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  • Supercommittee Fails, Dollar Hovers Near Six-Week High Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 7:54 AM ET

    The not so supercommittee's failure weighs, but the euro catches an updraft - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
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    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • Debt-Reduction 'Super Committee' Hid in Plain Sight Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:41 AM ET

    The deficit-reduction super committee failed to go big or even small. But it did succeed in conducting virtually all of its negotiations in private.

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    The U.S. needs a massive restructuring, but thus far the restructuring process has failed. It’s time for our political leaders to stop playing games and focus on the task at hand – restructuring the U.S.

  • MF Global Outrage on Capitol Hill Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 10:14 AM ET
    MF Global Outrage on Capitol Hill

    Insight on why Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KA) is calling for a Senate hearing on the firm's collapse.

  • How to Trade the Super Committee Stalemate Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 9:13 AM ET
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    The deficit super committee discussions may be tortured, but your trading strategy can be simple, says this strategist.

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    Europe's debt crisis weighs on the market, and the U.S. deficit debate piles on - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    It is perfectly obvious that the euro zone cannot run as it is without fiscal union and a surrender of sovereignty, Lord Digby Jones, former director general at the Confederation of British Industry told CNBC Monday.

  • Super Committee Failure Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 6:19 AM ET
    Super Committee Failure

    CNBC's John Harwood has the details on an official announcement expected from the Super Committee later today.

  • Buffett Doubts Euro Survival; Says System Is Flawed Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 4:34 AM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

    The crisis in the euro zone has exposed the flaws of the 17-member currency union, and its leaders will need to take urgent action if they want the euro to survive, Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday.

  • Regime Change: Vote Germany Out of Euro Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 3:12 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The message from Germany is clear: there will be no bailout of the euro zone via monetizing debt through bond purchases by the European Central Bank. This stance, according to Chris Tinker, an equity strategist at Libra Investment Services in London, means higher borrowing costs acting as a mechanism for pushing through structural reforms.

  • Is Being Best of a Bad Bunch Enough for Ireland? Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:38 AM ET

    Ireland is viewed by many on the outside as the best performer from the struggling euro zone peripheral economies, but there are plenty of voices within the country who doubt this can continue.

  • Germans May End Up Running the Eternal City Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 12:20 AM ET

    If a week is a long time in politics, two weeks covering affairs of state in Italy can seem like an eternity. Maybe that's why Rome got its moniker, but having covered the fall of Berlusconi and the rise of Monti's technocrats, there's some relief things moved along quicker than I and investors feared.

  • The ‘Super Committee's’ Sequester Option Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 2:47 PM ET

    Instead of a super tax hike from the super committee, a much better option for the economy and budget-cutting credibility would be to implement plan B, which is the automatic spending-cut trigger known as sequestration.

  • IMF’s Lipsky Backs Merkel Over ECB Powers Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    John Lipsky

    The European Central Bank (ECB) should not be used as a lender of last resort to national governments, John Lipsky, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) First Deputy Managing Director, said on Friday.

  • Occupy protests in London

    Occupy London Stock Exchange demonstrators announced on Friday they had “repossessed” a building belonging to Swiss investment bank UBS in Hackney East London.

  • Economists Say Europe Facing 'Lost Decade' Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 6:15 AM ET
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    The austerity measures being rolled out in countries across Europe will have a devastating effect on the living standards of its population, an economist told CNBC Friday.

  • Five Labor Market Flaws Italy Needs to Fix Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 5:46 AM ET
    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16:   New Italian Prime Minister-designate, Mario Monti, speaks during a press conference to present the new government, at Quirinale Palace, on November 16, 2011 in Rome, Italy. Following the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, after a political career spanning over 20 years, Prime Minister designate Mario Monti presents the new Italian government. Their main task is to resolve Italy's deepening financial crisis within the Eurozone and address the cou

    Analysts identified five main problems – among them, over-regulation and low productivity – the country needs to tackle to make its economy more competitive.

  • Congress' OK of Big Spending Bill Shows GOP Split Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 5:08 AM ET
    US President Barack Obama leaves the G20 Summit on November 3, 2011 in Cannes, France.

    Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan spending bill that averts a federal shutdown, but widespread Republican defections underscore rifts between the party's conservatives and pragmatists.

  • Debt Crisis Shows Angela Merkel Is the Boss Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Groucho Marx once said that money frees you from doing things you dislike. “Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy,” said the Marx Brother.