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  • The Parthenon in Greece

    EU leaders yesterday rounded on the new Head of the IMF calling her comments on Europe 'misguided'. Christine Lagarde's assessment is certainly stark. The former French Finance Minister argues economies are now in a 'new dangerous' phase' that requires Europe's banks be forced to recapitalize in order to cut the 'chain of contagion'.

  • Jean-Claude Trichet

    In Jackson Hole Wyoming on Saturday Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank was due to give a speech to a meeting of policy makers hosted by the Federal Reserve. As he prepared to speak the euro zone faced huge problems.

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    Following weeks of heavy losses for banking stocks across Europe, the Sunday Times in the UK reported Sunday that European officials are working on a "radical plan" to prevent a fresh pan-European credit crunch.

  • With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to announce a third round of quantitative easing in his Jackson Hole speech this afternoon, Tony Fratto, the director of Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy research firm, told CNBC.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Forbes Magazine might have just put German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the throne for the "Most Powerful Woman" in the world, but at home her less exulted throne of government is shaking.

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    Germany is playing a cat and mouse game with less successful European economies as negotiations over the euro zone crisis continue at the country level, Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Friday.

  • Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    Whether or not Bernanke announces a third round of quantitative easing on Friday, it's definitely coming by the end of the year, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

  • Fears Over Greek Bailout Re-Emerge

    Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca joined CNBC to discuss the latest news on the European markets and what would happen if the Greek bailout fails.

  • "Greece has most definitely been cut loose by the markets, the question is whether it will now be cut loose by the politicians," Steve Barrow, head of G10 research at Standard Bank, told CNBC.

  • ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple sits down with Cramer to talk about the Bakken shale and the wealth of jobs available in the state.

  • French finance minister Christine Lagarde is seen as a front-runner to succeed Strauss-Kahn.

    While markets are hyper-focused on the Friday speech at Jackson Hole by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, they are overlooking what could be an equally important Saturday appearance by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

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    This year, many states are receiving their first bit of good economic news since the beginning of the recession. More than half of them will take in more revenue than they expected, and a handful are reporting surpluses, according to one study. Several other reports point to the same trend: states' 2011 budgets heading in the right direction as tax collections increase.

  • We know that Bernanke & Co. have been actively trying to downplay any talk of QE3 and today's WaPo article "Ben Bernanke unlikely to announce big new plans at Jackson Hole is a fine example of this "leaking" process.

  • French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is due to meet with Prime Minister Francois Fillon, Finance Minister Francois Baroin and Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse on Wednesday morning to decide where to slash the national budget.

  • Libyan rebel fighters gather on the outskirts of Ajdabiya prior to a failed attempt to take the town from Mforces.

    Post-Gaddafi Libya could begin pumping oil in the next few months, as rebels secured oil infrastructure around Tripoli and edged closer to taking complete control of the country. However, oil markets are shifting their attention to concerns that the US might undertake further fiscal stimulus.

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    The notion that China is going to replace the United States as sole superpower is possibly the greatest myth of our time.

  • Beijing, China

    Super big combined with super unstable and super repressed is not a formula for a superpower—at least not a durable one. Super institutions and super free is. The leading superpower title is America’s to lose.

  • Lybian rebels deploy for a second day on several kilometres from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces that have encircled the town on March 22, 2011.

    Oil companies are understood to be preparing to move back into the North African country, which used to pump 1.6 million barrels per day before the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's government began six months ago.

  • Inside the Campaign: Jon Huntsman

    Weighing in on the traits of the best GOP candidate to run against President Obama in 2012, with former governor Jon Huntsman, (R-UT), who adds that the nation is losing sight of some Republicans who want to get the economic house in order.