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  • The Plan for Unemployment Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:49 PM ET
    The Plan for Unemployment

    A preview of President Obama's jobs plan to be delivered this Thursday to a joint session of Congress. And analysis of what needs to be done to create jobs in the U.S., with Steve Blitz, ITG, who says Obama's jobs plan won't work, and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo.

  • Europe's Effect on the U.S. Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 9:37 PM ET
    Europe's Effect on the U.S.

    Why what goes on in European economies has such an impact on the U.S. markets, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. And a trader triple play, with Eric Wilkinson, independent trader; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex; and Bill O'Neill, Logic Advisors, on gold. And can the EuroZone be saved, with Tony Nash, Economist Intelligence Unit, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • European Stocks Fall Sharply as Debt Fears Hit Banks Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
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    European shares fell sharply on Monday amid renewed fears over the euro zone debt crisis and a warning from Deutsche Bank’s CEO on the outlook for banks.

  • Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Friday’s disappointing US non-farm payrolls data showed no jobs where created in the US in August sending stocks sharply lower as fears over a recession intensified.

  • Greece Defends Progress on Reform Package Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Greece’s finance minister has staunchly defended his handling of the country’s relations with international lenders, accusing his critics of promoting “a mood of uncertainty and scaremongering,”  the Financial Times reports.

  • Three Stocks for This Market: PIMCO Fund Manager Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET
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    Investors must be extra diligent when picking stocks in this tough economic environment, Anne Gudefin, fund manager at PIMCO Pathfinder, fund told CNBC Monday.

  • UK Set for More Money-Printing: Goldman Sachs Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
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    With the financial system facing renewed stress and global growth faltering economists at Goldman Sachs are predicting Britain will embark on a second round of quantitative easing in the coming months.

  • Don't Bet on a 'United States of Europe' Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
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    The man who ran Germany when the euro began trading has an idea to save the euro zone: the creation of a "United States of Europe."

  • 'We Need Fiscal Union': EU Commissioner Almunia Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    Greater fiscal and political union is needed in Europe, and will be discussed by euro zone leaders within months, Joaquin Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, told CNBC Saturday.

  • Crunch Week Begins for Italy; Government Under Fire Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 8:58 AM ET
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    The Italian government is still wrangling over how best to balance its budget, losing credibility with key leaders and opinion formers.

  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Returns Home to France Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned home to France on Sunday, for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New York hotel maid unleashed an international scandal that dashed the former International Monetary Fund chief's chances for the French presidency.

  • How to Trade on the Upcoming ECB Meeting Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:46 PM ET
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    This week's European Central Bank meeting will show whether the ECB can save the global economy. Here's how to get ready.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

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    After trickling forward in terms of job growth in the United States, the August numbers released Friday were met with alarm. The numbers suggest that companies have stopped hiring and are maintaining the status quo in terms of head count. Based on this release, data equity markets sold off and gold rallied as concerns arose about the strength of the US economic recovery. Banks in particular including much maligned Bank of America were hit as a result.

  • Vinokurov: Tapping Russia’s Tech Boom Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
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    Since President Dmitry Medvedev sent his first tweet from Twitter’s headquarters during his landmark trip to Silicon Valley one year ago, US-Russia collaboration in technology and innovation has surged.

  • Obama Scraps New Smog Rules Opposed by Business Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

  • Every now and then an economic data chart just screams out for an explanation, and this chart below by the Dallas Fed is one of them.

  • Five Foreign Oil Companies Back Working in Libya Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
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    A Libyan official says five foreign oil and gas companies have returned to Libya to resuscitate production choked off by civil war and sanctions.

  • Stocks Can Thrive in Economic 'Permafrost:' HSBC Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
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    The economics team at HSBC are predicting the US and European economies will spend the next few years in a permafrost, or sub-par growth.

  • "If you look at the situation of the economic crisis it was always more political than financial. We need to simplify the decision-making process because at the moment it is far too complicated," Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, told CNBC.