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  • Has Europe Used up Its Ammo on Greece? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:39 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    For now, Greece has been saved but at what cost? The sums involved are staggering and could have been much lower if the euro zone's governments had appreciated the size and scale of the problem earlier and learned the lessons of history.

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    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

  • Miami Housing Heats Up Monday, 3 May 2010 | 3:19 PM ET

    MDA DataQuick reports sales in March rose 43 percent from February in Miami-Dade. That's the highest level since the peak of the housing boom. Sales in the Miami area have been rising for 13 straight months and prices are finally beginning to stabilize.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
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    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

  • Bye Bye Home Buyer Tax Credit Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 2:29 PM ET
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    It's the last day of the home buyer tax credit…for the second time. Of course given all the hype on the home builder web sites, you'd think this was the last day of the housing market as we know it. They're all offering deals deals deals…

  • Morici: This Recovery is Anti-Middle Class Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 11:18 AM ET
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    Real GDP increased about $162 billion since the second quarter of 2009, when the economy bottomed out. Wall Street for 2009 paid out bonuses of nearly $150 billion on profits twice that amount. The rest of the economy, on balance, went backwards.

  • Farrell: Dumb Moves on Both Sides of the Atlantic Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Just how dumb can you be? The guys that took the other side of the Fabulous Fab-concocted CDO-Squared whatever it was weren't stupid because they bet wrong on the housing market.

  • How to Get Banks to "Rightsize" Themselves Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 9:39 AM ET
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    Assuming that regulators decide that banks are indeed too large, how might a reduction in size be accomplished, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • A Battle Royale is Brewing at the Fed Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 9:30 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    President Obama has appointed three new doves to the Federal Reserve Board, thereby taking command of the nation’s central bank.

  • The Issue Candidates Avoided in the TV Debate Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
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    The third and final TV debate between PM candidates is over but none of the three spoke about the hidden issue that will define the UK economy over the long term.

  • Fun Times for Home Builders? Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 5:00 PM ET
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    It's a good time to be a home builder. Before you rub your eyes wondering if you just read that right, let me explain.

  • Geithner Slams Loan Servicers Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 3:53 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    I have to say I'm getting a little tired of it. The servicers slam the Treasury and the Treasury slams the servicers and more and more homes move to foreclosure as the housing recovery spits and sputters.

  • The Fed Giveth and Taketh Away in Its Own Sweet Time Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:15 PM ET
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    The market’s impatience with the Fed policy and language is somewhat mystifying.  It’s as if investors want a change in language and/or policy so they can feel better about the future; it’s the equivalent of the Fed saying; “It’s over. No need to worry any more.”

  • V-Shaped Recovery vs. European Woe Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
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    Right now investors face a V-shaped-recovery theme at home and the serious debt troubles plaguing Greece, Spain, Portugal, and perhaps other countries in Europe.

  • Obama to Nominate Three to Fed Board on Thursday Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate San Francisco Fed President Janet Yellen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Peter Diamond, and Maryland state banking regulator Sarah Bloom Raskin for seats on the central bank's board, CNBC confirmed Wednesday.

  • Fed Play: Long Canada's Dollar, Says Gartman Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    On Wednesday, the Fed renewed its vow to keep rates low for “an extended period.” That screams trade to Dennis Gartman.

  • Stocks End Higher as Fed Holds Rates Steady Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Stocks ended higher after the Fed left interest rates unchanged and kept the "extended period" language in its statement. Financials were the day's best performers, with JPMorgan and Bank of America leading the Dow.

  • Why Bernanke’s Right to Keep Rates Low Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 3:42 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer refutes the Ford downgrade, defends Sprint and talks up the under-the-radar spending taking place in telecom.

  • Read the Fed Statement Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic activity has continued to strengthen and that the labor market is beginning to improve. 

  • Stocks Rise as Banks Bounce Back; Apple Falls Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday, with  banks rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session after both Greece and Portugal had their debt ratings downgraded.  Bank of America and JPMorgan were among the early leaders on the Dow. Dell skidded.