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Twitter Trading: 8 Tweets That Moved Markets Thu, 25 Apr '13 | 9:50 AM ET

News that breaks on Twitter is now news that moves the markets, sometimes even when it's not news. Here's a look at some tweets that affected trading.

Gold will top $10,000, the stock market will tank, and U.S. bond yields will be anemic, Albert Edwards said in a trademark bearish report.

Strategist Reveals Investors’ Worst Pitfalls Thu, 25 Apr '13 | 5:22 AM ET

Most experts would agree investing in the stock market is not for those of a nervous disposition, but one bank has identified the six key errors investors regularly make, and crucially, how to avoid them.

The French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny that he had fallen asleep during Cypriot bailout talks, slamming what he called "French bashing."

The U.K. economy grew more than expected in the first quarter and George Osborne pointed to signs of healing. But three charts show why the U.K.'s austerity plan is so controversial and why many argue it isn't working.

'Colbert Report' Skewers the Austerity Zombies Wed, 24 Apr '13 | 1:15 PM ET
Stephen Colbert

Colbert devotes two segments to mocking the demolished intellectual case for austerity.

Saudi Arabia Mulls Western-Style Weekend Wed, 24 Apr '13 | 5:36 AM ET

Saudi Arabia could change its official weekend to Friday-Saturday, in a move designed to move it closer into lockstep with global financial markets, and boost its economy.

A bogus tweet on the Associated Press twitter account caused $136.5 billion to be wiped off the S&P 500.

A researcher straps a bomb-sniffing honey bee into a custom-designed harness before a training session sniffing out explosives.

Bomb detection technology is a growing industry, with more resources likely on the way. Here are seven new tools that could stop the next terrorist with a bomb in a backpack.

8 Wacky Business Ideas Mon, 22 Apr '13 | 11:38 AM ET

We look at bizarre "Made in Asia" innovations that have caught the consumer's imagination.

Singapore

Singapore could overtake Switzerland as the world's capital for offshore wealth by 2020, a new report says.

Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.

'Not Much Room for Maneuver' for UK: Fitch Mon, 22 Apr '13 | 4:24 AM ET

The U.K. can't resort to major fiscal stimulus, the head of sovereign ratings at Fitch told CNBC.

Hot Cars From Shanghai Auto Show Mon, 22 Apr '13 | 4:23 AM ET

Here are the some of the show stoppers at the Auto Shanghai Summit, together with highly anticipated models scheduled to be released soon in this red-hot market.

Hollow Victory for Italy as More Turmoil Looms Mon, 22 Apr '13 | 1:59 AM ET

Despite the election of Giorgio Napolitano as Italy's president, analysts said a snap election couldn't be ruled out.

Major debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup.

Oil's Tumble Could Be Great for Europe Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 7:20 AM ET

Lower inflation resulting from falling oil prices could allow more expansionary monetary policies in Europe, Credit Suisse says.

UK Dairy Firm Plugs Pension Hole With Cheese Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 1:21 AM ET

Britain's Dairy Crest Group took an unusual step to protect its pension fund and further reduce its deficit, signing over its maturing cheese inventory to the retirement scheme.

How China's Rich Are Souping Up Rolls Royces Fri, 19 Apr '13 | 1:01 AM ET

From built-in fridges to partition walls, Rolls Royce owners in China are investing a sizable sum of cash to soup up the interiors of their ultra-luxury vehicles.

Gold Slump May Trigger Miner Takeover Spree Thu, 18 Apr '13 | 9:59 AM ET

The collapse in bullion prices may rekindle gold mining takeovers as Chinese companies and other investors step in to rescue small and mid-sized miners.

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

Leading emerging markets investor Mark Mobius is still bullish on China, despite the country's disappointing economic growth in the first quarter.

“Time is running out“ for Francois Hollande to save France, says the country’s largest independent asset manager. But will he listen?

Would You Buy a 'Man-Made' Diamond? Tue, 16 Apr '13 | 8:50 PM ET

Consumers of high-end diamond jewelry want the real thing and are willing to pay up, even though the lab-made variety are free of the 'blood diamonds' stigma.

Cherie Blair: Thatcher taught Tony how to win Tue, 16 Apr '13 | 9:03 AM ET
Baroness Thatcher (L) waits to greet the Queen beside Tony Blair (R) and his wife Cherie (C). June, 2007.

Cherie Blair says the electoral success of Margaret Thatcher made her husband aware of the importance of claiming the center ground.

Anti-euro political parties are on the rise, find out why this one has analysts particularly worried.

It is clear why Iceland is interested in China: the Arctic nation’s prime minister is currently in Beijing to sign a free trade agreement that will boost Icelandic fish exports more than somewhat.

Britain's Butler Boom Tue, 16 Apr '13 | 1:56 AM ET

Britain's economy is showing one unexpected bright spot: the job market for butlers is booming.

Korean Rapper Psy's 'Gentleman' Rocks YouTube Tue, 16 Apr '13 | 12:45 AM ET

South Korean rapper Psy's new video, "Gentleman", rocketed up the YouTube heights with more than 82 million views on Tuesday, chasing the success of his megahit "Gangnam Style".

Is this man Thatcher's political heir? Mon, 15 Apr '13 | 5:50 AM ET
Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Following the death of Baroness Thatcher, London's mayor Boris Johnson has argued that her policies of free markets and low taxes are alive and kicking.

Commodity Super Cycle Is Dead: Citi Mon, 15 Apr '13 | 4:46 AM ET

The super cycle in commodities has come to an end, according to researchers at Citi, who downgraded several mining stocks on Monday as metals prices have continued to decline.

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