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  • UK Unions Step Up as Europe's Left Wanes Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:18 AM ET
    A protester holds up a smoke bomb during a mass demonstration against government financial cuts in central London, on March 26, 2011.

    Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.

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    As the quarter winds down, the temperature on Wall Street has warmed up quickly for stocks while investors chill on Treasurys.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Is Tech Sending a Message? Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:21 PM ET
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    While Greece is front and center for markets this week, some traders are watching the rally in tech with interest.

  • Lloyds Bank Has Largest Exposure to Risky Loans Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
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    Lloyds Banking Group’s exposure to the riskiest kind of mortgages is more than double that of any of its top five rivals in what is potentially a ticking time bomb for Britain’s largest high-street lender, the FT reports.

  • Dollar Lifts, Loonie Slips Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
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    The dollar rides some good economic news, for a change, and the Bank of England's Mervyn King delivers a scolding — time for your FX Fix.

  • Stocks Rise as Bulls Look Beyond Volatility Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 7:19 AM ET
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    After a volatile session on Thursday as the International Energy Agency unveiled plans to release strategic reserves in a bid to push oil prices lower, stocks look set for a strong end to the week.

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    The New York Times considers the possibility that a firm or group of firms insured billions of dollars of European debt through derivatives.

  • Could 'Rip-Off Britain' Really Print More Money? Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
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    Minutes from the last meeting of the BoE’s monetary policy committee showed that despite two members wanting to hike rates, others are considering another round of quantitative easing.

  • Is the Euro Set for a Big Summer Selloff? Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 1:19 AM ET
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    With persistent uncertainty over the  Greek government's policies and over the EU's ability to agree on a solution, the euro should be on shaky ground, according to some analysts.

  • Greek PM Wins Crucial Vote, But Outlook Remains Dire Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 5:51 PM ET
    Greek riot police officers arrest a protester during a general strike against government austerity plans.

    Greece's parliament gave Prime Minister Papandreou a midnight vote of confidence, but the move doesn't mean Greece will ultimately go along with the austerity plan, or even avoid default.

  • Greek PM Expected to Win Confidence Vote in Parliament Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens.

    Greece's parliament is expected to give Prime Minister George Papandreou a midnight vote of confidence, but the move doesn't mean Greece will ultimately go along with the austerity plan, or even avoid default.

  • Protestors are seen on the Syntagma square during a protest against plans for new austerity measures.

    Greece’s parliament square, Syntagma square, has been the center stage for protests against the country’s harsh austerity measures since spring 2010, when the first EU/IMF bailout package was signed.

  • Why Delaying Greek Default Could Stop Contagion Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:32 AM ET
    Greek riot police officers arrest a protester during a general strike against government austerity plans.

    With markets and political analysts beginning to say that a Greek default is unavoidable, continuing to delay the inevitable may be the best bet to avoid contagion into other Southern European countries, according to some market observers.

  • Trump's Scottish Golf Resort May Be Delayed by Crisis Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:13 AM ET
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    Donald Trump’s controversial plans for a golf course worth 750 million pounds ($1.2 billion) in Scotland may be held up by the financial crisis, according to his latest statements reported by the British media.

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    A critical midnight vote in Athens will keep markets tuned to the latest act in Greece's financial drama Tuesday.

  • UK Blocks UPS Sites Over Security Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
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    Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.

  • Millions in UK Public Sector to Work Longer for Less Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 5:34 AM ET
    A mass march in protest at government cuts sets off from Embankment on March 26, 2011 in London, England.

    The British government will confirm proposals to raise the retirement age of up to six million public sector workers by six years on Friday from 60 to 66.

  • Worries Grow About Breadth of Debt Crisis Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 5:13 AM ET
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    For now, at least, investors seem to believe that the United States has enough shock absorbers to comfortably withstand a default by Greece, the New York Times reports.

  • Investors Bet on Prospect of 'Greek Accident' Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
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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.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Greece Could Keep Markets on Edge Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 8:39 PM ET
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    The Greek debt crisis fanned a broad sell off Wednesday and it will no doubt keep markets on edge Thursday.