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Spain becomes the focus as euro debt fears return, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs. Meanwhile CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the low interest rate environment. And CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks with Jeff Carter, independent trader, on the buzz at the CME.
European markets are closing marginally in positive territory, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury, but rising European bond yields cause concern.
European markets are down for the fourth straight session, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury says the European markets appear to have a flat close Wednesday.
European shares close down for a second day in a row, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the European market surge, pointing to key market-moving stocks. Meanwhile, John Taylor, of FX Concepts, explains why investors should short the euro.
European stocks close out around 8-month peaks, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
European stocks closed at their highest level in nearly eight months, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The Squawk on the Street team have the rundown on the European markets as the trading session closes, including the looming deadline today for Greece's debt swap deal, the euro hitting session highs against the dollar, and the Italian and Spanish ten-year yields; with Bill Herr, Trader Wealth Management.
European markets close higher on Greek debt swap optimism. Markets rally over optimism about Greek deal. Fifty percent approval a key threshold for Greek debt swap. Banking stocks get a boost on the latest news from Greece. With Erik "Wolfman" Wilkinson, independent trader.
European markets end the day down across the board, on concerns about Greece. SocGen, Unicredit lead European banking shares lower. The IIF says a disorderly Greek default would cost the euro zone $1.3 trillion. The Greek Finance Minister says the bond swap offer is final. And euro zone economic output was down .3 percent in Q4 compared to Q3. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.
European shares fall on renewed worries about Greek debt swap. BP shares rise on news of a $7.8 billion Gulf oil spill settlement. Euro zone retail sales rise .3 percent in January from December. Russia's Putin wins another Presidential term. Daimler says Mercedes-Benz sales up 20 percent in February vs. last year. With John Ryding, RDQ Economics.
European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are up on good economic data. The S&P is up 9 percent on the year.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets giving up earlier gains, led lower by materials and energy stocks. Bernanke mentions job market far from normal. GDP expands at 3 percent pace. GM and Peugeot Citroen agree to form alliance. And James Murdoch steps down as executive chairman of News International.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are up on the day, driven by a slew of economic data. The Dow is holding above 13,000 and the Nasdaq flirts with 3,000. Homebuilder Hovnanian is higher by 1 percent on the day. And AutoZone and Domino's are both up on strong earnings. Banks on regulators' problem list falls in Q4.
European markets close higher after a choppy session. Portugal passes bailout review by troika. European bank stocks are down ahead of Wednesday's ECB cash injection. Ireland to hold referendum on new EU fiscal treaty. Borrowing costs fall at Italian auction of 10-year debt. With Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services, and Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the slow start for U.S. markets, which have since recovered. Oil drops this morning, even though it's approaching $110/barrel. Oil-related firms higher on the day. Nine of ten S&P large-cap sectors trading lower.
European shares extend losses on cautious comments by Merkel regarding Greece. Banking stocks are among the day's top losers. Yields fall sharply at Italy's auction of 6-month bills. The German Parliament votes to approve of the Greek bailout package. Treasury Secretary Geithner says Europe has lowered the risk of catastrophe. And the ECB buys no government bonds for second straight week. With Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.