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  • Wednesday's Top Videos: Rates, Cramer & More Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    See what Beijing is doing to tackle its air pollution problems and listen to a CEO's comments on New York's real estate business. Following are today's top videos:

  • Protests, Ambush Marketing Hurt Olympic Brand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:47 AM ET
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    Protests against China's policies at home and abroad, as well as marketing techniques used by companies that are not official Olympic sponsors, have made the Beijing games a risky proposition for some sponsors.

  • Beijing Subway Seizes Up as Traffic Taken Off Roads Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:06 AM ET
    Passengers crowd a subway platform in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. Beijing authorities are to attempt to slow down the city's population growth in an effort to make it easier to live in. The new city plan is for the population to be kept to 18 million by 2020, from its current 14 million. The city in 1993 had set a target of 14 million by 2040, but that figure was reached in 2003, according to the China Daily newspaper. (AP Photo)

    One of Beijing's most important subway lines seized up on Monday when the mass of passengers forced workers to close off entrances for safety on the first working day of pre-Olympic traffic restrictions.

  • Welcome—Communist Party-Style Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    The 60 million-member Chinese Communist Party, host of the biggest and most expensive Olympics ever, really wants to welcome you to Beijing. But there are a few rules it wants you to know about.

  • Sinopec Sees Lower Profit on Soaring Crude Prices Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 8:30 PM ET
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    Top Asian oil refiner Sinopec estimated that its net profit in the first half of this year would fall by more than 50% compared with the same period a year ago after soaring crude prices pushed its refining business deep into the red.

  • Web Extra: Beware Of Broken China? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 7:00 PM ET
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    In Thursday’s Web Extra the traders talk China – now growing at its slowest pace since 2005. Also Pete Najarian has more fun with Pharma.

  • China's Economy Slows, Inflation Still High Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 11:31 PM ET
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    China's economy slowed in the second quarter under the weight of slower exports and a drive by the central bank to tighten credit, but inflationary pressures remained uncomfortably high, the government said on Thursday.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Oil Reversal May Be Imminent Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 10:35 PM ET
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    As global demand for oil slows supply should build. Does that mean the energy bull has run its course. Basically, yes. Click here to find out more and tells us what you think!

  • Yum Margins Weaken, Sending Shares Lower Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 5:59 PM ET
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    Yum Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, on Wednesday posted a 5 percent rise in quarterly profit, but shares fell more than 5 percent as rising commodity prices ate into restaurant margins in the United States and China.

  • China Says Olympic Sailing Venue Now Algae-Free Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:16 AM ET
    Chinese soldiers remove blue green algae from a beach in Qingdao, eastern China, Wednesday, July 2, 2008. A little over a month before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games the venue for the sailing events in Qingdao has been invaded by a forest of blue green algae. City officials say they'll need at least two weeks to clear coastal waters, mobilizing 10,000 workers aboard 1,000 boats. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    A massive algae bloom that threatened the Olympic Games sailing venue at the Chinese coastal resort of Qingdao has now almost been cleared, state media reported on Wednesday.

  • Not All in Beijing Gain from the Games Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 12:22 AM ET
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    Zhou Zhilian is one of thousands of entrepreneurs for whom the Olympic Games next month represent more a missed opportunity than a chance to cash in on the influx of visitors expected to pour into Beijing.

  • Beijing's Big Steelmaker Announces Games Pollution Cut Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
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    One of China's biggest steelmakers, Shougang, has announced it will slash production at its Beijing plant, bowing to pressure to help clean the city's grimy skies for the Olympic Games.

  • Well, I asked and you told me. When I asked earlier this week if you would buy a Volvo if the brand were sold to a Chinese automaker, and you answered emphatically, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • China Trade Surplus Hits $21.4 Billion, Exports Slow Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:43 AM ET
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    China recorded a smaller-than-expected trade surplus of $21.35 billion in June, as slower growth in exports contributed to concerns that weakening demand overseas could be starting to hit the economy.

  • El-Erian: Commodity Surge a Double-Edged Sword Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Rising commodity prices are threatening not only the United States but also economies from emerging nations across the globe, Pimco Co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian said on CNBC.

  • A Chinese Volvo: Would You Buy One? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:44 AM ET
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    For as long as I've worked the auto beat, I've heard the same thing, "watch out for the Chinese car companies!" The theory/fear being, Chinese automakers will get to the U.S. market and work quickly to make their mark.

  • Top Global Agriculture Picks Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    In a time of rising food prices, investors should have agricultural stocks in their portfolios, Victor Badin, fund manager at Global Cap, said.

  • Historic China-Taiwan Flights Take Off Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 9:25 PM ET
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    Historic regular flights between Taiwan and China began on Friday, in a show of conciliation between the long-time rivals that could bring large numbers of mainland Chinese visitors to the island.

  • Taiwan to Let Funds Invest More in China Stocks Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 1:47 AM ET
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    Taiwan's cabinet announced a plan on Thursday to raise the amount of assets that Taiwan mutual funds can invest in China stocks, the latest in a series of measures to further improve trade ties with China.

  • China Moves to Fight Speculative Money Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    China on Wednesday tightened the administration of its capital controls in a move aimed at deterring speculative inflows of foreign currency.