amid fears that a number of regional governments will ask Madrid for financial support. Meanwhile new data showed the Spanish economy contracted 0.4 percent in the three months from April to June.

  • Reagan Praised Entrepreneurs, Obama Trashes Them Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    Does anybody remember, back in the depths of the recession of 1981-82, how President Ronald Reagan kept his chin up and exhorted American businesses to work hard and produce an economic recovery?