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  • Credit Swaps on Chinese Debt Surge on Slowdown Fears Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:20 AM ET

    Fears of an economic slowdown in China have fuelled a trading surge in instruments that insure investors against sovereign bond defaults, making the country a new focal point for the widely used financial products.

  • GM Jumps Into Carsharing Lane with RelayRides Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    Gm Building

    Under the new partnership between GM and RelayRides, people who own a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac can immediately make their car eligible for RelayRide rental.

  • Fall in Developing Asia Growth Predictions     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:30 AM ET

    Rajat Nag, Director General at the Asian Development Bank, discussed with CNBC how weak external demand from key trading partners had decreased developing Asia's growth prospects.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • Sneak Peak at Tesla - Fuels Optimism Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    As I headed out to California for a sneak peak at the Tesla plant and the beta version of its upcoming Model S electric sedan, I found myself asking one question over and over: Are the people bullish on Tesla buying into fools gold?

  • During the debt-ceiling debacle, Washington pushed the U.S. economy close to an abyss. Now it is risking US-Chinese relations.

  • Explaining why free trade deals open up economies and create billions of dollars in exports, therefore creating jobs in the U.S., with Rebecca Blank, acting Commerce Secretary.

  • Charting Asia | Shanghai Composite Index Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:42 AM ET
  • Car dealership

    After months of hearing auto executives and consultants tell us that sales would pick up in the last third of the year, it appears the late summer surge has finally kicked in. Relax, we're still a long ways from the glory days of auto sales, but September is encouraging.

  • Is China the Real Market Fear Factor?     Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    A look at why concerns over whether China could be slowing is the "real elephant in the investment room," with Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott.

  • "Asia has been the growth engine over the last few years, but Asia borrows a lot of money from the European banks; it is around 50 percent from them. So if the European banks stop lending to the Asian economies, then you are going to have a synchronized slow-down," Simon Bond, private client advisor at RBS Morgans, told CNBC.

  • Plutonium Found 40km from Japan's Fukushima Plant Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 10:47 PM ET
    Fukushima nuclear power plant shown on March 15, 2011.

    Small amounts of plutonium believed to have escaped from Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant have been detected in soil more than 40km away, say government researchers, a finding that will fuel already widespread fears about radiation risk. The FT reports.

  • Poll: Is the Euro Overvalued? Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 6:14 PM ET
  • Congress Addresses Chinese Currency Manipulation Sunday, 2 Oct 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    After years of trying, Congress is taking another stab at retaliating against what many see as Chinese manipulation of its currency to make its exports to the United States cheaper and U.S. goods more expensive in China.

  • Q3-Q4 Market Volatility—What's Causing It Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    As we end the worst quarter for the S&P 500 since Q4 2008, everyone keeps asking: what is causing all the volatility?

  • Midday Pops & Drops     Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 12:55 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take a look at the midday market movers.

  • Energizing the Workforce With Coal Mining     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    Overseas demand for coal could be a job creator in the U.S., says Tom Scholl, CEO, Keystone Industries, who says if coal miners could get permits overseas, the increase in exporting could create jobs.

  • China, Copper: Global Growth Proxies Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    While you were waiting for the German vote on the EFSF tomorrow...copper and China dominate the conversation today. Both are proxies for global growth, both are sitting at new lows.

  • Market Rally Fade: Thoughts on China, Durable Goods Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

    The dog ate my rally. Well what did you expect? A four-day rally? How often have we had that in the last two months? Twice.

  • Charting Asia | Gold Comex Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 9:26 PM ET

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