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  • Shaun White featured on a box of Wheaties

    From breakfast cereal to chips to Coca-Cola, the price of corn has an impact on a wide range of food products at the grocery store, but commodities investor Dennis Gartman says it’s the cost of packaging that tends to impact consumer’s wallet more.

  • China’s Job Market Under Stress Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 9:42 PM ET
    A couple look at recruitment information on the disply at a labor market in Yiwu, China.

    China’s job market has started to show signs of stress, putting pressure on the government to intensify fiscal spending to prevent the economy from weakening further. The FT reports.

  • Farmer Brian Pilotte holds an ear of immature corn while looking over a drought stricken field in Idaville, Indiana, U.S.

    After a multi-week rally, grain prices slumped Tuesday, as traders caught a whiff of summer rain in the forecast, ahead of a major government crop report Wednesday.

  • Will CAT Bounce Back?     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Shares of Caterpillar are down 20 percent in the second quarter amid a lackluster U.S. economy and growing worries about Europe and China. Will CAT land off its feet next quarter? Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, offers his outlook on the company.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

  • Auto Sales Could Help Drive Market Sentiment Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:11 PM ET
    Customer at an auto dealership.

    The auto industry has been one of the positives in this shaky economy but will it last? Traders will be watching June auto sales on Tuesday—especially after a weak ISM reading.

  • NYSE trader

    The beach may be beckoning this Fourth of July week but traders are going to want to be at their desks for the start of the third quarter, with the jobs report, an ECB rate decision—and more.

  • How Record Heat Wave Is Threatening a Key US Crop Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Sun shines on seed corn plants in a field in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Corn supplies in the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter, are declining at the fastest pace since 1996 just as a Midwest heat wave damages the world’s largest harvest for a third consecutive year.

    Farmers have planted the most corn since 1937, but record-setting heat is threatening the crop yield, causing futures prices to jump.

  • Why You Should Watch Corn Prices for Next Two Weeks Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    Corn is facing the worst crop conditions in two decades, pushing up prices that could affect everything from cereal to the ethanol in gasoline.

  • How Low Can Joy Global Go? Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    To find out, Jim Cramer interviews the company’s CEO.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Caterpillar

    Global heavy machinery manufacturers like Caterpillar and Komatsu are facing the heat in China as the construction sector slows down and local competitors eat into their market share, an industry analyst tells CNBC.

  • Caterpillar's Strong Q1 Earnings Results     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, breaks down the Q1 numbers on Caterpillar's earnings and the company's outlook on growth and global demand, with Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Cramer: Earnings to Watch Next Week Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Check out the “Mad Money” host’s “Game Plan.”

  • China's Sany Heavy to Revive $3.3 Billion HK IPO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    Five Construction Cranes

    China's Sany Heavy Industry will revive its $3.3 billion Hong Kong share offering in the second quarter, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing sources close to the deal.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.

  • What's Driving Farm Machinery Growth?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the outlook for the AG industry, from the biggest farm show in the world.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Fed Policy 'Appropriate' Now: Caterpillar CEO Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:59 PM ET
    **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    "The loose money policies of the Fed are very appropriate right now," Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Thursday. "Interest rates should be low. Money supply growth should be high."