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    At Rio+20, business leaders will be present in force. The question is why and what difference can business make?

  • The euro wavers as a Spanish bank audit looms, and India's rupee can't get a break — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Following the Twists and Turns of the Fed     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    Dino Kos, Hamiltonian Associates managing director, provides unique insight into "Operation Twist 2.0" and the likely fallout from the Fed's policy on low interest rates and its impact on investments and the housing markets, with Edward Lazear, Stanford University economics professor.

  • ‘Unloved’ Rally Over by August: Market Bear Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    The current slight market rally will be over by the end of July or early August, notedly bearish strategist Bob Janjuah told CNBC Thursday.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a drop in oil, gold and copper prices.

  • Investing in Russia: 'Bumpy' but Necessary Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 5:52 AM ET

    Russia remains a strong market with a wealth of opportunities despite growing concerns that the political system in the country is breeding dissent among the population, Joe Jimenez, CEO at Novartis told CNBC's “Squawk Box Europe”.

  • 'Vehement Partisanship' Threatening US Economy Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    “Vehement partisanship” in U.S. politics has stopped the Right and Left from coming up with effective solutions to solve the current economic crisis, according to Woody Brock, author of “American Gridlock.”

  • Bailout Fund Should Buy Euro Debt Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:49 AM ET
    A Euro sign sculpture stands in front of the European Central Bank's (ECB) headquarters.

    A top European Central Bank policy maker has publicly backed the rapid use of the eur ozone’s bailout fund to buy distressed sovereign bonds on the open market, saying such action could ease the “very severe strain” being felt by Spain and Italy. The FT reports.

  • Credit Markets to Trade on 'Day By Day' Basis     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Michael Materasso, SVP, Co-Chair of the Fixed Income Policy Committee, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, says credit markets will now trade on a 'day by day' basis and react to news out of Europe.

  • Summer Sequel of the Euro Zone Debt Crisis     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Vassili Serebriakov, Currency strategist, Wells Fargo says that policy makers are finally responding and that we could see some easing from the ECB.

  • Apple Retail Staff Getting Raises     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a growing risk from Europe for Caterpillar, and Apple's retail employees are preparing to see a jump in their salary.

  • Europe Inaction Will Trigger QE3     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ says that Europe will cut interest rates at its next meeting, but If Europe does not solve its crisis soon, the Fed will likely embark on QE3.

  • Less and Less Patience When it Comes to Europe     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Steven Wieting, Managing Director & U.S. Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis says markets are running out of patience with 'small steps' taken by the EU. EU policy makers will eventually take radical steps to solve crisis, but they will be 'reactive', he says.

  • QE3 Will Only Happen If There's Big Shock     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:13 PM ET

    Steven Wieting, Managing Director & U.S. Economist at Citi Investment Research and Analysis says that the case for full-blown QE will depend on a 'cataclysmic' shock to the U.S. economy.

  • Europe Unraveling... Or, Stabilizing?     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    Robert Michele, JPMorgan Asset Management Global CIO, shares his view on the European debt crisis, Fed policy and finding value in bonds.

  • European Markets Close Near One-Month Highs     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks closed the day higher ahead of the Fed announcement on interest rates. CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bob Pisani weigh in.

  • Oil refinery and petrochemical complex, Mahshahr, Iran,

    In ten days on July 1st a sweeping European Union ban on Iranian imports will go into effect in response to the Islamic Republic’s burgeoning nuclear program. In addition, and just as importantly, EU based insurance firms will no longer be able to insure any ship carrying Iranian oil.

  • Fed Meeting News Looms, and Steadies the Euro Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    The euro lifts, and British pound slips, and the Afghan currency don't get no respect — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Welch: 'Housing is Going to Pick Up'     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    Jack Welch, former GE chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the continued financial crisis in Europe; and the outlook on the U.S. economic recovery.

  • In Romney and Obama Speeches, Selective Truths Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 7:26 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With the presidential race largely focused on the economy and the budget, both candidates are at times stretching the truth, using statistics without context, exaggerating their own records and misrepresenting their opponent’s, the New York Times reports.

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