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  • Time to Sit Out the Euro Trade? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:19 PM ET

    The euro is smack in the middle of its recent range, and this strategist is waiting for a breakout.

  • Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.

  • Banks, Miners Outperform in European Markets     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe, and an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs, Rick Santelli, and Bob Pisani.

  • Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration of French car maker Peugeot PSA employees and unions against the planned layoffs and plant closing on July 25, 2012 in front of the PSA headquarters in Paris.

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  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Slips, Peruvians Print Money Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    China warns on growth and the British are going shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Risky Mortgage Bonds Making a Comeback: Pro Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:48 AM ET

    The U.S. housing market is showing signs of recovery and investors should be looking at non-agency mortgages, the very asset class that prompted the global financial crisis, according to Gregory Perdon, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Arbuthnot Latham & Co.

  • No Criminal Case Is Likely in Loss at MF Global Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    MF Global

    A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.

  • Global Markets Update: Stock Edge Down     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a report Standard Chartered is seeking a collective settlement with U.S. regulators.

  • Euro Zone Equity Markets Shrink: Time to Buy? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    The size of the euro zone equity market has contracted so much that it is now smaller than the U.S. technology sector – but strategists are divided on whether this presents a buying opportunity.

  • Virgin Threatens to Give Up on UK Rail Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 2:26 AM ET
    Richard Branson

    Sir Richard Branson has threatened to pull his Virgin Group out of bidding for any future U.K. rail contracts after losing the lucrative West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the U.K.’s biggest bus and train operator by revenues, the FT reports.

  • Puzzling Picture on ?Jobs Foxes Experts Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET

    How is it that the numbers of employed people are rising and unemployment claims are falling, while the UK economy is contracting? The Financial TImes reports

  • Look Who's Buying Dollars Now Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    A big chunk of new central bank reserves are dollars, and this strategist sees implications for the euro.

  • European Markets Close Flat After US Data     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks retreated on flat economic numbers and discussing the impact on U.S. bonds and stocks, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bob Pisani.

  • Nuclear-Plant May Test Turkey’s Trade-Diplomacy Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    Ankara’s effort at energy self-sufficiency will mean dishing out big contracts without offending any of its major trade partners.

  • Is Greece Using a Ponzi Scheme to Remain Solvent? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    Greek and other heavily-indebted euro zone countries' banks are staying afloat thanks to a system which creates a circular flow of cash not unlike a Ponzi scheme, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Saving Europe, But at What Cost?     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:02 AM ET

    Gillian Tett, Financial Times U.S. managing editor, discusses how austerity measures are likely to cripple growth in the euro zone and whether Greece will leave the euro.

  • Dollar Hangs Tough, British Pound Bounces Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retail sales support the dollar and jobs data lifts the pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • World’s Best City to Live Retains Crown Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne remains the top city in terms of livability, while London has fallen in the rankings following riots across the city last summer, according to the latest Global Liveability Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including details of the British bank's agreement to pay a hefty fine to New York regulators which accused it of illegal transactions with Iran.

  • Does the NHS Drag the UK Economy Down? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:37 AM ET

    US presidential election candidate Mitt Romney’s choice as vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, has some interesting things to say about the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is of course, free at the point of delivery, a healthcare concept that is right up there when it comes to passionate debating topics in the USA.

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