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  • Debt Deal Debate     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 7:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the story on Congressional leaders failing to make a deal as the August 2nd deadline looms.

  • Debt Showdown     Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the story on lawmakers planning another day of deficit talks.

  • Questions Raised Over Banking Stress Tests Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 5:53 AM ET

    After the European market closes on Friday, global markets will be digesting the results of the latest set of stress tests for European banks. Those that fail will need to raise more capital and the health of those that pass is likely to remain in doubt given questions being raised about the credibility of the tests.

  • US Unemployment: 9.2 Percent and Rising? Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 3:22 AM ET
    Out of Work

    Hopes of a speedy recovery for the US economy where dashed by Friday’s disappointing jobs number that showed only 18,000 jobs where created by the world’s largest economy in June.

  • Italy, Spain Will Mean More 'Carnage': Fund Manager Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    As euro zone finance ministers meet to discuss the latest plan on the table aimed at solving the Greek debt crisis, one fund manager is warning that Italy and Spain will be downgraded, raising the possibility of "carnage" for global markets.

  • EU Stance Shifts on Greece Default Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:26 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    European leaders are for the first time prepared to accept that Athens should default on some of its bonds as part of a new bail-out plan for Greece that would put the country's overall debt levels on a sustainable footing, reported the FT.

  • El-Erian: Keep a Close Eye on Italy Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    What happened in Italy last week was notable. If it continues, it would mark a significant extension of the regional debt crisis that Europe has repeatedly failed to come to grips with.

  • Time to Get Serious About the Loonie Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    The Canadian dollar could face near-term headwinds, this strategist says— but after that, prepare for liftoff.

  • Mississippi Governor Blasts Obama on Economy Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pulled out of the 2012 presidential race in April but that didn't stop him from sounding like a candidate as he criticized the Obama administration for its economic policies.

  • Euro Slides, Dollar Droops Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    The euro gets hit by Italian drama and the dollar falls on a gloomy employment report - time for your FX Fix.

  • A New Nation: South Sudan Readies for Independence Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    JUBA, SUDAN - JANUARY 09: Southern Sudanese celebrate at the end of the first day of voting for the independence referendum January 9, 2011 in Juba, Sudan. Southern Sudan is participating in an independence referendum today following a historic 2005 peace treaty that brought an end to decades of civil war between the Arab north and predominantly Christian and animist south. The south is expected to vote around 99 percent to secede from the north which will also give it a majority of Sudan's oil

    On Saturday, South Sudan becomes the world's newest country and Africa's 54th state, a process that follows 50 years of bloodshed. Renewed violence on its borders has shaken hopes of a peaceful transition to nationhood, but the fledgling country is not a failed state in waiting, analysts and senior figures in the reconstruction effort told CNBC.com.

  • UK City Releases Plans to Deal With Zombie Attacks Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    While governments and local councils may be expected to be prepared to deal with terrorist attacks, extreme weather conditions and contagious diseases, a potential zombie attack might not be top of the list.

  • Bahrain skyline

    Bahrain began its highly-anticipated National Dialogue this week in an effort to restore confidence both domestically and internationally that the Kingdom is committed to working through issues that sparked unrest within its borders in mid-February.

  • Europe’s banks are growing increasingly angry over the stress tests being run by European regulators, complaining that the process has been excessively rigid, with damaging changes to the exercise rushed through at the last minute, according to the FT.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Thursday, 7 Jul 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.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank is going easy on Portugal, making the euro bounce. Whether the lift will last is another matter.

  • Breaking News: Obama on Debt Meeting     Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    President Obama speaks following the debt limit meeting. He says it was very constructive and everyone acknowledged the importance of resolving this issue. Both sides will work through the weekend.

  • What Did Ron Bloom Say and When Did He Say It? Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 12:09 PM ET
    Ron Bloom, the White House's Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy

    The lawmakers want to get to the bottom of whether or not Bloom, who is viewed as an ally of the unions, ever said that he directed White House policy on automakers on behalf of unions.

  • Job Growth Lifts the Dollar, Rate Hike Hits the Euro Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Dollar lifts, euro slips, and Thailand's prime minister-elect connects on the baht - time for your FX Fix.

  • ECB Hikes Rates, Hints at Dovish Stance in August Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent on Thursday, as it continued to brush off concerns over sovereign debt worries in the euro zone periphery, but President Jean-Claude Trichet hinted that a further rise in August is unlikely.