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  • My Interview With Phelps' Agent Peter Carlisle Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
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    Today, I interviewed Peter Carlisle, the agent for Michael Phelps. I've included the transcript below, but before I get to this, I have to tell you a funny story about Carlisle.

  • Introducing Olympic High Jumper--Blanka Vlasic Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    She's a 24-year-old high jump queen from Croatia who is the current world champion and it's worth noting that she wears the least amount of fabric she can without it being a wardrobe malfunction.

  • Speedo

    "Squawk Box" co-anchor Carl Quintanila and I interviewed Warnaco president and CEO Joseph Gromek today on the show. Gromek had some very interesting things to say, including the fact that he hoped that the company was going to sell $5.5 million worth of those Speedo LZR Racer swimsuits.

  • China By The Numbers Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:26 AM ET
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    With the 2008 Summer Game's set to begin today in Beijing, here is a look at China By The Numbers:

  • World Markets Olympics: France By The Numbers Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:08 AM ET
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    After taking the lead in the qualifying rounds, France's CAC 40 is now in sixth place in our World Markets Challenge.  YTD the index is down over 19%.  Here are some key stats on France's economy and markets.

  • World Markets Olympics: S&P 500 Holds on to Lead Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 8:51 AM ET
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    Medal Round - Day 2: The US continues to outperform, but India's Sensex has surged forward to second place.

  • Can Li Ning Keep Its Olympic Glow? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 AM ET
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    With a very minimal involvement in these games, Li Ning Co. has all of a sudden come away as a big winner, thanks to its namesake and chairman lighting the torch at Friday's Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. Can Li Ning really soar? Charting Asia finds out.

  • Charting Asia |Li Ning Weekly Chart Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 AM ET
  • Gold Medals: How much is the raw gold worth? Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 6:16 PM ET
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    As the United States has racked up 3 gold medals, and counting, behind China currently with 9, how much is the gold in a gold medal worth in the futures market? 

  • NBC Universal Off to Fast Start With Olympic Ratings Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:55 AM ET
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    NBC Universal's Olympics coverage is drawing huge audiences, helped by the extravagant opening ceremony and swimming star Michael Phelps, and setting the stage for what could be record TV ratings for the Summer Games.

  • CEOs on Being 'Recession-Resistant,' the Games & More Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    CEOs from McDonalds, Adidas and WPP Group looking to boost sales from the long-awaited Beijing Olympic games, talked about their various strategies to expand brand image, their views on the economy, and more on CNBC.

  • Speedo Living Up To Hype At Olympics Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
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    I'm not sure if it's the suit, the swimmer or the fact that everyone has switched over, but Speedo says that 22 of 24 swimming medals won through Monday afternoon Beijing time have been won by swimmers wearing Speedo.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge: Medal Round Leaders Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
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    Medal Round - Day 1: After a week of ups and downs, we are now up to the medal round.  The playing field has been narrowed from twenty countries to ten.  And the winners are...

  • Li Ning Co. Rides Opening Ceremony Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 4:53 AM ET
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    With a very minimal involvement in these games, Li Ning Co. has all of a sudden come away as a big winner, thanks to their namesake and chairman lighting the torch in Friday's Opening Ceremony.

  • Olympics Ticket Scam Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:02 AM ET
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    I'm sure you've heard about the unbelievable Olympics ticket scam reportedly run by a guy out of England who has done this a couple times before. It's been hard to get the numbers on how many people got scammed, but it seems like it spanned the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.

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    American swimmer Michael Phelps needed a little help from his friends on Monday to keep alive the dream of an unprecedented eight Olympic golds.

  • Score One For Li Ning Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:01 AM ET
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    The Beijing Organizing Committee's choosing of former Olympic gymnast Li Ning to be the final torchbearer and the cauldron lighter must have rubbed the folks at adidas and Nike the wrong way.

  • Phelps Is Maxxed Out On Friends Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | 11:48 PM ET
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    With a gold in the 4x100 relay this morning, Michael Phelps now has eight gold medals to his name and two for this Olympiad. The bad news? He's not allowed to have any more friends.

  • Will the Olympic games in Beijing (starting tonight on NBC) provide a boost to apparel companies Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren, which are both official sponsors?

  • China's Games Party Set For "Big Bang" Start Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 1:42 AM ET
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    China celebrates its ancient past and modern power when the Olympics open on Friday, looking to put criticism behind it as world leaders arrived in Beijing.