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  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

  • 'Dollar Malaise' to Last: Forex Pro Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
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    With the clock ticking in Washington DC and Congress desperately trying to find an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the greenback is heading towards levels last seen in the fall of 2008, when it reached its lowest point over the past 10 years.

  • Critical Debt Deadline 6 Days Away     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    The very latest on the debt debacle in Washington, with CNBC's John Harwood; Sen. Michael Bennet, (D-CO); Sen. Mike Lee, (R-UT); Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT); and Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA).

  • Trades For a Stressed-Out Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Other than a short rally today, the dollar's been taking it on the chin as Washington squabbles. Here's how to trade it.

  • What a Downgrade Would Mean for the Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    Even a debt deal may not prevent a rating cut for U.S. debt. Here's what it would mean for the dollar, and what you can do.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 27 Jul 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.

  • An Interview With S&P's Global Head of Sovereign Ratings Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    Last night, I spoke with David Beers, head of S&P's sovereign debt rating committee on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. He made it very clear: the U.S. must take steps to lower its debt/GDP trend over the long run.

  • Dollar Investors Head for the Exits Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 8:36 AM ET

    Debt woes hit the dollar - again - and Asian currencies lift off. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Triple-A Rating: What the US Can Learn From Japan Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:07 AM ET
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    Analysts at Barclays Capital expect the United States to lose its AAA credit rating as a compromise plan is passed by Congress that leads S&P to cut its rating on US debt.

  • If Tea Party Likes a Debt Deal, It Can't Pass: Economist Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    As the high risk-game of chicken over raising the US debt ceiling draws closer to possible economic collision, one economist is warning that any deal that wins approval from the right-wing Tea Party movement will pass neither the Senate nor the president.

  • Want 1950's Taxes? Accept 1950's Spending: Analyst Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    As the debate over raising the debt ceiling in the United States lurches onward, one analyst tells CNBC that if America wants to keep taxing its people like it's the 1950’s, it will need to significantly cut back on spending.

  • Don't Panic — The Debt Ceiling Explained Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

    I know I’m supposed to be all freaked out about the nation reaching its debt limit and our credit being downgraded and we’ll stop paying some bills. But I live in California. This is normal. Daily panic and doomsday scenarios over government finances started here. Political gridlock, kicking the can down the road…that’s how we roll.

  • Feldstein: Debt Ceiling Discussion     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    Martin Feldstein, Council of Economic Advisors former chairman, weighs in on the debate over raising the debt ceiling and what it means to the U.S. economy.

  • The Dollar and the D.C. Impasse Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    That August 2 deadline just keeps approaching, and Washington seems no closer to a debt deal. Here's how to trade the impasse.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 26 Jul 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.

  • Daley on Debt Talks     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    William Daley, White House chief of staff, talks to CNBC's Steve Liesman about the debt/deficit negotiations and the direction of the economy.

  • McCullough: The Debt Debate and American Pride Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 3:40 PM ET
  • The Debt Crisis and Mortgage Rates Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 3:25 PM ET
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    As we edge ever closer to next Tuesday, August 2nd, those of us who cover the housing market are trying to figure out what this will mean to mortgage interest rates. They are currently bouncing around historic lows and have been for some time. Refinances are surging, as the seven people left who haven't yet refied are scrambling to do so. But are we all worried over nothing?

  • Farrell: Debt Talks — I Shudda Stayed with Dora Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    Dora the Explorer

    Feeling obligated to watch the President I tuned in for a classic "not my fault but his fault" game of dodge-responsibility. Speaker Boehner wasn't any better. I got mad watching the politicians be politicians and I got Lola Jane mad by turning off Dora.

  • Farr: Debt Limits and Downgrades Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    We need a deal with the greatest amount of cuts, and we need to lift the debt limit - NOW. It looks as if our sovereign debt rating will most surely be cut by the ratings agencies. That this has been allowed to happen is a shameful, despicable black mark that should follow each legislator to his or her grave.