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    Cummins Chief Executive Tim Solso told CNBC Thursday the United States lacks a qualified workforce with the kinds of technical skills he needs for his engine-making business.

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    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains what China's currency situation means for U.S. consumption and how it affects the entire U.S. and global economies.

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    Countries around the world keep their currencies pegged to the U.S. dollar, but how is this balance maintained? We saw in a previous video how a floating exchange rate can significantly affect international trade, but how is this achieved?

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    You've probably heard about the global controversy surrounding the Chinese currency: international leaders have criticized the Chinese government for keeping the value of the Yuan artificially low, because an artificially undervalued Yuan has serious implications for international trade.

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    New economic stats on retail sales from both China and the U.S. show there’s no double-dip recession out there — no matter what the bears-gone-viral may be telling you. No Armageddon. And no stock market crash either. Actually, Tuesday’s 123-point Dow gain to get back over 12,000 is a key sign that the stock correction may be over.

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    Default fears persist, Swiss economic outlook lists, Chilean peso lifts. Time for your FX Fix.

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    The Chinese government is engineering a softer landing for the world’s second-largest economy, a fund manager specializing in Asia told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The commodities bubble is not set to burst, and any easing off of copper prices will be temporary, Stephen Twyerould, CEO of Excelsior Mining told CNBC.

  • Over the past two and a half years, thousands of workers, villagers and children have been found to be suffering from toxic levels of lead exposure, mostly caused by pollution from battery factories. The NYT reports.

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    Until 1990, Japan was the most successful large economy in the world. Almost nobody predicted what would happen to it in the succeeding decades. Today, people are in awe of the achievements of China. Is it conceivable that this colossus could fail? The answer is: yes, according to FT's Martin Wolf

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    The Nasdaq China Index is moving towards the upper edge of the historical trading band near 190. This is a well-defined support level. Aggressive traders will look for a rebound development from this level.

  • The “Mad Money” host explains why he thinks these four milestones are important.

  • China is adequately managing the slowdown of its economy, David Riedel said. Here's how investors should trade it.

  • Street Fight: China

    Discussing whether your money is safe in the China trade, with David Riedel, Riedel Research, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on precious metal trades.

  • Sino-Forest CEO Fires Back

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on Sino-Forest CEO's response to allegations that the company has inaccuracies in its public reports and financial statements.

  • Indonesia's rupiah is on a roll and high frequency traders are on the prowl. Time for your FX Fix.

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    The “shadow” banking system in China is the biggest matter for concern for those thinking about investing in the country, Bhanu Baweja, head of research and emerging markets strategy at UBS, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks to Watch

    Weighing in on how the markets will be impacted by the uncertainty in Europe, with Kevin Caron, Stifel Nicolaus and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities.

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    The U.S. economy continues to expand, but the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — are showing a moderation in economic activity.

  • Apartments in China

    With Europe embroiled in the sovereign debt crisis and the US economy not recovering as quickly or as strongly as hoped, investors have now turned their attention to a slowdown in Chinese economic activity.