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  • Merkel to Euro Bond Deal: 'Nein!'   Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Merkel to Euro Bond Deal: 'Nein!'

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared there will be no euro bonds in her lifetime, and a look at what moved U.S. and European markets, with CNBC's Brian Shactman and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.

  • 15-Year Harry Potter Spell Brings Riches to Publisher Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    On June 26 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Publishing, with an initial run of only 500 copies in hardcover. On the 15th anniversary of that date, Nigel Newton, the CEO and founder of Bloomsbury published called Harry Potter "transformative" for the company.

  • How to Trade a Range Bound Euro Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:36 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Amid all the European turmoil, the euro has been trading in a range, but this strategist expects that to change.

  • Euro Slips on Muted Hopes for EU Summit Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    Spain and Italy pay up and the European Union summit looms - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The unresolved euro zone crisis, slowing growth prospects and currency depreciations have created a risk-off environment that makes investors think twice about emerging markets, Pablo Goldberg, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.

  • Global Markets Update: Warning Signals from Bond Markets

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at Spain's short-term debt auction of 3.08 billion euros, paying the highest rate since November.

  • Egypt’s Problems Not Over: Analyst Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:51 AM ET
    A man holds a young child who has his face painted with the date twenty five as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square to mark the one year anniversary of the revolution on January 25, 2012 in Cairo Egypt. Tens of thousands are gathering in the square on the first anniversary of the Arab uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

    Egypt’s stock market soared on Monday, following the official election of the country’s new president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. In his first address to the nation, Morsi called for national unity as he sets about building a civilian administration for the country.

  • Will London's Olympics Leave a Lasting Legacy? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:43 AM ET
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Aerial view of Wimbledon, home of AELTC which will host the Tennis events during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

    When London won the bid to host Olympics seven years ago, the city promised that the Games would leave a legacy of the revitalization of historically underdeveloped East London as well as new sporting facilities. This promised legacy was an important part of the city’s bid.

  • Last Call: The Dow Has a Case of the Mondays Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:41 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    The Dow drops again to start the week; Lennar to in talks to talk $1.7 billion in loans from China; Facebook COO to join the board; Microsoft buys Yammer and Moody’s downgrades 28 Spanish Banks.

  • The Equity Market Is Leaking Oil: Asset Manager Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 10:30 PM ET
    NY Stock Exchange Traders

    With U.S. stocks extending losses on Monday, one asset manager says the stock market is like a car that is leaking oil, adding that the lack of strong policy action by politicians in Europe is likely to lead to more volatility and further declines in equities.

  • Investors Taking Flight to Safe Havens   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    Investors Taking Flight to Safe Havens

    Tou Chen Chang, Managing Director & Head of Global Banking, Southeast Asia at HSBC says that investors are returning to the safety of currencies like the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen.

  • EU Could Rewrite Eurozone Budgets Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    The European Union would gain far-reaching powers to rewrite national budgets for eurozone countries that breach debt and deficit rules under proposals likely to be discussed at a summit this week, according to a draft report seen by the Financial Times.

  • Taking a Pulse of the Markets   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:36 PM ET
    Taking a Pulse of the Markets

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the rough day for the stock market; and Mike Holland of Holland & Company and Jeffrey Kleintop of LPL Financial, share their opinions on how to make money in a time of uncertainty.

  • Market Volatility Remains High   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
    Market Volatility Remains High

    Distinguished market expert Neel Kashkari, of PIMCO, offers insight on global recession and whether China is worse off than investors think. "An extreme hard landing is not impossible, so we all have to be protecting against the downside," says Kashkari.

  • Danger In Safe Havens?   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Danger In Safe Havens?

    Uncertainty still lingers in Europe and investors are fleeing to safe havens like gold and Treasurys. James Paulsen of Wells Capital Management, explains why he doesn't think this is a good strategy.

  • Do You Have Emergency Savings?   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Do You Have Emergency Savings?

    Bankrate.com reports that some 28 percent of Americans have no emergency savings. Is irresponsibility to blame or is something else at work? Greg McBride, Bankrate.com, and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, weigh in.

  • The Cost of 'Eurogeddon' Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    The German Finance Ministry has estimated the cost of a euro zone breakup, and it's not pretty.

  • US Fiscal Cliff 'Big Issue' for Markets: Strategist

    David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles, is staying cautious "near-term," calling the U.S. fiscal debt the bigger issue for the markets than Europe. Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds, and Nathan Bachrach, The Financial Network Group, weigh in.

  • Can Coupons Save Spain? Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Maybe the Spanish government should issue coupons to the rest of the world to spark up demand for Spanish goods.

  • EU to Ban the Buying of Iran's Oil   Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    EU to Ban the Buying of Iran's Oil

    In one week, a EU-wide ban on Iranian oil goes into effect along with EU-wide ban on insuring any ship carrying Iranian oil, with John Hofmeister, Shell's former president & CEO.

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