• Dr. John Rutledge, Chairman, Rutledge Capital Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 5:01 PM ET

    The former Reagan Administration economic adviser and president of China’s Mundell International University of Entrepreneurship speaks with CNBC’s Tyler Mathiesen about the rise of Chinese capitalism.

  • Avon Calling…In China Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 2:31 PM ET

    After an eight-year ban on direct sales, China is allowing beauty-products maker Avon to return to its trademark door-to-door selling. Fred Alger economist Zachary Karabell says 300,000 Avon ladies – and men – are making their way back to Asia to bring Shine Supreme lip color and Daring Curves mascara to the masses.

  • Goldman's Hormats On Investing In China Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 12:29 PM ET

    With Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pushing China for currency and economic reform – investors could see a stronger yuan influencing their portfolios. On today’s "Morning Call," Sue Herera looked at the investment opportunities with Robert Hormats, the Vice Chairman of  Goldman Sachs International who sees opportunities in retail. 

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Friday that China has pledged greater exchange rate flexibility but gave no timetable as the two sides wrapped up high-level talks aimed at strengthening shaky relations.

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: Our Trip to China Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 9:19 AM ET

    As we've told you--CNBC's Carl Quintanilla was part of the crew covering the  just ended American-Chinese economic talks in Beijing. His reports appeared on "Squawk Box"  (see our earlier post today). Here are his personal and behind the scene comments on the trip. If you're a fan of big cities, you're a fan of Beijing...

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: U.S. Success in China? Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 8:59 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing today, on the second and last day of what has been billed as a long-range "strategic economic dialogue" between the two powerful nations. CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla is traveling along with the U.S. delegation.....

  • Today on cnbc.com Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 7:54 AM ET

    Our quote of the day comes from shipping magnate Aristotle Onasis: "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."  We're letting you know what's going on in China--with the American and Chinese economic talks. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla is on the scene with the latest today.....

  • Paulson Pushes China, Beijing Pushes Back Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 4:39 PM ET

    China must accelerate the pace of economic reforms, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said after the first day of talks between the two nations in Beijing, but his Chinese counterpart warned change will take time.

  • Bernanke In China: Should He Have Gone? Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 11:34 AM ET

    As we've said (with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla's on-the-scene reports), U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are in China this week. They're addressing issues the Bush administration - and Democrats for that matter – have with China's monetary and trade policies. To some here in the states, that’s the problem...

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: End Of First Day China Talks Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 10:34 AM ET

    The first day of talks between the U.S. and China has ended--and we have more from CNBC's Carl Quintanilla in China. Earlier--we told you about the two countries battling over currencies. The U.S. wants the yuan to appreciate higher. China's not so sure it wants to let that happen--though the yuan did trade at it's highest level today since 2005.

  • CNBC's Cuddy: Behind The Scenes In China Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 9:29 AM ET

    Matt Cuddy is the CNBC Washington Bureau News Director on assignment in China with "Squawk Box" host Carl Quintanilla--covering the U.S. and Chinese economic talks. Here are his "behind the scene" impressions of the trip so far: On our first night in Beijing we walked around Tiananmen Square to burn off some jet lag. We met a couple young elementary school teachers who heard us speaking English....

  • China Technology Out To Kill DVD Market? Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 9:22 AM ET

    There’s a new technology from China that some people claim, could kill the DVD market as we know it. On "Squawk Box", CNBC’s Becky Quick investigated this new technology – and how rapidly it could appear in the U.S. According to Jim Burger, Director of the DVD Association, China's major audio-video publishers have formed an alliance to facilitate something called the EVD – a competitor to the High Definition DVD.

  • CNBC's Quintanilla: Currency Battle In China Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and other top American officials are in Beijing this morning for trade talks, appealing to Chinese leaders to help preserve U-S support for free trade. CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla is following all the developments closely and updated the “Squawk Box” crew this morning, also from Beijing.

  • CNBC's Domm: Market Outlook Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 8:08 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are heading lower this morning as oil prices climb on OPEC developments. Today's headlines from OPEC, brokerage profits, and takeover activity will all get attention but stocks are looking for direction as a year of strong gains begins to wind down. Asian stocks closed higher, with Japan at a seven month high on the weakening yen. European stocks are higher.

  • Today on cnbc.com Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 7:51 AM ET

    Our quote of the day comes from the late stage and film actress Tallulah Bankhead: "If I had my life to live again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." There's no mistaking OPEC's latest move--as the oil organization seems to have agreed to cut production by some 500,000 barrels a day in February.

  • Outsourcing Investments: Traders Look Overseas Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 5:09 PM ET

    With the dollar dropping against the pound, euro and, until recently, the yen, it’s no secret investors are looking overseas. Foreign markets are showing bigger discounts and more upside. David Winters of Wintergreen Advisors is one such investor, and he says the majority of his assets are outside the U.S. these days. “It’s harder to find really good deals here,” he says.

  • Home Depot Builds Fortunes In Far East Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 4:31 PM ET

    Home Depot is eager to break down a Great Wall - and build it’s fortune in China. Today, the company secured agreements from Beijing to buy HomeWay, one of China's top home-improvement retailers. Shares jumped about 1% on the move. On CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Dylan Ratigan examined just how quickly the Atlanta-based retailer can turn a profit on that play.

  • Now we know why ABC didn't join the other entertainment companies to launch a new video content site: ABC is becoming Yahoo! News main content partner. Expanding a 2005 deal for ABC News to provide ad-supported video to Yahoo! users, this new deal will provide twice as much content to Yahoo! News, including breaking news stories and features from ABC's blue chip content - stuff from Good Morning America, 20/20 etc.

  • "7 For '07": Bob Pisani -- Stocks Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 10:59 AM ET

    Thirteen thousand or 11,000 -- that's the big question for Dow 30 watchers in the coming year. The blue-chip index has posted a dozen-plus new record highs in late 2006, but pessimists say the party is over and a correction is in the cards.

  • GE's Immelt Forecasts Profit Growth And More Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 8:43 AM ET

    General Electric is affirming its earnings estimate for this year, and forecasting profit growth of 10-13% in 2007.  The parent company of this network also boosting its quarterly dividend by 12%. This morning--GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt spoke with The Squawk Box team – explaining how he'll deliver a "high-visibility, low-risk" year.