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  • Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, April 12.

  • Markets React to Japan Earthquake

    The market falls 100 points and recovers after news of Japan being hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen & Scott Wapner. And CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the quake's impact on the oil markets. Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, and Warren Myers, Warren Meyers, DME Securities, and CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss the rebound.

  • December 21, 2012 -- the end date in the ancient Mayan calendar. Will it bring the Apocalypse? See some of the most notorious prophets and doomsday groups in history.

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    "When a natural disaster strikes, its victims most urgently need aid. Many companies respond by making direct donations and matching employee gifts. But in times of crisis, we advise companies to do more than give money," writes this author.

  • TEPCO workers in protective suits conduct a cooling operation by spraying water at the damaged No. 4 unitP at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.

    Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant Sunday as officials said it will take several months to bring the crisis under control, the first time they have provided a timetable.

  • A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    There seems to be little news to merit any optimism. The challenges facing Japan are great and daunting. But let's not discount the resilience and determination of the Japanese and let's not dismiss the Japanese economy.

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    What a start to the year. Revolution across North Africa and war in Libya, $100 oil, renewed crisis in the euro zone and an environmental and nuclear disaster in Japan all tested investors' nerves in the first quarter of 2011; but despite this wall of worry, the Dow finished the quarter up over 6 percent.

  • These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.

  • General unrest in the Middle East has had a "dramatic impact on oil prices," the chief executive of a major South African mining and energy company said Thursday—and he makes no secret of the fact that that's good news for his firm.

  • HSBC

    HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.

  • Jefferies analyst Peter Misek weighs in on how the natural disasters in Japan may affect Apple's production.

  • Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation levels yet and the president of the plant operator checking into a hospital with hypertension.

  • International investor Jim Rogers

    Japan's nuclear disaster is going to increase demand for natural gas and oil for a while and oil prices will rise but the world cannot do without nuclear energy yet, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • China

    The world's biggest economies are recovering from the Great Recession at troublesome speeds: too fast or too slow.

  • Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?

  • Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 30.

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    The current market environment reminds me of the movie “Wayne’s world” that I saw longer ago than I care to remember. The party mood on the markets just continues in the face of clear and present dangers.

  • Mercedes

    Supply disruptions related to the earthquake and related crisis in Japan haven't affected Mercedes-Benz yet, but could down the road, warned Ernst Lieb, the automaker's U.S. CEO, in an interview with CNBC.

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    The reality is, in this century, a global perspective is necessary when investing for portfolio success. Latin America, developing Europe, the Middle East, and Africa all hold promise. And without a doubt the brightest beacon for emerging growth today is Asia.

  • It's a rough day for the British pound, but the sun is shining down under — it's time for your FX Fix.