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  • Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.

  • 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.

  • Despite Copper’s Rise, Traders Still Bearish Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    Copper futures rose Monday trading above $3.80, after China reported positive import data and on hopes for progress on the European Debt Crisis. Yet, traders and analysts still see more price pressure on the industrial metal.

  • Central Banks Increase Gold Lending Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 8:03 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Central banks increased the amount of gold they lent for the first time in a decade in 2011, as they used their bullion reserves to help commercial banks raise US dollars. The Financial Times reports.

  • Germany Controls EU Debt Crisis: Cramer Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    In turn, the "Mad Money" host thinks global prospects look brighter.

  • Dan Dicker’s Stock Picks On Commodity Rally Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:36 PM ET

    Commodity prices traded higher Tuesday, creating an opportunity in a few company stocks, according to renowned trader Dan Dicker and other “Fast Money” pros.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including a look at financials, oil and gold mining stocks.

  • 5 Dos and Don'ts for 2012: Citi's Levkovich Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Citi's chief US equity strategist is cautious on chemicals and health care, but says more merger and acquisition deals in energy and telecommunications will make them the sectors to watch.

  • US Bans New Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The Obama administration banned new mining claims affecting a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.

  • How to Use the Euro to Play Oil Prices Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:08 PM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    If oil prices resume their climb, this strategist says you can profit from a euro trade.

  • For Metals, Buying Chance Coming, But Still Months Away Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 1:49 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The four-month slump in gold and other metals by nature is setting up a buying opportunity somewhere, but it could be months before a solid entry point materializes.

  • As gold prices dipped below $1,600 on Monday, commodities trader Dan Dicker said it could be time to buy.

  • Talking Numbers: Metal Meltdown?     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 3:26 PM ET

    Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak, discuss what the charts are saying about gold and silver, which have had a rough couple days. Could a bottom be near?

  • Rio Tinto: Striking Hot Iron     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    Tom Albanese, Rio Tinto CEO, discusses the comeback for iron ore prices.

  • Gold Trading Like a Risk Asset     Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    Gold falls for the third straight day, now down over 1%, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Iron ore prices slumped as China demand slows but Fortescue Metals' CEO Nev Power, still sees strong long-term demand from the mainland. He explains his optimism.

  • Gillard's Mining Tax Is Hurting Business     Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 6:35 PM ET

    Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, says the proposed mining levy is not only affecting sovereign risk, but also the financing of some of the mid-cap projects in the state.

  • Nucor CEO on Earnings Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 7:03 PM ET

    CEO Dan DiMicco talks to Cramer about his company’s earnings and how China is hurting their profits.

  • Largest Rare Earths Producer Halts Output Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:05 PM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    China’s largest rare earths producer, Baotou, has suspended production for one month in an effort to prop up falling prices, in the clearest signal yet that Chinese producers are intent on supporting prices at high levels. The FT reports.