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  • Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    Higher worldwide prices for staple foods are leading many to rexamine whether biofuels are a viable long-term substiute for oil.

  • Oil Hits Record; Stocks Fall Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    The drop on Wall Street was modest considering Wachovia's massive loss. Also, Crocs earnings, airline M&A and much more.

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • Why US Stocks Trump European Bonds Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    While the U.S. economy is struggling now it will most likely rebound faster than Europe, making Wall Street a better place for global investors to park their cash than debt markets like the UK, France and Germany, analysts told CNBC Europe on Friday.

  • China's Ricebowl: Present And Future Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 7:42 PM ET

    We wrap up our special coverage this week on food inflation in Asia. We thought it appropriate to take a closer look at how Asia's powerhouse, China,  is dealing with the situation.

  • Rice Crisis or Reality Check? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Spiraling food costs. Everyone is talking about it in Asia – over morning coffee, on the trains, over family dinners, even during the elevator ride up to work.  In particular, the surging price of rice.

  • OJ Gets the Squeeze Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    As Jane Wells pointed out Friday morning, orange juice seems to be getting squeezed when compared to the other headline agricultural commodities.  See how these commodities compare...

  • Mosaic Quarterly Profit Skyrockets, Shares Soar Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    Crop nutrient producer Mosaic Friday posted fiscal third-quarter earnings that trounced expectations, boosted by increased worldwide demand and prices for phosphates and potash, sending shares up more than 7 percent in pre-market trade.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower on Economy Fears Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower across the board Thursday, following two days of gains, as fears over the health of the global economy remained.

  • Syngenta Raises Outlook on Booming Farm Market Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta raised its earnings outlook on Thursday, cashing in on roaring demand for farm goods and saying first-quarter sales had leapt 20 percent.

  • Food Prices Rise, Farmers Respond Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:25 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Faced with strong worldwide food demand and the accompanying higher prices, American farmers are beginning to respond to the signals of the market

  • Gameplan: Earnings Defense Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Earnings season is coming but it doesn't look good, Cramer says. Here's how to play the next five weeks of reports.

  • Commodities Bubble Burst? Big Clue Comes Monday Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Investors wondering whether the agricultural commodities bubble has burst will get some important clues in next week's annual crop plantings report, considered a bellwether for the direction of farming activity for the year.

  • ConAgra Profit Rises, to Sell Trading Business Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    ConAgra Foods Thursday said it would sell its commodity trading and merchandising operations in a deal valued at $2.1 billion, allowing it to focus on its core food business and to repurchase shares.

  • S&P, Nasdaq Rise For Fourth Day Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    It might have seemed like a boring day in the stock market, but there was plenty of action including late-breaking news on Clear Channel, the pre-earnings Oracle trade and more.

  • Stop Trading!: Deere Should Dominate Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Strong growth in Latin America should take this ag machinery company higher.

  • Monsanto Shares Leap on Boosted Outlook Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 12:07 PM ET
    Monsanto

    Monsanto shares jumped more than 9 percent after the agricultural products firm said earnings per share for the second quarter and for all of fiscal 2008 will be stronger than originally projected.

  • Lightning Round: Sprint, Visa, Mosaic and More Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 7:35 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • JPMorgan Grins and Bears It Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 7:11 PM ET

    Jamie Dimon raises his bid for Bear Stearns to quell a shareholder rebellion. What's it mean for the rest of the financials? Also, a debate on the Fed, a surging Nasdaq and more.

  • Commodities Bubble Burst? Big Clue Comes Next Week Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 2:41 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Investors wondering whether the agricultural commodities bubble has burst will get some important clues in next week's annual crop plantings report, considered a bellwether for the direction of farming activity for the year.