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  • Wall Street Makes Fallback Plans for Debt Crisis Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 10:27 AM ET
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    Lawmakers in Washington are racing to reach a deal to save the country from defaulting on its debt, but on Wall Street, financial players are devising doomsday plans in case the clock runs out. The New York Times reports.

  • Government Regulation

    Today marks one year since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was signed into law. One year since Rep. Barney Frank and former Senator Chris Dodd  chose to ignore our concerns that this bill would stifle the recovery, harm job creation and crush Main Street America.

  • US Default Could Benefit Treasury Investors Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
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    All eyes are turned towards the clock as the August 2 deadline for the US debt talks approaches. Treasurys investors could stand to benefit if Congress cannot agree to raise the debt ceiling.

  • The Safe-Haven Trade You Haven't Thought Of Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Canadian Loons

    The Canadian dollar often rises when risk appetites are high - but this strategist says it's a safe haven against the messes in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Euro Lifts, Kiwi Flies Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
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    Bulls are running in Europe and kiwis are lifting off - time for your FX Fix.

  • GOP Pushes Huge Deficit-Cutting Bill Through House Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 3:47 AM ET
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    Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.

  • Road to the White House: Pawlenty's Campaign Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 8:14 AM ET
    Road to the White House: Pawlenty's Campaign

    CNBC's John Harwood has the story on Tim Pawlenty's campaign for the 2012 election.

  • US Debt Showdown Moving Into Crunch Time Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Two weeks before their final deadline, President Barack Obama and top lawmakers will face more pressure Tuesday for a debt deal amid a growing sense that a last-ditch plan taking shape in Congress may be the only way to avoid a devastating U.S. default.

  • Some Analysts Turn Bearish as Gold Hits New Records Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 11:51 PM ET
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    As gold prices continue to break new record highs, analysts are reviewing their targets with many predicting further gains. But not everyone’s bullish on the precious metal.

  • Busch: Euro Trade Update Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Last Wednesday, I recommended selling the euro against the dollar because the bad news in Europe was far from over. Here's an update.

  • Unleash the Hogs! China Takes Its Pork Seriously Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
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    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

  • How to Profit From the Bank of Canada Meeting Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    The heat is on up north, with Canada's economy significantly healthier than that of the U.S.  Here's how to trade ahead of the upcoming Bank of Canada meeting.

  • Chadwick: Congress, Raise the Debt Limit NOW! Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:14 AM ET
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    As a Republican, I respect the concept of fiscal conservatism. However, fiscal conservatism must not be embraced at the expense of fiscal pragmatism.

  • Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Monday that he is certain that congressional leaders will strike a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling prior to the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid default.

  • Big US Banks Ate Everyone's Lunch: Strategist Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 4:20 AM ET
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    US banks should be allowed to take a hit from risky investments if the free market is to be preserved, Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, told CNBC Monday.

  • Ratings Agencies on Watch Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
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    Ratings agencies. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em, these pros say.

  • Debt-Ceiling Drama and Euro Jitters Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 9:17 AM ET
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    Bank stress tests are straining the euro and the dollar is awaiting a deluge - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • US Default Inevitable: Fund Manager Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
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    A U.S. default isn't a matter of "if" but "when," David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • The Wild Stunts Some Will Pull to Get a Job Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 2:28 PM ET
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    You wouldn't believe the wild stunts some people will pull to get a job. One unemployed man is willing to die to get a job ... sort of. "This is a real every man for himself type economy right now," he said. Click through to read his life-or-death offer.

  • What to Do About QE3? Not What You Think Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
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    Bernanke is open to a third round of easing if needed - but these strategists are bullish on the dollar anyway.