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  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick addresses the media during a press conference following his meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on September 2, 2009 in Beijing, China.

    Greece’s Prime Minster George Papandreou will face a vote of confidence in parliament tonight at midnight Athens time, 5PM ET. The government is working around the clock to gather support for its economic reforms and a new set of austerity measures.

  • Greece

    There seems to be no limit to policy uncertainties, ranging from Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis, to questions about the end of QE2 in the US, the debt ceiling debate, and that still-elusive balance between medium-term fiscal reform and immediate stimulus to counter a weakening economy.

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    A British teenager has been arrested by officers investigating the LulzSec and Anonymous hacker groups, believed to be responsible for attacks on Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency and News Corp.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    European stocks rose early Tuesday and the euro stabilized versus the Swiss franc on hopes that euro zone officials will find a way to prevent a Greek default, as Fitch said even a voluntary maturity extension would lead to a cut in ratings.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    Monetary policy has been "the great enabler" that central banks used to keep interest rates at "absurdly low levels for years now" and this has encouraged politicians to believe that sovereign debt is "a lot cheaper than it really is," David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Tough Times, Tough Decisions

    Wisconsin has balanced its budget by creating a credit positive budget, says Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who defends the state's highly criticized budget.

  • Protester throws a stone during demonstration at anti-austerity rally.

    With the world’s markets focused on the no-confidence vote in Athens Tuesday evening, one of the big questions facing the investors is if Portugal and Ireland could fall into similar difficulties if dreaded contagion where to spread across Europe’s periphery.

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    For more than two years, we have witnessed the economic demise of several European countries. This soon led to the financial community systematically assessing the health of several peripheral southern European countries, tumbling investment grade ratings and spikes in required rates of return on government debt of these sovereigns. As the European Central Bank continues to dole out rescue packages, many are now looking for the next country to suffer a financial attack and wondering if the euro will even survive, reports the FT.

  • John Lipsky

    The International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast for the euro zone to 2 percent, up from 1.6 percent, despite persistent concerns about the peripheral countries.

  • Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    Coming up this Wednesday, the Fed's Policy Committee will meet and Fed head Ben Bernanke will host his second public press conference.

  • Riot police and protester clash around recycle bin during demonstration at anti-austerity rally.

    Bring back the drachma! Let Greece drop out of the euro for a while and give the Greek economy the chance to recover. Back to the good old days of soft currency and depreciation ...

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    A mismatch in the US labour market between the skills of unemployed people and the jobs available is making it hard for some companies to find the right staff despite an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, one of the country’s largest manufacturing employers has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    Dmitry Medvedev has made clear he would like a second term as Russian president but said he and prime minister Vladimir Putin would not run against each other next year, he told the FT.

  • Greek Labor Unions Strike

    The clock is ticking on Greece's efforts to pass austerity measures. Here's how to trade the drama.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including what to do on a potential fire sale of Greek assets, Pandora's volatile stock price, and playing defense.

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    The talk of the second bailout of Greece is getting louder and louder. Greek Prime Minister Papandreou reshuffled his cabinet today appointed Evangelos Venizelos as finance minister, replacing George Papaconstantinou. Deutsche Bank’s CEO Josef Ackermann has been a leadership voice in the Eurozone on this issue. Maria Bartiromo spoke to Ackermann in a CNBC Exclusive about the implications of this bailout.

  • Novartis

    Novartis broke ground this week for our new manufacturing plant outside St. Petersburg, Russia. The facility is part of our $500 million, five-year commitment to help improve Russia’s healthcare infrastructure. Our investment addresses local manufacturing, R&D collaborations and public health development.

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    A deal for aid to Greece has to be stitched together in the next few days, strategists say. Here's how to trade now that it's decision time.

  • Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The House Oversight Committee wants to know if the National Labor Relations Board overstepped its authority and is stifling American competitiveness, Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told CNBC Friday.

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    Greece's crisis is roiling global currency markets,  but bitcoins - yes - are unscathed. Time for your Friday FX Fix.