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  • US Tightens Security for Economic Data Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:29 AM ET

    On Tuesday morning at precisely 8:30, after a 10-second countdown synchronized to the Naval Observatory’s atomic clock, a Labor Department official will flip a master switch in the agency’s battened-down pressroom and computers will blurt out the monthly Consumer Price Index, the New York Times reports.

  • America’s Lessons in Killing Off Toxic Banks Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:48 AM ET

    FDIC officials have handled so many sick American banks in recent years, they have developed a slick drill: if a bank is deemed bust, FDIC “shock troops” will arrive, typically on Friday night, seize control, reassure staff and depositors – before either closing the banks or selling it on. The FT reports.

  • Look For Stocks On An Opportunistic Basis     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank says it is a good time to look for stocks on an opportunistic basis and have a balanced portfolio. He says to maintain some exposure to equities and hold sectors such as staples, telcos.

  • Shawn Matthews, CEO, Cantor Fitzgerald says the next 3-5 years are an opportunity to significantly grow its business on a global basis. He adds it is looking to expand its capital markets, fixed income and equity businesses in Europe.

  • CIOs Are Bullish on Equities     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that CIOs whom he speaks to are still bullish on equities and expect them to be higher by the end of the year.

  • Europe, China to Weigh On US Earnings Season     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Pat Dorsey, President, Sanibel Captiva Investment Advisers says he will be looking out for comments on Europe and China from companies reporting earnings this week.

  • Risky Trades Getting Even Riskier: Strategist Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    Bull or Bear Market

    Trying to ride a risk rally in currencies? Better hold on tight.

  • What the Surprise Retail Sales Drop Is Telling Markets Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    It’s the last thing the global economy needs right now: evidence that the U.S., too, is slowing. And yet the latest retail sales data point in exactly that direction. Sales at retail and food-service establishments dropped 0.5 percent in June from the prior month, the Commerce Department said, in contrast to the 0.2 percent gain that was expected.

  • Markets Across Europe Close Lower     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares fell on weak U.S. retail sales data; a look at changes investors may see at P&G; the last market activity in the U.S. stocks; and the latest fallout from the PFGBest scandal, with CNBC's Brian Shactman, Bob Pisani, and Gary Kaminsky.

  • IMF Downgrades Global Growth     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the data on the IMF's forecast for global growth, including the downside risks from Europe's financial crisis and the U.S. "fiscal cliff."

  • When the world watches American Olympian Nick Symmonds go for gold in the men’s 800 meter competition at the London Olympics, viewers may notice something different about his outfit.

  • Euro Slips, Dollar Dips, Singapore Gets a Lift Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 7:56 AM ET

    The euro slips on debt worries and the dollar dips awaiting Bernanke — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at equities; weighed down by earnings worries.

  • US Is Building Criminal Cases in Rate Fixing Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:04 AM ET
    Gavel

    As regulators ramp up their global investigation into the manipulation of interest rates, the Justice Department has identified potential criminal wrongdoing by big banks and individuals at the center of the scandal. The New York Times reports.

  • Dennis Gartman: Now’s the Time to Buy Banks Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 3:50 AM ET

    Despite worries about the global economy, the rapidly unfolding Libor scandal and pressure from regulators around the world, this is a good time to buy U.S. banking stocks, according to Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter.

  • Europe’s Banks Face Tougher Demands Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 3:19 AM ET

    The head of Europe’s top banking regulator has raised the bar for lenders’ capital requirements, insisting that the 9 percent capital ratio they had to hit as a “temporary buffer” by June is to become permanent, the Financial Times reports.

  • An Apple Inc. iPad, left, and a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy tablet device

    The tech companies are trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market, the New York Times reports.

  • Growth and Market Could Struggle Until US Election Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:36 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press conference announcing that the Fed will take no action on interest rates at the Federal Reserve Bank on January 25, 2012 in Washington, DC

    Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony to congress will be the markets' big focus this week, with investors looking for clues on whether weaker economic data will see the Federal Reserve governor indicate he is ready to pull the trigger on a third round of quantitative easing or QE3.

  • Wall Street Traders

    They are supposed to be among Wall Street’s most closely guarded secrets: changes in research analysts’ views, up or down, of a company’s prospects. But some of the nation’s biggest brokerage firms appear to be giving a handful of top hedge funds an early peek at these sentiments — allowing them to trade on the information before other investors get the word, the New York Times reports.

  • Pipelines Bypassing Hormuz Route Open Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 1:44 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have opened new pipelines bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, the shipping lane that Iran has repeatedly threatened to close, in a move that will reduce Tehran’s power over oil markets, the Financial Times reports.

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