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  • Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced to leave the euro zone. The NYT Reports.

  • Your Currency Trade on Bernanke's Speech Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:25 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a press conference following the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC, June 20, 2012.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke promised no specific action in his Friday speech, and this strategist has a plan for trading on the talk.

  • Fisherman’s Fortune: The $736,700 Tuna Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

  • Ireland's Economy Gets a Lift From Notre Dame Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    This weekend, 35,000 Americans football fans descend on Dublin, Ireland. The reason? The Emerald Isle Classic, better known as the Notre Dame-Navy game. The game is not only the 86th time these two college football programs have faced off against each other, it is also a major economic event for Ireland's sluggish economy.

  • El-Erian: Who Will Determine Greece's European Future? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Many feel that Greece's fate, including its continued membership of the eurozone, rests in the hands of the Troika, those charged with evaluating Greek's reform efforts, its financing needs and how they should be met.

  • European Stocks Set for Turnaround: Strategists Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    Since March 2009, when European indices sunk to the lowest in over a decade, continued volatility has meant many investors have been underweight equities. But a turnaround may be on the horizon for European stocks, according to some strategists, who say new policies in Europe could boost equities.

  • Europe Needs to Dispel Euro Doubts: IMF Director  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Discussing how to jump-start the U. S economy and finding a long term solution for Europe's debt crisis, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director.

  • Fix the Economy or We're Going Broke: Lindsey  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group, president & CEO, weighs in on which steps to take to bring about economic recovery in the U.S.

  • Bernanke's speech looms and commodity prices dent currencies down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is QE3 Still on the Table?  Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Edward Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy and how to get Americans back to work, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Chinese Investors Snap Up German Industry Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 3:08 AM ET

    The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened, the Global Post reports.

  • Downing Street Could Ease IPO Rules Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    London Stock Exchange

    Fast-growing technology companies would be allowed to float as little as 10 per cent of their business on the London Stock Exchange under proposals being weighed up by Downing Street, the Financial Times Reports.

  • Brussels Pushes For Wide ECB Powers Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    The European Central Bank would be given sweeping authority over all 6,000 eurozone banks under a plan being drawn up by the European Commission, putting Brussels on a collision course with Germany and the ECB itself, which have urged a more decentralised first step towards “banking union”, the Financial Times Reports.

  • Time for Eurozone to Reach for the Gold Reserves? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 12:18 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Is it time for some eurozone governments to start selling that metaphorical family silver? Or, more specifically look at their all-too-real gold reserves, to find a solution to Europe’s crisis? That is a question which has recently been buzzing around in some policy making and investing circles.  The FT reports.

  • Your Euro Play on Jackson Hole Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    This strategist says the euro has gotten ahead of itself.

  • Gina Rinehart

    Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, has told Australians envious of rich people that they should stop complaining, work harder, and cut down on drinking, smoking and socializing.

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Drifts, Hungary Is On Hold Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Italy lifts the euro but China sinks the Aussie -it's time for your FX Fix.

  • New Barclays CEO Limits Share Price Damage From Probe Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 6:32 AM ET

    The announcement that Antony Jenkins has been appointed as chief executive of troubled U.K. bank Barclays helped stave off bigger losses for the shares on Thursday, following the announcement of a new investigation into the lender.

  • New GDP Numbers Do Obama No Favors Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 5:03 AM ET

    The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, suggesting growth will stay weak in the second half of the year, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • New Barclays CEO to Lead ‘Root and Branch Review’ Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 4:47 AM ET

    Antony Jenkins, head of Barclays retail and business banking unit, has been appointed as chief executive of the bank, with a mandate to launch a root and branch review after a series of scandals rocked it to the core.

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