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  • Somali Pirates

    The International Maritime Bureau reported last week that global piracy hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2011, driven by a rise in attacks off the coast of Somalia.

  • China’s Growth Could Halve to 5% in Next 10 Years Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:25 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

  • China’s Growth Could Halve to 5% in Next 10 Years Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 7:53 PM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    The financial crisis has dealt a major blow to China's export-led growth model by ushering in a prolonged period of weak global growth. Even if China is successful at igniting domestic consumption, GDP growth could well halve to 5 percent a year on average in this decade.

  • Correction in Commodities Likely Shortlived: Experts Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 PM ET

    The commodities bull run fueled in recent years by China's breakneck economic growth may be close to an end, according to one expert. But others feel a correction will only be short-lived.

  • Romney Calls for 'Higher-Standard' WTO Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 6:42 PM ET
    Mitt Romney (R)

    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that if he were president he would propose creating a free trade organization that would be of a "higher" level  than the World Trade Organization.

  • Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well despite growing concern that the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, the managing partner of Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual said Monday.

  • How Are Rare Earth Elements Used? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Rare earth elements have drawn worldwide attention in recent months, with uncertainty from the world’s largest producer, China, making investors uneasy about products and industries that require these substances. Rare earth elements are a collection of seventeen members of the periodic table, as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, but the name is somewhat misleading. Composed mostly of members of the Periodic table’s lanthanide series, rare earths are similar in abu

    Click for an element-by-element breakdown of the rare earth elements and how they are used in today’s economy.

  • ETF Trades Canceled; 'Flash Crash' Memories Return Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 12:10 AM ET
    NASDAQ

    Nasdaq OMX and NYSE cancelled trades in 10 exchange-traded funds after their prices plummeted in early trading on Thursday, raising questions about measures implemented to safeguard investors against sharp market swings after last year’s “flash crash,” the Financial Times reports.

  • Hedgeye's McCullough: Get the Dollar Right Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Currently, the most important game in Global Macro Risk Management is the cross-asset-class correlation-risk associated with what the U.S. dollar does. If you get policy right, you’re likely to get the U.S. dollar right. If you get the U.S. dollar right, you’ll get fewer things wrong.

  • The Oracle's India Tour     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick has the highlights from billionaire investor Warren Buffett's trip to India.

  • Donald Trump on China     Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    China knows how to play the game a lot better than our leaders, says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman/president.

  • Finally, the economy appears to be delivering jobs—adding 222,000 private sector jobs and 192,000, after losses in government are subtracted, in February.

  • Look for Mideast rumors and speculation to continue to drive oil price swings, says CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Traders don’t have time to research reports and the actual supply impact. That’s up to journalists and analysts.

  • CNBC Quiz: The History of Tobacco Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    Cigarette in ashtray

    Most people know that tobacco is America's original cash crop, that smoking is stigmatized in modern American society and that tobacco farmers are a dying breed. But did you know that there's a thriving black market for cigarettes? And that 50 million Americans a day light up?

  • Pros: Is Russia the New Safe Haven? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    Canada has been a popular place for investors to safely invest, but the "Fast Money" traders suggest that may be changing.

  • France, Germany Threaten Libya With EU Sanctions Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Protests in Libya
  • Gaddafi's Scorn Is Good News for Swiss Economy Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    An unfortunate turn in Swiss-Libyan diplomatic relations in 2008 may now have a silver lining for the Alpine economy.

  • Beijing’s push for innovation have encouraged the rise of domestic players, arguably at the expense of foreign ones. A CNBC contributor tells us what China needs to do to retain foreign investment.

  • US Trade Deficit Widens to $40.6 Billion in December Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    The trade deficit widened in December, closing out a year in which America's trade gap ballooned by the largest amount in a decade.

  • Cramer: Obama A Major Driver Behind Rally Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 7:55 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host explains how a pro-business president is helping push stocks higher.