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Uncertainty about Greece's bailout package pushed the euro to its lowest level in more than a week. Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, discusses the likely direction of the euro against the U.S. dollar.
An update on options activity in Apple, with Brian Stutland, Fast money trader. Also, is the S&P 500 headed back to 1265? Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve senior director, discusses a potential pullback in stocks, amid uncertainty in Europe.
CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details on Cisco suing in Europe to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are mixed after a positive start. Shares of Yahoo are lower after talks with Alibaba break off. Zynga is also lower after the company warns of a booking slowdown. Apple is up again for the ninth consecutive say. And Kellog's is up after agreeing to acquire Pringles from P&G.
European shares pare early gains on reports of possible delay in Greek bailout. Bank stocks are mostly higher, though off the day's best levels. Bank of England raises 2-year inflation forecast to a higher than expected 1.8 percent. Italy slides back in recession as economy contracts .7 percent in Q4. German economy shrinks less than expected to .2 percent in Q4.
A look at the highs in oil on rumors that Iran will halt crude exports to six European countries, with Gary Kozlowski, United Futures Trading Company senior commodity broker.
Analysis on the euro and where its headed next, with Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading Group.
Weighing in on why confidence has been instilled in the system from the ECB, with Ronald Spogli, former U.S. Ambassador To Italy & San Marino (2005-2009).
CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on the uncertainty in Europe could have on business travel. A sever recession in Europe could reduce business travel spending by $88 billion, according to the Global Business Travel Association.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open for Wall Street, as European shares rallied on the back of economic data that was not as bad as expected. Germany's gross domestic product shrank by less than expected, while the euro zone economy shrank but a north-south divide was evident as France grew while Italy contracted. Banks were leading European stocks up, after BNP Paribas hit its earnings targets and said it saw positive signs for the year.
US Futures point to a higher open for Wall Street after a mixed trading session yesterday. European stocks rose on Wednesday following better-than-feared GDP figures for Germany and France, and as debt-stricken Greece appeared to be nearing a political consensus on painful budget cuts. In Asia markets rose on Greece while comments from China's central bank governor saying Beijing would continue to invest in euro zone government debt aided sentiment.
Mandy Drury reports U.S. markets are in the red, not in honor of Valentine's Day, but because of disappointing retail sales. Gap is up on a Citi upgrade, but Avon swings to Q4 loss and plans layoffs. Financials, including Bank of America, are down today. But Apple is up and, for the moment, worth more than Microsoft and Google combined.
European shares move lower after U.S. retail data disappoints. Solid demand and lower yields are seen during an Italian debt auction. Greek GDP drops by a 7 percent annual rate in Q4. The EU may take action against Spain for delayed austerity measures. Moody's warns it may cut the AAA ratings for the UK and France after cutting Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta, yesterday. Euro zone finance ministers meet tomorrow in Brussels.
CNBC's Rick Santelli says "While vandals are on the Street corners, the Tea Party conservatives are working state houses, governorships, mayorships, the Senate, the House. If you want to make a difference don't go break windows, break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in the hole. What put you in the holes is borrowing 38 cents of every dollar you spent."
European markets rose after Italy sold 6.0 billion euros of government bonds on Tuesday, in a sale which analysts said drew solid demand and with yields lower than at previous comparable auctions.
US futures point to Wall Street opening lower today despite a strong day yesterday. European shares are flat on Tuesday after rating agency Moody's put the United Kingdom's triple-A rating in jeopardy for the first time and warned it may cut France and Austria as well, while downgrading six euro zone nations including Spain and Italy. Asian shares also fell, reminding investors that Europe is still deeply mired in a debt crisis despite Athens' steps to avoid a disorderly default.
Moody's downgrades Portugal, Spain and Italy, and the Greek Parliament passes tough austerity measures. What it means for Greece and all of Europe, with Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University.
“Just because a story is big news, that doesn't necessarily mean it's important to the stock market,” Cramer said Monday.
Boris Schlossberg, Director of Currency Research at GFT discusses his outlook for the euro.
Strategies for investing in Europe, with Stephen Peak, Henderson Global Investors, a 5-star rated fund that's up 18 percent year to date.
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European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.
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