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  • Will the Strong Swiss Franc Hurt Banks? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Swiss franc's safe-haven reputation helped it hit a new high against the euro, but the currency's strength risks hurting those who have relied on its vigor.

  • Halal Foods Expand Reach in France Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:57 AM ET

    For years, Anissa Benchamacha bought her meat in a parking lot, from vendors hawking near-expired products to Muslims eager to find food that met their religious requirements.

  • US Falls Down Competitiveness League Table Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 4:01 AM ET

    The United States fell two places to fourth position behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore in this year's World Economic Forum's "Global Competitiveness Report."

  • Ireland Extends Bank Guarantee Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    Ireland on Tuesday extended its guarantee for short-term bank liabilities, including corporate and interbank deposits, as expected as the government sought to reassure investors. Irish bond spreads hit fresh peaks on Tuesday on renewed jitters about the health of the European banking sector exerting more pressure on Ireland.

  • 'Bankrupt' Western Governments Need 'Ruthanasia' Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.

  • Fears Grow over the Fate of Irish Economy, Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    The Irish economy is back in focus for investors across the world, after the former Celtic Tiger extended guarantees to its banking industry and depositors.

  • UPDATE - Halftime Pt. 2: Gold to Hit New Highs? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.

  • Europe Bank Stress Tests Haunting Markets Again Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:27 AM ET

    The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing the results of the European banking stress tests and wrote in a story published Tuesday that "some banks didn't provide as comprehensive a picture of their government-debt holdings as regulators claimed."

  • Europe's Economy Needs More Flexibility: Trichet Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The rest of the year will be "less buoyant than the second quarter" and the ECB remains "very cautious and prudent," ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • S&P 500 May End Year at 1022: Saxo Bank Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    Analysts at Denmark's Saxo Bank see tough times ahead for the markets and recommend that investors stick to bonds.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • Austerity Equals Confidence: Trichet Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:23 AM ET

    Prudent fiscal policy will help foster confidence within the euro zone, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC.

  • International Monetary Fund Warns G7 on Debt Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 3:34 AM ET

    The world’s most developed economies, which have been racking up spending since the mid-1960s, face record levels of debt as a result of the 2008-9 financial crisis and have little room for maneuver, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.

  • Why Even Central Bankers Are Unsure What to Do Now Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Jackson Hole Wyoming

    What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”

  • The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Still a Challenge: Axel Weber Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    While immediate market tensions have mostly passed, the sovereign debt crisis continues to be a challenge in Europe and fiscal consolidation is an important “long-term project,” said Axel Weber, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

  • Debt Fears Slink Back in Euro Markets Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    When the European Union stepped in this spring with a €750 billion ($955 billion) rescue package to back Europe’s weaker economies, the threat of imminent default practically disappeared, the New York Times reports.

  • France's Sarkozy Unveils G20 Leadership Agenda Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 4:41 AM ET
    Nicolas Sarkozy, President-elect France

    Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday set out his agenda for France’s forthcoming presidency of the G20 group of leading economies, proposing measures to reduce currency fluctuations, curb commodity speculation and speed up reform of international institutions.

  • Dismal news on housing overwhelmed stocks Tuesday, and the markets now look to Wednesday's housing and durable goods reports with newly lowered expectations.