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  • Fraud Plagues Sugar Subsidy System in Europe Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    In the sprawling European subsidy program - which lavishes more than 50 billion euros ($75 billion at current exchange rates) a year in agricultural aid - no commodity is more susceptible to fraud, chicanery and rule-bending, experts say, than simple household sugar.

  • Uncorking the Fine Wine Market Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 6:19 AM ET
    Wine glass

    Investors looking for variation from stocks, bonds and currencies could try investing in good wine, which has provided good returns over long periods of time,  but should beware of unprofessional advice in the area.

  • Low Milk Prices Have Dairy Farmers Killing Cows Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 5:26 AM ET

    After burning through $1 million in savings and seeing no end to their losses, dairy farmers Jake and Lori Slegers figured they didn't have much choice — they had to kill the cows.

  • Machinery Death Match: Caterpillar Vs. Deere Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    Two stocks enter, one stock leaves.

  • While the stock market rally could falter at any time, a weak dollar and strong global demand could mean no end in sight for the run-up in commodities prices.

  • Agriculture Will Reap Big Profits: Rogers Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Agriculture will be the biggest industry to profit from in the coming decades, well-known  investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.

  • Monsanto Loss Wider Than Expected on Lower Sales Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 9:07 AM ET
    Monsanto

    Monsanto, the world's biggest seed maker, says its fourth-quarter loss widened to $233 million in the fourth quarter on a decrease in sales.

  • Charts Predict: Gold Could Hit $2,000 Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 5:28 AM ET

    The price of gold will continue to rise and outperform stock markets and could go as high at $2,000, depending on the strength of the S&P 500 index, according to Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management.

  • After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke. The NYT reports.

  • China Yuan Float Could Come Soon: Jim Rogers Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    China has had recurring periods of greatness and recurring periods of disaster and now is the time to be in China, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC as China celebrates 60 years of communist rule.

  • Where Jim Rogers Would Invest $1 Million Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Commodities are the best area to invest in, as they protect against inflation and prices will rise if Asia's economies take off, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Thursday.

  • What Investors Can Learn From Journalists Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 9:16 PM ET

    Here’s something that fledgling reporters are told: If your mom says she loves you, double-check it. Apply that same level of skepticism to company statements.

  • Gold & Grains w/ Dennis Gartman Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    With gold hitting 18 month highs and a bountiful corn harvest around the corner, what better time to hear from commodities king Dennis Gartman!

  • Chewy Chicken Feet May Quash U.S.-China Trade War Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 3:55 PM ET
    Chickens in chicken coop.

    China is threatening to cut off imports of American chicken, but poultry experts have at least one reason to suspect it may be an empty threat: Many Chinese consumers would miss the scrumptious chicken feet they get from this country.

  • Will Pot TV Show Bring 'High' Ratings? Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Marijuana

    Tips for cultivating marijuana. Testimonials by patients about its medical benefits. Cannabis cooking lessons. Even citations for award-winning strains of pot. Viewers here can now watch, every week, what amounts to a pro-weed news program.

  • Market Tips: China Stocks Have More Room to Sink Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 4:16 AM ET

    Global stocks reached new 11-month highs on Friday, boosted by positive Chinese economic data. The Shanghai Composite closed 2.2 percent higher after robust retail, production and investment data for August indicated China's economy is accelerating. But experts tell CNBC Chinese stocks will see another correction before year end.

  • Market Tips: Oil to Hit $90; Sugar 'Incredibly Cheap' Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    The 2009 stock market rally continued unabated on Thursday as global stocks hit fresh 11-month highs. Experts tell CNBC they see for long-term upside for oil and that sugar holds value.

  • Market Tips: US Markets Could Climb 15-20% Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 7:23 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Wednesday, taking a breather after hitting 11-month highs the previous day as gold breeched the $1,000 an ounce mark. Experts tell CNBC world markets will continue to make gains, with the U.S. possibly rising another 15-20 percent.

  • Market Tips: Dollar to Fall as Stocks Get Hot Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 5:06 AM ET

    Global stocks rose for the second day in a row on Tuesday with emerging market shares hitting new year highs and gold rising above $1,000 an ounce. Experts tell CNBC the dollar will fall in the short-term as investors' interest in stocks peaks.

  • Market Tips: Buy Stocks Gently; Gold May Hit $1,650 Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Monday as investors jumped back into equities. Experts tell CNBC investors should buy bonds when the market dips and to gently increase their exposure to stocks.