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  • Technical Signals On Euro Spell Trouble: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    It's not enough that the German court gave mixed signals to the euro. Now the technical patterns aren't looking so good either.

  • More Hurdles Ahead for the Euro, Strategist Says Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank and the German courts have changed the outlook for the euro - but it's still cloudy.

  • The President's Jobs Plan    Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:54 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story on the republican debate that will take place tonight in Simi Valley, and discusses what we should expect from President Obama's jobs speech tomorrow night.

  • Ballew: Another Recession? Not So Fast, My Friend Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    What's Next?

    As a clearer picture of third quarter economic activity is beginning to take shape an interesting image is being formed. The quarter is starting to look like the picture of economic activity most forecasters were projecting back in May and June—before the summer of discontent emerged in Washington and in financial markets. For those fearful of another recession, I borrow that famous phrase from college football analyst Lee Corso: “Not so fast, my friend!”

  • Johnson: All Job Growth is Local Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    It would appear that capitalism has a developed a terrible dependency issue, turning hostile and violent when there’s nothing left in the punch bowl. Unfortunately, new fears of a double dip recession have emerged, the caked residue of weak economic growth and a soft job market. On the heels of a 30-year spending spree and the party of our lifetime, we find ourselves searching for our equilibrium once again.

  • Stocks Soar as Italy and Greece Act on Austerity Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    George Soros is warning the euro zone debt crisis could be worse than the Lehman crisis but stocks across Europe are sharply higher this morning following news from Athens and Rome on how they plan to tackle their budget deficits.

  • Markets 'Trying to Catch Falling Knife': Fund Manager Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    The current market volatility and uncertainty has made finding what to buy even more difficult, Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Obama Must Stick or Twist on Jobs and Growth Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 4:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    With his approval ratings on the floor, President Barack Obama will on Thursday unveil an eagerly awaited speech on job creation that will define the 2012 battle for the White House.

  • Swiss Central Bank Move 'Huge Mistake': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    The Swiss central bank's decision to set a limit on how much the Swiss franc can appreciate against the euro is "a huge mistake," investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com on Wednesday.

  • Osborne Urged to Drop 50p Tax Rate Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 12:55 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne should drop the 50p top rate of income tax “at the earliest opportunity” to boost growth, according to 20 high-profile economists writing in the FT.

  • One-On-One with Mitt Romney Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 7:41 PM ET
    One-On-One with Mitt Romney

    Former Massachusett's Governor, Mitt Romney details his new jobs and economic plan.

  • Henes: Top 5 Economic Questions for the Fall Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    As fall begins, the economy is a mess. Unemployment is at 9.1 percent. The U.S. economy failed to add jobs in August. Consumer confidence is at record lows. The housing market is in despair. Europe is imploding. And, our political leaders cannot seem to put their differences aside to create some certainty and progress.

  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • Will German Court Decision Derail the Euro? Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    On Wednesday, investors will wait with bated breath for news from Germany again, where the Federal Constitutional Court has the power to make or break the fate of the euro zone.

  • Leaving Euro Would Cost Each German €8,000: UBS Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 5:16 AM ET

    The cost to Germany of leaving the euro could reach €8,000 for each adult and child in the country and spell disaster for the global economy, according to economists at UBS.

  • Europe 'Likely to Go Into Recession': Strategist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET

    Europe is on the verge of recession and the US is already in a growth recession – an expression used by economists to show that growth is so slow that more jobs are lost than added, a strategist told CNBC Monday.

  • Why Any Euro Exit Would Cause 'Complete Chaos' Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 4:21 AM ET

    The exit of any of the countries in the euro region from the single currency would cause "complete chaos" in that country and is "almost inconceivable", Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, told CNBC Tuesday as the euro zone debt crisis continued to loom over European markets.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told CNBC that his successor, Angela Merkel, should never have tolerated the Greece-bashing as the euro zone debt crisis unravelled.

  • Euro Land May Face Full-on Bond Meltdown: Economist Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.