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  • GOP symbol and cash

    President Barack Obama's financial overhaul law is nearly a year old. For congressional Republicans, the fight to weaken it is just starting.

  • Euros & Downward Graph

    Growth in the euro zone's dominant service sector slowed for a third straight month in June, and by more than an initial estimate, with sluggish new orders dimming the outlook, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank will continue to accept Greek debt as collateral for loans unless all the major credit rating agencies it uses declare it to be in default, said a senior finance official to the Financial Times.

  • Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    "Risk on" and "risk off" continue to be debated and the weakness of the global economy is weighing on investors, but European high yield corporate bonds are enjoying something of a rally.

  • Treasury Building

    The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.

  • Mortgage

    As millions of Americans struggle in foreclosure, big banks are going to borrowers who are not even in default and cutting their debt or easing the mortgage terms, the NY TImes reports.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    New York soon will no longer be the financial capital of the world thanks to a hostile government that has served up a menu of punitive regulations aimed at driving big banks out of the country, says analyst Dick Bove.

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    It's the first of July. Which means we're just twenty days away from the one year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank bill. Americans were promised "sweeping changes" but what we got so far is mostly uncertainty. Many of the new regulations demanded by the law have yet to be written and regulators are trying to extend some of the deadlines in order to properly create such regulations. But even when the rules are written, how should we give Wall Street to get its houses in order?

  • New York Stock Exchange

    During a discussion over forward planning at CNBC’s London offices on Thursday our Assignments Editor told me we have been on 103 outside broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East alone in the first half of the year.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.

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    Before the financial crisis, global bank regulators set the stage for the mortgage bubble by rewarding banks that loaded up on mortgage securities with lower capital requirements.

  • Greenwich, Connecticut home

    Connecticut’s finances are among the most troubled in the nation: it is last or close to last in financing pension obligations and retaining reserves for emergencies, and near the top in per-capita debt. And on Tuesday, Moody’s lowered its outlook for the state’s bond rating to negative from stable.

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    Eli Lilly signaled it could maintain or even boost research spending through 2014, even as company sales and earnings tumble due to expected generic competition for its biggest-selling medicines.

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    In the debate over raising capital requirements for mega-banks, one new argument that is making the rounds is that the regulators are addressing the wrong problem. The financial crisis was a liquidity crisis—not a capital crisis.

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    Press reports that the European Banking Authority (EBA) could fail up to 15 European banks as a show of the strength and resilience of the tests are completely unfounded, the EBA’s chairman said on Wednesday.

  • Gavel

    One of the most classic American political debates — state versus federal law — is surfacing again in the banking sector, as regulators work to put in place the financial reforms passed a year ago in Washington.

  • Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The UK government needs to address the concerns that the parliamentary committee which oversees the banking industry still has over its proposed regulatory reforms, a senior Conservative politician has told CNBC.com

  • A protester wears national flags on her hand as she protests at Syntagma square.

    Enjoy the coming slump. That is not what the Bank for International Settlements says to the US and other over-indebted economies. But it is what its latest annual report implies, writes FT columnist Martin Wolf.

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    In an interview with CNBC, Greece's minister for growth, competitiveness and shipping, Michalis Chrisochoides, was utterly confident that his PASOK party will be able to push through the unpopular medium-term austerity package.