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  • Want Free Gold? Maybe You Should Visit Switzerland Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    The gold rush is back! As the price of gold reaches new record highs, recreational prospecting for gold has turned into an ever more popular pastime. Not just in the US or Australia, but also across parts of the Alps in Switzerland.

  • Recession Likely: Strategist   Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    Recession Likely: Strategist

    "We have been seeing growth coming down for some time already. We are probably going into negative territory around spring of next year; it is not for certain, but that is the most likely scenario," Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, told CNBC.

  • Doubts Persist on German Role in Greek Debt Deal Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
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    German “bad bank” agencies holding billions of euros of Greek debt have still to decide whether to join a bond swap designed to cut Athens’ refinancing burden as part of an EU bail-out, the FT writes.

  • US Gasoline Futures Begin Trading Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
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    Gasoline futures opened slightly lower Sunday evening as East Coast refineries got through Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed.

  • Morici: Economic Impact of Hurricane Irene Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Although, initially a Category 1 hurricane and now only a tropical storm, Irene is testing flood-level records in New York City and in much of the Northeast, raising casualty loss estimates to $20 billion. Two days of lost economic activity, over a period of a week, is almost certain, and adds another $20 billion. Longer term, rebuilding and postponed business activity will make up much of the near term impact on the economy.

  • Trichet Gives Master Class in Saying Nothing Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | 7:56 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    In Jackson Hole Wyoming on Saturday Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank was due to give a speech to a meeting of policy makers hosted by the Federal Reserve. As he prepared to speak the euro zone faced huge problems.

  • Can Exchanges Weather Storm? Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 9:34 PM ET
    Hurricane Irene - A CNBC Special Report

    Major flooding is possible in downtown New York City, as well as power outages. Goldman Sachs and the NYMEX are in evacuation zones—can they open Monday?

  • ConocoPhillips Shuts New Jersey Refinery Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 5:17 PM ET
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    ConocoPhillips has shut down its 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery New Jersey, as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene. The company also says its terminals are shutting down until it is safe to resume operations.

  • In Battery Park City Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 5:13 PM ET
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    Surprisingly, the area around the World Trade Center site is largely deserted, save for a few joggers and small groups of European tourists.

  • Bob Pisani: The View From Ground Zero Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 2:28 PM ET

    From the 40th floor of the Millenium Hilton, the World Trade Center site below me is oddly quiet. There are very few construction workers on site. The crane above Building 4 is directly across from me.

  • Marriage, Baby Boomers and the Case for Gold Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    This time last year, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke used a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to hint that he was about to unleash a second round of unconventional measures to get more monetary liquidity into domestic the economy.

  • The Currency Trade Behind Jackson Hole Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has spoken, and now it's European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet's turn. Here's how to trade the central banker-speak.

  • No Huddle Offense   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:58 PM ET
    No Huddle Offense

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day.

  • Stocks Log Best Weekly Gain in 8 Weeks Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in a volatile session Friday after after Bernanke's speech raised hopes that the Fed may consider further stimulus measures to boost the economy during an extended policy meeting next month.

  • Cramer on Yield Appeal   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:41 PM ET
    Cramer on Yield Appeal

    When the markets give you a bad shake, turn to high yielding stocks, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Mad Money Masochism?   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Mad Money Masochism?

    Insight on the market's volatility, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's Investing Rules   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Investing Rules

    It's important to have a portfolio that works in any kind of market, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business and investment news, including Hurricane Irene and banking plays.

  • It's happened before: on 9/11 (a Tuesday), SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt did halt trading the following Wednesday through Friday, and reopened Monday, September 17.

  • A satellite image from NOAA's National Hurricane Center tracking Hurricane Irene in the western Atlantic.

    Gasoline futures declined Friday but rose nearly 3 percent for the week amid hurricane fears.