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  • Will Pot TV Show Bring 'High' Ratings? Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:26 AM ET

    Tips for cultivating marijuana. Testimonials by patients about its medical benefits. Cannabis cooking lessons. Even citations for award-winning strains of pot. Viewers here can now watch, every week, what amounts to a pro-weed news program.

  • Market Tips: China Stocks Have More Room to Sink Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 4:16 AM ET

    Global stocks reached new 11-month highs on Friday, boosted by positive Chinese economic data. The Shanghai Composite closed 2.2 percent higher after robust retail, production and investment data for August indicated China's economy is accelerating. But experts tell CNBC Chinese stocks will see another correction before year end.

  • Market Tips: Oil to Hit $90; Sugar 'Incredibly Cheap' Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    The 2009 stock market rally continued unabated on Thursday as global stocks hit fresh 11-month highs. Experts tell CNBC they see for long-term upside for oil and that sugar holds value.

  • Market Tips: US Markets Could Climb 15-20% Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 7:23 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Wednesday, taking a breather after hitting 11-month highs the previous day as gold breeched the $1,000 an ounce mark. Experts tell CNBC world markets will continue to make gains, with the U.S. possibly rising another 15-20 percent.

  • Market Tips: Dollar to Fall as Stocks Get Hot Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Global stocks rose for the second day in a row on Tuesday with emerging market shares hitting new year highs and gold rising above $1,000 an ounce. Experts tell CNBC the dollar will fall in the short-term as investors' interest in stocks peaks.

  • Market Tips: Buy Stocks Gently; Gold May Hit $1,650 Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Monday as investors jumped back into equities. Experts tell CNBC investors should buy bonds when the market dips and to gently increase their exposure to stocks.

  • Market Tips: Gold to $1,300; Bullish on Commodities Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    Global stocks gained on Friday, although investors were cautious ahead of the U.S. jobs data out later in the day. Some investors have begun to pull back from equities, expecting a correction after such a long rally.

  • Big Machinery Firm Faces 'Muted Recovery': Analyst Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    There’s been too much hype around Caterpillar versus the expected reality of a muted recovery in construction activity, said Eli Lustgarten, analyst at Longbow Research.

  • Tesco, British Grocer, Uses Weather to Predict Sales Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 4:05 AM ET

    Britain often conjures images of unpredictable weather. Such randomness has prompted Tesco, the country’s largest grocery chain, to create its own weather team in hopes of better forecasting temperatures and how consumer demand changes with them, the New York Times reported.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • Funny Business Product of the Week Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    The Washington Post this week pulled the curtain back on a new product, Doc Bottoms Aspray, the first "all over" deodorant that "goes where other deodorants can't". The following YouTube video proceed to show us just exactly what that means. It's gotten over 300,000 hits in a month.

  • Vote For Best Stock Market Crash-Er Squirrel Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
    Crasher Squirrel

    And it begins. Here are my six picks for best (or weirdest) financially-themed use of the now-famous "Crasher Squirrel" of Banff, the critter that's been popping up in every piece of pop culture.

  • Awwww...That's So Cute I May Be Sick Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Monday got you down? Here's a website guaranteed to make you smile. CuteOverload.com. It's so cute! Then it just keeps getting... cuter. Finally, you feel kind of sick.

  • Now Lenny Dykstra Takes On Insurance Industry Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    The Lenny Dykstra bankruptcy saga is like a reality TV show, which is exactly what he says he's working on ("Tough as Nails"? "Nailed"? "Biting Nails"? "Hang Nails"?). There will be no lack of drama.

  • More "Crasher Squirrel" Photos Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Chief Brody and squirrel

    Please submit your "Crasher Squirrel" photo with a financial theme to the blog email at the bottom for the latest "Funny Business Contest With a Pathetic Prize."

  • Author Goes Naked, But Not In Times Square Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
    David Seaman

    He didn't do it. I mean, he didn't do it in Times Square.

  • The Crasher Squirrel Contest Begins! Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
    Crasher Squirrel with Erin Burnett

    Veteran Funny Business reader Jeff Jacobs has taken "The Stock Market Crasher Squirrel Contest" to heart and already submitted several entries. Keep them coming!

  • Crasher Squirrel Boosts Banff Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:49 PM ET
    Crasher Squirrel with Warren Buffett

    The couple who took the photo of "Crasher Squirrel" may not be cashing in yet (see my previous post), but I've learned via Twitter that the Canadian tourist mecca of Banff is!

  • Can "Crasher Squirrel" Make Money? Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    Crasher Squirrel

    If there was ever an opportunity to cash in on nonsense, it's the squirrel who forced its way into a self-timed photo by Melissa and Jackson Brandts while they vacationed in Banff. Who wants to worry about healthcare and the national debt when we can all look at THIS?

  • India Needs 'Infrastructure Binge' to Get More Cash Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    India could become an investment magnet among emerging markets if economic reforms are put into effect and if the new coalition government finds way to fix the country's crumbling infrastructure, experts interviewed by CNBC said.