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  • US Is $500 Million Supermarket to Cuba Friday, 28 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    U.S. businesses sold $528 million in food products to Cuba last year, from small dairy farmers to multi- billion dollar agribusiness corporations. And they seem to have one thing in common:  mixing a little social messaging in with their sales.

  • Chinese Walk Tightrope over Links with Korea Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Great Wall of China

    Wen Jiabao must be cursing the timing. China’s mild-mannered premier flies into Seoul on Friday for a summit with South Korea and Japan where he probably hoped to talk about booming trade ties. Instead, he will be put on the spot over North Korea.

  • American Businesses Hoping to Cash In On Cuba Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    The Cuban flag flying in Park Central in Havana.

    American industries of all kinds—from travel and telecom to construction and energy—would be poised to profit if the 52-year trade embargo with Cuba were lifted. Among the first businesses to cash in would be those involved with tourism, most experts agree.

  • The Grasshoppers and the Ants – a Modern Fable Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 4:47 AM ET

    The moral of the Aesop’s fable is idleness brings want. Today, the ants are Germans, Chinese and Japanese, and the grasshoppers are American, British, Greek, Irish and Spanish, says the FT's Martin Wolf.

  • Who's Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 9:35 AM ET
    Women carrying Cuban flag through Havana streets.

    Despite an economic embargo against Cuba that has existed for a half century, Americans and citizens of US allies routinely conduct business with the country, including trade and tourism.

  • Regulators Testify on Market Dive, New Rules Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 3:45 AM ET
    Financial Police

    Federal regulators and U.S. securities exchanges have a new plan to keep an epic dive in the stock market from happening again.

  • Europe 'Has the Capacity' to Manage Debt Crisis: Geithner Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Europe can survive the current economic crisis if its leaders make good on commitments to turn their economies around, Treasury Secretary Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Speedy New Traders Make Waves Far From Wall St. Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Over the last decade, high-tech traders have become sort of a shadow Wall Street — from New Jersey to Kansas City, from Texas to Chicago. Depending on whose estimates you believe, high-frequency traders account for 40 to 70 percent of all trading on every stock market in the country. Some of the biggest players trade more than a billion shares a day.

  • Europe’s Debt Crisis Is Casting a Shadow Over China Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The pain of the European debt crisis is spreading, with the plummeting euro making Chinese companies less competitive in Europe, their largest market, and complicating any move to break the Chinese currency’s peg to the dollar.

  • Fears Intensify that Euro Crisis Could Snowball Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:52 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    After a brief respite following the announcement last week of a nearly $1 trillion bailout plan for Europe, fear in the financial markets is building again, this time over worries that the Continent’s biggest banks face strains that will hobble European economies, the New York Times reported.

  • Time for Regulators to Impose Order in the Markets Friday, 14 May 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    The regulators are still trying to figure out just what set off the crazy trading a week ago Thursday, but some facts are obvious. If a stock goes from $40 to one cent to $40 within a few minutes, somebody messed up.

  • 4 Big Banks Score Perfect 61-Day Run Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Despite the running unease in world markets, four giants of American finance managed to make money from trading every single day during the first three months of the year.

  • Computer Trades Are Focus in Wall Street Plunge Monday, 10 May 2010 | 10:35 AM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Investigators seeking an explanation for the brief stock market panic last week said Sunday that they were focusing increasingly on how a controlled slowdown in trading on the New York Stock Exchange, meant to bring about stability, instead set off uncontrolled selling on electronic exchanges. The NYT explains.

  • Debt Crisis May Spread to US, Japan: Roubini Friday, 7 May 2010 | 8:34 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Despite Thursday's unexplained surge in selling that drove the Dow down 900 points, the stock markets are being driven lower by fears over the global economy and the debt crisis spreading, economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Friday.

  • Somebody Should 'Hang' the NYSE: Jim Rogers Friday, 7 May 2010 | 7:31 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The suspected erroneous trades that exacerbated the Wall Street's fall on Thursday should be investigated and solutions must be found if the New York Stock exchange is to maintain its reputation, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC late Thursday.

  • QUIZ: Alternative Energy Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    From cutting-edge technology to ancient ingenuity, take our quiz to find out how much you know about alternative energy.

  • Busch: Wen Answers The Call Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    Wen Jiabao

    By now, most of you have read the comments by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at his annual press conference. However, there are some aspects worth expanding on for their importance.

  • China Uses Trade, Currency Rules to Boost Exports Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 6:58 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan note

    With China’s exports soaring, evidence is mounting that Beijing is skillfully using inconsistencies in international trade rules to spur its own economy at the expense of others, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Gain for Week; S&P Holds Onto 1,150 Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 6:09 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.

  • Stocks Struggle After Mixed Consumer Reports Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 1:52 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.