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  • Corzine Back to D.C.?     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    Is it possible that former U.S. Senator and current MF Global CEO John Corzine could return to Washington, this time as Treasury Secretary? CNBC's John Carney & John Harwood discuss the likelihood.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 3 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.

  • Spending Cuts Seen as Step, Not as Cure Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    There is something you should know about the deal to cut federal spending that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday: It does not actually reduce federal spending, the New York Times reports.

  • Is August an Underestimated Crisis-Prone Month? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Protestors escape tear gas fired by policemen in Athens.

    For Angela Merkel there are few things which are as set as her summer holidays. She always leaves Berlin for two weeks with her invisible husband for a hiking holiday in the Tyrol Alps.

  • Swiss Franc Slides, Euro Lifts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    A Swiss rate cut dents the franc and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Italian Bond Selloff Becoming Self-Fulfilling? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    Events on Wednesday could prove crucial to attempts to again come to grips with the European debt crisis, after Italian borrowing costs hit a 14-year high on Tuesday.

  • Former Egypt President in a Cage     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 6:55 AM ET

    Former Egyptian president Mubarak is in a hospital bed, located in a cage in a Cairo court, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Mubarak faces charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters.

  • Policies to Blame for 'Complicated Markets'?     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    "The market is naturally impatient whereas politicians look at the longer term and they have to coordinate with everybody else, so that makes matters terribly complicated," Mikio Kumada, executive director at LGT Capital Management told CNBC. "The major big adjustment is that all the developed economies have too much debt and overvalued currencies," he added.

  • The economy is in big trouble, and the world’s central banks may be running out of ways of turning it around, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • US Debt Clashes to Continue, Downgrade Likely: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    The US is likely to see its debt downgraded by the credit rating agencies, despite the passage of a bill to raise the country's debt ceiling on Monday, analysts told CNBC.

  • 'The Bear Market Is Starting': Marc Faber Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The European Contagion     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 8:31 PM ET

    Dealing with the European debt contagion and the problems faced by the banks, including Commerzbank and Unicredit Group, with Ron Insana, CNBC contributor, and David Doll, Sequent Asset Management.

  • US Rating 'Will Remain Under Pressure': Fitch Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    Fitch's triple-A rating on U.S. debt is safe—for now—but that could change if "fundamental weakness" in the economy isn't addressed, Fitch's head of sovereign ratings said on CNBC.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 2 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.

  • Euro or Dollar? The Ugly Contest Is Back On Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:01 PM ET

    The debt ceiling debacle and the latest Greek bailout deal are almost behind us, but euro and dollar investors still aren't happy.

  • President Barack Obama

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a last-minute deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit to avert a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy.

  • The dollar will face months of weakness in the run up to the U.S elections next year, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy, HSBC told CNBC Tuesday

  • Aussie Slips, South Korea Goes for the Gold Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

    South Korea diversifies reserves away from the dollar, and Australia's central bank stays pat — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Will the Swiss Central Bank Intervene Again? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    As jittery markets pushed the euro below the 1.10 level against the Swiss franc for the first time ever on Tuesday, the headache for the Swiss National Bank (SNB) over its limited options to fight the strong franc is turning into a chronic migraine.

  • History Shows US Headed For Recession: Investor Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The current low rate of GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the United States indicates that the world's largest economy is headed for another recession, according to Anthony Doyle, Director of Investment Specialists M&G Investments.