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  • New Materials Mean Shifting Production Overseas Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:19 PM ET
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    For American bicycle makers, the move to carbon fiber materials was a case of re-inventing the frame —not the wheel.

  • Make IT Part of Your Business Strategy Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
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    Information technology is, of course, an integral part of running a business. Too often, however, it’s not an integral part of a company’s strategic goals.

  • Riding Out Market Volatility Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
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    The volatility of recent months may be enough to send the average investor to the sidelines, but pros are quick to remind that it's the ups and downs, not the flat lines, that make money.

  • Shopping for Inflation Hedges Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    With inflation still looming as an economic wild card, investors are taking a closer look at asset classes that traditionally outperform as consumer prices rise.

  • After the Meltdown Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
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    September has almost always been a bad month for stocks, and the past one amply illustrates that. October, however, is often the beginning of of a multi-month upswing for equities. This fall, however, there's little in the way of fundamentals to suggest historical trends will play out.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    Money managers say take tax losses in cyclical sectors that suffer the most in a bear market and invest the proceeds in more defensive sectors, such as health care and consumer staples.

  • Multinationals Yield Income in a Down Market  Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
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    A portfolio of multinational companies yields income, even when the stock market declines.

  • Tapping Emerging Market Bond and Currency Funds Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Given the debt and growth problems plaguing the U.S. and eurozone, and the resulting tumult across world stock markets, it might be a good time to look at these asset classes, say analysts.

  • POLL: Where's Your Money@f0 Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 9:29 AM ET
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    As yield becomes ever-harder to capture, where will you move your investment capital?

  • Smooth Operators Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:56 PM ET
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    Cost-cutting moves can result from inspiration, or the overlooked obvious, but companies have been thriving on them for decades. It may not raise revenue, but it certainly helps the bottom line.

  • Operational efficiency has become a key to a company's success, especially in an age of thin margins, whether it 's cutting costs, streamlining output or responding to an economic shock.

  • Hedging Helps Smooth Cost Structure Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 2:52 PM ET
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    While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.

  • Where The Money Is Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET
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    Taxes can drag on wealth creation and preservation, so it's important to make sure you have the right assets assigned to your investment and retirement accounts .

  • Housing Market May Be Better Off Left Alone—Economists Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
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    President Obama’s proposal to expand access to mortgage refinancing has reignited a debate about the appropriate role for government in supporting the housing market. Some economists argue that the best way to spur the recovery is to stop intervening, let matters run their course, and allow home prices to normalize naturally.

  • Deleveraging is a 'Pretty Volatile Process": KLS Exec Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:54 PM ET
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    The "total leverage system" has not come down over the last couple of years, Jeffrey Kronthal, co-managing partner and co-CIO of KLS Diversified Asset Management, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • The Great Deleverage   Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    The Great Deleverage

    Discussing why the markets may be stuck until deleveraging plays out and where investors can find opportunities in fixed income, with Jeff Kronthal, KLS Diversified Asset Management.

  • CNBC Poll: Which Metal Play Is Best? Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:42 PM ET
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    From the popular precious metals gold and silver, to more niche plays like copper, palladium, and platinum, which metal will be the best investment going forward?

  • Bernanke on QE3: Should He, or Shouldn't He?   Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    Doug Dachille, First Principles Capital Management weighs in on whether or not Bernanke will reveal another round of quantitative easing on Friday.

  • Stocks vs. Bonds   Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Stocks vs. Bonds

    Making sense of the bond and equity markets and where investors should put their money, with Robert Rodriguez, First Pacific Advisors, CEO,and George Concalves, Nomura Securities.

  • Debt in Europe Fuels a Bond Debate Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 8:31 AM ET
    Merkel And Sarkozy Meet Amid Greece Crisis

    Though Tuesday's Sarkozy-Merkel meeting won't focus on issuing euro bonds, some say its adoption may be the only way to save the EU, reports The New York Times.