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  • Don't Bet on a 'United States of Europe' Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
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    The man who ran Germany when the euro began trading has an idea to save the euro zone: the creation of a "United States of Europe."

  • 'We Need Fiscal Union': EU Commissioner Almunia Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    Greater fiscal and political union is needed in Europe, and will be discussed by euro zone leaders within months, Joaquin Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, told CNBC Saturday.

  • Crunch Week Begins for Italy; Government Under Fire Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 8:58 AM ET
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    The Italian government is still wrangling over how best to balance its budget, losing credibility with key leaders and opinion formers.

  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Returns Home to France Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned home to France on Sunday, for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New York hotel maid unleashed an international scandal that dashed the former International Monetary Fund chief's chances for the French presidency.

  • How to Trade on the Upcoming ECB Meeting Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:46 PM ET
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    This week's European Central Bank meeting will show whether the ECB can save the global economy. Here's how to get ready.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
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    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

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    After trickling forward in terms of job growth in the United States, the August numbers released Friday were met with alarm. The numbers suggest that companies have stopped hiring and are maintaining the status quo in terms of head count. Based on this release, data equity markets sold off and gold rallied as concerns arose about the strength of the US economic recovery. Banks in particular including much maligned Bank of America were hit as a result.

  • Vinokurov: Tapping Russia’s Tech Boom Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
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    Since President Dmitry Medvedev sent his first tweet from Twitter’s headquarters during his landmark trip to Silicon Valley one year ago, US-Russia collaboration in technology and innovation has surged.

  • Obama Scraps New Smog Rules Opposed by Business Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

  • Every now and then an economic data chart just screams out for an explanation, and this chart below by the Dallas Fed is one of them.

  • Five Foreign Oil Companies Back Working in Libya Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
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    A Libyan official says five foreign oil and gas companies have returned to Libya to resuscitate production choked off by civil war and sanctions.

  • Stocks Can Thrive in Economic 'Permafrost:' HSBC Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
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    The economics team at HSBC are predicting the US and European economies will spend the next few years in a permafrost, or sub-par growth.

  • "If you look at the situation of the economic crisis it was always more political than financial. We need to simplify the decision-making process because at the moment it is far too complicated," Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, told CNBC.

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    In Greece, "further economic weakness expected this year, partly driven by the global slowdown, can only make things worse also on the fiscal front," according to economists at Credit Suisse in London.

  • How to Play the Euro's Fall Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Dismal news is sending the euro tumbling - but that doesn't mean you should jump in on weakness.

  • A Real Recipe for US Job Recovery Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 1:40 PM ET
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    I’ve got a few thoughts on this so-called Obama jobs plan, scheduled for release next week. For starters, let’s be clear: Government doesn’t create jobs. It’s the private sector that creates jobs. And that’s precisely what President Obama has been missing for nearly three years now.

  • Obama, Fight Republicans on Job Spending: Reich Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
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    If President Obama wants to create more jobs and fix the economy, he should "put down a marker" and fight the Republicans in Congress, Robert Reich told CNBC Thursday.

  • Brazil Surprises, Euro's In a Funk Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
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    Brazil slashes interest rates and manufacturing reports disappoint in Europe and Britain — it's time for your Thursday FX Fix.

  • September Might Not Be So Bad for Stocks: Cohen Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 5:44 PM ET
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    For the past three decades September has been dreadful for the stock market, Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Wednesday, but August was particularly volatile.  Could that mean a better month ahead?

  • August Was Horrendous for Stocks, Roll on September Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET
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    Nothing tells the story of August like the data. The DJIA is off by 4.7 percent month to date but the losses elsewhere show just what a difficult month it has been.