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  • Warren Buffett is interviewed on CNBC's Squawk Box, July 12, 2012

    This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's Sun Valley live interview on CNBC's Squawk Box, July 12, 2012, from 7:30am to 8:00am ET.  In his conversation with Becky Quick, Buffett says he now sees U.S. economic growth slowing, but residential housing is picking up slightly. He also says Europe has "been slipping pretty fast" over the past six weeks.

  • Europe on the Ropes?     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    Brian Singer, William Blair Dynamic Allocation Strategies, offers insight on Europe's debt crisis and just how bad it is.

  • Central Bank Rate Cuts Hurting Carry Trades? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    The softening global economy is leading central banks to cut rates, and that could change your carry trade strategy.

  • Corn, Soybeans Will Continue to Be a 'Buy': Pro Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET
    The curled leaves of corn plants suffering from a lack of moisture stand in a field in Princeton, Illinois. The leaves would typically be open and flat. Corn supplies in the U.S., the world's biggest exporter, are declining at the fastest pace since 1996 just as a Midwest heat wave damages the world's largest harvest for a third consecutive year.

    Both corn and soybean prices have slid from Monday’s record highs and should be considered a buying opportunity if this pull-back continues in the short term, Erin FitzPatrick, Commodity Analyst at Rabobank, told CNBC.

  • Risk aversion reigns and Korea tries to head off the slowdown storm — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Europe is trying to put patches on something that leaks, says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, commenting on the EU's current fiscal problems, adding "the system cannot survive" the way it is currently designed. Buffett also weighs in on the Libor rate scandal and JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, calling him "one of the best bankers in the world," despite the company's huge trading losses.

  • Paulsen on Promoting Global Growth     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    Policy officials have shifted their focus to easing, explains James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explaining how the change is creating a market floor and promoting global growth.

  • Does Capitalism Need to Be More Marxist to Survive? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Karl Marx. Around 1880.

    Capitalism has generally come to be seen as diametrically (and dialectically) opposed to Marxism. The truth, as ever, is rather more complex, writes Paul Gambles Managing Partner, MBMG International.

  • Diamonds Trump Gold as Investor's Best Friend: Pro Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:24 AM ET

    Are diamonds truly becoming an investor's best friend? One investor certainly thinks so.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at EU shares slipping on U.S. stimulus view.

  • Debate Rages Over Benefits of Fiscal Austerity Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:35 AM ET
    Spain

    The Spanish government’s new package of tax increases and spending cuts throws a spotlight on an increasingly contentious debate about whether fiscal austerity in Europe is further damaging the patient’s health rather than leading to recovery, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bailout Demands Boosts Finland's Influence in EU Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:09 AM ET

    When Euro zone ministers agreed on Tuesday to release 30 billion euros ($36.9 billion) by the end of the month to help Spanish banks avoid financial crisis, they had to negotiate resistance from a small but increasingly vocal member.

  • Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The decision by U.S. regulators to overhaul supervision of the country's largest banks following the financial crisis left front-line suprevisors without a deep knowledge of JPMorgan's trading operations during a brief yet critical moment, the New York Times reports.

  • Europe’s Downturn Creates Unlikely Smugglers Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:20 AM ET
    Cigarettes

    For years, law enforcement officers and smugglers have played cat and mouse in Europe, where contraband cigarettes are stashed in everything from furniture shipments to loads of Christmas trees, the New York Times reports.

  • Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director of Belmont investments says European leaders are focusing on the wrong problem and they haven't done anything to address the real problem, which is unemployment.

  • Expect More Rate Cuts From Brazil     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Americas at Standard Chartered Bank says to expect more rate cuts from Brazil.

  • $830 Billion Worth of Advice     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Economist Nouriel Roubini said his "perfect storm" scenario is unfolding, with slowdowns in the U.S., Europe & China. Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank CIO, shares his opinions. "I think this is a miserable environment for day traders," he says.

  • Spain's Basic Sales Tax to Hit 21 Percent     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Simon Hobbs, offer insight on Spain's recent increase of its sales tax to a whopping 21 percent.

  • A 10-Hour Day in a German Court, Boring? Think Again Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

    A day in court. The German constitutional court no less. The “Bundesverfassungsgericht” . Boring? — No way! Trust me on this one. From the word “go” it didn't feel just like any other hearing at the highest court in the land.

  • Markets Close Across Europe     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Europe's market moving activity and its impact on U.S. stocks, with CNBC's Brian Shactman and Gary Kaminsky.

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