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  • Downgrade Threat Affecting Treasurys' Appeal? Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    With the threat of failure to reach a debt deal finally out of the way and the worsening global macroeconomic picture gripping investors, it has been a win- win for US Treasurys so far.

  • Is it time to buy gold or flee to cash? With all of the hyperbole in the market on Friday following the 500 point fall in the Dow Jones Industrial average on Thursday, and heavy selling in Asia and Europe Friday, the answer might be bottled water, tinned food and shovels.

  • Markets to Remain Glum on US Economy     Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 5:00 AM ET

    ¿What the consensus is looking for is a mediocre employment number¿..and I think the markets are going to ¿ho hum¿ and continue on with their glum outlook on the US economy,¿ Ellen Zentner, executive director and senior US Economist at Nomura told CNBC.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    Jean-Claude Trichet tried his best to provide reassurance to investors on Thursday.

  • Technical factors played a role in Thursday's unsettling market moves, including the disorderly across-the-board collapse in the price of risk assets in the final hour of trading and the related surge in U.S. Treasuries. But they were not the cause. Rather, they amplified three factors that will determine the fate of markets in the weeks ahead.

  • Tomorrow's Market Outlook     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 9:58 PM ET

    One last look at the Asian market open and what's on the radar for tomorrow, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Brian Sullivan & Mandy Drury.

  • Fast Money Web Extra     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • When Central Banks Target Havens     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Where can investors hide when central banks target safe havens? Hens Nordvig, head of G10 Fx Strategy at Nomura, weighs in.

  • Farrell: On a Day Like Today: Un-React Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    What are you gonna do when the financial world is falling apart, again. This has to be the 12th or 20th (maybe 50th) time the world has ended during my career.

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

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

  • Will Germany Save the Euro From Collapse? Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 12:33 PM ET

    The euro will collapse as a currency unless lawmakers, and especially Germany, can agree a common European tax regime and restructure some sovereign debt, a leading market analyst told CNBC.com after the European Central Bank intervened in the markets.

  • Fratto: Mid-Session Review a Mid-Summer No-Show Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    Lost in the whirlwind of the epic debt ceiling debate is the absence of attention to the usual mid-summer White House report resetting the Administration’s economic assumptions and fiscal outlook.

  • What President Paul Would Mean for Your Money     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    Insight on what he plans for the economy and his run for the GOP nomination, with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

  • Whether it’s the uncertainty of the new health care provisions, the plethora of proposed regulations included in Dodd-Frank, or the current budget and debt debate — one thing is for sure: small business owners are faced with an unprecedented amount of uncertainty.

  • Gold

    The price of gold could almost double as central banks' reserves are depleted, according to the chairman of a gold industry association.

  • Italy Is Rich but Needs Growth: Italian Bank CEO Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 4:45 AM ET
    Statue and Italian Flag in front of Vittorio Emanuele monument.

    The CEO of Italy’s biggest bank told CNBC that despite that country's high debt levels, the country is rich enough to cover its national debt.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    It was billed as one of the most important speeches of Silvio Berlusconi’s political career, amid a crisis that threatens to engulf Italy and the euro zone. Unfortunately when he stood in front of lawmakers, his pledges on boosting growth offered very few details and led to skepticism from analysts.

  • UBS Threatened to Scale Back in London Over HQ Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 12:44 AM ET

    UBS threatened to scale back its presence in London if the government followed advice from a heritage body that effectively blocked the redevelopment of its City of London headquarters, reported the FT.

  • Concerns Over Australia's Two-Speed Economy     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:50 PM ET

    Mark Gell, Principal at Gell Southam Group, conducted a survey and found that top executives at Australian firms only see a marginal improvement in the economy this year and blame the Gillard Government for it.

  • MF Global Responds     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    MF Global responds to reports that the company's CEO, John Corzine, may be next in line to run the Treasury Department, saying he's received no offer.

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