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  • Big Show for Boeing's New Boss Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    The world's No. 2 aircraft maker put top salesman Ray Conner in charge of its commercial plane unit only last week, and faces international customers' questions on how it plans to replace its successful but aging 777 mini-jumbo.

  • Is Italy Living on Borrowed Time and Money? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 7:11 AM ET
    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy

    Italy is back in the spotlight as the focus for market concerns once again, with bond yields higher than Ireland’s and increasing concern about the political situation in the euro zone’s third-largest economy.

  • An employee stacks grills for Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. Emgrand 7 series automobiles at the company's factory in Cixi, Zhejiang Province, China.

    The United States has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), accusing China of imposing unfair duties on its automobile exports, but an expert told CNBC's "Cash Flow" he expects the U.S. will lose the case.

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    While a slowdown in Macau, the world’s number one gaming destination by revenue, has many analysts lowering growth forecasts and cutting stock prices, Goldman Sachs says there’s too much pessimism over the gaming market and investors could see good value in the long term in certain stocks.

  • What China's Interest Rate Cut Means for the Banks Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 1:48 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Shanghai.

    China’s surprise interest rate cut led to a selloff in mainland banking stocks Friday on concerns over the impact of policy easing on the lenders’ net interest margins as well as worries over economic growth.

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    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

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    The rate cuts from three major economies on Thursday may have dominated headlines, but it did little to inspire confidence in global stock markets, which fell as investors took the move to mean the world economy remains in trouble.

  • Chinese Cars Make Valuable Gains in Emerging Markets Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:19 PM ET
    Workers assemble one of the many car models at Chinese carmaker's Chery Automobile plant.

    China is shipping just a few thousand cars a year to the EU and virtually none to the U.S. But China’s exports to emerging markets are surging as its own auto market slows and its automakers keep pouring billions into new factories. The New York Times reports.

  • China’s Surprise Rate Cut Signals More Trouble Ahead Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 9:11 PM ET

    China’s unexpected cut in interest rates – the second in less than a month – suggests that the world’s second-biggest economy is in worse shape than it appears and the government is getting worried about growth prospects ahead of the release of key economic data next week.

  • Activision's Push Into China Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 8:20 PM ET
    Activision's Push Into China

    Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision talks about the firm's tie up with China's Tencent and plans to introduce the "Call of Duty" game to China.

  • Chaikin: Earnings Strength to Come From Tech, Retail Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Chaikin: Earnings Strength to Come From Tech, Retail

    Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.

  • Bulls Get Rate Cuts, but No Rally Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    On Thursday, many investors were baffled by the price action in the S&P, which traded in the red, despite catalysts that should have been bullish. What gives?

  • Consumer Losing Steam? Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Consumer Losing Steam?

    Discussing China and the ECB's decision to cut bank interest rates, the dip in gold and unemployment, with Dan Greenhaus of BTIG; and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Research analyst shares her outlook on the retail sector since this morning's disappointing June same-store sales numbers.

  • Is Congress to Blame for a Downshifting US Economy? Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    Evidence is mounting that the economy is taking a hit because Congress can't – or won't – deal with the 'fiscal cliff' looming at year's end. The fight on Capitol Hill last summer over the national debt limit also took an economic toll., the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Speculation over whether China’s central bank will cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for lenders as early as this weekend heightened on Thursday after local media reports urged the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) to act to boost liquidity and spur economic growth.

  • No Bottom in Sight for China Coal Prices: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    A bag of coals picked out from gangue stockpiles at a coal-chosen factory in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Coal prices in China have fallen almost 20 percent since the beginning of the year, with analysts expecting further declines as inventories remain high and coal mines in China continue to ramp up production.

  • Bullish Sign? Even Wall Street Thinks Stocks Are Dead Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    For a group notorious for its irrational exuberance at the very worst times, Wall Street strategists have taken a decidedly bearish tack as of late.

  • Fashion Houses Get in on 'Hard' Luxury Boom Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton Store

    The hottest trend in fashion of the moment is branded jewelry, as companies that specialize in ‘soft’ luxury goods debut ‘hard’ luxury lines.

  • Momentum Builds in China, but Data May Cap Gains Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:57 AM ET

    Positive momentum is building in the Chinese market, although upside may be capped by the upcoming release of earnings and economic data.

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    The unexpected move by Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, to restrict car purchases by putting a cap on vehicle registrations, led to a selloff in auto stocks on Tuesday and analysts say the move is negative for the country’s auto sector, as it sets a precedent for other cities to implement similar measures.