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  • No Looniness for the Loonie—or the Euro Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 7:58 PM ET

    From Portugal to Ireland, nothing has dented the euro's surprising strength. And in Canada, even a no-confidence vote hasn't jarred the Canadian dollar. Here's how to trade them.

  • Loonie Losing Ground After No-Confidence Vote Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    The Canadian dollar is weaker after a no-confidence vote toppled the conservative Harper government.

  • Hawaii Fears Economic Fallout From Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Japan is Hawaii's second largest market for tourists behind the US mainland. Last year, 1.2 million Japanese came to the islands and spent $1.9 billion, according to the state tourism officials.  Now, all of this is threatened.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
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    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It's ... the Loonie! Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Thanks to higher oil prices and a gradually improving U.S. economic outlook, the Canadian dollar is riding high.

  • RIM Marketing Chief to Leave Smartphone Maker Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    Research in Motion's Chief Marketing Officer Keith Pardy will be leaving the company for personal reasons, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.

  • Tamminen: It’s Cheaper to Invade Canada Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:13 AM ET
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    With gasoline prices at $4 a gallon, it's clear we should double down on our oil war strategy, but this time go after reserves that aren’t so far away—Canada.

  • O, Canada, How Far Will Your Dollar Rise? Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 3:49 PM ET

    The Canadian dollar has room to rise - but not because of spiking oil prices.

  • The $220 a Barrel Oil Call and the Risk Trade Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.

  • Pros: Is Russia the New Safe Haven? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    Canada has been a popular place for investors to safely invest, but the "Fast Money" traders suggest that may be changing.

  • History Suggests Higher Oil = Risk Off: Analyst Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:11 AM ET

    "Higher oil is by definition going to be a drag on spending and the economy and the uncertainty the middle-east crisis is creating is bad news for sentiment," Simon Derrick, head of currency research at BNY Mellon, said.

  • Deutsche-NYSE Deal Supports 'Free Markets': Ron Paul Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    The planned purchase by the German Deutsche Boerse of the NYSE Euronext fits in with Rep. Ron Paul’s support of globalization and free markets, the congressman told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dennis Gartman: Best Oil Trade on Egypt Unrest Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    Currency and commodities trader Dennis Gartman addresses how the Egyptian protests may impact oil, and how to trade it.

  • Are Rare Earth Stocks a Good Bet? Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    The rare earth story jumped to  front pages in 2010. China dominates the market for the arcane metals, which are vital to technology products. Which companies, though, can fill that need, now that China has begun to limit exports?

  • Rare Earth Stocks to Watch in 2011 and Beyond Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
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    In a slow trading week, the talk and news on rare earths has been fast and furious.  Reports of China limiting exports have roiled several stocks in the space. On Tuesday, Molycorp touched a new high of $55.22 before dropping about $8, erasing about $300 million in market cap.

  • Cramer's Case for Buying Foreign Stocks Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Why he thinks it's important to have at least one international stock in your portfolio.

  • US Entices Big Banks in Canada Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 5:03 AM ET
    Victorian houses in St. John' s, Newfoundland

    The Bank of Nova Scotia is sometimes praised for having a nearly perfect record with its investments in the United States. But it is the only one of Canada’s five large banks that has largely avoided the American market, the New York Times reports.

  • The president and CEO of TD Bank Group, Ed Clark, told CNBC Tuesday that the acquisition of Chrysler Financial will add $100 million to its earnings in 2012, then north of that in 2013.

  • Tax Plan Includes Benefits for Special Interests Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.