November 9th, 2011
08:10 PM ET

William Cohen on a Nuclear Iran: 'My Hope is to Avoid Military Attack'

Former defense secretary William Cohen tells CNN's Erin Burnett there are few good options when it comes to containing a nuclear-armed Iran. "There are three options, none of them good," said Cohen. The options include intensifying sanctions, allowing the bomb, or going to war. "My hope is to avoid military attack."

Filed under: National Security
November 9th, 2011
07:26 PM ET

Bottom Line: The Italian Default Scenario

It's the disastrous scenario that sent the Dow diving 400 points on Wednesday: the collapse of the Italian economy, a failure that could quickly spread through Europe to France and Germany. Why's Italy so critical? And why can't the country be bailed out? Erin Burnett breaks down Italy's debt–and the dominos that could fall.

Filed under: Bottom Line • Economy • Euro
November 9th, 2011
04:32 PM ET

Dow Drops 400 on Euro Fears

The Dow closed 400 points down Wednesday amid investors' concerns over Europe–particularly Italy, Europe's fourth-largest economy, which seems headed deeper into crisis mode. CNN's Erin Burnett joined Wolf Blitzer to break down the day on Wall Street–and what happens next.

Filed under: Economy
November 9th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

We Can't Resist: Open mic gaffes

Presidents Obama and Sarkozy may regret their private opinions of the Israeli PM, but they aren't the first mic gaffes.

Filed under: We Couldn't Resist