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  • Sunday night's deal that will see the US debt ceiling raised if it passes a vote in the House is merely a "band aid" and certainly not a game changer,  according to an assessment from Barclays Capital.

  • Following the last-minute debt deal agreed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, one strategist is predicting the rating agencies should downgrade US debt by two notches.

  • Obama Accused of ‘Surrender’ as Debt Vote Looms Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    On a weekend of high drama, President Barack Obama finally managed to get congressional leaders on both sides of the political divide to agree on a compromise plan to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default.

  • UK Recovery Slower Than Expected: CBI Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 2:18 AM ET

    The UK economy will grow slower in 2011 than previously anticipated – 1.3 percent, compared to forecasts of 1.7 percent – and its 2012 growth will be a "modest" 2.2 percent, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), an influential business organization.

  • Nation Calls Capitol Mad, and It Agrees Saturday, 30 Jul 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    If the rest of the country thinks that Washington has gone mad this summer, that is pretty much the view in this bewildered capital, too. The New York Times reports.

  • A Trade for a Weekend of Uncertainty Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 8:21 PM ET

    As August 2 nears, a debt-ceiling deal appears to be receding. Here's how to hedge against the Washington cacophony.

  • Using Currencies to Protect Against Default Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 7:13 PM ET

    The House and the Senate are ready to rumble over debt plans. Here's how to trade the uncertainty.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including debt bets and commodities plays.

  • Trump: I May Run for President if Economy Stays Bad Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he'd consider running for president — again — if the U.S. economy "continues to be bad: and "if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate."

  • Can Obama Go At It Alone on Debt Limit?     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    The latest on Congressional leaders speaking out on debt talks, with CNBC's Eamon Javers and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Debt Debate Will Be 'Cathartic' in Long Term: McCulley Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    Paul McCulley told CNBC Friday that if he was still a portfolio manager at Pimco he would be "very concerned" in the short term about the inability of Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement on the debt ceiling by Aug. 2. But in the long term, McCulley said, "it wouldn’t disturb me, it would actually make me somewhat positive."

  • Obama to Speak on Debt     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers, John Harwood and Steve Liesman discuss the political ramifications surrounding the debt ceiling and deficit talks.

  • The Tea Party View     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer asks Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), a member of the Tea Party, what he should tell his viewers who stand to lose a big chunk of their investments because of the debt ceiling debate.

  • Paul McCulley: Debt Ceiling Debate     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    In the short-term prospective, I'd be very concerned, this is a big event in terms on how the markets with readjust to a fundamental change in the rules of the game. Discussing the debt debate, with Paul McCulley, former Pimco portfolio manager/managing director.

  • Steny Hoyer: A House Divided     Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Politicians knew this crisis was coming, says Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D-MD), who says the House speakers own members have now walked out on him.

  • Spain's on Notice, Yen's on a Short Leash Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    A warning on Spain dents the euro and Japanese officials want the yen lower, thank you. It's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • US Stocks 'No Place for Pros or Amateurs': Gartman Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:45 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conducts his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, on July 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    As Republicans failed to agree a plan to raise the US debt ceiling, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, warned that the US stock market was a dangerous place at the moment.

  • Time to Think the Unthinkable on US Debt Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:23 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    "The world’s financial system could face losses equivalent to that of Lehman’s failure by August 15, and then again on the fifteenth day and the last day of every month until default is rectified,” says one chief economist.

  • A New Chapter for Vallejo Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    If all goes according to plan, the city of Vallejo will emerge from a three-year bankruptcy.

  • Japan Has a Yen For Intervention — Just Not Now Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 4:56 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Japanese finance officials have been talking tough about the yen's rise. Whether they will do anything now is another matter.

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