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  • Britain Holds Tribute to President Ronald Reagan Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 6:44 AM ET
    President Ronald Reagan watches as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks November 16, 1988 in Washington, DC.

    As Fourth of July celebrations get under way across the United States, London will hold its own tribute to America's 40th President, Ronald Reagan, with the unveiling of a bronze statue outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square.

  • Europe, Not Fed, Is Driving Treasurys: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    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.

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    The global debt crisis has sparked riots in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, but while you were watching the mayhem on TV, you might not have noticed that there’s a riot brewing at your kitchen table.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

  • DSK Update Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 2:07 PM ET
    DSK Update

    CNBC's Scott Cohn discusses what happens next in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, with NBC's Jonathan Dienst and CNBC.com's John Carney.

  • Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.

  • New Twist in Strauss-Kahn Affair Shocks France Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:35 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    France is in shock again in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga, as in the latest twist of the story the Socialist politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be cleared of accusations of sex crimes against a maid in a New York hotel.

  • After Historic First Half, Will 2011 Calm Down? Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:51 AM ET
    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.

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    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.

  • Who Has Time to Be a Millionaire? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 2:17 PM ET

    Most of us set financial goals but don't make the time to follow-up. And three out of four people say the reason is today's fast pace of society, according to a new survey. In other words, we'd rather go to the beach than do our financial homework!

  • Default, Shutdown Avoidable If Debt Talks Fail Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can go out even if Republicans and President Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by August 2.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • National Debt: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    The U.S. debt is at record levels as  economists and politicians warn about the dangers it poses for the country. So what is the debt and how does it effect you? Here are some basics.

  • Commercial Lenders Take Step Into Riskier Deals Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    The market for commercial real-estate loans is coming back, but already some industry professionals are warning that risky practices that were common in the recent boom are returning.

  • Moving Up The Rankings of Top States For Business Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania can all make a good case for most-improved status, but, as usual, it depends on what metric you value the most.

  • What the End of QE2 Will Do to the Dollar Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
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    Yes, the Greek drama is fascinating. But don't forget - QE2 is ending, and that will hit currencies too. Here's how.

  • Trichet Gets Tough, Bank of England Not So Much Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Trichet is vigilant, a Bank of England official is dovish, and central bank managers are down on the dollar. Time for your FX Fix.

  • US Debt Deadline Unlikely to Deviate Much Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:21 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is not expected to significantly shift the Aug. 2 date when the government will have exhausted all of its emergency measures to stave off default, a source familiar with the administration's efforts said Monday.

  • Shadow Spreading Across International Banking Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 12:41 AM ET

    A few weeks ago, Mike Farrell, head of Annaly Capital, a New-York based, non-bank finance firm, wrote a letter to his investors that pointed out that “in times of chaos ... those that survive aren’t necessarily the biggest or the bravest.” the FT reported.

  • IMF Is Expected to Choose Lagarde as Next Leader Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 7:01 PM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is expected to be chosen as early as Tuesday to be the new leader of the International Monetary Fund.