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Bernanke briefing could be political boon for Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's historic decision to hold news briefings may help inoculate the U.S. central bank from political meddling, while offering financial markets more clarity on monetary policy. Full story

Economic perspective on gas prices, debt limit

   Gregory Ip, U.S. Economics Editor at The Economist, joins the show to go over the economic impact of high gas prices and the looming battle over raising the country’s debt ceiling.

State Street operating profit boosted by fee income

BOSTON (Reuters) - State Street Corp <STT.N>, one of the world's largest institutional investors, said quarterly operating earnings rose as improved financial markets helped boost custody servicing and asset management fees. Full story

Some investors fear June swoon after QE2 ends

Could the financial markets be heading for a June swoon? Full story

Greece raises $2.3 billion from financial markets

Debt-heavy Greece managed to borrow €1.62 billion ($2.34 billion) in short-term loans from financial markets on Tuesday, at an interest rate that was only marginally higher than in a similar debt auction last month. Full story

AP names Kevin Shinkle deputy business editor

Kevin Shinkle, an assistant business editor who joined The Associated Press at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and has directed AP's coverage of the financial markets since then, has been promoted to deputy business editor. Full story

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U.S. financial markets are closed for holiday

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  Market effect of Japanese calamity

CNBC’s Erin Burnett tells viewers how the disaster in Japan is affecting the world’s financial market.