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  • Oil tanker

    Of  all the major oil-producing countries in the world, only four are showing a long-term decline in production capacity by 2020.  Factors like  the recent showdown with Iran over its nuclear program are more influential, according to a Harvard University report.

  • Presidential Vacation Homes Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Location: Kailua Bay, HawaiiPrice: $9.8 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 7Square Footage: 5,145This Hawaiian retreat was the “winter White House”  in December 2011. (From 2008 until 2010, the Obamas rented  each December. ) The house, which is currently on the market for nearly , is Asian-inspired with bamboo ceilings. In front there’s a lagoon-like pool and Jacuzzi, and out back is the ocean.

    Whether it’s “the Summer White House,” “the Winter White House,” a beach house or a fishing camp, presidents need to get away, too.

  • Gingrich Rips Obama Over Eric Holder Probe Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:01 PM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    By invoking executive privilege over questions about the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” operation, the Obama administration is making a mistake of historic proportions, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

  • Traveling Internationally? Avoid These Gaffes Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:04 PM ET
    When Mark Zuckerberg  for a meal or two in Rome on his honeymoon, it set the media abuzz. Although tipping is not required or expected in Italy, Americans are known to tip. Furthermore, Zuckerberg is known to be worth quite a bit of money, although not as much as he was a few weeks ago.  Did Zuckerberg goof by not tipping? That’s hard to say, according to Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of Emily Post and co-author of “The 18th Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette.”“It’s literally a cl

    Here are some of the major ways American travelers can avoid unintentionally offending the locals.

  • How to Trade Friday's Employment Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
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    That old nonfarm payroll number is coming, and this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Your Trade on the European Central Bank Meeting Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The European Central Bank is meeting Thursday, and this strategist has a trading plan - sort of.

  • Walmart

    In Los Angeles, a Wal-Mart building permit is getting a once-over. In New York, the City Council is investigating a possible land deal with the retailer’s developer in Brooklyn. A state senator in California is pushing for a formal audit of a proposed Wal-Mart in San Diego. And in Boston and its suburbs, residents are pressuring politicians to disclose whether they have received contributions from the company, the  New York Times reports.

  • Wal-Mart Investigation Expands Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    Wal-Mart Investigation Expands

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on a threat to the Wal-Mart investigation to look at every permit the company issued.

  • Increase Scrutiny of Wal-Mart in Mexico Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    Increase Scrutiny of Wal-Mart in Mexico

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the bribery allegations coming from Wal-Mart's Mexican division, Walmex.

  • Wal-Mart Controversy Update Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 1:19 PM ET
    Wal-Mart Controversy Update

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the latest details of the alleged bribery scandal.

  • The World’s Biggest Oil Producers Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Given the pace of global growth, experts say crude oil prices are higher than they should be – largely the result of concern Iran might close the Strait of Hormuz in its showdown with the U.S. and E.U. over the expansion of its nuclear program.Like Iran, some of the world’s other biggest oil producers can be subject to unpredictable and unstable political events, causing price shocks. Such was the case during the 2011 civil unrest in Libya. At the time, Libya was the 17th largest oil-producing c

    Big movements in the price of oil can have significant effects on the economy, and countries with the most oil within their borders are set to benefit, as demand for crude continues to rise.

  • Whitney Tilson: Netflix Selloff a Buying Opportunity Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Whitney Tilson: Netflix Selloff a Buying Opportunity

    Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, says the Netflix earnings report was "great news." He also weighs in on the alleged Wal-Mart scandal, currently under investigation.

  • Wal-Mart - Corruption in Mexico - A CNBC Report

    In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the widening bribery probe writing, "Facing extremely serious charges of large-scale bribery and a multi-year cover-up, the Wal-Mart Board should immediately appoint a completely independent team to determine the facts."

  • Wal-Mart in Mexico: Bribe or Operating Procedure? Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Walmart Home Office

    "I have no idea how Wal-Mart operates but I do know how Mexico operates," former foreign minister Jorge Castaneda told CNBC's Squawk on the Street Monday.

  • Analyst: Wal-Mart Still a 'Buy' Despite Bribery Probe Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Analyst: Wal-Mart Still a 'Buy' Despite Bribery Probe

    The FMHR traders discuss whether China or Europe is a bigger concern for global investors amid weak PMI data. Also, does a pullback in Wal-Mart shares present a buying opportunity for investors? David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets retail analyst, weighs in.

  • Wal-Mart Scandal: 'Huge Distraction' for Retail Giant Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Walmart Stores

    While few expected Wal-Mart to sustain long-term damage, most pros felt the bribery case will hurt the company's expansion plans and possibly even lead to arrests and a major corporate shake-up.

  • Wal-Mart's Bribery & Cover Up Allegations Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:34 AM ET
    Wal-Mart's Bribery & Cover Up Allegations

    Jorge Castaneda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico and NYU professor, discusses the Wal-Mart bribery scandal and conducting business south of the border.

  • Wal-Mart's Mexican Woes Hits Stock Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Wal-Mart's Mexican Woes Hits Stock

    Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners senior equity analyst, discusses the importance of the Mexican markets for Wal-Mart's growth and the impact the alleged scandal could have on the company's stock and executives.

  • South of the Border Bribery Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 9:20 AM ET
    South of the Border Bribery

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the culture of doing business in Mexico, saying Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in Mexico and yet, barely any newspapers carried the story on the front page.

  • Cramer: Making a Splash Catching a Big Fish Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET
    Cramer's Take on the Wal-Mart Bribery Story

    The Squawk on the Street team report on the issues facing the Street ahead of Monday's open, and Jim Cramer weighs in on Wal-Mart's alleged bribery investigation in Mexico.