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  • Art Cashin: Expect Markets to Head Lower Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    The euro slid to a four-year low on Monday amid persistent Eurozone sovereign debt worries. How will it affect markets today? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and a CNBC market analyst, shared their insights.

  • Busch: UK Puts On a Toga Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    A new government is formed in Europe and problems ensue. They check the books from the outgoing administration and discover things are worse than they knew. If this sounds familiar, it should as this is what happened in Greece. It is now occurring in the United Kingdom.

  • Gold to Hit $2K by Year's End: UXG Chairman Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:58 AM ET

    Gold will sell at $2,000 an ounce by the end of the year and could hit $5,000 an ounce by 2012-2014, Robert McEwen, chairman of U.S. Gold , a gold exploration company told CNBC on Monday.

  • Europe’s Debt Crisis Is Casting a Shadow Over China Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency’s peg to the dollar.

  • Farrell: Wall Street & Cannes Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    If I had a "bucket list" to put together I would have the beaches at Normandy as number one. Greece and Turkey would be on the list as well. Never would I have thought of walking down the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (Or is it walking up the Red Carpet?).

  • Yoshikami: The Euro's Bitter Pill Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    As the euro plunges to a four-year low against the dollar and respected economists like Paul Volker wonder out loud if the currency will survive, reflection is necessary to determine why this once prestigious currency appears to be crashing on the rocks of uncertainty.

  • How Close Did Europe Come to Lehman-Style Crisis? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:15 AM ET

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  • Fears Intensify that Euro Crisis Could Snowball Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:52 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    After a brief respite following the announcement last week of a nearly $1 trillion bailout plan for Europe, fear in the financial markets is building again, this time over worries that the Continent’s biggest banks face strains that will hobble European economies, the New York Times reported.

  • Dollars and Euro

    "It's a major mess," says one market pro.  "Between what's going on in Europe, what's going on in Congress and our banking sector, there's no wonder why the fear of God is in investors."

  • If you’re looking for a market ‘tell’ keep your eye on this, says Todd Gordon of Forex.com. It's often a leading indicator for equities.

  • Stocks opened lower on Friday amid a fresh round of worries about the U.S. economic recovery. How should investors prepare their portfolios and what should they watch for? Art Hogan, global equity product director at Jefferies shared his insights.

  • EU Bailout Package Just a 'Fig Leaf': Rogoff Friday, 14 May 2010 | 8:13 AM ET

    The European Cental Bank's bailout package is just a $1 trillion fig leaf covering the problem and a better move would have been to arrange for Greece and Portugal to leave the European Union.

  • Banks In Peril from EU Debt Shell Game: Economist Friday, 14 May 2010 | 6:16 AM ET

    Any assumption that the financial crisis is behind us is way off the mark, as the European Union is just shifting debt obligatoins between the public and private sector and not dealing with the undelying problem.

  • Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.

  • Busch: The Case Against the Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    The Euro and Gold remain the top two stories in the financial markets as former losses ground while the latter puts in new all time highs.

  • UK Stops Supplying €500 Notes to Fight Crime Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Banknote wholesalers will no longer supply the 500 euro note in the UK as part of measures to prevent money laundering, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) announced Thursday on its Web site.

  • ECB's 'Bazooka' Fights Speculators, Hurts Euro Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:03 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The European Central Bank's decision to buy government bonds in the secondary markets will likely stop speculators, but it may push the euro down by more than 10 percent.

  • Morici: Why Gold Prices Are Soaring Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:54 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.

  • Cameron May Need to Cut Spending More than Thatcher Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 7:12 AM ET
    David Cameron

    The Queen was made to hang around for 5 days this week while her elected representatives attempted to form Britain’s next government.

  • TARP, PIIGS, STUPID, Time to GASP Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 4:19 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    The only thing missing from the weekend’s $1 trillion rescue package for Europe is a good acronym, Timothy Scala, a macro strategist at hedge fund Sophis Investments told CNBC.com Wednesday.