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    The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.

  • Chrysler Repays TARP Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
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    The Treasury announced Chrysler has repaid its TARP obligations. So, how is the government's auto bailout program doing? Ron Bloom, Special Assistant to President Obama for manufacturing policy weighs in.

  • UK's Care Homes System on the Critical List Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:48 AM ET
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    It is often cheaper for local authorities in the UK to keep old people in their own homes, with regular visits from health and social care workers, than in a care home.

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET
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    The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?

  • Off The Chart Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:00 PM ET
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    Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes.  Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked.  Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.

  • Super Fruits, Sensational Claims Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Health-conscious U.S. consumers  are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called superfruits annually, even as critics contend their nutritional benefits are overblown and, in some cases, nonexistent.

  • France's Unemployed About to Become Criminals? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:30 AM ET
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    French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.

  • Long-Term Care Comes Of Age Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:30 AM ET
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    After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
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    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

  • Farm Subsidies Face The Budget Axe — Seriously Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
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    With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,

  • High Hopes For High-Tech, High-Yield Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
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    With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply.

  • Would e-Voting Work in the United States? Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 10:09 PM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • CNBC Investing In Green Tech 2011

    Developing alternative fuels takes money and policies as much as it does will and time.  Take NASA as an example.

  • Do You Feel Cheated by IPO Process? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 5:34 PM ET
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  • Does US Need IMF to Get Debt Under Control? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 8:24 AM ET
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  • Are Banks Doing Too Much to Help Homeowners? Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:51 AM ET
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  • Is Market Rally Running Out? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 5:55 PM ET
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  • Is 'The Donald' Presidential Timber? Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
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  • Government Shutdown a ‘Plus for the Markets’ Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:46 PM ET
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    "The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Who's to Blame for Washington Crisis? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:14 PM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.