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  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • FCX CEO on Mining in Volatile Markets   Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    FCX CEO on Mining in Volatile Markets

    Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan CEO, discusses the impact the Grasberg strike had on his company and whether a vulnerability exists amid takeover speculation.

  • Paying More for Pork   Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Paying More for Pork

    The U.S. supermarket bacon business is worth $2.5 billion and new pig welfare laws in the EU could push bacon prices up 20% in the UK, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Phoenix Housing Market Rises   Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Phoenix Housing Market Rises

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on lower home supply numbers from Phoenix, down 42% from a year ago. Rick Sharga, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, weighs in.

  • Existing Home Inventories Down 1.3%   Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET
    Existing Home Inventories Down 1.3%

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains how distressed existing home inventories are impacting existing home sales.

  • Existing Home Sales Down 2.6%   Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Existing Home Sales Down 2.6%

    Big drops in inventories in the South and West are pushing home sales down, explains CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Michelin CEO on Job Creation   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    Michelin CEO on Job Creation

    Michelin CEO, Pete Selleck discusses his company's new plant in South Carolina and the 500 jobs it will provide.

  • Apple Now a $600B Company   Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Apple Now a $600B Company

    Insight on Apple breaking the $600 billion market cap milestone, with Andy Hargreaves, analyst at Pacific Crest.

  • Buy, Sell or Hold? RIM, BRCM & PAY   Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    Buy, Sell or Hold? RIM, BRCM & PAY

    Discussing their "best ideas" for investors in technology and who will replace the role of top execs at Research in Motion, with Brian Madoff, Deutsche Bank research analyst and Zach Karabell.

  • Trading Apple iPad Figures   Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Trading Apple iPad Figures

    Shares of Apple opened lower in today's market, despite the rally upon news of selling three million of their newly launched iPads. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, has a price target of $740 on the company.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio: Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable  minefield.

  • Iran's Threat to Close Straits of Hormuz   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Iran's Threat to Close Straits of Hormuz

    Sharing insight into Iran's threats to close down the Strait of Hormuz, with Alireza Nader, Rand Corp. Iran analyst saying, "what Iran is counting on is to use this as a threat to prevent an oil embargo on Iran and if there is a conflict to impede the flow of oil to a certain extent that oil prices go up and this puts pressure on the United States and other governments."

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Intl. Paper CEO: Job Growth in the U.S.   Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    Intl. Paper CEO: Job Growth in the U.S.

    John Faraci, International Paper CEO discusses demand and its role in job growth.

  • Mother Lode Of ETFs Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The SPDR Gold Trust, with over $60 billion in assets, is far and away the largest gold fund.

  • Who's Buying Gold? Err, Everyone Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:33 PM ET
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    As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?

  • No Japan Blame Game   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:25 PM ET
    No Japan Blame Game

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg with details on the supply chain impact after Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

  • Global View on Oil Demand   Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    Global View on Oil Demand

    Just back from a trip to the middle east, Tom Petrie, Bank of America Merrill Lynch vice chairman, with his perspective on the future price of oil, and impact of global supply and demand.

  • Supply and Demand Blog Post Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Supply and Demand Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET