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Budget troubles in the Motor City is causing problems in the municipal bond market for other cities, countries and local governments in Michigan; Marc Faber predicts a 1987-style crash is likely on the horizon, and researchers in Italy are conducting DNA testing on the bones of a woman thought to be the model for Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" portrait, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
The "Squawk Box" news team discusses some of the morning's most provocative headlines. Today, Fukushima is apparently worse than Japanese authorities first thought. The Braves & the Nationals snipe at each other on Twitter. And Preet Bharara's breakfast.
The Squawk crew discusses Tesla's "inexplicable" rise and whether it's a tech or auto company.
Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo head of currency policy, discusses the rapid decline of India's rupee as the Reserve Bank of India tightens policy, and the U.S. dollar's decline against the euro and yen.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, following broadly positive economic data from the world's second-largest economy.
Aaron Kessler, Raymond James, discusses the naming of co-founder Eric Lefkofsky as Groupon CEO and what it means for the company's future.
Thomas Lee, J.P. Morgan, says consumer spending is ripe to grow, particularly in cars and a few other sectors. David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, offers his own sectors to watch and an opinion on when the taper will happen.
The "Talking Squawk" blog runs down market guru Tom Lee's big call, Nelson Peltz's tough quarter, "The Lone Ranger" flop, wearable tech and Yahoo's new logo experiment.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports that Fannie Mae reports a $10.1 billion 2nd-quarter profit. This week, President Obama proposed winding down Fannie Mae as a part of the home buying process.
Paul Ingrassia of Reuters discusses Tesla's earnings, noting that the company exceeded its guidance on deliveries.
Thomas Lee, JPMorgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, told CNBC Thursday that S&P 1,800 or 1,900 may be possible within the next six to 12 months.
Drew Matus, UBS, looks at the jobless claims number as a positive. The 4-week moving average is down 6,250 to 335,000. Just because rates go up doesn't mean everything has to fall apart, he says.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports that initial jobless claims were 333,000, up 5,000 from last week's number. Also, a look at the dollar vs. the euro and the pound.
Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, discusses Groupon's business model as well as the company facing competition from Google and even, American Express.
David Bianco, Deutsche Bank; Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank; Thomas Lee, J.P. Morgan; and the Squawk Box crew discuss the markets and investment strategies. Will the S&P hit 1,700?
Peter Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America, discusses the battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS, as well as efforts to get the tournament in front of as many people as possible. He also talks about the competitiveness of the tour.
Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, addresses the taper and bonds. If there is a great unwind in the bond market, it could be very disruptive, he says. Thomas Lee, JPMorgan Chase, says it's an overhang on the markets. People are pretty worried, says Lee.
Craig Irwin, clean tech analyst, Wedbush Securities, talks about Tesla's "impressive" quarter. Irwin says the stock will likely bounce around a little in the next few months. Tesla is a technology company that makes cars. They don't have the legacy issues of a GM, he adds.
Jeffrey Mankoff, Council on Foreign Relations, says that even though President Obama has canceled a meeting with Putin, the relationship still goes on between the two countries. The relationship will be defined by issues, he says.
Thomas Lee, J.P. Morgan, says August and September are generally volatile, while Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, says it pays to look at Europe. The China data has been pretty weak and is cause for concern.
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