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  • The West is only half the way through a 20-year secular downturn that will not end until the children of the US baby boomers begin to flex their financial muscle in about 10 years time, according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.

  • Remember these things the next time stocks take a hit like they did on Wednesday.

  • Here's what analysts are saying about the rest of 2010.

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Uncle Sam and money

    The US public sector is so big that the economy cannot support it and needs to be cut back, Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Newly moneyed citizens give rise to increased spending. And where there’s growth, there’s investing money to be made.

  • The match ball for the opening World Cup fixture between South Africa and Mexico.

    The popularity of NCAA Final Four brackets on Wall Street is well known, mixing the trading floor's love of gambling and sports. But with the World Cup just around the corner, PCs and TV monitors in global financial centers will be tuned to all the latest from South Africa.

  • The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.

  • Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Fluor and the Brazil ETF popped while Ambac and Electronic Arts dropped.

  • Cash Register

    The theme among earnings reports by three consumer powerhouses is that the global recovery continues and the most impressive growth is in emerging markets.

  • Caterpillar is focusing on emerging markets for increased earnings and sales, rather than the US, outgoing CEO Jim Owens told CNBC Monday.

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    The world economy is clearly in a V-shaped recovery and those talking up a double dip recession are way off the mark, Jim O'Neill, the head of global economic research at Goldman Sachs, told

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    From cutting-edge technology to ancient ingenuity, take our quiz to find out how much you know about alternative energy.

  • Brazil, Brazil Flag

    The yuan's peg against the dollar and a bigger say on the international scene may be making all the headlines as the BRIC leaders meet in the Brazilian capital over the next 24 hours. But the big story is the growth in trade and investment between the four economic power houses – and how this is shaping relations between them.

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    As OPEC ministers arrive for their Wednesday meeting in Vienna, most traders and analysts are more focused on charts than chatter, believing OPEC will leave current production quotas intact.

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    Coal is dying as a source of US power generation. Good. Let me count the ways that coal has finally been unmasked as not so cheap power.

  • Cramer has always recommended owning stocks with overseas exposure as one of the best ways to diversify a portfolio. That’s especially true in 2010, he says, because the Democrats controlling Washington have proved themselves very unfriendly toward American business. At the same time, countries overseas are more pro-growth, they seem less skittish about using natural resources, they impose fewer taxes, and they aren’t as exposed to the massive budget deficits we carry here in the States. Put sim

    So what stocks should you buy? Cramer compiled a list of his 10 favorites, picking the best names doing business in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Read on to find out who they are.

  • In talking with global investors and in my recent trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum, I found that people are hardly even talking about Russia anymore. They’ve dropped the ”R“ to the point where it’s become the BIC nations.

  • Brazil’s benchmark index, the Brazilian Bovespa, was up more than 80 percent in 2009, but has fallen 4 percent so far this year. So which way should investors bank on Brazil in 2010? Rob Lutts, founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management shared his insights.

  • Eike Batista is the wealthiest man in Brazil with a net worth of $7.5 billion. Batista is #61 on the Forbes Billionaires list. Maria Bartiromo will sit down with him and discuss a wide-range of topics this afternoon on Closing Bell at 440PM ET.