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  • 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.

  • Emerging Markets to Drive Global Economy: King Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 4:58 AM ET

    Despite a manufacturing slowdown in Russia, China and Brazil, emerging markets will be key to the recovery of the global economy, Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC told CNBC.

  • ECB to Shrug Off Periphery Concerns, Raise Rates Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, as indicated in its June press conference, despite ongoing concerns over the euro zone's periphery.

  • House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    It’s all about controlling debt in Washington these days. Congress battles it out over raising the U.S. government's borrowing limit. For investors the buzz word is "default." As the U.S. Treasury says, it will be forced to default on its obligations if Congress does not raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.

  • Tax Reform Is Different From Tax Increases: Rep. Ryan Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 5:37 PM ET
    Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    House Republicans are willing to discuss closing tax loopholes with President Obama in exchange for lowering tax rates, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Wednesday, 6 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.

  • Common Politics Muddy Waters in Rare Earth Discovery Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.

  • DSK 'Seducer' Not Rapist: Biographer Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:09 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair at New York State Supreme court.

    The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.

  • Democracy Key to Egypt's Economy: Prime Minister Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 5:45 AM ET

    Ahead of large-scale protests planned for this Friday, Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf stressed that the government respects the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully.

  • Moment of Truth for the Euro Zone Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The biggest question in any debt crisis is whether a credible path back to solvency can be found. For Greece, this now seems very unlikely, the Financial Times reports.

  • Currency Wars Not Over, Says Brazil Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 1:00 AM ET

    Brazil is preparing a range of additional measures to stem the damaging rise of the real as the global currency war shows no signs of ending, according to Guido Mantega, the country’s finance minister, reported the FT.

  • Pres. Obama on Deficit Reduction     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    President Obama says he is against a short-term debt limit deal. "We're going to do what's best for the economy," he says.

  • Budget Battles: the Bottomline     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether the biggest risk of the US's budget woes are default or government shutdown, with Greg Valliere, Potomac Research, and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Euros & Downward Graph

    Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • ECB Will Continue to Accept Greek Debt Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 12:36 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.