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    Fed officials rattle the dollar and Australians get to work - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

    The second bailout for Greece, the epicenter of the euro zone debt crisis, and recent liquidity programs have not resolved the euro zone debt crisis and the EU is unlikely to survive, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management said on Thursday.

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    Europe's debt problems, pushed into the background by an American-style central bank liquidity surge, have come back to revisit the markets, perhaps sooner than many investors had expected.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    The international spotlight will be trained on Greek politics in May, as a Greek population straining at the reins of austerity takes to the ballot box.

  • Market Halfway Through a Correction?

    Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, says the markets are halfway through a correction, "in terms of the dimensions of the decline."

  • Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    Global utilities have underperformed in 2012, but opportunities exist for investors in well regulated and politically stable regions, Per Lekander, analyst at UBS, told CNBC.

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    Directors often dole out personal safety perks to ease a chief executive’s tax bill. By classifying the benefits as security measures, the executives typically get a better tax treatment on the services.  It’s a common corporate tax trick. The New York Times reports.

  • Spain

    With its falling home prices and rising corporate and personal bankruptcies, Spain — whose economy is nearly five times larger than Greece — has now become the greatest threat to the global markets.

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    The outlook for stock markets is "more promising today than it was near the end of last year," and the bull market has a way to go despite the temporary "bump steer" caused by last Friday's dismal jobs report, a strategist told CNBC.com on Tuesday.

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    The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.

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    This week's market action serves as a vivid reminder of how dependent valuations are on central bank policies, and especially the aggressive provision of liquidity by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

  • Spain the New Greece?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weighs in on Spain's debt to GDP ratio and what it means for the larger European debt crisis.

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    Anyone expecting the Bank of England to make a move on interest rate or monetary easing policy this month is guaranteed to be disappointed, economists have told CNBC.com

  • Although stocks closed down for the second straight day, Cramer on Wednesday called it nothing more than a “rain delay.”

  • Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.

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    The negative market reaction to signs that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to take part in more quantitative easing soon has led to worries that the market rally will fade.

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    The euro is on a downward path against the dollar, though the pair are likely to remain in the same general range they have been trading in for the past two years, because the greenback is not necessarily a better currency.

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    When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

  • Cashin's Market Wisdom

    Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, reflects on his time at Paine Webber, as it celebrates its listing 40 years ago.

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    Like a marriage that no longer works, the euro zone should accept its fate, split up and get divorced, according to Roubini Global Economics.