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  • Now Lenny Dykstra Takes On Insurance Industry Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    The Lenny Dykstra bankruptcy saga is like a reality TV show, which is exactly what he says he's working on ("Tough as Nails"? "Nailed"? "Biting Nails"? "Hang Nails"?). There will be no lack of drama.

  • More "Crasher Squirrel" Photos Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Chief Brody and squirrel

    Please submit your "Crasher Squirrel" photo with a financial theme to the blog email at the bottom for the latest "Funny Business Contest With a Pathetic Prize."

  • Author Goes Naked, But Not In Times Square Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
    David Seaman

    He didn't do it. I mean, he didn't do it in Times Square.

  • The Crasher Squirrel Contest Begins! Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
    Crasher Squirrel with Erin Burnett

    Veteran Funny Business reader Jeff Jacobs has taken "The Stock Market Crasher Squirrel Contest" to heart and already submitted several entries. Keep them coming!

  • Crasher Squirrel Boosts Banff Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:49 PM ET
    Crasher Squirrel with Warren Buffett

    The couple who took the photo of "Crasher Squirrel" may not be cashing in yet (see my previous post), but I've learned via Twitter that the Canadian tourist mecca of Banff is!

  • Can "Crasher Squirrel" Make Money? Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    Crasher Squirrel

    If there was ever an opportunity to cash in on nonsense, it's the squirrel who forced its way into a self-timed photo by Melissa and Jackson Brandts while they vacationed in Banff. Who wants to worry about healthcare and the national debt when we can all look at THIS?

  • India Needs 'Infrastructure Binge' to Get More Cash Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    India could become an investment magnet among emerging markets if economic reforms are put into effect and if the new coalition government finds way to fix the country's crumbling infrastructure, experts interviewed by CNBC said.

  • Even Romance Is Bad For You Now Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    The funny business of justifying research dollars.

  • Author Goes Naked For Buzz Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

    Generating "buzz" is all the rage!! To succeed these days, you need good word-of-blog. Going "viral" is about infecting people with your particular strain of hype. Exclamation points help!!!

  • What's A Diplomat Like You Doing In A State Like This? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 2:33 PM ET
    Iowa map

    They held up signs bearing the names of countries like Nepal, Moldova, Japan. They were farm families mostly, in the Iowa town of Carroll, and this week they are hosting dozens of foreign ambassadors and diplomats in their homes.

  • Banks, Commodities: 'Boy, Do They Move!' Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Banks and commodities stocks, which are now stock market bellwethers, were trading higher in London Tuesday morning, as stocks reversed Monday's selloff, with investors hoping better times were ahead.

  • Cramer fears that Washington may take notice.

  • India Gets Caught Short as Sugar Prices Soar Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 12:39 PM ET
    Stack of sugar cane sticks

    While all commodities move in cycles, sugar in India is a case study in feast-to-famine swings in which bountiful crops are followed by anemic harvests every two or three years.

  • Cramer: Buy These Ag Stocks Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 3:09 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the banks, natural gas and more.

  • Market Tips: Earnings Beat Very Low Expectations Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 7:56 AM ET

    Global stocks held close to 9-month highs on Wednesday with Europe seeing some falls in choppy trading on cautious words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said unemployment would remain high into 2011.

  • DuPont Profit Tumbles, but Still Beats Forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:39 AM ET

    Chemical company DuPont reported a sharp fall in quarterly net income Tuesday, citing weak sales, restructuring charges and the adverse impact of currency exchange rates.

  • Market Tips: Rally Has Potential for a 25% Upswing Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:05 AM ET

    Global stocks enjoyed another day in the green Tuesday after strong company earnings reassured investors that a U.S. economic recovery was slowly taking shape. Experts tell CNBC this mid-summer rally may up potential to rise 25 percent.

  • Market Tips: Go Long on US Indexes, Dollar Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 6:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Friday on hopes that the global economic slowdown is receding after key U.S. companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Experts tell CNBC their forecasts for the future and how investors should position themselves.

  • In an attempt to decrease excessive speculation, U.S. commodities regulators aim to introduce large trading limits on oil, natural gas and possibly other commodities.

  • Curvy Cucumbers Make a Comeback in Europe Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 9:11 AM ET

    Wacky fruit and vegetables made a dramatic return to supermarket shelves throughout Europe for the first time in more than 20 years Wednesday, after the European Union scrapped rules governing the size and shape of produce.

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