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  • Putting A Speed Limit on High-Frequency Trading Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 12:10 PM ET

    In an effort to help prevent another stock market fall-out like the "flash crash", regulators are seeking to reign in high-frequency trading by exploring ways to slow down the rapid trading process.

  • Asian Economies Hot Again — And So Are Stock Markets Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

  • Barclays to Pay $298 Million in Foreign Bank Case Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Barclays has agreed to pay $298 million over criminal allegations that it illegally engaged in financial transactions with banks in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma, the Justice Department disclosed in court papers filed Monday.

  • Major US Ports Predict Holiday Shopping Boom Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    If shipments into one major U.S. port are any indication, we’re in for a stellar holiday shopping season.

  • Hurdles Deter Obama's Pledge to Double Exports Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    Politics and the dollar are the biggest problems, but various industries identified dozens of smaller hurdles that they claim hinder trade. The NYT reports.

  • Switzerland: The Little Economy That Could Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 1:43 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    The Swiss economy has not only recovered from the global recession of 2009 but so far also coped well with the recent spike in an already strong currency.

  • Obama to Press for Trade Deal With South Korea Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 | 8:00 PM ET

    President Barack Obama said Saturday his administration will launch talks with South Korea aimed at resolving remaining issues blocking the completion of a South Korea free trade agreement.

  • Utilities Stocks Win in Desperate Chase For Yield Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    Are power stocks about to power up? Our research suggests that regulated utilities could soon outperform.

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    China's currency announcement has the potential to boost American exports, says Fred Hochberg, President and Chairman of the US Export-Import Bank.

  • An anti-China trade sanction bill in the U.S. would be a "huge mistake", stresses Stephen Roach, chairman at Morgan Stanley, noting that it will be a bad political decision with a bad economic outcome.

  • CFTC Approves Trading Future Box-Office Receipts Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:08 PM ET

    Federal regulators have allowed a new online exchange to proceed to trade future box-office receipts for movies.

  • The trade deficit, along with the credit and housing bubbles, were the principal causes of the Great Recession. Now, a rising trade deficit and continued weakness among regional banks, still burdened by bad loans, threatens to stifle the emerging recovery and keep unemployment near 10 percent through 2011.

  • Farrell: Parade Day and Agreeing With Abby Cohen Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    This will be a shorter note today. My hometown is going to have its annual Fireman's Parade. Local school groups and fire departments (mostly volunteers) and such proudly gather at one end of Katonah and march a few hundred yards to the other end.

  • Mid-Summer Rally Coming Amid Correction: Charts Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 6:27 AM ET

    Highly-correlated global markets will likely continue to correct until October, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC on Monday. But there is a very good chance of a mid-summer rally within the correction, he added.

  • 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.