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  • CNBC.com Market Outlook

    CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.

  • Doug Oberhelman

    China's slowing economy is better than a continued boom followed by a bust, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Friday.

  • TD Bank

    TD Bank Group started in Toronto and has become the sixth-largest North American bank by using a basic business model, Ed Clark, the bank's president and CEO, told CNBC Friday.

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    This may come as a surprise: Chinese consumers are often more willing to drop a huge chunk of money on fashion—especially Western brands—than consumers in the US and Europe. This offers a huge opportunity for retailers as China's fashion industry is set to become the world’s second fashion market, and account for about 30 percent of the global fashion market’s growth over the next five years, according to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group.

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    Banks are rolling over wealth management investments to finance real estate and local government projects, raising red flags

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    Corporate Japan has been trapped in a multi-decade long slump, but ‘Made in Japan’ is still demonstrating remarkable resilience, with brands including Sony, Panasonic and Canon dominating the list of the most valued brands in Asia-Pacific for 2011, according to a recent survey by global media firm Haymarket Media.

  • Dan DiMicco gives Cramer his 3-point plan for creating jobs in the U.S.

  • Copper Tubing

    Slowing manufacturing demand for copper in China and throughout southeast Asia did not put much of a dent in Freeport McMoRan's second-quarter earnings.  But the company could adjust if growth falls too low, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.

  • Nicholas Pinchuk

    For the automotive-repair sector, the economy is good, Snap-On CEO Nicholas Pinchuk, told CNBC Thursday.

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    Why fake the products, when you can copy the entire store? The BirdAbroad blog posted photos and a detailed description of a fake Apple store in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming.

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    The price of gold could beat the record high of $1,609.51 an ounce it hit earlier this week, a fund manager told CNBC Thursday.

  • China Property Shares to End Year 20% Lower: Pro

    Shares of Chinese property heavyweights that significantly outperformed in the first half of the year could lose as much as a fifth of their value from now until the end of 2011, says one analyst.

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    Asia has been a bright spot in the global employment picture, but a recent survey by recruitment firm Hudson indicates that hiring expectations across the region’s key financial markets are dipping.

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    It is well known that international bond investors have loaned tens of billions of dollars to Chinese companies in recent years and that some of those companies, notably Sino Forest and China Forestry, are now in distress. The FT reports.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    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.

  • Apple Earnings Reaction

    Analysis of the tech giant's massive earnings and if the company can continue to beat expectations, with Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Apple's Earnings Shine

    China is a huge driver of the next leg of growth. Breaking down the eye-popping earnings results of the tech giant, with Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets.

  • An elderly Chinese woman with her grandchildren make their way along a slum area where they live in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on May 21, 2011. China has vowed to more than double land supply for low-cost housing in 2011, an apparent effort to ease social tensions over high home prices and atone for missing a similar target in 2010.

    An inevitable slowdown in the Chinese economy may be attributed to a range of reasons from headwinds in the global growth to a maturing economy, but analysts believes changing demographics may be the Achilles’ heel to China’s growth.

  • Transformers

    Chinese audiences watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will recognize more than just the alien robot stars from the previous movies. In the latest blockbuster sequel, which opens on Thursday, household Chinese brand names loom large as part of an unprecedented product placement push. The FT reports.