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  • China Bans Rare Earth Exports to Japan Amid Tension Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:42 AM ET

    Escalating a dispute over Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, China placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of some crucial rare earth elements. The New York Times reports.

  • This Stock’s a Winner Right Now Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 6:26 PM ET

    Ever wonder how a company makes the 52-week high list? This is how.

  • The analyst who gave The Men's Warehouse an upgrade explains what he sees in the corporate apparel retailer.

  • Halftime Pt. 2—Bargains North of the Border Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    If your American bank bet isn't working out, Veracruz founder Steve Cortes recommends going "north of the border."

  • Wall Street Reform Will Squeeze 'Conflict Minerals' Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 5:35 AM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    A fresh law, buried in the Wall Street reforms passed last month, will force many manufacturers to identify any  "conflict minerals" that can be traced back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. The FT reports.

  • Analyst Watch: Acme Packet Has Room to Run Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Analyst Watch: 10-Year Treasury Beaters ... And HP Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 7:19 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.

  • Analyst Watch: Carry Killer Small-Caps Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Zaidi: One Earth is Not Enough For Our Survival Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    In 2050, we expect the world population to reach 9 billion people. If we continue on the same path as we are today, those 9 billion people will require the resources of 2.3 planets in order to survive. While humankind has achieved many amazing technological innovations throughout time, creating two more Earths is likely out of the question.

  • French policemen carry away a Greenpeace activist during a protest in front of the right-wing ruling UMP party headquarters in Paris on March 31, 2008. Greenpeace members demonstrated by dropping nine tons of corn 'not genetically modified' in front of the building a day ahead of the debate at the National Assembly on the bill on GMO.

    After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc is pulling back on efforts to assert its authority over one highly contentious issue, genetically modified foods. The New York Times reports.

  • Shanghai Indicates a Rebound Coming Soon: Charts Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite, often a leading indicator in global markets' direction, is due for a consolidation, followed by a rebound, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Year-Long Rally Is Over: Charts Monday, 24 May 2010 | 7:50 AM ET

    The year-long trend upwards in the stock market is over and commodities are also set to correct, according to Robin Griffiths, technical analyst at Cazenove Capital. As a result, Griffiths suggested investors look for risk-averse trades.

  • There's Money to Be Made in Asia: Strategist Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:32 AM ET

    There is money to be made in Asia as it is a more attractive investment destination than Western markets, said Julian Galvin, associate director at Tyche.

  • The growth in the emerging markets is starting to harm advanced economies, Frederic Neumann, MD & co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 1:31 PM ET
    Farmer picking weeds

    For 15 years, Eddie Anderson, a farmer, has been a strict adherent of no-till agriculture, an environmentally friendly technique that all but eliminates plowing to curb erosion and the harmful runoff of fertilizers and pesticides. The NYT reports.

  • Market Tips: No Pullback, Stocks to Go Higher Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Tuesday, moving away from 18-1/2 month highs. As the Dow closed above 11,000 on Monday, experts told CNBC that they are bullish on stocks, especially U.S. stocks.

  • S&P to Peak on April 19: Charts Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index will top out on April 19, which will trigger a 15 to 20 percent pullback in other stock markets, but stocks will move higher later in the year Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital said Monday.

  • FTSE Is Strongest Market in Europe: Charts Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock markets around the world will continue to gain, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • The Lithium Chase Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Bolivian chemical engineer Monica Aguirre poses with plastic containers with brine at a pilot lithium plant in Uyini, Bolivia. The Uyuni Salt flats has one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world, estimated in 100,000 metric tons.

    For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs. Suddenly, the yawns are being replaced by eurekas.

  • Mining in China: Risks & Rewards Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has largely benefited from China’s insatiable appetite for commodities, and while CEO Tom Albanese remains optimistic about China’s growth prospects, this comes at a trying time for the company.

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