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  • Deaths From Cantaloupe Listeria Rise Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 1:55 PM ET
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    At least 13 people in eight states have died after eating cantaloupe contaminated with listeria, in the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in the United States in more than a decade, public health officials said on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Hog Wild: The Great Bacon Crime Spree of 2011 Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 12:31 PM ET
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    We tried to warn you about the coming bacon crisis. Did you listen? Nooooo. Well, guess what? Now the Midwest is suffering a devastating bacon crime spree.

  • Cramer Takes Your Questions Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    Get Cramer's calls on Universal Display, Caterpillar, Deere and more.

  • Texas Cattle Ranchers Lose $Billions Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
    Texas Cattle Ranchers Lose $Billions

    The Lone Star state is recording the driest 11 months on record. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details on an estimated $2 billion dollars in livestock losses for the year.

  • Bitter Battle Over Corn Syrup Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
    Bitter Battle Over Corn Syrup

    CNBC's Jane Wells has an update on the legal battle between sugar and corn.

  • In Italian Heartland, Indians Keep the Cheese Coming Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
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    Indians have been flocking to Italy, with thousands helping to support the dairy industry. The NYT reports.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 6:01 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Healthy Eating Puts Dent in US Wallets: Study Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:00 PM ET
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    A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.

  • Business Forecast — Good Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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    Private-sector meteorologists are selling customized weather data to a myriad of enterprises — from agriculture to construction to transportation .

  • Heat From Midwest to NY Not Taking Weekend Off Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
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    A heat wave that spread from the Midwest to the Northeast tormented millions of people with blasts of 100-degree temperatures and bog-like humidity as blackouts struck neighborhoods and deaths were blamed on the hot weather.

  • Heat Wave May Hit Corn Crop—And Food Prices Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 3:51 PM ET
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    If the scorching heat wave continues much longer, there could be an impact on the U.S. corn crop—and on consumer's wallets.

  • The Heat is On: Ag Stocks Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    The Heat is On: Ag Stocks

    An update on how the heat is impacting energy stocks and agriculture, with Rich Ilczyszyn, Lind-Waldock, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Muddy Waters founder Carson Block

    Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters, says he never knew anyone would be interested in his reports on U.S.-listed Chinese companies.

  • Unleash the Hogs! China Takes Its Pork Seriously Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
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    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET
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    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Drought Spreads Pain From Florida to Arizona Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    RIZHAO, CHINA - JANUARY 24: (CHINA OUT) A villager inspects the drought situation on his farmland on January 24, 2011 in Rizhao, Shandong province of China. Facing shortage of water, local government plans to invest 275 million yuan, about 41.7 million US dollars, to build a set of irrigation projects, after a severe drought hit the Sandong Province covering a reported area of more than 20, 106. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in an unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days. The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, the New York Times reports.

  • Corn Supplies Jump, Easing Shortage Worries Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    Corn supplies are forecast to be higher than expected this fall. A larger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

  • Prices Force Blackstone to Drop China Stake Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 | 8:46 PM ET
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    Blackstone pulled out of its investment in a Chinese agricultural company earlier this year after the mainland group warned the buy-out firm that its involvement would complicate moves to raise prices, according to three people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.