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In the U.S., markets are slightly lower after hitting a 3.5-year closing high, as investors wait for news out of Greece. Disney and Ralph Lauren are up on consumer spending. McDonald's is down in spite of better than expected global sales for January. And Cisco and Groupon trade lower ahead of earnings later today.
Markets in Europe are mostly higher as Greek political leaders meet in Athens. ECB policymakers are divided on countries' contribution to Greek debt restructuring. RBS shakeup has cost $60.5 billion so far. The Bank of France says country's economy will post zero growth in the first quarter. Investors watch tomorrow's ECB meeting to see if Draghi will tip his hand on Greece? With David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds chief market strategist.
Insight on how Europe is keeping rates lower, with Austan Goolsbee, Council of Economic Advisers; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.
Discussing whether Greece's issues is less and less of an economic problem and more of a financial event, Howard Ward, Gamco Growth Fund and Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital.
Insight on the pieces of the puzzle European finance leaders are working through to solve Greece's debt crisis, with Julian Callow, Barclays Capital and CNBC's Julia Chatterley.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, with investors positioning for a favorable resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis. European stocks rose in morning trade, breaking a two-day losing streak, thanks to a string of upbeat corporate outlooks and as investors bet that Greece will finally secure the bailout it needs to avoid a chaotic default.
As Greeks riot in the streets, and austerity measures remain stalled, is Merkel the last hope for Europe? Nicholas Burns, Harvard University professor, provides perspective.
CNBC's Mandy Drury on the day's marginal gains in the U.S. markets. Shanghai shares slip 1.7 percent. Australian RBA unexpectedly leaves rates unchanged. Yum! Brands jumps on overseas growth. Coca-Cola announces a new cost-saving program. News Corp being investigated for possible violations of a U.S. law against payments to foreign officials.
Markets in Europe mixed as investors continue to watch Greece, which is said to be finalizing a bailout agreement. UBS shares edge lower as results miss forecasts. Glencore agrees to buy remainder of Xstrata for $41 billion. BP raises dividend after strong 4th quarter. With Russ Koesterich, BlackRock Glbal chief investment strategist.
CNBC's Rick Santelli shares his thoughts on the Fed's recent transparency efforts and whether the ECB's LTRO operation was a success or failure.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on another rounds of talks taking place to secure a bailout for Greece.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley has the latest on talks in Greece as unions protest against austerity and government actions.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Monday, tracking struggling European markets lower after a set of disappointing earnings from the likes of UBS, and with uncertainty over Greek debt talks still lingering.
US Futures point to Wall Street opening down by 0.1 percent. Shares in Europe were slightly lower as poor results by bellwethers UBS and ArcelorMittal rekindled worries about the outlook for corporate profits, though some companies gave a positive outlook for the current quarter. Greek resistance to the strict conditions attached to a bailout fund capped the recent strength in Asian shares, which ended mostly lower today, as renewed fears of a messy debt default gave pause to mounting hopes the global economy is improving.
What’s the best geographic location for your money? The “Fast Money” pros were split.
A currency play on the Australian dollar and Swiss franc, with Willie Williams, Societe Generale.
Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist, BTIG says markets are waiting for a resolution in Europe and watching economic data from the U.S. before investing.
The Fast Money traders scan the global to find the best investment opportunities for investors, and weigh in on which regional stock market offers the best valuation.
U.S. markets are down in spite of the Giants' Super Bowl win as worries about Europe continue to drag. Micron Technology shares lower following CEO's death Friday. Netflix is down as Verizon teams up with Coinstar (parent of Redbox) to launch video streaming service. Of the 290 S&P companies that have reported so far, 60 percent have beaten earnings estimates.
European shares fall over ongoing concerns about Greek debt talks. Banking stocks hit on the day. Fiat shares fall as S&P warns of possible credit downgrade. Glencore set to offer bigger-than-expected premium to buy Xstrata, according to Financial Times. Some 53 percent of Germans want Greece out of euro zone.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss the recent profit-taking in stock markets.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.