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  • MINNEAPOLIS-- 3 M Co. makes an array of stuff that, taken together, can be a good indicator of where the economy is today, and where it's headed. That's what investors will be looking for when 3 M reports third-quarter results on Tuesday. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 3 M makes Post-it notes.

  • Mad Money October 17, 2012

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

  • China: Hard or Soft Landing?

    How certain is a hard landing in China? George Iwankicki of JPMorgan Asset Management, manages the JPMorgan's Emerging Economies Fund that is overweight China and is outperforming the emerging markets index YTD, and explains why he is so bullish on the country.

  • NEW YORK-- A surprisingly strong housing report helped push the stock market mostly higher Wednesday, while weak earnings reports from Intel and IBM weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average. Better results from Mattel, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson& Johnson shot the stock market higher Tuesday.

  • A Foxconn executive has acknowledged that the company is having trouble making enough iPhone 5s—creating a supply problem that has contributed to Apple's (AAPL) falling stock price and led to analysts cutting their estimates for the company's December quarter.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gasoline Prices Falling Fast

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • NEW YORK-- Can't figure out how to dress as a binder full of women for Halloween? The Yellow One is flying off the shelves after Mitt Romney's threat to do away with government support for PBS.

  • CAIRO-- Syria's wealthy, long cultivated by President Bashar Assad as a support for his regime, are seeing their businesses pummeled by the bloody civil war. Assad may not have lost the backing of Syria's business elite, but some are losing faith.

  • MIAMI-- A Florida man was charged Wednesday with smuggling dinosaur fossils into the United States, including a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton from Mongolia, federal prosecutors said.

  • LONDON-- The number of people who caught tuberculosis last year inched downward according to an estimate by the World Health Organization, but the agency warned that drug-resistant strains are still spreading.

  • A jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai

    A new study says there are 2,725 women in China worth $30 million or more. They are a huge market for luxury marketers — provided the luxury companies predict their desires accurately.

  • WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney teed up the last three weeks of the presidential election as a question of which man voters can trust to improve the economy. Obama, vastly more animated than in his first debate, accused Romney of misleading voters about his record on China, the U.S. auto industry and U.S. energy production.

  • MILWAUKEE-- Water-heater maker A.O. Smith's net income dropped 80 percent from last year's third quarter, when it gained from an asset sale. A.O. Smith raised its full-year earnings forecast, saying it expects its business to continue to perform well through the end of the year.

  • NEW YORK-- A surprisingly strong housing report helped push the stock market mostly higher Wednesday, even as weak earnings reports from Intel and IBM weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average.

  • BEIJING-- A glance at history suggests it's easier for a Chinese woman to orbit Earth than to land a spot on the highest rung of Chinese politics. "You are so young, so beautiful," state media quoted Liu as telling the teacher, Zhang Lili. " Leadership transitions only happen once a decade in China.

  • BEIJING-- In the simplistic narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.

  • NEW YORK-- Fertilizer maker Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. said Wednesday that its full-year earnings will come in below the low end of its prior forecast mostly because of weaker-than-expected potash sales volumes due to contract delays. The Canadian company previously predicted earnings in a range of $2.80 to $3.20 per share.

  • Aussie Jumps, Euro Lifts, Korea Cuts

    Spain avoids a cut and the British go to work — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • NEW YORK-- PepsiCo Inc.' s net income dipped 5 percent in the third quarter, as the food and beverage maker poured more money into bolstering its flagship brands and developing new products that position it for the future.

  • Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has named McKinsey& Co. senior partner Dominic Casserley its next CEO, starting Jan. 7. The London- based company also said Wednesday that Steve Hearn, 46, will serve as Willis Group deputy CEO.