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  • Surge in iPhone 5 Sales Forecast Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
    A notice (C) providing information on ordering the iPhone 5 is displayed at a Tokyo electrics shop on September 13, 2012.

    Apple’s rapid international rollout of the new iPhone 5 has prompted many analysts to upgrade their sales forecasts for the smartphone, with some suggesting it could sell almost twice as many in the opening weekend as the iPhone 4 two years ago.

  • BAE Warns on Political Influence in EADS Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 1:32 AM ET

    BAE Systems has insisted it will walk away from talks with EADS unless the combined European champion in aerospace and defence was allowed to operate as a normal company without political interference. The FT reports.

  • Regulatory Turbulence Lies Ahead Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    When Tom Enders, a former paratrooper in the German armed forces, took the helm of EADS in June, he let it be known inside the company that he wanted to do something bold to put his stamp on the European aerospace manufacturer. The FT reports.

  • Bundled US Car Loan Deals Enjoy Comeback Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
    Auto loan application

    Things are perking up for the automobile industry as cheap financing makes a comeback, and the reason can be traced to booming demand for asset-backed securities on Wall Street. The FT reports.

  • Crisis Fuels Catalan Independence Push Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
    Spain

    Catalonia no longer fits within Spain and needs to explore the option of independence, according to a leading nationalist and former head of the Catalan regional government. The FT reports.

  • Warren Attacks CEOs Who ‘Wrecked Economy’ Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 3:41 AM ET

    Elizabeth Warren took direct aim at Wall Street chief executives – who “wrecked our economy” and “strut around Congress . . . acting like we should thank them” – in a primetime address on Wednesday night that solidified her reputation as a rising liberal star. The FT reports.

  • Citigroup Sails Into European Bank Waters Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Citigroup Building

    Citigroup is launching a commodity trade finance business to capitalize on the pullback from the market by European lenders such as BNP Paribas, the Financial Times reports.

  • Goldman Boosts Private Loans to Wealthy Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 1:10 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    The private bank of Goldman Sachs is quietly beefing up its lending to wealthy individuals with a host of new loan products and credit offerings. The FT reports.

  • Money Market Funds Look to Pass on Losses Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 2:24 AM ET
    Euros at an angle

    Investors in the €1.1tn European money market fund industry are facing losses as big managers prepare to pass on the impact of negative short-term interest rates, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cameron Seeks to Inject Fighting Spirit Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:29 AM ET
    Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron leaves a coffee shop during an election campaign stop in Woodstock, southern England.

    David Cameron began an overhaul of his ministerial team on Monday night, in a reshuffle that No 10 said would inject “fighting spirit” into the coalition and promote bright young ministers with a record of delivery. The FT reports.

  • Did Ben Move the Metal Markets?     Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    A look at how the metal sector is reacting to Bernanke's speech on economic policies, with David Meger, Vision Financial Markets.

  • Time for Eurozone to Reach for the Gold Reserves? Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 12:18 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Is it time for some eurozone governments to start selling that metaphorical family silver? Or, more specifically look at their all-too-real gold reserves, to find a solution to Europe’s crisis? That is a question which has recently been buzzing around in some policy making and investing circles.  The FT reports.

  • ECB Bankers Toil Over Bond-Buying Plan Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    When the world’s central bankers make their annual trip to Jackson Hole it often makes news. But seldom has a central banker’s non-attendance at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s symposium grabbed so many headlines as ECB president Mario Draghi’s decision this week to pull out. The FT reports.

  • Stormy Outlook For Oil     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    A look at how fallout from Isaac; conflict in Iran; and a fire at Venezuela's largest refinery is impacting energy prices, with Dan Yergin, IHS vice chairman.

  • Making Waves in Energy Prices     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Nick Pope, Dahlman Rose senior analyst, and Michael Hall, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, provide energy plays in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

  • US Farmers Eye Record Profits Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 2:41 AM ET

    U.S. farmers are heading for their most profitable year on record despite the worst drought in half a century as high grain prices and payouts from a federal crop insurance program compensate for a smaller harvest, the Financial Times reports.

  • Santelli on Pro Farmer Forecast     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the outlook on crops and the future of agribusiness, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading analyst.

  • Trader Talk Before the Opening Bell     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    A look at what to watch ahead of the opening bell, with Matthew Cheslock, Virtu Financial trader.

  • Trader Buzz Before the Bell     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 6:35 AM ET

    Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management, discusses what investors should be watching as the market enters the final week of trading in August.

  • F&N Shareholders Offered $3.2 Billion Tiger Sweetener Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:59 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Fraser and Neave, the conglomerate at the center of the battle for Asia Pacific Breweries, will hand shareholders S$4 billion ($3.4 billion) from the sale of its stake in the maker of Tiger beer to Dutch brewer Heineken. The FT reports.

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Commodities

  • Is the US economy really picking up steam? Earnings this week could provide a clue.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up on the day, and nat gas closed up, as well, while gold was down on the day.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. More earnings results next week. Starbucks and Netflix may have been helped by the bad winter. Also, the Boston Marathon is next week, and 36,000 runners will participate.

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