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Twitter Trading: 8 Tweets That Moved Markets Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 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.

Stocks to Crash, Gold to Top $10,000: Albert Edwards Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

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 Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 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.

Moscovici: 'I Wasn't Asleep, Stop French Bashing' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

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."

Three Charts That Show UK Austerity Isn't Working Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

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 Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
Stephen Colbert

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

Saudi Arabia Mulls Western-Style Weekend Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 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.

Fake Tweet Sees $136.5 Billion Wiped Off S&P Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

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

Seven New Tools That Can Stop a Bomb in a Backpack Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
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 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

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

Wealth Flees Switzerland for Shelter in Singapore Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
Singapore

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

Bill Gross

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 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 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 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 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 Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

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

Greece, Cyprus May Be Forced to Exit Euro: Citi Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

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 Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 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 Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 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 Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 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 Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
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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: Here's Why I Am Still Bullish on China Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
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.

Asset Manager to Hollande: ‘Time Is Running Out’ Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:07 AM ET

“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? Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 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 Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 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.

Why The Latest Anti-Euro Party Is a Major Concern Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

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

China Eyes Iceland in Race for Arctic Resources Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:02 AM ET

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 Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 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 Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 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? Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 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 Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 4:46 AM ET
A Freeport- McMoran Copper and Gold Inc. mine.

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.