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  • Morici: Who Needs The Euro Anyway? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Euro coins

    Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.

  • Farr: This Could Get Uglier Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:28 AM ET

    Europe's travails can and should be teaching us something: Do not wait until it is too late to get your fiscal house in order.

  • Greece Comes to Washington, Again Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    One day Team Obama announces a plan for enhanced rescission authority to impound wasteful spending. The next day the House surfaces a $200 billion “stimulus” plan to spend on transfer payments for welfare, even more unemployment compensation, still more Medicaid, and a bunch of special-interest subsidies.

  • Stocks Could Now Rise 10%: Charts Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 6:51 AM ET

    A 10 percent rise for the FTSE-100 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average looks possible, according to technical charts, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Can Geithner Unite Divided Europe? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 5:11 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Without the support of the UK or many euro-zone members, the EU looks split on key issues at a time when the Treasury Secretary thinks they should be standing united.

  • Traders fret the only thing that will halt the volatile selling in risk assets is a clear solution to Europe's sovereign debt crisis, and that seems elusive.

  • How Low Will the Euro Go? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 7:42 PM ET

    Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to find out.

  • A recent spike in the rate banks charge each other for short-term borrowing is reviving investor fears that the market is returning to the abyss of the credit crisis.

  • Halftime: S&P Like Good Mattress, Has Firm Support Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    Don't lose sleep over the market turmoil! Oppenheimer's Carter Worth thinks the stock market is like a good mattress - one that may give a little but still has firm support.

  • Is a Second Half Slowdown in the Cards? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 1:10 PM ET

    Stocks are getting battered across-the-board yet again today, with all of the major U.S. stock indices down 2 percent as of this writing. The Dow is down over 1300 points, or 12 percent, from its recent April 23rd high.

  • European Countries Need Bank Stress Test: Geithner Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is urging Europeans to conduct some form of  a banking stress test, a senior Administration official told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Farrell: Prepare For A Counter-Trend Rally Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Euro is in big danger. German patience, if it can be called that, will reach the limit. The US voter should realize we are bailing out the euro zone, and who signed up for that?

  • Busch: Fear and Risk Aversion Rises Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    Flags of member states of the European Union.

    The theme of risk aversion continues to build back up after Friday’s temporary respite. The latest trend reinforcing bad news is the South Korea-North Korea conflict; the European bank contagion with Spanish banks in the spotlight, and US growth slowing.

  • Tony Fratto: A ‘Dinner Table Bargain’ for Europe? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
    Thomas Jefferson

    The EU faces some of the same structural and debt problems then faced by the United States — a North-South (or North-Periphery) divide; and state fiscal budgets run amok.

  • Global Markets Now Infected with Europe Fear Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 6:31 AM ET
    A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Sovereign debt concerns in Europe have taken hold of global stock markets and the 'flight-to-safety" flow into US bonds will continue, experts told CNBC.

  • It wasn't just your stock portfolio that got banged up by Europe's sovereign debt crisis—the U.S. economy may also be a little bruised.

  • Euro, China, Banks Make Up Key Market Barometer Monday, 24 May 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Action in three key areas of the market suggest the recent sell-off might not be such a terrible omen after all.

  • Europe Won't Derail US Growth: Jason Trennert Monday, 24 May 2010 | 11:24 AM ET

    The euro fell broadly on Monday, after the Spanish central bank's takeover of a savings bank added to jitters about debt problems in some of the weak euro zone countries. Where should investors be putting their money? Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared his views and investment strategies.

  • Busch: Germany Takes Critical Step Monday, 24 May 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Merkel is showing the rest of Europe that they are serious about their own deficits and are serious about the rest of Europe following their lead.

  • Farrell: Trichet—A Vestal Virgin No More Monday, 24 May 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    For a few happy years, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet looked down from Mt. Olympus—which is really his 35th floor office—and saw that all was good.