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Today on cnbc.com

Our quote of the day comes from shipping magnate Aristotle Onasis: "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."

We're letting you know what's going on in China--with the American and Chinese economic talks. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla is on the scene with the latest today. The Chinese seem to be "bending" a bit on the valuation of the yuan. It remains to be seen how far they will bend.

Topics and guests today on CNBC include--the Consumer Price Index numbers for November. They come out at 8:30 a.m.--and are expected to increase after a decline in October. We'll look at their impact on the U.S. economy with Wachovia Chief Economist John Silva on "Squawk Box."

On "Morning Call" Tom Parsons--CEO of Bestfares.com will talk about the recent consolidation moves in the airlines industry--and what it means for ticket prices.

And is inflation in the U.S. a worry or not? "Power Lunch" guests John Massey from AIG SunAmerica and David Relser from Nomura Securities will give us the answer.

And on "Closing Bell" guest Jeff deGraaf from Lehman Brothers takes us into the world of quadruple witching. It's that time again.

On cnbc.com--political blogger Arianna Huffington is online to talk about her favorite topic--politics. That's at 1 P.M. ET today.