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  • China’s Efforts to Retain Scientists Paying Off Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    China’s government has spent billions in recent years in building a top-notch research establishment, hoping to keep its best scientists working here and lure back those who are abroad. And the effort is beginning to pay off. The New York Times reports.

  • Near Cambodia's Temple Ruins, a Devotion to Learning Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 8:18 PM ET

    Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The NYT reports.

  • Chinese Companies Face Migrant Worker Lottery Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    After the holiday ends next week, many Chinese businesses will have to start finding new workers as more workers than ever before will not return — as many migrants take up new jobs in inland provinces.  The Financial Times reports.

  • China Breaks 30-Year Tradition With Davos Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Davos | World Economic Forum

    China will break with a 30-year tradition by not sending high-level officials to the World Economic Forum at Davos, which falls this year in the middle of Chinese New Year festivities. The Financial Times reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gas Futures Biggest Gainer Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Gas Futures Biggest Gainer

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including a number of refinery closures that could help drive the price of gasoline higher.

  • Don't Blame ETFs for Market Volatility: Vanguard CIO Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    The chief investment officer of Vanguard defended exchange-traded funds, telling CNBC Monday they are a low-cost way to broadly diversify and are not the cause of stock market volatility.

  • Blog: Rebuilding America With US - Not Chinese Steel Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.

  • Yoshikami: Six Trends for 2012 Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:48 AM ET

    With the new year we thought it might make sense to outline our major themes for 2012.

  • Your Currency Trade on China's Economy Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    China's growth rate is slowing, and investors are hoping for easier monetary policy. Here's how to trade the possibility

  • Climate Change and its Impact on Food Prices Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.

  • How the US Lost Out on iPhone Work Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 4S

    Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since moved most its massive manufacturing operation overseas, raising questions about what corporate America owes Americans.

  • CNBC Poll: Has Globalization Backfired On The West? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Gordon Brown, former U.K. prime minister, center, participates in a panel discussion with Tidjane Thiam, chief executive officer of Prudential Plc, left, and George Yeo, Singapore's foreign minister, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting.

    Globalization is no longer a trend; it is the norm. It may be too soon to call it a reversal of fortune but globalization is no longer a one-way street.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • Drop Defensive Trade, No Double Dip Ahead: Barclays Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Investors have reason to be more optimistic again and should start taking on more risk as the likelihood of a new global recession has faded, Larry Kantor, Head of Research at Barclays Capital said on Friday.

  • China Set to Buy Stake in Thames Water Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    London Bridge

    A Chinese sovereign wealth fund is poised to buy a stake in the water network that serves London, in what would be the fund’s first acquisition in the UK following investment talks with British politicians. The Financial Times reports.

  • Natural Gas Outlook: How Low Can it Go? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Natural Gas Outlook: How Low Can it Go?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the continuous slide in natural gas prices, now at a 10-year low, and how investors who bet on a bounce are getting burned.

  • Freeport McMoRan CEO on Profit Loss Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Freeport McMoRan CEO on Profit Loss

    Insight on the copper producer's Q4 results, with Richard Adkerson, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold president/CEO.

  • All's Right With the World! Really? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    All's right with the world: Really? It sure looks like risk aversion is receding. Here's the evidence.

  • Euro Gets a Lift, China Inks a Deal Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    Bond auctions squeeze euro shorts and China signs a currency swap pact - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke has told National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. that the political situation in China is “very, very delicate” and the country’s human rights record had worsened.