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  • Greek communist protesters draped banners on the Acropolis. May 4, 2010.

    Despite yields on Greek debt falling after the bailout deal, analysts and investors warn that there are still pitfalls that could threaten the single European currency.

  • Halftime: Market Hits Trifecta, How Should You Bet? Monday, 3 May 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Three separate catalysts triggered a strong rally on Monday. How should you be positioned in the wake of this market trifecta?

  • Yoshikami: Ratings Agencies- Behind the Curve Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    The big three agencies are once again coming under scrutiny by the investment community. Most are wondering how reliable are their ratings?

  • Deflation Could Stall Efforts to Revive Greece Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:21 AM ET
    Riot policemen push back demonstrators as they try to approach the finance ministry in Athens.

    Greece, effectively bankrupt and with a European gun to its head, committed itself to years of austerity on Sunday when it signed a financial bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. But there are serious questions about whether the deep cuts in salaries and benefits the agreement calls for are politically sustainable over time, says the NY Times.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:54 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Commentary: Europe's Debt Crisis Is About to End Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    European officials are finally getting spurred into action by the danger of contagion and sources in the City say Greek debt is a screaming buy.

  • Sell On April 30th And Go Away? Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    You’ve heard the expression sell in May and go away, well this year maybe we should change it to sell on April 30th and go away.

  • Save Greece, Protect Germany Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    China is to the world as Germany is to Europe, explains the New York Times.

  • While the EU/IMF/ECB continuing to work towards an agreement on Greece, my thoughts turn to the voting that will occur next week in Germany.

  • Farrell: Dumb Moves on Both Sides of the Atlantic Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    Just how dumb can you be? The guys that took the other side of the Fabulous Fab-concocted CDO-Squared whatever it was weren't stupid because they bet wrong on the housing market.

  • V-Shaped Recovery vs. European Woe Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    Recovery sign

    Right now investors face a V-shaped-recovery theme at home and the serious debt troubles plaguing Greece, Spain, Portugal, and perhaps other countries in Europe.

  • Farr: European Contagion Spreads Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    While Portugal and Spain are the most recent targets of S&P downgrades, Italy or even Ireland could be next.

  • Yoshikami: The Betrayal of Greece Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
    View over the caldera of Santorini in Greece.

    With dramatic headlines of Greek troubles spreading and the euro hitting fresh lows against the dollar, the situation grows more critical each day. But today's news only highlights a part of the problem.

  • Halftime: European Storm Gathering? Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 1:17 PM ET

    The euro stabilized after traders digested more information about the Greece bailout. Has the issue of contagion been put to rest? Or is there more downside?

  • Farrell: Greece's Risky Business Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    The market is highly skeptical about a rescue which was only emphasized by Standard and Poors downgrading the rating on Greece to "junk." Wow guys, way to be timely.

  • Saving Greece: An Interview with Axel Weber Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    One of the key players in trying to work out a solution is Germany, and I spoke with Axel Weber, President of Germany’s central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank.

  • Swaps Not Responsible for Crisis, Greece Is: Papantoniou Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 9:05 AM ET
    Traders at the NY Stock Exchange

    A lack of competitiveness, not credit default swaps (CDS), brought Greece to the brink of financial catastrophe, former Greek Finance Minister Yannos Papantoniou told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • What the Debt Crisis Means for Business Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    The market reaction to the debt crisis in Greece and the euro zone has spooked investors across the world and led to heavy selling of stocks. But is the crisis actually impacting real businesses, given Greece makes up only two percent of euro zone gross domestic product?

  • German Idealism Will Lead to Euro Crisis: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 6:43 AM ET

    Germany's reticence to come to the rescue of the Greek government has been widely criticised across the euro zone.