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  • Jobs for Loners Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

  • Palladium's Revving Up Gains Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Palladium

    Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.

  • Freeport-McMoran Not for Sale: CEO Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Copper coil

    Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.

  • David Lennox, Resources Analyst, Fat Prophets explains why he expects Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to report robust production numbers, despite weather disruptions and labor disputes.

  • 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.

  • The "Mad Money" host chastised the media, hedge funds and brokerage firms for always putting such a negative spin on the news.

  • Stocks Breaking Out & Breaking Down     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

    "The Dow is looking pretty bearish," says Abigail Doolittle, of Peak Theories Research, adding that FCX recently made a bearish "death cross."

  • Can Gold Continue to Glitter?     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors CEO & CIO, explains why gold will continue to thrive.

  • Short Aussie, Long Peso: Strategist Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    With a bearish outlook on the Chinese economy, this analyst says his strategy is to stay short of the Aussie dollar.

  • Gearing up for Q1 Earnings     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Insight on the earnings parade, with Christine Short, S&P Capital IQ.

  • Australia Trade Data Shows RBA Made Wrong Call     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 11:40 PM ET

    Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets says the RBA's decision not to cut rates on Tuesday was wrong as the surprise trade deficit shows the economy is weakening. He expects the RBA to cut rates in May.

  • Delta Marks Second Month of Increases     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details of under the radar stocks flying high, including Delta Airlines.

  • Australia's Mining Boom to Continue: Economist Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:28 AM ET
    A coal dredger tears coal from the face of the Loy Yang Open Cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, 150km east of Melbourne on August 13, 2009.

    Investors have been spooked in recent weeks by a slowdown in growth in China and the impact that could have on Australia's resources sector. But according to one economist, Australia's commodities sector will continue to do well and could actually benefit from a pick-up in economic growth in Asia in the second half of 2012.

  • Mining Sector Is Too Crowded: Expert     Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 11:45 PM ET

    Roger Montgomery, CEO, Montgomery Investment Management discusses his preference for stocks in the industrial sector rather than the resources sector. He predicts a sharp drop in commodity prices such as iron ore. Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia & NZ, HSBC joins in the conversation.

  • Making Money in Emerging Markets     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    The MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 12 percent. Checking on recent emerging market gains, with Ian Hague, Firebird Management co-founder and Tim Seymour, Emergingmoney.com founder.

  • Expect 2012 Increase In Merger Activity, Pro Says Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 6:24 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio

    More merger and acquisitions are likely in the second quarter and throughout the rest of 2012, one strategist said Monday.

  • Positive on Qantas     Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    Ben Lyons, Investment Analyst, ATI Asset Management, says he likes Qantas' stock despite the challenges the company faces in its international business. Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Australia joins in the discussion.

  • Australia Tax Sparks Mining Selloff     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    Jon Kykawy, Byron Capital Markets, discusses how to play the mining sector after Australia passed a controversial, 30% mining tax into law. "The obvious next target of the tax could be nickel and copper," he says.

  • Currency Trade: The Euro     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    The Euro will fall to $1.25 by June, says Willie Williams, Societe Generale director of institutional derivative sales. Williams is expecting a stronger dollar in coming sessions.

  • The market for iron ore "remains incredibly positive," Patrick Loftus-Hills, managing director of Metals & Mining, Moelis, told CNBC. "I think the supply-demand fundamentals would suggest that investing in iron ore right now is exactly where you want to be investing."