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  • The New Classroom Is a Factory Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 2:29 AM ET

    Former lab technician Annette Helmich is thrilled to have a new, in-­demand skill and a full-time job to go with it — welding machinery. While Ms. Helmich started learning her new craft by spending four weeks at a local community college, she says she polished her welding skills on the factory floor of her new employer, AGCO Corp. The Jackson, Minn., global manufacturer of agricultural machinery, which took over iconic names such as Massey Ferguson and Allis-Chalmers, is one of a number of manufacturers revisiting an old idea. Instead of relying on community colleges or private schools to get skilled workers, companies are again running their own training programs, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Spanish Ire, Symbolized by a Carrot Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 2:05 AM ET
    Bugs Bunny

    As Spanish domestic politics threaten to spin beyond the control of the central government, they are also making it harder for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to meet Spain’s financial obligations to the rest of the euro zone, the New York Times reports.

  • L’Oréal Chief Hits Out at 75% Income Tax Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:44 AM ET

    France will find it “almost impossible” to hire top talent if the government goes ahead with plans to impose a 75 percent marginal income tax rate, the head of L’Oréal, one of the country’s biggest companies by market value, has said. The FT reports.

  • Reasons Not to Lose Faith in Spain…Yet Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 10:59 PM ET
    Flags of the EU member states fly in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.

    Spain is in turmoil once again and the besieged European country is closer to asking for a financial bailout, but, perhaps investors should cut Madrid some slack, analysts say.

  • Kudlow: 'Fiscal Cliff' Damage Already Serious     Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    A new survey from the Business Roundtable confirms Larry Kudlow's worst fears, the fiscal cliff has already paralyzed Corporate America, with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • Austerity's Market Impact     Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Violent protests in Greece and Spain over tough austerity measures are striking fear in investors. Brian Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Mark Travis, Intrepid Capital Funds; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Rick Santelli discuss.

  • How QE3 and the Fiscal Cliff Really Hit the Dollar Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:33 PM ET
    Fiscal Cliff Rescue

    QE3 will have less impact than experts expect, this strategist says, and investors who are short the dollar will get a surprise.

  • S&P 500 Down for Fifth Day     Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    How to invest amid rising tensions in Europe as protests sweep the region for another day, with Bill Spiropoulus, CoreStates Capital Advisors CEO; David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co.; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Young Car Buyers Coming Back, Picking Korean Brands Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:53 PM ET

    There’s a change in auto showrooms around the country. Sales to young buyers between the ages of 18 to 24 are up for the first time since 2007. 

  • Violent Protests Hit Greece and Spain Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:47 PM ET
    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike.

    Protests have taken a violent turn in Greece and Spain as tens of thousands of people gathered in Athens and Madrid to express discontent over new austerity measures. Click for scenes.

  • Spain's New Budget Plans     Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Protests are still happening in Spain ahead of the government's budget announcement, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • European Shares End Lower; Spain Yields Jump Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    Euro zone equities suffered their worst session in two months on Wednesday, as violent anti-austerity protests in Greece and Spain underscored the hurdles the bloc faces on its road out of recession and financial crisis.

  • Busch: What Spain's Rajoy Is Really Telling the Market Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 11:11 AM ET
    A man with a head wound tries to calm the crowd of protestors during a demonstration surrounding the Spanish parliament to protest against spending cuts and the government of Mariano Rajoy on September 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

    Today, Spain is at the forefront in the headlines and media with ugly protests in Madrid ahead of Thursday’s budget announcement.

  • The interior of the Lloyd's of London building and the Lutine bell, center, is seen through a fish-eye lens in the City of London.

    U.K. insurance group Lloyd’s of London, which comprises nearly 90 syndicates, reported an interim profit of 1.53 billion pounds ($2.48 billion) for the first six months of the year after a lack of major claims from natural catastrophes.

  • Safe Havens Look Hot and the Euro Sags Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 7:57 AM ET

    Options market signals flash and investors seek comfort in the dollar and yen — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • A Hedge Fund’s Complex Scheme May Cost It Millions Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    Hedge funds are supposed to be the smart money, but sometimes even they can be outsmarted. Take the case of Mason Capital Management and the Telus Corporation, a large Canadian telecommunications company. Mason Capital, a New York and London hedge fund with about $8 billion in assets under management, has made a complex bet in Telus stock that looked shrewd at first, but that may now lose tens of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.

  • Euro Zone Deal Over Bank Bailout in Doubt Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:55 AM ET
    The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is displayed at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Germany and its two closest allies in the euro zone appeared to step back on Tuesday from a key agreement that would free Spain and Ireland of billions in debt incurred through bailing out their banks, the FT reports.

  • How Much of a Threat Is Iran?     Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Larry Kudlow and Gen. Barry McCaffrey look at the latest events in the Mideast and just how serious a threat Iran poses.

  • Those Central Bank Moves Are Taking a Toll Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.

  • Polcari: Market Continues to Be Confused     Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the rally is fading fast since QE3; and Kenny Polcari of ICAP, doesn't think investors should be nervous because "the market is churning, trying to build a base that will ultimately help it move higher,"

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