• As Earning Season Starts, Many Look to Fourth Quarter Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Bill and cash

    The earnings reporting season is just getting underway, and most U.S. companies haven't even told Wall Street how much money they made in the just-completed second quarter. But it's fourth-quarter profits that investors are really worried about, USA Today reports.

  • Santelli on USDA Crop Report     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the play on the USDA's cut in yield projections for corn, soybeans, and wheat, with Frank Lesh, FuturePath Trading

  • Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.

  • Trading Before the Bell     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    A look at what traders are watching as earnings season begins, with Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage senior market strategist.

  • Drew Corbett, Head of Investment Strategy at BetaShares says the Bear Fund has been designed to profit at and protect from a fall in the Australian market

  • Are You Upwardly Mobile? Probably Not Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The majority of Americans have higher incomes than their parents, but it is still not enough to move most of them into a higher bracket — especially those at the bottom, USA Today reports.

  • FBI Investigates Peregrine Financial Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it was involved in investigating the circumstances surrounding a $200 million shortfall in customer accounts discovered at a Chicago-based futures broker, FT reports.

  • A look at why commodity prices are skyrocketing as a result of this summer's drought, with Jason Roose, U.S. Commodities analyst.

  • Trader's Buzz Ahead of the Bell     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist, provides a preview of what traders will be watching ahead of the market's open.

  • Ag Futures Spike Monday     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, says corn yield estimates continue to get revised down ahead of a USDA report.

  • Drought to Push Food Prices Higher?     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    A look at the latest market moves from the trading floor, including the trade on corn prices, with Phillip Streible, RJO Futures.

  • McDonald’s Sponsorship of Olympics Queried Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the games amid mounting concern about the global obesity crisis, the International Olympic Committee president has admitted, the Financial Times reports.

  • Commodity Funds Can Dilute Your Risk Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    Wheat field

    Because commidities often do well when stocks decline, and commodity funds offer so many different markets to choose from, they can provide a little stability when the market is waffling.

  • "If manufacturing jobs start to turn down here that won't bode well for the export sector and that will steal some of the more robust part of the growth that we've seen," says Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, providing a preview of what traders will be watching ahead of today's jobs report.

  • RBS Withdraws From Tibor Panel Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:53 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Royal Bank of Scotland has pulled out of the panels that set Tibor, Japan’s version of Libor, amid a global probe into alleged manipulation of interbank lending rates by traders at investment banks, the Financial Times reports.

  • Greece Drops Demand to Ease Bailout Terms Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece’s new government has dropped a plan to seek softer terms for its second bailout following warnings that it would be rejected by international lenders, the Financial Times reports.

  • Death Cross

    Gillian Tett of the Financial Times says markets may be headed for another "summer curse" and she points to five reasons why.

  • Fears of a corn shortage are sending futures up 3 percent as sweltering temperatures and droughts in the Midwest are threatening corn crops. Dennis Gartman of The Garman Letter explains why he thinks the livestock business is facing even tougher times.

  • Once the symbol of corporate power, skyscraper have become the default setting for luxury living, allowing developers to spread their risk around both office and residential markets.

  • Unanswered Questions on Barclays Remain Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    It lasted more than three hours. But despite speaking fluently for most of that time, Bob Diamond’s interrogation by MPs on Wednesday left unanswered many of the questions surrounding Barclays, the bank from which he resigned as chief executive on Tuesday. The FT reports.

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