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  • A salesman passes In front televisions displayed for sale at a Best Buy store in New York.

    With the holidays looming, it’s easy to fall prey to retail tactics that coax you to spend more as you frantically gather gifts for those on your list. Here are some tips to avoid these spending traps.

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    Euro shorts take cover and Indonesia gets a ratings boost - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

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    Traders have been bracing for sovereign rating cuts in Europe ever since Standard & Poor's issued a warning. Here's what to do.

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    Fitch downgraded its credit ratings on five major European banks as part of a broader review of its ratings on the largest banks in the world.

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    The outlook for the euro is iffy at best, this strategist says - but watch out for positioning risks.

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    Europe clouds the market and the Swiss expect slowness - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    The European Union summit generated some results - but not everything investors hoped for. Here's how to trade the euro now.

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    The euro zone agreement underwhelms and the Australian trade surplus slips — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street on August 11, 2011 in London, England. Mr Cameron hosted a COBRA meeting and a cabinet meeting earlier this morning to discuss the current unrest that has spread across the country. Parliament has been recalled following four days of rioting across the UK.

    Another week, another euro zone crisis! It feels as if this crisis is never ending, self perpetuating until an eventual Armageddon that will at the very best end with the break-up of the euro zone and at the very worst in World War III.

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

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    The European debt crisis has revealed that the euro zone is in a final phase and cannot be saved as a single entity, David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    If European policymakers were looking for further impetus to get a workable solution in place to their debt crisis, Standard & Poor’s may have provided it.

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    The euro slips on credit warnings, and Metallica rocks currencies — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    European leaders are running out of time to resolve the financial crisis afflicting the region, making those leaders' summit on Friday more important than any that has preceded it, according to Moritz Krämer, managing director of European Sovereign Ratings at Standard & Poor's.

  • Amid the discussions of a euro breakup, the single currency is stubbornly strong. Here's how to trade that risk appetite away from the euro zone.

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    Short euro positions hit a high and the Australian dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Hungary's economy ministry says a downgrade to junk status of the country's credit rating by Moody's has no real basis and is part of a series of "financial attacks" against the country.

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    Fitch ratings agency on Thursday downgraded its credit rating for Portugal to BB+ from BBB-citing “large fiscal imbalances” and “high indebtedness across all sectors” as well as a gloomy economic outlook as the main reasons for the country’s fall below investment grade rating.

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    Discussing whether U.S. banks could take a big hit if Europe's debt crisis spreads, with David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group.