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  • BHP Says Close to Lodging Potash Legal Challenge Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 7:38 AM ET

    BHP Billiton said on Friday it expected to lodge a motion within the next few days to challenge a lawsuit filed by Potash to fend off the miner's $39 billion hostile takeover bid.

  • The Price of Water: Is Higher Better? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:11 PM ET

    San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply.  Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.

  • Halftime: Joy Global CEO Reveals Acquisition Strategy Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 1:44 PM ET

    Mike Sutherlin, CEO of Joy Global, talks candidly about takeovers with the desk.

  • The Problem With Consumer-Confidence Reports Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.

  • Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.

  • Egg Producer Says His Business Grew Too Quickly Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
    Austin "Jack" DeCoster (right) appears in district court in Lewiston, Maine.

    An Iowa egg producer at the center of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella apologized to a Congressional panel on Wednesday and acknowledged that his family operation had become “big quite awhile before we stopped acting like we were small.”  The NYT reports.

  • Halftime: Trading Higher Commodity Prices Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the price of both corn and cotton higher, the traders game its effect on the food industry and retail space. So what's their trade?

  • Cramer Loves Chemicals Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 7:05 PM ET

    Well, he always cautions against “loving” stocks, as they’re just pieces of paper. But he’s definitely bullish on these two companies.

  • Licensing Deal for Hot New Apple Comes Under Fire Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
    Sweetango apples

    A new breed of apple has been a hit with consumers lucky enough to find it. Cindy and Frank Femling, however, are among the growers who fear it could put them out of business.

  • Two Stocks Taking Off Soon Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    Cramer thinks these multi-industry names will soon "hit the sweet spot."

  • Potash's Imaginary White Knight? Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Expect more talking and more stories, but the chance of a true competing bid still has to be thought of as a long shot. The real question is how much BHP will raise its current bid to win the day.

  • Secrets Revealed in the 52-Week High List Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 6:42 PM ET

    They’re all in there, Cramer said, if you only look.

  • Your First Move For Thursday, Sept. 16 Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 6:23 PM ET

    Here's our "Fast Money" Final Trade, where the traders share their best plays for Thursday.

  • Bull Market Starts in China Small Caps: Stock Picker Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:50 AM ET
    Shanghai

    Investors can get exposure to the Chinese economy with fast growing, small-cap companies with strong balance sheets such as China Metal Recycle and Sinoref Holdings, Brook Mcconnell, president of South Ocean Management, told CNBC.

  • What's in a Name? Corn Syrup Makers Want Sweeter One Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 11:18 AM ET
    Corn

    The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans' concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low.

  • America’s Industrial Titans Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 7:20 PM ET

    The US recovery has been sluggish, but these companies are on fire regardless.

  • Next M&A Hotbed? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:28 PM ET

    The M&A trend has hit agriculture, technology and pharmaceuticals, so what's the next sector to get caught in the "urge to merge?"

  • Wheat field

    David Leonhardt argues in today’s New York Times that housing should probably be thought of as a luxury good that will appreciate as long as incomes grow. He contrasts this with basics such as food and clothing, the prices of which have tended to fall as prosperity grew.

  • Michael Burry Is Buying Gold And Agricultural Land Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    Not surprisingly, former Scion Capital head Michael Bury is not exactly bullish on the US equity markets.

  • Fears Growing Over Global Food Supply Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 8:00 AM ET
    A self-propelled combine harvestes on a field near a village of Meshcherskoye, some 50 km south of Moscow.

    Russia announced a 12-month extension of its grain export ban on Thursday, raising fears about a return to the food shortages and riots of 2007-08, the FT reports.