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  • A 'BlackSwan' Event Could Start a Korean War: Expert

    Jasper Kim, founder and CEO of Asia-Pacific Global Research Group, discusses the situation in the Korean peninsula and says that a "small miscalculation" could start the conflict.

  • JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson Stepping Down

    North Korea has taken 51,000 workers out of a factory complex that is jointly run with South Korea, and JC Penney's CEO Ron Johnson is stepping down, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Discussing gun control, with the "Kudlow Report" crew.

  • North Korea's China Influence

    Kim Jong-un is bending to no one. John Bussey, WSJ, and Peter Navarro, University of California professor, discuss.

  • Faber's Gloomy Stock Forecast: Summer Crash Concerns

    Marc Faber, Gloom Boom & Doom Report editor, reveals his bleak outlook on the markets this summer; and explains why events like Cyprus are likely to happen in more countries.

  • What's Causing Kim To Send Threats?

    Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific at STRATFOR says that Kim Jong Un's current threats to the South and the U.S. are only because he is trying to keep his regime alive.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat

    As the rhetoric from North Korea flares up, NBC's Jim Maceda has the latest update.

  • Chinese leaders didn't directly name North Korea but everyone knew who they meant when the warned against "troublemaking on China's doorstep."

  • Missiles Loaded in North Korea?

    John Batchelor, "The John Batchelor Show" host, discusses whether North Korea could, "in theory," hit U.S. targets on Guam.

  • North Korea Suggests Foreign Diplomats Leave

    While most of the world is worried about rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the Obama administration is taking the posture, "don't take the bait," reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Tensions in North Korea have overtaken Iran as the major geopolitical risk of the year, according to a report from Citi Research, a division of Citigroup Global Markets.

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    The South Korean won dropped to a fresh 7-month low against the dollar early on Friday as investors remained wary of more bellicose rhetoric from North Korea and with inter-Korean tension escalating.

  • North Korea's Need to Maintain Legitimacy

    Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies says North Korea's need to sustain legitimacy at home is driving it to threaten an attack but neither Obama nor Park Geun-hye are about to bow to the pressure.

  • North Korea Threat Escalates

    North Korea is moving a medium-range missile to a site on its east coast, with Marc Ginsberg, former White House Middle East policy advisor; Ed Rogers, BGR Group chairman; Howard Dean, CNBC contributor.

  • What Can North Korea Really Do?

    The war of words is escalating into action since North Korea moved a missile to its east coast. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army (retired), weighs in.

  • Market Shrugs Off Disappointing Economic Data

    Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, provides his global perspective on the markets, amid geopolitical tensions and ahead of Friday's jobs report.

  • North Korea's Growing Threats and China

    Byron Wien of Blackstone Advisory and North Korea specialist John Park discuss tensions between that nation and others in and outside of the region.

  • GM's Akerson Worries Global QE Creating 'Bubbles'

    Daniel Akerson, Chairman & CEO of General Motors, discusses how central banks and Japan's aggressive monetary policy will impact his company, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Korea is 'Critically Important' to Our Production: GM CEO

    Daniel Akerson, Chairman & CEO of General Motors, discusses the automaker's plans to grow sales, and how threats in Korea are impacting his company, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Power of the Rising Sun on Global Currencies

    Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets chief market strategist; and Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, discuss Japan's new bond-buying policy and its impact on global currency markets.

  • US to Move Missile Defenses to Guan

    There's new evidence North Korea may already be pointing missiles at South Korea. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports the latest details on the growing tensions in the area.