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  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 11 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.

  • Use Deadline to Pressure Obama to Make Cuts: Corker Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker wants trillions in spending cuts and sees no reason to avoid using the Aug. 2 deadline to put some "leverage" on the Obama administration.

  • Euro Fatigue? Trade These Safe-Haven Currencies Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 1:02 PM ET

    The ongoing crisis in the euro zone is creating a trading opportunity among safe-haven currencies, this strategist says.

  • Shell, Mitsubishi Expected to Sign Iraq Gas Deal Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    The Iraqi government is expected to sign a $12 billion gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi Corp on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported.

  • For Boehner, Lofty Budget Goals Checked by Reality Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    At a private meeting about deficit reduction at the White House last week, Speaker John A. Boehner told his fellow Congressional leaders and President Obama that he did not spend 20 years working his way up to the top job on Capitol Hill just for the cachet of the title — he wanted to accomplish something big, the New York Times reports.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    On Thursday afternoon, I appeared on CNBC with my friend Rick Santelli to discuss the debt limit and what may happen when it is reached sometime in early August. If you saw the piece, you know that Rick became fairly passionate about his position that there should be no compromise on increasing the limit and that the government absolutely has to solve this issue by cutting spending.

  • Germany Pushes for New Greek Rescue Package Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 8:51 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Monday for a quick agreement on a new rescue package for Greece, and said she is confident that Italy will push through an austerity plan.

  • 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.