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  • Costa del Sol region in Spain.

    Spain's economic crisis has prompted a movement within Spain dubbed it “rurbanismo,” a term invented to describe the reverse migration from city to country that has stemmed a generations-old trend that has long been the usual pattern in most advanced industrial economies, the New York Times reports.

  • Bundled US Car Loan Deals Enjoy Comeback Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
    Auto loan application

    Things are perking up for the automobile industry as cheap financing makes a comeback, and the reason can be traced to booming demand for asset-backed securities on Wall Street. The FT reports.

  • Treasury Backs Plan for Standard Chartered Settlement Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    This shows the logo outside the Standard Chartered bank in the Central district of Hong Kong, 22 September 2003.

    Lawyers within the Treasury Department have recommended a preliminary settlement with Standard Chartered, clearing the path for the British bank to pay a penalty to state and federal prosecutors and to move beyond claims that it flouted laws governing international money transfers. The NYT reports.

  • How Much Higher Can the Euro Go? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    New quantitative easing could push the dollar lower against the euro, but one strategist recommends caution.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch has retained Goldman Sachs as an advisor in the face of continued pressure from Relational Investors, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed After German Court Ruling Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mixed on Wednesday, paring earlier gains reached after a German court ruled to back the permanent euro zone rescue fund.

  • Europe Finally Gets Its ‘Bazooka’; Markets Rally Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

    Europe cleared a number of major hurdles in its quest to find a comprehensive solution to the euro zone debt crisis on Wednesday, with a German court giving its heavily-anticipated approval for a new rescue fund and the unveiling of new proposals for a European banking union and more European integration.

  • China Leader's No-Show Sparks Investor Concern Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Xi Jinping

    Rumors have been growing over the whereabouts of Xi Jinping, the man widely tipped to be the next president of China, but Chinese authorities and the media have remained silent about his health or whereabouts.

  • Euro Bailout Gets a Thumbs Up and the Pound Gets a Lift Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Germany okays the bailout and British jobless claims fall — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Markets Doubt More Fed Easing Will Boost Hiring: Survey Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Markets overwhelmingly are looking for the Fed to announce a new program of asset purchases as soon as Thursday to try and boost the US economy but doubt it will do much to bring down unemployment, the latest CNBC Fed Survey says.

  • Recession to Force ECB Into Outright Money Printing: Pro Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    A deepening euro zone recession will force the European Central Bank into full-blown quantitative easing within six months, David Owens, Chief European Economist at Jefferies International told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Euro Dodges Bullet as Court Approves Bailout Fund Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    Andreas Vosskuhle, chairman of the Second Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, southern Germany, proclaims the senate's judgement on the say of the German parliament in negotiations on the EU's permanent bailout fund (ESM), on June 19, 2012.

    The euro, which has rallied in recent weeks, dodged a bullet on Wednesday when the German Constitutional Court approved Germany's ratification of a permanent euro zone bailout fund.

  • Last Call: Zuckerberg and Facebook Are Going Mobile Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:30 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg gives his first interview since the Facebook IPO; Ex-JCP exec joins the GAP; Steve Wynn releases a scathing statement on Joe Francis and Ford may soon have a CEO succession plan.

  • Arnault Move Highlights Belgian Links Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
    Luxury group LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault.

    Albert Frère, the billionaire, is known as the most French of Belgian tycoons. Now his business partner, Bernard Arnault, is poised to become Belgium’s most famous Frenchman if his application for citizenship succeeds, the Financial Times reports.

  • There is a deep unease spreading across the United States. As anyone who's living through it can tell you, America's middle class — the backbone of the world's largest economy — is in distress, the Global Post reports.

  • Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation headquarters, on February 16, 2012 in Arlington, Virgina.

    In September 1992, the Federal Reserve culminated a long-running effort to stimulate the sluggish economy by cutting its benchmark interest rate to 3 percent, the lowest level it had reached in almost three decades.

  • Crisis Fuels Catalan Independence Push Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
    Spain

    Catalonia no longer fits within Spain and needs to explore the option of independence, according to a leading nationalist and former head of the Catalan regional government. The FT reports.

  • Draghi Alone Cannot Save the Euro Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    Last week’s decision by the European Central Bank to make unlimited purchases of government bonds in secondary markets was both necessary and bold. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, deserves credit for having obtained agreement for this controversial step, against the sole, albeit significant, opposition of Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s redoubtable Bundesbank. It is a pity that the ECB did not do this before the crisis in sovereign debt reached Spain and Italy. Yet this delay is not surprising: eurozone policy makers have, perhaps inevitably, done too little, too late.The FT reports.

  • Banks Lead European Shares Up, Deutsche Bank Rallies Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    European shares edged higher on Tuesday as Deutsche Bank led a rally among euro zone banks after it said it would not ask shareholders for more cash to strengthen its capital base.

  • Euro Will Not Collapse: Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 12:01 PM ET
    Deutsche Bank

    Europe’s single currency zone is essential and will survive its current crisis, Anshu Jain, the co-CEO of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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