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  • 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.

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    Greece's hasty cabinet reshuffle has failed to boost confidence both domestically and internationally in the ability of the Greeks to help themselves out of the deepening debt crisis, Konstantinos Michalos, president, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told CNBC Friday.

  • Jim O'Neill

    Russia and China are the most attractive BRIC countries at the moment, according to Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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    On Thursday morning, French youth who took the test were asked “Is equality a threat to liberty?”, “Can one be right despite the facts?” or even “Is art any less necessary than science?”

  • If Greece defaults on its sovereign debt, the effects will be global. Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Let's run through the dominoes that could fall after a Greek default.

    What happens if Greece defaults? Everyone from Japanese savers to US retirees is likely to feel the effects. Learn more.

  • Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.

  • A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Markets took a tumble on Thursday on fresh worries about the Greek debt crisis and European policy makers were urged to come up with a credible plan to restructure the country's debt.

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    The euro is sliding, the safe-haven Swiss franc is rising, and everyone is watching Greece — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.

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    A new bet has been placed on the the Greek debt crisis. It backs a growing view among investors that Athens may be about to suffer a messy default that could spark a run on the country’s banks and a deeper eurozone crisis, the FT reported.

  • President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Worries about the economy pose a serious threat to President Obama’s re-election chances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    Your success in today’s world is directly connected to your ability to work effectively in a variety of different cultures. But a lot of the conventional wisdom about cross-cultural effectiveness is based upon myth and anecdote more than evidence-based research.

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    New economic stats on retail sales from both China and the U.S. show there’s no double-dip recession out there — no matter what the bears-gone-viral may be telling you. No Armageddon. And no stock market crash either. Actually, Tuesday’s 123-point Dow gain to get back over 12,000 is a key sign that the stock correction may be over.

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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

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    The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.