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  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • How to Trade the Sarkozy-Merkel Plan Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Investors were hoping for more than they got from the meeting between Frances's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel. Here's what to do now.

  • Wall Street Is Biggest Donor to Deficit Panel Members Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Those connections will be pressed to the limit in coming months as companies scramble to ensure that federal spending they like and tax breaks they depend on aren’t cut.

  • Swiss Franc Soars, Pound is Weighed Down Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET

    Singapore dollars get snapped up and European officials underwhelm - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Problem With Growth Data? It Isn't Always Reliable Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:19 AM ET

    “People want the best information that we have right now. But people need to understand that the best information that we have right now isn’t necessarily very informative,” says one economics professor, the New York Times reports.

  • Time to Turn Bullish? Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 5:08 AM ET

    As stock markets in Europe faltered Wednesday after Tuesday's meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy failed to reassure, some investors told CNBC that they are starting to become bullish after recent market falls.

  • "I think the markets will test the resolve of the Euro zone politicians. It is a game of cat and mouse, and unless the markets push the politicians, they do not do anything. I think we are going to enter our third wave of selling," Chris Watling, chief executive at Longview Economics, told CNBC.

  • Leaked 'Rape' Report Sparks New Strauss-Kahn Furor Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 3:56 AM ET
    International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in federal court May 16, 2011 in New York City.

    Opposing lawyers disputed the meaning of a medical report that said "rape" caused injuries sustained by the woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

  • UBS Study Names World's 3 Most Expensive Cities Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:04 AM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    If you think London or New York are among the world's most expensive cities, keep guessing and get your checkbooks out (that is if you are travelling to one of the cities that take the top spot).

  • CIO: Merkel and Sarkozy's 'Empty Words'     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "Everything (Merkel and Sarkozy) talked about has been in place since 1999. This is a play for the gallery to buy more time," Steen Jakobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank, told CNBC in a discussion on the meeting between the French and German leaders on Tuesday.

  • Is Germany Still Europe's 'Powerhouse'?     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 1:00 AM ET

    "It has been only Germany in the driving seat for a long time. Now it seems as if the balance of power is shifting a little bit towards the rest of the European countries," John Hydeskov, senior analyst at Danske Bank, told CNBC.

  • Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Republican Presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) weighs in on Governor Rick Perry's comments on Fed chief Ben Bernanke and his campaign plans.

  • Perry Talks Tough With Bernanke     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on Governor Rick Perry calling the Fed head almost "treasonous," and insight on what's behind Perry's comments, with Dinesh D'Souza, former Reagan policy analyst; E.J Dionne, Washington Post, and Andy Card, forr White House chief of staff.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • What the Swiss Can Really Do About the Franc Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Swiss franc is sliding on worries it will be pegged to the euro. But whether a peg is really feasible is unclear.

  • Europe Worries Pressure Futures     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks are poised to open sharply lower on worries over Europe's debt crisis, with the "Squawk on the Street" team.

  • Euro Slips, British Pound Lifts Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET

    German growth disappoints, British inflation rolls on, and Sarkozy and Merkel are set to meet - time for your FX Fix.

  • Bachmann on Buffett     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offers her opinion on Warren Buffett's suggestion that billionaires and millionaires should pay more taxes.

  • No Free Lunch for Italian Senators—but It's Close Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 4:53 AM ET

    Food inflation may have been an abstract concept for Italian senators up until last week – that is, before the public got hold of a copy of the Senate restaurant menu that has reignited the debate over parliamentary perks.

  • "If the markets believe progress is being made, they will give you enough time to do make changes. But at the moment you have got this divide between politicians, you have not got a consistent message," Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets, told CNBC.

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