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  • Amazon's High Hopes for Its iPad Competitor Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 4:35 AM ET

    One after another, like moths to a flame, technology companies have been seduced into entering the market for tablets. Apple made it look so irresistible, with 29 million eager and sometimes fanatical consumers snapping up an iPad in the device’s first 15 months, the NYT reports.

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    China’s easing inflation and concerns of a global economic slowdown have prompted expectations that Beijing is done with tightening for now. One senior market watcher, however, is going a step further, expecting the central bank to start easing monetary policy.

  • Is the Chinese Economy in Trouble Too? Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    As the US economy teeters on the edge of recession, Europe struggles with a financial crisis and emerging markets Brazil, India show weaknesses, China appears to be in better shape, but “better” is relative. The NYT reports.

  • US Dollar Is ‘Not a Safe Haven’: Jim Rogers Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The U.S. dollar is going higher “against major currencies,” well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday, and that may be out of panic. 

  • Asia Still Looking For a Bigger Voice Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China.

    The appointment of a former Chinese central bank official, Zhu Min as a deputy managing director at the IMF was meant to increase Asia's voice at the Fund. But some current and former policymakers, say the region remains under-represented.

  • US Stocks Bottoming? Not Yet: Art Cashin Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    The U.S. market might be down nearly 4 percent Thursday but Art Cashin isn't sure stocks haven hit bottom yet.

  • Sarkozy Under Pressure From G20 Leaders Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.

  • Sen. Casey: US Trade Policies Hurt American Workers Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    While the buzz word on the hill is taxes, you can also add trade. This week Congress has the three pending trade agreements before them- Panama, Columbia and Korea. Just like taxes, there are two sides to the trade issue.

  • Mad Money, September 21, 2011 Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Mad Money, September 21, 2011

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Dollar Slumps, British Pound Slips Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Nerves ahead of a Fed policy decision, doves at the Bank of England - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • GM's China Syndrome Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:35 PM ET
    GM's China Syndrome

    The automaker is entering a joint venture to build electric cars in China but will that result in leaking trade secrets? CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • China to Rescue Europe, US? Not Yet: IMF Adviser Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    China can do little in the short run to bail out the struggling U.S. and European economies, International Monetary Fund senior adviser Jorg Decressin told CNBC Tuesday.  But that could change in four or five years.

  • GM's China Deal Shows the Future Path of EVs Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    GM isn't sitting still. It knows that the future of electric cars will be written in China, so the company is putting its EV development in Shanghai, not Detroit.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Mortgage rates in Hong Kong, which have jumped nearly 200 basis points (bps) over the last 6 months, could rise to as much as 4.5 percent by the end of 2012, according to Barclays Capital, making it much harder for first-time homebuyers to enter the market.

  • National Success Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:12 AM ET
    Man with wings

    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

  • The Hong Kong dollar has been in the spotlight since investor Bill Ackman announced he had taken a big long position in the currency. Whether you should is another matter.

  • 'Most Dangerous Decade Since the 1950s': Strategist Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Over the 100 years from 1950 to 2050, this decade will be seen as the "inflection decade" as both the developed and emerging economies make radical changes to adapt to a more dominant Asia, Anil Gupta, professor of strategy at University of Maryland told CNBC Monday.

  • Censors Kill Off China’s 'Super Girl' Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | 11:47 PM ET

    Super Girl, China’s version of Pop Idol, is to be dropped from television schedules in spite of attracting 400 million viewers at its peak, following government pressure on a program that some officials saw as subversive because the audience voting too closely represented Western-style democracy. The FT reports.

  • Solar News: Solyndra & First Solar Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Solar News: Solyndra & First Solar

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the latest details on communication between White House officials over Solyndra. Also, weighing in on a bold sell for First Solar today that sent the stock lower, with Gordon Johnson, Axiom Capital analyst.

  • Trump Says He May Run for President as Independent Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 8:42 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Don't count Donald Trump out yet: The firebrand businessman says he is still contemplating a run for president if the current horserace doesn't turn out to his liking.