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  • The Deflationary M2 Explosion Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Fears over the safety and solvency of European government debt and banks are haunting the stock market.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 18 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.

  • Think Euro Zone Peace Is at Hand? Think Again Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    Even as France and Germany were proposing new euro zone reforms, Finland was inking its own deal with Greece. Now others want in.

  • Henes: The Top 5 Questions for the US Consumer Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Consumers drive the American economy. However, as of late, they feel less like drivers and more like passengers on a runaway train. As the train barrels dangerously down the tracks, here are the five questions U.S. consumers should consider.

  • Bashing EPA Is New Theme in GOP Race Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses the Blackhawk County Republican annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as a favorite target of the Republican presidential candidates, who portray it as the very symbol of a heavy-handed regulatory agenda imposed by the Obama administration that they say is strangling the economy. The New York Times reports.

  • Transaction Tax Might Work if Worldwide: Strategist Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 3:37 AM ET

    The debate over whether a tax should be imposed on financial transactions continued Thursday morning as markets around Europe sank again.

  • Markets Set for Steep Drop and Rapid Recovery     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    "I could see a special formation known as a V formation a V shaped recovery and that means a step drop and a fast recovery and this formation started at 6,000 on the SMI and would end up at 6000. We¿re at 5,330 and the formation is still good as long as we don¿t break to the down side then the formation is not valid anymore," Daniel Stillhart, portfolio manager and technical analyst, LB Swiss, Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft Zurich told CNBC.

  • Transaction Tax Could Prove Stabilising     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "There are lots of arguments against any tax, as we know. On the other hand, even a free marketer like me worries transacting has become so costless, so instant that it has become destabilising," Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC.

  • 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.