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  • Germany’s trade surpluses built on holding down labor costs may be unsustainable for the other countries in the eurozone, France’s finance minister said in an unusually blunt warning to Berlin.

  • Patchwork Pension Plan Adds to Greek Debt Woes Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 12:41 PM ET
    Pensioners protest against austerity measures

    Greece’s patchwork system of early retirement has contributed to the out-of-control state spending that has led to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.  The New York Times reports.

  • Europe is looking (maybe) to form a Eurozone Monetary Fund with powers similar to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Morici: Greece's Tragedy and Naked Swaps Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 10:23 AM ET

    It never ceases to amaze how political leaders can shamelessly blame free markets and faceless speculators for the consequences of their lousy financial decisions.

  • UK Pound Faces Bigger Plunge: Analyst Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.

  • Greece to Go to IMF if EU Refuses Aid: Report Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Greece is likely to formally ask the European Union for financial aid if the cost of borrowing does not fall in coming weeks and, if it doesn't get it, may go to the International Monetary Fund, Greek government officials told Dow Jones Newswires.

  • Economy 'Far too Close' to Double Dip: Roubini Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Poor economic data in the US coupled with Europe's debt crisis are contributing to an increase of the risk of the US economy going through a double-dip recession, Nouriel Roubini said.

  • Europe's Red Tape Snarls Rescue Fund Idea Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    The European Monetary Fund isn't even a formal proposal yet but it's already creating controvery among European Union leaders.

  • How Would a European Monetary Fund Work? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
    Map of Europe

    Plans for the creation of a European Monetary Fund have been gaining momentum as the debt crisis in Europe continues. But how would a European IMF work?

  • How to 'Buy American' in Europe Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    With the euro zone economy shrouded in uncertainty, UBS is advising clients to look at European stocks with strong exposure to the United States.

  • Jordan Kotick: Talking Technicals Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    Chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis at Barclays Capital back from a trip in Europe.

  • IMF Help for Greece Is a Risky Prospect Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    Demonstrators shout slogans against government's recent austerity economy measures during a protest in Athens.

    Greece skirted disaster this week by persuading investors and politicians that it is finally on track to fix its finances. But even before the dust settles, the government is setting the stage for a potential conflict with Germany, France and other European governments that may raise doubts about the sustainability of the euro project.

  • Poll: How Will the Euro Trade? Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:14 PM ET

    The euro has weakened recently because of persistent worries over the euro zone's debt problem.

  • Traders Seek Out the Next Greece in an Ailing Europe Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Riot police line up outside a closed branch of the National Bank of Greece during a 24-hour general strike.

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  • Farrell: Maybe Carville Was Right Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET

    I think it was James Carville ("It's the economy, stupid!") who said he wanted to come back as the bond market since he could then rule over everyone.

  • The 5 Billion: Greece's Epic Battle Against Debt Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    This is war! That was the message from Athens Wednesday as the Greek government tried to combat the debt threat that hangs over the country.

  • Are Traders Betting On A Boom? Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 5:23 PM ET

    We went from talk of doom and gloom to expectations of an economic boom in less than a week. How should you play it?

  • Stop the Insanity, Washington Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 1:23 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    President Obama’s new health-care push would apply the 2.9 percent health-care payroll tax to investments. We’ve never done this before. If we do, with the Bush tax cuts set to expire, the tax rate on capital gains and dividends could jack up over 50 percent.

  • Why Are Retail Indices Higher Ahead of Jobs Report? Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 7:11 PM ET

    Just days away from the all-important jobs report and the retail indices are nearing a 52-week high.

  • Pound's Tumble Nearly Done but Politics Loom Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    The pound's fall is nearly over but foreign exchange markets are still going to watch developments, since parity with the euro can not be ruled out as the country gets closer to a crucial spring election, analysts and traders told CNBC.com Tuesday.