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    Late last month, LulzSec announced that it was disbanding, and that its members would continue their activities under other banners. But the F.B.I. and other agencies are continuing their pursuit, the New York Times reports.

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    Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, posting updates saying President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

  • 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.

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    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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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

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    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.