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  • On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • Tender Greens in San Diego

    Although they all had a background working in Michelin-starred restaurants, what Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressler really craved was “farmer’s market food at a price we could afford,” says Oberholtzer.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.

  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.

  • Recurrent Energy solar power plant on a farm in northern California.

    Farmers in California and Ontario, Canada, are signing 20-year leases with a firm that places small solar installations on marginal land.

  • Corn Crisis Coming?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the price of corn and its impact on feed for raising cows.

  • An aerial shot of Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, green isobutanol plant.

    A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.

  • Audiologist

    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

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    As more legal and illegal immigrants stay home, there is concern about how it will affect the US labor pool, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Herb on the Street: ETF Fees

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.

  • Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colors are sold as Easter gifts

    Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Wheat Fields

    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

    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.

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

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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.

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

  • Jane Wells with Rodenator

    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.

  • 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

    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.