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  • 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?"

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    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. 

  • Banks and Ag Look Good Now: Stifel's Lutz Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    A market rally Wednesday was largely led by financials, said David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicholaus, who recommended investors take a closer look at the space.

  • Tax on WHAT? 12 Wacky Taxes You May Be Paying Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    From candy to cows and strippers to sparklers, the government wants to charge you extra for just about everything these days. Here are 12 of the wackiest taxes you may be paying.

  • August 2010: Best & Worst Performing Stocks Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    With August coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.

  • US Must Stop Printing Money, Copy Europe: Rogers Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 3:07 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The United States needs to stop printing money and take on austerity measures like the Europeans did, in order for the economy to recover, renowned investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.

  • Analysts at JPMorgan Chase lowered their price forecast and urged clients to sell oil. But how are the traders playing this call?

  • The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.

  • US Farmers Wary of Gaining From Russia’s Woes Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 5:18 PM ET
    Flames are seen in a field at the edge of Voronezh, central Russia, on July 31, 2010.

    Russia’s ban on grain exports, in response to a devastating drought, has sent prices shooting up all over the world. But farmers in wheat country, far from seeing the spike as an unexpected blessing, are wary, the New York Times explains.

  • New BHP Bid for Potash Likely Very Soon Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 10:36 PM ET
    Bhp Billiton Headquarters

    Expect things to move fast in BHP Billiton's attempt to take control of Canadian fertilizer giant Potash of Saskatchewan.  BHP is likely to initiate an offer for Potash very quickly, though the board of BHP has yet to make a firm determination.

  • Despite BHP Offer, Potash Is Still a Buy Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 7:33 PM ET

    Cramer typically recommends the selling of any company that has received a takeover bid. But not this time. Here's why.

  • From Russia with Profits: Spy Pictures of Crops Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    Using infrared and microwave images of the entire planet taken twice a day, Lanworth can distinguish between each type of agricultural commodity—corn, soybeans, wheat and on and on—and discover the total number of acres of each planted overall.

  • Potash Rejects BHP Billiton Bid as Undervalued Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 8:07 AM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    Potash of Saskatchewan said Tuesday its board has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from BHP Billiton worth about $38.49 billion, saying it undervalues the fertilizer producer.

  • First it was beer, now — gasp! — bacon prices are on the rise. But don't panic, America. It's actually a good sign for the economy!