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    How the US vets China deals for national security

    A former Treasury legal counsel explains how the US vets foreign acquisitions of US companies to make sure there are no national security risks.

  • A woman walks past signage displayed outside of the W Hotel Hollywood in Hollywood, California.
    China's M&A binge is disappointing

    China's Anbang raised its bid for Starwood. But the country's M&A binge is beginning to disappoint, says NYU Stern's Rob Salomon. Here's why.

  • Why are American pigs dying?

    The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus—PEDv—is raising awareness about biosecurity, and the global nature of our food supply.

  • Pig (prices) fly, but maybe not for much longer

    "Right now, the price for a 40-pound pig is over double what it normally is," says one farmer. But that may change soon.

  • (L to R) Executive director and president of Smithfield, Larry Pope, Smithfield chief financial officer, Kenneth Sullivan and Smithfield executive vice president Robert Manly attend a press conference in Hong Kong.
    Chinese pork giant pulls Hong Kong IPO

    China's WH Group has cancelled its planned Hong Kong IPO as a downturn in equity markets weighed further on demand.

  • (L to R) Chief financial officer of WH Group, Guo Lijun, Executive director and chairman of WH Group, Wan Long, Executive director and president of Smithfield, Larry Pope, Smithfield chief financial officer, Kenneth Sullivan attend a press conference in Hong Kong.

    WH Group is slashing its proposed Hong Kong IPO and delaying the pricing to next week, as market volatility turned investors off the deal.

  • China surpasses UK in US deal scrutiny

    Chinese companies have overtaken U.K. firms in the number of transactions reviewed by U.S. government for national security concerns. The FT reports.

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    Companies foot the bill when CEO spouses tag along

    Many companies continue to pick up the tab for CEOs' spouses who accompany them on business trips. USA Today reports.

  • Early movers: FDX, AAPL, BBRY, SBUX, EA & more

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Stocks capped a wildly volatile trading session flat as a pancake following the monthly government jobs report and amid ongoing jitters over Syria. Still, the Dow snapped a four-week losing streak.

  • U.S. stock index futures spiked higher Friday as the weaker-than-expected jobs report raised questions over whether the Federal Reserve would delay pulling back on its easy-monetary policy.

  • Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.
    Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Bacon News: Concern over Heparin
    Bacon News: Concern over Heparin

    CNBC's Joe Kernen expresses his ongoing concern over the sale of Smithfield to a Chinese company. Today's concern is due to the fact that blood thinner Heparin is derived from pig intestines, which are supplied by Smithfield. Dennis Gartman does not share his concern.

  • Smithfield sale under review
    Smithfield sale under review

    The U.S. government is examining the sale of Smithfield foods to China's Shuanghui. Smithfield says they still expect the deal to close some time in the second half of this year.

  • A desalination plant.
    Scarceonomics: Oil sheiks learning to farm

    Oil sheiks learning to farm; sustainable Chinese bacon; fresh water in the desert, Rio's workers stringing LED bulbs across Copacabana. This is the new reality of scareconomics.

  • Lightning Round: Best Buy, RetailMeNot & More

    It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • China's Shuanghui International Holdings, which has agreed to buy U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., plans to list the combined company in Hong Kong after completing the takeover.

  • Smithfield CEO Defends Sale to Chinese Firm
    Smithfield CEO Defends Sale to Chinese Firm

    CEO Larry Pope told a Senate committee yesterday that his deal to sell his business to a company in China will not hurt the safety or security of the American food supply, reports CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • US Pork Producer Grilled Over Chinese Takeover

    Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.