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  • Iowa to Be Critical Showdown for Pawlenty Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Tim Pawlenty

    Presidential campaigns are marathons, but time is running short for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.  Once viewed as the principal rival to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, Pawlenty has struggled with lackluster donations, weak poll ratings, a sub-par debate performance and new home-grown competition from Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann.

  • President Barack Obama

    Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn used his company's conference call to lay into the Obama administration, calling it the "greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime."

  • US Debt Showdown Moving Into Crunch Time Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Two weeks before their final deadline, President Barack Obama and top lawmakers will face more pressure Tuesday for a debt deal amid a growing sense that a last-ditch plan taking shape in Congress may be the only way to avoid a devastating U.S. default.

  • As uncertain and unruly and disheveled as the debt-ceiling debate may be, there are still good grounds to reach a deal.

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    The Administration and many Republicans say they want big cuts - a “grand bargain” of up to $4 trillion. The Administration wants the cuts to be coupled with taxes. The Republicans will not vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling if taxes are included. And, this is the ideological divide. Will either side blink?

  • Europe: A Healthier Bailout   Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    Europe: A Healthier Bailout

    Plans for European countries to get out of debt, with Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director.

  • Big US Banks Ate Everyone's Lunch: Strategist Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 4:20 AM ET
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    US banks should be allowed to take a hit from risky investments if the free market is to be preserved, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC Monday.

  • El-Erian: Will The Stock Markets' Tug of War Continue? Sunday, 17 Jul 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Broker works the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Equity markets are in the grips of a tug of war — between solid company fundamentals and macroeconomic uncertainty.

  • Trading the Euro as the Real Stress Tests Come Out Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 7:38 PM ET
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    The European bank stress tests were reassuring - if you trust the results. Here's how to trade the real news. 

  • US Default Inevitable: Fund Manager Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
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    A U.S. default isn't a matter of "if" but "when," David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • What to Do About QE3? Not What You Think Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
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    Bernanke is open to a third round of easing if needed - but these strategists are bullish on the dollar anyway.

  • 'Clever' McConnell Plan Could Break Debt Impasse: Altman Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 11:25 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Sen. Mitch McConnell's "clever" proposal to give President Barack Obama sole authority to raise the debt ceiling could break the impasse in Congress, Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman said Thursday.

  • Busch: US Debt Warning a Positive Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    My view is that the threat of the downgrade puts additional pressure on both sides to make an agreement.

  • Dollar Slumps, Kiwi Flies Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
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    Debt drama dents the dollar and growth data down under is uplifting — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    "Money Never Sleeps" was the title of the sequel to Oliver Stone’s "Wall Street" and the phrase has never been so relevant according to Philippe Gijsels, the Head of Research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Market in Brussels.

  • US Deficit Talks at Standstill as Default Draws Closer Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Budget talks between President Obama and his GOP rivals are at a standstill, leading a top Republican to prepose giving Obama sweeping new powers to increase in the government's debt limit.

  • Senator Calls for News Corp Probe Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 10:26 AM ET
    News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    A prominent US senator has called for an inquiry into News Corp, the first indication that the scandal that hit the media organisation’s UK newspapers could spread to the US.

  • Irish Recovery Hampered by Moody's Downgrade Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 7:15 AM ET
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    The Irish economic recovery has been held back by credit ratings agency Moody's downgrading its rating to junk status, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said Wednesday.

  • 'Too Many Cooks' in Euro Debt Crisis: OECD Head Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 6:58 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Finding a solution to the euro zone crisis is such a complex task that investors, as well as many citizens of the European Union, have grown disgruntled with attempts to sort out the debt.

  • From Italy to the US, Utopia vs Reality Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 12:43 AM ET
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    In the euro zone, the fiscal crisis is lapping on Italy’s shores. In the US, the administration declares it will run out of funding early next month if the debt ceiling is not raised. Far fewer Europeans than Americans believe public sector defaults are beneficial, according to the FT.