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  • PIIGS of Europe Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    Greece's mounting fiscal problems remain in focus, with investors today eyeing a possible bailout plan led by Germany and France. Closing Bell kicks shines the spotlight on the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece & Spain) of Europe and discusses where the biggest risks are.

  • Double Dip Recession Risk Is Near: CIO Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    The global economy looks set to plunge back into recession as the sovereign debt pressure currently rocking Europe intensifies, Ashok Shah, CIO of London & Capital, told CNBC Wednesday. 

  • Greece-Bashers Reveal the EU's Hypocrisy Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 6:06 AM ET

    Is it me or is there a high degree of hypocrisy in the way politicians and economists are reacting on a country-by-country basis to the dire fiscal positions of various European Union states?

  • Goldman's Debt Swaps Are 'Destabilizing': Economist Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 1:04 AM ET

    The EU should thoroughly investigate the case of the debt swaps involving Greece and Goldman Sachs, as these types of operations are destabilizing financial markets, economist Simon Johnson told CNBC.com.

  • The EU Has to Rescue Greece Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    Much as I am sick of bailout nation, and bailout global nation, the European rescue of Greece was probably necessary to stop a total euro currency meltdown that might have triggered a worldwide debt deflation downward spiral.

  • The Global Debt Revolt Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    I’m trying hard to remain optimistic about economic recovery here in America — and for that matter, around the world.

  • Busch: The Global Debt Dilemma Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Apparently, the Greek government has called in the big hitters to help them with their fiscal dilemma.

  • Neapolitan Pizza Gets Protection: Report Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    Anybody attempting to make a sub-standard Neapolitan pizza better watch their backs from now on as this pizza has friends in very high places.

  • Farrell: Dancing the Potomac Two Step Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    Why would you ever want to be President? Everyone who comes to the job does so with some vision and dream and quickly has to learn how to dance the dance if anything is to be done. It's harder now than ever with the accumulated debt we have built up.

  • Head Fake, Or More Pain To Come? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    Catch me if you've heard this one before. A global crisis emerges from some obscure country, and the VIX surges by some mind-boggling amount.

  • In Europe, Challenges for Google Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Google has a problem in China. But it may have bigger headaches in Europe. The New York Times reports.

  • Europe's Spanish Dilemma: Who Does What? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 4:54 AM ET

    Spain's presidency has as its bedrock the '2020 Strategy' plan. A plan to create jobs and to make Europe a 'smarter, greener social market'. But Spain itself has the worst jobs picture anywhere in the EU27.

  • Why Greece Is too Small to Fail Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:02 AM ET

    Surely even the most hard-line of EU leaders are not blind to the fact that if Greece goes over the cliff then there will be other targets for the markets. Targets such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and non-euro zone countries like the U.K.

  • Marc Faber: White House Should Let Markets Work Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 6:11 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Interventions in the market will bring about unintended consequences, the author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said. He also weighs in on the dollar, stocks and gold.

  • Marc Faber: Sovereign Defaults Will Proliferate Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET

    Defaults on sovereign debt are likely to proliferate in the next crisis, Marc Faber, guest host for "Squawk Box Europe" and author of the "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" said.

  • Slash and Burn: How Ireland Is Cutting Spending Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 9:15 AM ET

    The country's budget slashes pay in the public sector and is now being seen as the model that countries such as Greece need to mimic.

  • Fire 'Overpaid' Air Traffic Controllers: Ryanair CEO Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ireland's government should be tougher on striking "overpaid" public workers if it wants to help the country get out of the economic recession, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC Thursday.

  • Blog: Greece Has Problems but Perspective Please! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece

    Debt crisis! Public Spending out of Control! Bond Market Panic! Eurozone Collapse Fears! These headlines and many others of the same ilk are often used to describe situations akin to the present one facing the Greek economy.

  • Greek Finance Minister: Idea of Euro Exit 'Absurd' Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 5:43 AM ET

    The euro has been very good for Greece and the possibility of the country exiting the euro zone, as some analysts speculated recently, is "absurd," Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Wednesday.

  • Does Greece Need Heroic Help Now? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 2:50 AM ET

    Greece is in dire need of a modern day Leonidas. The country is facing present day foes equal perhaps to Sirens, Minotaurs and snake-haired Gorgons all added together.