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  • Trade Deficit & Imports     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    The February trade deficit is slightly lower, with CNBC's Rick Santelli. And import prices as well as export prices rise. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on QE2, while Scott Nations, NationsShares, discusses equities and the earnings picture. With Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times.

  • 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 Shipping Trade     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    A look at the moves in the Baltic Dry Index and whether there are any opportunities in the space, with Natasha Boyden, Cantor Fitzgerald maritime research senior managing director.

  • 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.

  • Japan & Global Trade     Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 7:49 PM ET

    Discussing today's bullish signs for the U.S. economic recovery and how the tragedy in Japan will impact global trade, with with Frederick Smith, FedEx chairman/CEO.

  • NATO to the Rescue?     Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Cramer weighs in on how NATO could impact the market.

  • 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.

  • Can the Rally Continue?     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    As Bernanke faces heat over his policies, which some believe is causing inflation around the world, investors wonder whether the rally will continue, with David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; Barry Knapp, Barclays. and CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • 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.