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  • Hawaii Fears Economic Fallout From Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Japan is Hawaii's second largest market for tourists behind the US mainland. Last year, 1.2 million Japanese came to the islands and spent $1.9 billion, according to the state tourism officials.  Now, all of this is threatened.

  • US Drones Helping to Battle the Mexican Drug War Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unmanned aerial vehicle of the CBP Air and Marine Unmanned Aircraft System.

    The Mexican government said Wednesday it has allowed U.S. drones to fly over its territory to gather intelligence on drug traffickers.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.

  • The $220 a Barrel Oil Call and the Risk Trade Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.

  • Retiring Outside the U.S. No Longer a Foreign Concept Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
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    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy.  "All you have to do is think outside the border," one expat said.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

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    To deal with that dangerous climate in Mexico, the demand for bullet-proof clothing has risen. And well-off Mexicans, including many corporate executives, are shelling out cash to have brand-new vehicles retrofitted with bullet-proof materials that can ward off the spray from assault rifles.

  • Mexican Oil Chief Expects 2011 Production Increase Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:47 PM ET
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    Jose Suarez Coppel, head of Mexico's state-owned oil monopoly, says new changes will allow production to not only stablize, but actually increase in 2011.

  • Carlos Slim, the world's richest man by the latest Forbes ranking, tells CNBC he won't be signing onto the Giving Pledge, the invitation to philanthropy created by Warren Buffett (#3 on the Forbes list) and Bill Gates (#2).   He tells CNBC that business people should help to fight poverty, but he doesn't think giving to charity is the best way to do so.

  • Goldman’s Wordsmith Coins 2011 ‘Year of USA’ Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    The strategist known for coining 'BRICs' shares his insight for the next batch of "growing economies" in 2011.

  • Kristianstad, Sweden

    Like the hopeful delegates in Cancun, officials in Kristianstad pledged a decade ago to power the city entirely from renewable resources by 2010 — without really knowing if it was possible or affordable.

  • In Major Shift, Mexico Allows Oil Drilling by Outsiders Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 12:48 PM ET
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    A Mexican supreme court decision Tuesday is paving the way for dramatic changes in the country's oil industry—allowing for private investment for the first time in more than 70 years.

  • STOCKS—Pisani Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    A man in handcuffs.

    The US economy will improve, the gold bubble will pop and the US bond market will decline.

  • Tamminen: Beware of Coal Pushers in Cancun Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 9:38 AM ET
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    Some of the loudest advocates for immediate action to end our fossil fuel addiction are also those pushing the most offensive carbon drug of all — coal.

  • Mexico, Peak Oil, and Immigration Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 12:36 PM ET
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    All too often the American debate about immigration seems to be about a fantasy world in which the value and economic needs of the United States will decide our immigration future.

  • Your First Move For Thursday, Oct. 7 Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 6:55 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders offer their best plays for trading Thursday.

  • Safe Speculation? Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Maybe not with this stock, Cramer said.

  • UPDATE - Halftime Pt. 2: Gold to Hit New Highs? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Commodities investor Dennis Gartman explains why he thinks the precious metal is bound to push higher.

  • Fears Growing Over Global Food Supply Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 8:00 AM ET
    A self-propelled combine harvestes on a field near a village of Meshcherskoye, some 50 km south of Moscow.

    Russia announced a 12-month extension of its grain export ban on Thursday, raising fears about a return to the food shortages and riots of 2007-08, the FT reports. 

  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
    World Expo 2010

    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.