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  • China-Japan Dispute

    Phillip Chan, Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities and Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA discuss the economic and trade impacts of China and Japan's dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The bullish tone of these trades is interesting given the predominately negative tone of news out of the region.

  • A Japan Airlines aircraft in flight.

    Japan Airlines (JAL) returned to the Tokyo stock market on Wednesday with just modest gains after a massive $8.5 billion initial public offering (IPO). Yet, analysts expect to see strong foreign interest in the carrier, which has turned itself around from bankruptcy just 2-1/2 years ago.

  • Apple

    Apple shares are sitting near $700. But while the stock may not continue to run up as quickly has it has recently, one analyst sees another 30 percent upside to come.

  • Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., speaks during the unveiling of the Ford Fusion in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Mulally said he has no plans to retire from Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. automaker.

    Ford in the U.S. continues to grow profits and profit margins with a steady cadence of new and re-designed models. That will be the focus this fall even as reporters pepper Mulally with questions about his succession plans.

  • Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Japanese auto and tech companies risk having their credit ratings downgraded if the dispute between Asia’s two biggest economies is prolonged, Fitch Ratings cautioned on Tuesday.

  • China Protests Hurt Japan Shares

    Ben McLannahan, Tokyo correspondent at the Financial Times and Frank Ching, associate professor at Hong Kong University, give their expertise on the wider impact of anti-Japan protests on the economic and trade ties between the two countries.

  • Japenese yen

    Two weeks ago the European Central Bank took the stand to show how it would end the euro zone debt crisis and last week the Federal Reserve delivered aggressive steps to revive the U.S. economy. Now it’s the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) turn to take the central bank podium.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Eden Park September 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Obama said Monday he liked to 'walk the walk, not just talk the talk' on combating China trade abuses, in a sharp jab at his Republican foe Mitt Romney.

    It was classic American political theater in Ohio. President Obama, campaigning hard to win votes in a state where one out of every eight jobs is connected in some fashion to the auto industry, chose today to announce the U.S. has filed a trade case with the World Trade Organization against China.

  • Anti-Japanese protesters are confronted by police as they demonstrate over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, on September 16, 2012 in Shenzhen, China.

    Some Japanese firms like Panasonic and Canon shut down factories in China on Monday after violent protests over a territorial dispute, but regional strategists say the disruption to business will be short-lived as the two trade partners cannot afford to let the situation get out of hand.

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    Currency markets are on high alert for intervention from Japan’s central bank to weaken the yen, which jumped to a seven-month peak overnight after the Federal Reserve outlined aggressive steps to revive the U.S. economy.

  • Mark Fields, president of the Americas for Ford Motor Co., right, and Alan Mulally, the company's president and chief executive officer.

    The big challenge at Ford remains the mounting losses in Europe. They're already more than $500 million this year and could eventually reach $1.5 billion this year.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    After three years filled with recalls, limited supply, and a much needed redesign, the Toyota Camry has become the top selling vehicle in the U.S. Experian Automotive analyzed new vehicle registrations during the first half of this year and found 209,000 new Toyota Camry's in the U.S. compared to 202,000 Ford F-150 pick-up trucks. A year ago, Experian listed the F-150 as number one ahead of the Camry.

  • Chevy Volt

    The folks at GM headquarters are not happy.

  • Wall Street sign

    Lower rates don’t make that much difference anymore, and in between bouts of market volatility, investors can actually get back to stock picking, Dinakar Singh, founder and CEO of TPG-Axon Capital, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

  • Finding Value in Health Care Stocks

    Dinakar Singh, TPG-Axon Capital CEO, discusses the best way to play the health care space.

  • On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

  • The chief executive of Japanese technology giant Sony promised an “aggressive,” product-focused turnaround in an interview with CNBC.

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    The Department of Transportation and the EPA have locked in the new fuel efficiency rules guiding the industry through 2025.

  • Brazil has a statutory minimum of 30 days for vacation and 11 days for public holidays. Pictured: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Investing abroad always poses risk but if you’re careful, though, you can profit nicely in overseas markets, some with double-digit year-over-year growth.