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

  • The Return of Greek Tragedy Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    Economist Joseph Stiglitz warned that Europe is at risk of going into a double-dip. Meanwhile, Greece's 10-year climbed 30 basis points to 10.55 percent causing renewed concerns about the health of its economy. For right now it looks like the European recovery is showing signs of weakening and possibly sliding back.

  • Home for sale

    Existing home sales data is expected to be dreary but stocks may do little more than drift Tuesday.

  • Data this week is expected to show Germany’s economy continues to outperform its peers in the euro zone and the US, but one economist is warning investors not to get carried away.

  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Western Economies Face Hyperinflation: Gold Bull Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 8:09 AM ET
    Gold

    The decline of the Western economic model will bring about hyperinflation and decades of painful readjustment, Egon von Greyerz, founder of gold investment intermediary Goldswitzerland.com told CNBC Thursday.

  • Several economic reports could break the quiet trading mood Thursday, including weekly jobless claims—which have moved stubbornly higher for the past two weeks—the Philadelphia Fed survey, and leading indicators.

  • Dutch City Wants Pot Sold Only to Dutch Citizens Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:53 AM ET

    Struggling to reduce traffic jams and a high crime rate, Maastricht is pushing to make its legalized use of recreational drugs a Dutch-only policy, banning sales to foreigners who cross the border to indulge.

  • Switzerland

    The central bank reported that it lost 4.2 billion Swiss francs ($4.0 billion) in the second quarter, partly from its bid to check the rise of the Swiss franc against the weakening euro.

  • Busch: Don’t Overread August Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    When I said I thought equities would cool after the Fed decision, I didn’t think they would drop over 2.5% the next day! This is the problem with August and why I was worried about a return of a “Flash Crash” due to low liquidity. Volumes are smaller and movements more extreme in usually a range. This time of year makes everyone nervous.

  • The Age of Austerity Challenges Stonehenge Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Stonehenge, England

    The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge stands tall in the British countryside as one of the last remnants of the Neolithic Age. Recently it has also become the latest symbol of another era: the new fiscal austerity. The NYT reports.

  • Youth Unemployment Hits Record High Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Global youth unemployment has hit a record high following the financial crisis and is likely to get worse later this year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Thursday.

  • Euro's Rally May Have Peaked: Strategist Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    The flight to safety following the Fed's decision to extend quantitative easing saw the dollar make big gains against the euro and one strategist said the euro's rally may have peaked for now.

  • Cisco's warnings about an uncertain environment will likely pressure stocks Thursday and give investors even more reason to fear a weakening economy.

  • The Fed signaled a dimmer view of the economic recovery and reverted to extraordinary policy moves.

  • Spanish Austerity Side Effect: Fewer Fines for Drivers Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    Spanish traffic cops angry over a pay cut and other slights are slapping wrists rather than writing tickets.

  • What the Fed will say in its Tuesday statement is at the heart of a debate among Wall Street's deeply-divided economists over what steps, if any, the central bank will take.

  • Cramer Reveals 'Single-Best Chart' In Whole Book Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Find out why the Mad Money host called this stock a "clear buy."

  • With chatter suggesting that BlackBerry has avoided a ban in Saudi Arabia and potentially other Mideast nations, is the stock oversold?

  • The mid-summer rally is over and stocks will begin a downward leg before bottoming in October, as the world economy is in what looks like a Great Depression, Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.