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  • Stock Picker: How To Play the Nuclear Game Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:27 PM ET
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    Strategist Bill Spiropoulos likes America's new-found fondness for nuclear power -- and he says there's one stock & one ETF that stand to profit.

  • Dow Flirts With Bear as Financials Drag Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    The Dow shed 1.6 percent, putting it dangerously close to bear territory, as a fresh wave of worries about fallout from the mortgage crisis slammed financials.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Fresh Financial Worries Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • Video: Good News -- For Bears Only! Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    Good news -- for bears: The markets are still heading lower, according to Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group. He tells CNBC that investors are being overly optimistic when it comes to equities -- because the U.S. economy isn't even close to a recovery

  • Stocks Open Mixed as Financials Slide Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • BHP Billiton Profit Surges 30% on Chinese Demand Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:01 AM ET
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    Mining giant BHP Billiton, bidding for rival Rio Tinto in what would be the world's second-biggest takeover, posted a 30 percent rise in half-year profit on Monday, boosted by Chinese demand.

  • Fast Money Now: Mid-Day Trades For Thursday Aug. 14 Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:48 PM ET
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    Fast Money now – the plays you need while the market is still open

  • Oils, Miners Boost Euro Shares in Choppy Trade Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    European shares ended a choppy session in positive territory on Thursday as a recovery in commodity prices helped energy and mining shares and fears over price pressures were partially quelled by U.S. inflation data.

  • Euro Shares Fall as Banks Sag, Oil Jumps Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    European shares dropped on Wednesday as fresh concern about the impact of the credit crunch on the banking sector hit financial shares, while a late spike in the oil price rekindled worries about inflation.

  • Commodities and Inflation in Slow Global Economy Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Commodities and inflation remain the main story, and while stocks are well off their July lows, the advance remains tentative due to concerns about a slower global economy.

  • Xstrata Launches $10 Billion Cash Bid for Lonmin Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Acquisitive miner Xstrata unveiled a $10 billion takeover bid for the world's third-biggest platinum producer Lonmin, aiming to diversify its business from industrial metals such as copper.

  • BHP Output Strong, But Warns on Escondida Mine Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:42 AM ET
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    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, reported strong quarterly production gains on Wednesday led by copper and iron ore, but warned of a looming decline from the world's biggest copper mine.

  • Australia to Adopt Plan to Cap Gas Emissions Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:55 PM ET
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    Australia, the world's biggest per head polluter, unveiled plans on Wednesday to rein-in greenhouse gas emissions, but said it would shield some companies and motorists from a carbon emissions trading scheme expected to drive up inflation.

  • EU Opens Probe in BHP Billiton Bid for Rio Tinto Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on Friday into BHP Billiton's $170 billion unsolicited bid for rival miner Rio Tinto, with prices of iron ore already soaring.

  • Australia to Up Scrutiny of Foreign Mine Investments Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 12:14 AM ET
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    Australia will increase its scrutiny of foreign investments in Australian mining companies, Treasurer Wayne Swan said on Friday, particularly when the investor is also a major customer seeking a majority stake.

  • Australia Boasts Trade Surplus on Resource Boom Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:03 PM ET
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    Australia's trade deficit came in much as expected in May, but April's shortfall was revised to show the first surplus since 2002 thanks to huge price increases for the country's iron ore exports.

  • Dow Drops Into Bear Embrace Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:47 PM ET
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    Stocks tumbled Wednesday with the Dow closing in bear market territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Pops & Drops: American Express, NYSE... Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Express and Sherwin-Williams popped while NYSE Euronext and Yahoo! dropped.

  • Mittal Unlikely to Buy Rio Stake Soon: Sources Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:53 PM ET
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    Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal considered buying a stake in bid target Rio Tinto to expand his interests in iron ore but has decided against it for now, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Australia Mulling Curbs on Sovereign Bids Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:16 PM ET
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    Australia wants to tighten foreign-investment rules to curb Chinese takeovers of local miners, a national daily said on Thursday, as it emerged that China's Sinosteel was circling two Australian iron ore firms.