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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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the outlook on crops and the future of agribusiness, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading analyst.
A look at what to watch ahead of the opening bell, with Matthew Cheslock, Virtu Financial trader.
Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management, discusses what investors should be watching as the market enters the final week of trading in August.
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.
Ira Epstein, The Linn Group, discusses the direction of Treasury bonds, gold and crude oil.
Paul Walsh, Weather Channel weather analytics vice president, tracks tropical storm Isaac as it heads for Florida, and traders and investors take action.
Dean Curnutt, Macro Risk Advisors CEO, and Sean Hyman, "Ultimate Wealth Report" editor, discuss investment options in gold, corn, and the S&P.
When the latest market squall hit the eurozone last month, the governments of Spain and Italy responded with a time-honored defense; as panic mounted, they banned the short selling of shares in banks, in a desperate bid to shore up confidence.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic investor, in a move that could mark a new trend for conservative publicly-owned investment funds, the Financial Times reports.
Municipal bonds, widely seen as one of the safest investments, actually default more often than most people realize, according to research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The New York Times reports.
Tim Freeman, Elevation LLC principal, provides insight on how to navigate a volatile market, amid political and economic uncertainty.
The market for junk bonds, risky corporate debt that pays high interest rates, is red hot. Such debt, also known as high-yield bonds, has returned 10.2 percent year-to-date, according to a JPMorgan high-yield index. Junk bond funds are on a pace to take in a record amount of money this year. Companies with less than stellar credit are issuing hundreds of billions of dollars of bonds, the New York Times reports.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open, with Scott Shellady, Trean.
Lou Brien, DRW Trading strategist, and Robert Brusca, FAO Economics chief economist, provide an outlook on the markets and discuss how to invest in this economy.
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The FT reports.
A look at how to play rising corn and soybean prices in emerging markets, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group.
Wolfgang Koester, FiREapps CEO & chief currency strategist, explains how multi-national companies can limit exposure to foreign exchange risk, and why he is worried about the euro.
A look at what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.
For several years, the Wall Street wizards who built a faster, more fragmented stock market justified their creation by pointing to the benefits it yielded for investors in the form of lower trading costs, the New York Times reports.
Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open, including American Airlines.
Today CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he wishes his charitable trust owned shares of Caterpillar, and shares his thoughts on the government's inability to create jobs.
Spot gold reversed its early losses to climb near $1,300 an ounce on Thursday, as U.S. equities turned lower.