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  • Rogers: 'I Hope That the Chinese Market Collapses So I Can Buy Shares'

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman, explains his bullish outlook on grains and China; how he views a global slowdown as a buying opportunity; and why he would buy gold on a dip.

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    German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.

  • ETF Strategist: Getting Your Arms Around Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
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    In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio: Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable  minefield.

  • Drones Set Sights on US Skies Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
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    Unmanned drones are typically associated with war and spying. But a new law will permit the use of drones in the US for everything from selling real estate to dusting crops and monitoring oil spills.

  • Cramer Refutes Bearish Arguments Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

    “These pullbacks are temporary and not malignant,” the “Mad Money” host said.

  • Rodenator: Small Business vs. Small Critters Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:50 PM ET
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    One of the most popular booths at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., is Rodenator Worldwide. Why? You have to see it in action.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.

  • Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
    Godiva CEO on Valentine's Sales

    Today is the biggest selling day of the year, explains Jim Goldman, Godiva Chocolatier president/CEO, who discusses the products that are sold and the cost of cocoa prices.

  • Syngenta Eyes More Earnings Growth in 2012 Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 3:07 AM ET
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    Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, is aiming for higher earnings this year as price hikes and cost-cuts are expected to help it offset the impact of the strong Swiss franc and raw material prices.

  • Dupont Agriculture Business Up in Volatile Times Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 1:52 PM ET
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    Volatility has become a way of life, but people still have to eat. That's why sales at Dupont's agricultural businesses, including seed and insecticide, have been strong, according to CEO Ellen Kullman.

  • UPS, FedEx Growing by Tapping 'Adjacent Business' Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
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    Instead of just shipping products for companies, UPS and FedEx are also storing, maintaining and even customizing products — all with their own employees. CNBC's Brian Shactman explains.

  • Ohio Dairy Farm Coddles Cows With . . . Waterbeds? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    If you want great milk, you need happy and healthy cows. At Conrad's Dairy Farm, that means pampering their milk producers with waterbeds.

  • Climate Change and its Impact on Food Prices Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
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    Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.

  • How UPS, Fed Ex Move 25 Million Packages a Day Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
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    CNBC's Brian Shactman goes inside the mad dash to move more than 25-million packages a day. It’s a revealing look at a complex system of jaw dropping automation at industry giants UPS and Fed Ex.

  • Dennis Gartman Sees Ag, Fertilizer Growth In 2012 Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    Signs look positive for the agricultural and fertilizer industries in 2012, and U.S. companies would likely benefit the most, investor Dennis Gartman said on “Fast Money.”

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    The new head of the U.N. food agency said he expects food prices to remain volatile in 2012 —and more people will go hungry.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    Mitt Romney, well aware of the Christian conservatives aligned against him, is devoting special attention to voters who he thinks should be natural supporters: businesspeople who appreciate his private-sector experience and his focus on the economy.

  • Cramer: This Money-Making Trend Isn't Going Away Soon Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host details a long-term theme he thinks is worth considering.

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    Milk is on track to be the top performing commodity for the year, in terms of price percentage gains.