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  • Major Pension Plan Sues Wal-Mart Over Bribery Case Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
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    One of the nation’s largest pension plans filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Wal-Mart’s leadership of breaching its fiduciary duty in connection with a bribery scandal at the retailer’s Mexican subsidiary. The New York Times reports.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    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.

  • Chen Guangcheng Calls Into China Commission Hearing Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
    Chen Guangcheng Calls Into China Commission Hearing

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest developments in the China dissident drama, including a phone call from Chen Guangcheng into the hearing on Capitol Hill to plead his case.

  • Paul: The High Cost of Our Addiction to China Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
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    Too many Americans are addicted to cheap credit and to artificially cheap Chinese imports at big box stores

  • Is a Europe-Only Recession in the Cards? Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
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    Manufacturing reports suggest Europe could slide into recession without the rest of the world, creating fallout for the euro.

  • Market Reforms a Game Changer for China Stocks Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:37 AM ET
    An investor smiles at a stock exchange hall on August 10, 2011 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    Recent market reforms announced by the Chinese authorities are proving to be a game changer for the country’s stock market, with the Shanghai Composite index breaking above its 200-day moving average on Wednesday.

  • Stephen Roach, senior executive with Morgan Stanley

    The U.S. fixation on China's currency is "old" and it is time the debate moved on to more important issues such as trade and market access, said Stephen Roach, the former Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

  • Where the Australian Dollar Is Headed Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:32 PM ET
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    The Australian dollar has had a rough ride lately, and this strategist says more troubles await.

  • Worst Over for China Commercial Real Estate: SOHO CEO Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
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    The worst is over for China’s commercial real estate industry and the government’s policy to provide more credit for private firms should help the sector, Zhang Xin, Chief Executive Officer of SOHO China, the largest property developer in Beijing said.

  • Market Outlook: Time to Invest? Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:43 PM ET
    Market Outlook: Time to Invest?

    CNBC's latest survey says 61% believe now is the time to put money back into the markets. Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, discusses where opportunity exists in the market and whether earnings are the best indicator of the market's status.

  • The Next $1 Trillion Nations: Turkey and Indonesia? Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    Turkey and Indonesia could be the next economies to reach $1 trillion-status, Ruchir Sharma, author of "Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles", told CNBC.

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    Weak manufacturing dents the euro and currency ETFs just can't get enough love - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Has Australia’s Rate Cut Put the Carry Trade at Risk? Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:27 AM ET
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    The Australian dollar carry trade, popular among investors to cash in on the interest rate differential between countries, is losing its appeal following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) interest rate cut, say forex strategists, who expect further policy easing by the central bank this year.

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    The European Union’s efforts in establishing a permanent rescue fund to prevent financial risks is ‘laudable’ and have boosted market confidence in the region, China’s Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The greenback and the U.S. bond market are headed for a collapse as the Federal Reserve loses the ability to service the nation’s debt with “artificially low” interest rates, Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • China’s Vanishing Trade Imbalance Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:54 PM ET
    Nanjing street shopping district.

    America’s economic imbalance with China has been a singular concern of policy makers for more than half a decade. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Lindsey Graham wanted to punish China for pegging the exchange rate to the dollar in 2005 — arguing that its policy of cheapening the currency to subsidize exports was fueling a huge trade surplus that cost America jobs.

  • Aussie Falls on Rate Cut, Kiwi Slips on Trade Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 7:26 AM ET
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    A rate cut dents the Aussie dollar and economic blues hit the buck - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Stocks Battle the Growth Paradox Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:09 AM ET
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    The best economic growth story of the 21st century has been a poor investment play. While its gross domestic product has shot up, China’s equity market has languished. The FT reports.

  • 'May Day' Market Closings: Quiet Day for US? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Emerging Markets Globe

    Several major markets around the world will be closed Tuesday for May Day, which will help limit volatility for U.S. equities.

  • US Likely Added Only 125,000 Jobs in April: Goldman Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:04 AM ET
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    Goldman Sachs is turning increasingly bearish on the U.S. economy, expecting the nation to have added only 125,000 new jobs in April, as the effects of a warm winter, which buoyed employment late last year, wear off.