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  • Dollar Dumping Will Remain the Hot Trade Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET

    Pros say there is little to stop the dollar decline until US officials start curbing deficits or the Fed starts boosting interest rates.

  • The number of recalls of tainted Chinese goods in the United States has fallen 40 percent in the past year, but more need to be done to reduce that further, Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission told CNBC.

  • Solar Panel Tariff May Further Strain U.S.-China Trade Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:36 AM ET
    Solar panels are shown with the Frog's Leap winery in the background in Rutherford, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. San Francisco-based Sunlight Electric has helped more than a dozen wineries, including Frog's Leap, to go solar. The company estimates there are 28 systems in Napa County and another 14 in next-door Sonoma County. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Companies that import solar panels to the United States are facing up to $70 million in unexpected tariffs. The bill comes at a time when the industry is already struggling and could hurt both foreign solar panel makers and foreign and American distributors.

  • The global economic crisis may have damped the appetite for high-end goods, but one small daily luxury — gourmet tea — has been posting surprisingly strong sales, prompting some tea brands to consider expanding around the world.

  • Why Chicken Feet Matter to Business News Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    The Chinese obsession with American chicken feet could actually prevent a trade war.

  • Chewy Chicken Feet May Quash U.S.-China Trade War Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 3:55 PM ET
    Chickens in chicken coop.

    China is threatening to cut off imports of American chicken, but poultry experts have at least one reason to suspect it may be an empty threat: Many Chinese consumers would miss the scrumptious chicken feet they get from this country.

  • US Economy Faces Big Test Next Month: Meredith Whitney Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The economy faces a big test next month when the government starts winding down its massive support programs, banking analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Obama to Wall Street: More Oversight Coming Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 7:33 PM ET
    President Barack Obama interviewed by CNBC's John Harwood

    Oversight of the financial system is going to be much more rigorous and will include steps such as higher capital requirements for large institutions, which are so deeply interconnected that the failure of one could bring about a failure of the entire financial system, President Barack Obama told CNBC Monday.

  • China Daily ran this photograph with the caption: "Warren Buffett, widely acknowledged as the 'Oracle of Omaha' embraces Li Guilian, chairwoman of Dayan Trands, a sign of the friendship and respect he developed for one of China's leading businesswomen."

    Shares of menswear manufacturer Dayang Trands soar in Shanghai after a state-run Chinese newspaper relays Warren Buffett's enthusiastic praise of the company and its business suits.

  • Shanghai

    The growing US trade dispute with China could pose a significant threat both to US markets and the economic recovery, analysts say.

  • Trade

    An acrimonious trade dispute between China and the US is officially about tires, chickens and cars but is really much broader, the New York Times reports.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • China's Down Periods May Be Buying Opportunities Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Chinese stocks have unusually determined global market direction lately, bringing equities crashing down earlier this week, and talk about an end of the rally has intensified.

  • India Needs 'Infrastructure Binge' to Get More Cash Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    India could become an investment magnet among emerging markets if economic reforms are put into effect and if the new coalition government finds way to fix the country's crumbling infrastructure, experts interviewed by CNBC said.

  • China Warms to New Credo: Business First Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 11:22 AM ET
    Chinese Internet Cafe

    Throughout its long economic boom, China has usually managed to separate its aggressive push into the global business arena from domestic politics, which remained tightly controlled by the Communist Party. But events this week raise the question of just how long it will be before the two meet.

  • China Mulls Appeal Of Movie Trade Ruling Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 8:24 AM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    China said Thursday it might appeal a major World Trade Organization ruling that told Beijing to ease restrictions on imported movies, music and books in its latest trade dispute with Washington.

  • Farrell: What the Trade Deficit Numbers Mean Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 10:50 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    The trade deficit widened slightly to $27 billion from $26 billion last month. It was $65 billion just 11 months ago. Exports were up $2.4 billion to $125.8 billion and imports were also up by $3.5 billion to $152.8 billion (thus the deficit of $27 billion.)

  • India Gets Caught Short as Sugar Prices Soar Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 12:39 PM ET
    Stack of sugar cane sticks

    While all commodities move in cycles, sugar in India is a case study in feast-to-famine swings in which bountiful crops are followed by anemic harvests every two or three years.

  • Global Trade to Post 'Huge Drop': Pascal Lamy Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 9:47 AM ET
    Head of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy delivers his speech Tuesday Oct. 18, 2005 at the European Farmers Congress in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Union must show flexibility in opening up its agriculture markets to imports, Lamy said. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    The worst may not yet be over for the global economic crisis as world trade could continue to contract by another 10 percent in volume terms this year, Pascal Lamy, director general of the World Trade Organisation, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: S&P Could Slump 100 Points Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 1:01 PM ET

    Stocks edged lower on Thursday as the market gave back some of its gains from this week's rally. Investors weighed a mixed bag of earnings results against jobless claims data. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...