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Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday offered to help Europe. But, in an unprecedented move for China, he linked the offer to a potentially onerous demand: that Europe renounce its main legal defense against low-priced Chinese exports. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Jim Cramer takes a look ahead of what traders are watching.
The Baltic Dry Index measures shipping traffic and is up nearly 46 percent due to demand for ships, with Natasha Boyden, Cantor Fitzgerald senior research analyst.
Import prices fell .4 percent August and export prices are up .5 percent, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on this weeks jobless claims and Steve Liesman shares the U.S. trade deficit numbers with exports higher and imports lower.
The Swiss central bank's decision to set a limit on how much the Swiss franc can appreciate against the euro is "a huge mistake," investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com on Wednesday.
Singapore’s economy could get a shock if the U.S. falls into recession, warned both ratings agency Fitch and investment bank, Daiwa Capital Markets.
"On one hand export orders appear to be falling but on the other hand production seems to be rising so where is the production going? Obviously it's going into internal demand. This is in line with China's five year plan promoting more internal consumption which seems to be taking effect but it's not going to happen overnight. But this is a very positive trend China's economy is slowing, there's no doubt about that, but it's slowing out of choice, Andrew Leung, founder at Andrew Leung International Consultants told CNBC.
Calls for protectionism make no sense in today's global economy and globalization was not responsible for the economic downturn, despite some claims to the contrary by politicians, Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization told CNBC.
China is America's largest supplier of import goods, but one small Southern town wants to turn that statistic upside down, reports NBC's Tan Trung.
What awaits New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez if his physical decline continues at the rate it has been going?
The excavation of the Panama Canal is an initial step in the building of a larger set of locks that should double the amount of goods that can pass through it each year. The New York Times reports.
After the week just past, recession talk is on the rise. Here's how to trade a double dip, or a muddle through, using currencies.
China has a $120 billion trade going with Africa and the way it has tapped into the potential of this once dark continent is a lesson for investors looking to enter frontier markets.
With flagging consumer demand in the U.S. and Europe hurting Li & Fung's profits, the company says it's still seeing strong growth in Asia and that will help it weather the current storm.
The Fast Money traders with trades on casino stocks, and weighing in on whether the U.S. is in danger of losing its triple A rating, with Sean Egan, Egan Jones Ratings.
Discussing the impact of food inflation and strong global demand, with Gregory Page, Cargill CEO.
Discussing whether Greek's latest bailout with keep the euro from falling, with Willie Williams, Societe Generale, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on Advanced Micro Devices and stocks you might want to drop.
Dan DiMicco gives Cramer his 3-point plan for creating jobs in the U.S.
European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.