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  • Fine-Tune Your Global Economy Portfolio for 2013 Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    In the 21st century of , we’re long past the , , cash triangle of asset allocation upon which many retail investors grew up.Investors have more options and choices, from asset classes to the financial instruments to play them. Low-cost online brokers and trading platforms have given investors direct access to a world once open only to professional traders and institutions.IRAs and 401(k)s offer a world of opportunity, whether its equities, fixed income, , real estate, or ."We think the retail in

    Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.

  • Economic reports disappoint and debt crisis skeptics get louder — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • To restore economic growth requires policy makers to adopt the all-round perfection of British heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

  • Banks Face Suits Over Libor Scandal Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Bank Metallic Sign

    The scandal over global interest rates has state officials like Janet Cowell of North Carolina working intensely behind the scenes to build a case for suing the nation’s largest banks.

  • Why a German Recession Could Hurt the Euro Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    A slowdown in Germany could make politicians there even more averse to a bailout for the neighbors, this strategist says.

  • 5 Trophy Properties in Europe     Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    Italian and Greek governments hope to raise more than $2 billion from selling off land and properties, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • During the 1970s and 1980s Sweden was lauded for its exemplary standard of living. Synonymous with high taxes, low unemployment and an iconic welfare system, the “Swedish model” became something other countries could be envious of. But a new report is challenging that belief.

  • The UK’s benchmark FTSE index has suffered this year compared to the country’s currency and bonds, a trend that is not set to end anytime soon, according to analysts.

  • 'Super Mario' is in the spotlight and the Swiss economy is shrinking - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • McDonald’s to Open First Vegetarian Outlets Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 7:36 AM ET
    Prices start at: $60 Unless you’re shopping for a vegetarian, mail-order steaks may be the perfect solution for the holiday gift procrastinator. Companies like Omaha Steaks, the Chicago Steak Company, or the Kansas City Steak Company offer mail-order cuts of meat that are perfect for the holidays. These companies are currently offering a wide variety of holiday packages and deals. Free shipping is included and you can also find gift cards and discounts. Additionally, if the person you have in mi

    McDonald’s, the US-based hamburger chain, is to open its first ever vegetarian-only outlets in two Indian pilgrimage centers as it seeks to expand in a market where cows are sacred and beef-eating taboo.

  • Euro Zone Can Cope With Country Exit: Minister Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 5:05 AM ET

    The euro zone will stay intact even if a vulnerable country ends up leaving the currency bloc, Luxembourg’s Finance Minister told CNBC.

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    There has been no shortage of finger-pointing since the collapse of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, with most of the animus directed toward the firm's managing partner and its broader leadership.

  • Cameron Seeks to Inject Fighting Spirit Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:29 AM ET
    Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron leaves a coffee shop during an election campaign stop in Woodstock, southern England.

    David Cameron began an overhaul of his ministerial team on Monday night, in a reshuffle that No 10 said would inject “fighting spirit” into the coalition and promote bright young ministers with a record of delivery. The FT reports.

  • Spain

    Many who worry that Spain’s economic tailspin could eventually force the country’s withdrawal from the euro and a return to its former currency, the peseta. That direct outcome is still considered a long shot, even if Spain might eventually require a Greek-style bailout. But there is no doubt that many of those in a position to do so are taking their money — and in some cases themselves — out of Spain. The NYT Reports.

  • Loan Rates Point to Euro Zone Fractures Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET

    Interest rates paid by companies in the eurozone’s weaker economies have surged, highlighting the bloc’s fragmentation as the European Central Bank loses control of borrowing costs. The FT reports.

  • The Silver-Collar Economy Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
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    More companies are hiring people 65 and older because they believe they are reliable and productive, while the seniors themselves need — and want — to work. But is the trend squeezing out young people?

  • Ian Williams, Chairman at Charteris Portfolio Managers says that gilts are at their most expensive compared to equities since the second world war.

  • Benchmark oil prices will likely extend gains this week after Fed Chief Ben Bernanke kept stimulus in play at his speech in Jackson Hole and as the industry assesses the damage in the Gulf of Mexico after tropical storm Isaac forced the closure of almost all offshore oil production.

  • Germans Write Off Greece, Says Poll Sunday, 2 Sep 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
    A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Only a quarter of Germans think Greece should stay in the eurozone or get more help from other countries in the currency union, a Financial Times/Harris poll has found.

  • Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced to leave the euro zone. The NYT Reports.

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