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  • The recent rally in the euro is a positive sign for the S&P 500, because it shows appetite for risk is still strong and the S&P could hit 1,000 this summer, Kevin Cook, market analyst at PEAK6 Investments, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    With signs the economy is improving but still fragile, Federal Reserve policymakers are considering whether some programs intended to drive down rates on mortgages and other consumer debt should be slowed down.

  • That depends on the stock in question. But the Mad Money host has found a big reason to be positive.

  • Monday was the worst day for stocks in about two months. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS offered his insights Tuesday.

  • There is still a long way to go for the US economy before it gets better, and a long-term strategy to deal with the increasing budget deficit is needed for the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing policies to be successful, economists told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Since it looks like stocks could be heading for a major correction, the Fast Money traders suggest 6 picks for your radar, right now!

  • While the Obama administration’s financial overhaul plan is directionally correct, it requires refinement, said Gene Ludwig, CEO of Promontory Financial, a firm that tries to fix troubled banks.

  • "I think the market is going to struggle a little bit," said Cashin. "I think the wording of the Fed statement in the middle of the week is key. Can they take care of the 'bond vigilantes' and start to bring mortgage rates back down?"

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    The price of oil, which is rising too fast, and long-term interest rates that are beginning to creep up are likely to suppress a budding recovery, famous economist Nouriel Roubini, also dubbed "Dr. Doom," told CNBC Monday.

  • The US  is headed toward hyperinflation, and within five to 10 years it could have rates of 10 to 20 percent, said Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

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    Savvy consumers swarmed to London's Regent Park Thursday for the opening of Taste of London's four-day gourmet food festival. The event was teaming with cost-conscious foodies getting a chance to taste the wares of Michelin-starred chefs for a fraction of the price.

  • Gold is the safest asset to buy in these times as, despite reassurance from central banks, inflation is likely to crop up again next year or in 2011, Philip Manduca, investment manager at ECU Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Wondering what happened to the rally? Cramer puts stocks’ sudden declines into perspective.

  • We've recently received questions from clients that go something like this, "If you are so nervous about the stock market after it has run-up 40% in 3 months, why do I have only 10%-15% cash in my equity portfolio?"

  • Bank of England Governor Mervyn King set out the bank’s stimulus and interest rate  exit strategy on Wednesday, in preparation of an economic turnaround and higher inflation. 

  • "I think this is probably the March rally beginning to roll over, the question is how much of a correction does it turn into," Cashin told CNBC. "There's going to be a lot of jockeying around in the next few days."

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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday urged financial institutions that specialize in community development and banking to the poor to take steps to ensure they emerge from the financial crisis stronger.

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    President Obama told CNBC the US is not in danger of overregulating the economy and that the Iranian election won't make that much difference in his adminstration's policies toward that country.

  • Below is the full transcript from the interview with President Obama on June 16th, 2009.

  • New U.S. housing starts and permits surged in May from record lows; and the producer price index (PPI) rose at a slower pace despite higher gasoline prices. What does it mean for the stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his insights.