Angela Merkel’s conservatives failed to win back power in Germany’s most populous state on Sunday in an election widely seen as a key test for the German chancellor and her austerity-driven crisis-fighting strategy.
Huge protests in Madrid, firebombs hitting tax offices in Italy, and voters in Northern Germany showing their anger toward an incumbent leader. Just another weekend in euro land, where the chances of economic recovery and political agreement on how to get there appear less likely by the hour.
Euro zone central bankers have talked publicly for the first time of managing a possible Greek exit from Europe’s monetary union as stalemate in Athens talks on a coalition government raises the prospect that Greece will renege on the terms of its international bailout, the Financial Times reports.
A preview of JPMorgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon's interview on "Meet the Press". Also, CNBC's John Harwood reports JPM's $2 billion banking blunder is drawing increased Congressional scrutiny, and debating whether it's time to break-up the big banks, with Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-CA); Rep. David Schweikert, (R-AZ); and Bill Isaac former FDIC chairman.
Spain will be offered more time to hit the budget deficit targets it agreed with the EU but only if Madrid meets new conditions, including an independent audit of the restructuring plan for its troubled banks. The FT reports.
As shares in Bankia slid further away from their listing price on Wednesday, questions were being asked about the wisdom of having created and floated the Spanish lender in the first place.
The European Central Bank is indebted to the hilt and is beginning to look like one of the banks it has done so much to save, according to the author Satyajit Das.
Will the Tea Party take over Congress in November? Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-SC) and Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock, (R-IN), weigh in on President Obama's policies, the U.S. economy and the nation's growing debt.
With the Greek drama continuing to unfold, this strategist has an out-of-the-way trading plan.
With the euro below its longtime trading range, this strategist thinks more weakness is in store.
America may start a new economic program called “austerity by inaction.” If this occurs, the United States may find itself in a new economic crisis.
Politics weigh on the euro and mortgage applications lift the dollar - it's time for your FX Fix.
Noted market bear Nouriel Roubini has called the ongoing political turmoil in Europe a "slow motion train wreck." Speaking to CNBC in Las Vegas, Roubini said he expects Greece to leave the euro zone by next year.
GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul discusses his views on the Federal Reserve, why he won't endorse Mitt Romney any time soon, and his attempt to gather delegates.
Weighing in on what to watch ahead of Wednesday's trading, with David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; Scott Wren, Wells Fargo; and Wasif Latif, USAA.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says the House is working to stop a gigantic tax increase and it's time for the Senate to get to work, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shares his perspectives on how to cut spending and deal with the regulation he believes is hurting U.S. economic growth, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
As Anthony Scaramucci kicks off the fourth SALT conference this week, he does say the hedge fund industry is in considerably better shape than it was during the initial event four years ago.
More than three dozen panels, speeches and break-out sessions will offer up key insights from some of the investing world’s most respected names.
The euro recovered nicely after the shock of the weekend elections, but this strategist thinks it may be temporary.