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  • Global Markets Update: European Stocks Retreat     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as shares recede from 4-month highs.

  • Can Spain’s Tourism Industry Survive a Tax Rise? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    With “low-cost” flights to Spain more expensive than ever, a general and tourism industry VAT (sales tax) rise and a sharp fall in bookings, there are fears that tourism — the jewel in Spain’s economic crown — will not be able to retain its luster as the economy falters there, and beyond.

  • Monti Under Pressure to Renounce Bailout Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:14 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    “We can do it alone” is the latest rallying cry to be heard in Italy as economists and politicians shower Mario Monti with proposals to use the country’s own vast but often dormant resources to slash its debt mountain rather than become hostage to the perceived diktat of Germany and Brussels. The FT reports.

  • Euro Zone a 'Pressure Cooker:' CEO     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Gabriel Stein, CEO of OMFIF, says trying to keep the euro zone together will lead to an economic catastrophe, protectionism and nationalism in Europe.

  • Indigestion for 'les Riches' in a Plan for Higher Taxes Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 3:23 AM ET
    France's opposition Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande gives a speech, on March 16, 2012, as part of a campaign visit in Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous.

  • US Seeks $3 Billion for Sudan Oil Deal Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:25 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

    The US wants China and Arab states to help foot the $3bn bill for a deal designed to unlock oil production and set Sudan and South Sudan back on the path to peace, the FT reports.

  • Europe Has Come Back From the Brink: Pro     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    Charles Morris, Head of Absolute Return at HSBC Global Asset Management says EZ bonds yields are much better and European stock markets will rally.

  • British MPs Accuse US of Anti-City Agenda Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:37 AM ET
    London Financial District

    Several senior British MPs accused U.S. regulators of pursuing an anti-City of London agenda in its assault on Standard Chartered, suggesting it was part of an apparent campaign to weaken a rival financial center. The FT reports.

  • Last Call: Shelter From the Storm Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Bob Dylan

    Disney beats earnings; S&P cuts Greece outlook; Priceline plummets after disappointing earnings and magazine sales decline.

  • Taking Advantage of Market Volatility     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 9:10 PM ET

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered talks about taking advantage of volatility in the markets, calling this a good opportunity to average into desired asset classes.

  • Stiff Resistance for EUR at 1.25     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, MD of FX Strategy at BK Asset Management says the euro faces stiff resistance at the 1.25 level. In order for it to break that, there will need to be clear action from the ECB.

  • Tomorrow in 30: All Eyes on Europe     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    In the final stretch of earnings, and data out of Europe, Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo; Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus; and Craig Hodges, The Hodges Fund, discuss what's on their radar for tomorrow's trading session.

  • Between a Fjord and a Hard Place Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Norwegian Fjords, Norway

    Norway is confronting both a strong currency and a housing boom, complicating interest rate policy.

  • Do Corporations Pay Enough Taxes?     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Financial Web site NerdWallet is reporting that the ten most profitable companies in the U.S. paid a tax rate of just 9 percent last year. Seth Hanlon, Center for American Progress, says companies should not be gaming the system like that. Meanwhile Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, says the real problem is the tax code itself.

  • Time to Sell Yen: Strategist Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    Japanese Flag

    With global risk appetite set to improve, the sun isn't rising on the yen, says this strategist.

  • President Obama Calls EU Leaders     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether President Obama is paying enough attention to the fiscal cliff, with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute, and David Callahan, Demos Public Policy Center.

  • Man-U IPO Close to Goal Line Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
    Manchester United fan

    Despite some warning signs from the club's balance sheet and ownership, the roadshow is scoring well in advance of the offering.

  • Rackspace Breaks Down Its Quarter     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier talks to CNBC's Jon Fortt about what led to the company's revenue beat and improving margins.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Higher     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports shares edged higher in a volatile trading session across Europe today, including a gain in the euro, and a look at the impact on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani. Also, Gary Kaminsky shares his thoughts on Chesapeake Energy.

  • James Millstein, Millstein & Co. chairman & CEO, discusses whether Europe's leaders will be able to shore up banks and stem the ongoing sovereign debt crisis. Also, a look at whether the TARP program was effective in stabilizing the U.S. banking system.

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