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  • Inside Barclays' Global Outlook     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 3:53 PM ET

    Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital head of research, shares insight on Barclays' flagship quarterly "Global Outlook" research publication today, which points to a "treacherous path" to recovery. Although a second crisis will be avoided, says Barclays, volatility and deteriorating financial conditions are on the way.

  • Stocks Close Lower, but Pare Earlier Losses Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.

  • Stocks Close Strong on 5-Day Win Streak Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Hopes for Banks Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • European Banks vs. US Banks: Big Differences Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    The announcement of coordinated central bank action to provide support for European banks needing access to dollar-based loans highlight a very key difference between European and U.S. banks: European banks are far more reliant on short-term borrowing to fund their operations than U.S. banks.

  • Stocks Log First 2-Day Rally in September Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to finish higher in another volatile session Tuesday, led by industrials and materials, but investors continued to remain cautious over the euro zone debt crisis and the economy.

  • Even Pro Stock Pickers Are Miserable Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Even professional stock pickers are miserable. At an informal gathering of about a dozen hedge fund traders and analysts last night, trader after trader expressed frustration with the fact that the correlation between stocks has been near all-time highs—for months. This means that stock picking has been useless.

  • Market Swings Are Becoming New Standard Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    NYSE trader

    Day after day, stocks swing sharply by hundreds of points.  All of this anxiety has caused experts to ask whether there are new forces at work in the stock market that make trading permanently more erratic, the New York Times reports.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Euro Zone Fears Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    September 11: Ten Years Later - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed firmly in the red Friday amid fears that Greece may default on its debt and following news that ECB's Juergen Stark will resign.

  • ECB Will Have to Take Back the Rate Hike Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    The pros suggest pressing a short position in the euro. Trader Steve Cortes spotted a signal that convinces him the ECB will have to take back the rate hike.

  • Feasting on Paperwork Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    A year after Congress passed the broadest financial overhaul since the Great Depression, the law has spawned a host of new businesses to help Wall Street comply — and capitalize — on the hundreds of new regulations, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Log Worst Start to Month Since Oct. 2008 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks climbed well off their worst levels Tuesday, but still lower for the third-straight day amid fears about the ongoing euro zone debt crisis and concerns over another recession.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • Low Expectations and Gaming the Fed Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    Talk about low expectations: S&P futures rose a bit on the ADP report, even though it was slightly below expectations. We are now back in the twilight zone game called Gaming the Fed: More weak data increases the chances of a third round of quantitative easing.

  • Mother Lode Of ETFs Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The SPDR Gold Trust, with over $60 billion in assets, is far and away the largest gold fund.

  • Barclays Has Capital, Little European Exposure: CEO Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 4:51 PM ET
    Bob Diamond

    Barclays is comfortable with its exposure to Europe and now has more cash on its balance sheet than before the 2008 financial crisis, CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bob Diamond One-On-One     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    It is not wise to introduce a financial tax in Europe now, says Robert Diamond, Barclays PLC CEO. A look at Europe's debt struggle and it's impact on the financial industry.

  • Two big deals last week — Google’s takeover bid for Motorola Mobility and Hewlett-Packard’s purchase of Autonomy — underscored the growing influence of boutique investment banks.  The New York Times reports.