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  • 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.

  • Debt Deal Moves to Senate     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says political leaders are taking a right turn on spending and up to now, the nation has not had the leadership on these issues from the right places.

  • States Fiscal Future     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    States are keeping an eye on the debt limit debate to see how it will affect their own bottom lines, with Gov. Jack Markell, (D-DE) and David Walker, Comeback America Initiative founder/president/CEO.

  • Debt Debate Was Messy, but Worth It: Economist Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 5:15 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    So markets finally have a deal on the US debt ceiling, and it has been passed by the House of Representatives, but was all the fighting over how to cut spending really worth it?

  • eu building brussels

    Amid signs that the European debt crisis -- which already has seen Greece, Ireland and Portugal seek aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund -- is now spreading to Italy, analysts at Goldman Sachs are predicting that while painful, debt consolidation will succeed as soaring borrowing costs force governments to act.

  • Lack of Trust in Italy Puts Euro at Risk: Manager Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:35 AM ET

    As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.

  • Resistance Movement in Syria to Continue     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:35 AM ET

    Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at New America Foundation gives his outlook on the Middle East.

  • More Fiscal Warfare on the Horizon Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 12:32 AM ET

    A new round of fiscal warfare is in store for the US over the coming months as a new congressional committee is formed to find extra savings from the most sensitive areas of the budget, the FT reported.

  • US Debt Deal Positive for Obama     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:05 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, believes the U.S. debt deal is generally ineffective, although it does set the stage for U.S. President Obama in the 2012 elections.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 1 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.

  • With the debt ceiling crisis looming, we are at risk of losing the momentum America has gained toward energy independence and achieving a cleaner, greener future.

  • What the Debt Deal Means for the Dollar Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    The debt deal's all well and good, but the dollar is still on track to weaken, this strategist says.

  • From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 10:06 AM ET
    Barack Obama meets for budget talks with congressional leaders July 10, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L), and House Speaker John Boehner.

    The nation’s political leaders agreed on Sunday to spend and invest less money in the American economy, a step that economists said risks the reversal of a faltering recovery, in the hope of improving the nation’s long-term prosperity. The New York Times reports.

  • Debt-Ceiling Deal Doesn't Lift the Dollar Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Pffffft! Even a deal on the debt ceiling only lifts the dollar briefly - it's time for your FX Fix.