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  • Global Markets Update: Stocks Head Higher   Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 6:08 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Stocks Head Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await jobs data from the U.S.

  • Axa CEO Sees Bumpy Economic Recovery, Earnings Down Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 3:08 AM ET

    Europe’s second-biggest insurance company posted disappointing earnings for the first six months of 2012 but the company’s growth prospects were stable , Henri de Castries, chief executive and chairman of AXA, told CNBC.

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    The surge in grain prices amid the worst drought in the U.S. in more than half a century, has led to livestock farmers demanding the Obama administration reduce or temporarily cancel a federal mandate, which requires part of the corn crop be set aside to produce ethanol for blending into cleaner-burning gasoline.

  • Still Room to Short the Euro: Pro   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 9:04 PM ET
    Still Room to Short the Euro: Pro

    Richard Harris, Chief Executive, Port Shelter Investment Management thinks there is some room to short the euro and that he will be extremely surprised if it goes below parity.

  • Spain Won't Need a Bailout: Cospedal   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Spain Won't Need a Bailout: Cospedal

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, president of the Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, explained why her country will manage without a EU bailout.

  • Draghi's Master Plan to Save the Euro Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:50 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank President’s end game is to very publicly — and very precisely — define single markets on to which the central bank will unleash unlimited firepower in the explicit name of saving the single currency.

  • ECB's 'Promises' Leave Investors Cold Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Today's inaction by the European Central Bank was doubly disappointing because it had built up expectations.

  • How to Trade the Euro Now Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:18 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The European Central Bank's non-action is giving this strategist a trading plan.

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    Impatient for action, investors immediately sold stocks and the euro, and moved into safe-haven bonds after the European Central Bank failed to deliver an immediate stimulus program Thursday morning.

  • Cashin on Draghi's 'Empty Platter' Plan   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin on Draghi's 'Empty Platter' Plan

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the lack of clarity in the ECB's plan to help the struggling euro zone countries.

  • Stocks Slip on ECB Disappointment   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    Stocks Slip on ECB Disappointment

    A look at what's next for the euro zone after the European Central Bank's Draghi indicated there are no plans to launch additional bond purchases, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Louise Cooper, BGC Partners.

  • Busch: ECB Prepares, but Doesn’t Act Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Today’s information supports my view that the market was set-up to be disappointed and on that, I was not disappointed.

  • Markets Down After Draghi Comments   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Markets Down After Draghi Comments

    James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist, discusses market reaction to comments from the ECB's Mario Draghi this morning, and weighs in on why austerity alone will not work.

  • Euro Lifts, Investors Await "Super Mario" Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's president is in the hot seat and things are looking up down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Searching for Value in Europe   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:32 AM ET
    Searching for Value in Europe

    Thomas Russo, Gardner, Russo & Gardner partner, provides insight on where to find significant value in overseas companies.

  • Global Markets Update: Shares Trade Flat   Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:08 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Shares Trade Flat

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including an update from today's meeting of the European Central Bank.

  • Italy Moves to Bridge Europe’s Divide Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:44 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Mario Monti has taken a step towards bridging Europe’s north-south divide over how to support the euro zone’s weaker economies by finding common ground with Finland over the need for concerted intervention to reduce excessively high borrowing costs, the Financial Times reports.

  • Nationalizing RBS on the Table Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Bank Vault

    Senior government figures are discussing the possibility of buying out private investors in Royal Bank of Scotland and fully nationalizing it amid mounting frustration at banks’ failure to lend to British businesses, the FT reports.

  • Poll: What Will the ECB Do? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 12:44 AM ET

    The governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to take center stage on Thursday with speculation mounting about what sort of intervention, if any, could be announced.

  • Last Call: "You Come at the King, You Best Not Miss..." Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 10:51 PM ET

    Weeks after criticizing Nasdaq for the handling of the Facebook IPO, Knight Capital has its own troubles; Green Mountain Coffee "hyper" growth is over; Yelp surges after revenues; the Fed hints the economy may be slowing and traders are watching the ECB meetings tomorrow.

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