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    Apparently there's an "acute butter shortage" in Norway, blamed in part on a low-carb, high fat diet fad, plus poor weather impacting dairy output by cows.

  • Bullish on Norway Ahead of EU Talks Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Bullish on Norway Ahead of EU Talks

    Activity in Norway has been more robust, says George Davis, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Is Norway the New Switzerland? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank is putting the kibosh on the franc's safe haven status, and investors are turning to Norway instead. But it could be too much too fast.

  • Sweet Call on Swiss Franc Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 5:22 PM ET
    Sweet Call on Swiss Franc

    Rebecca Patterson, J.P. Morgan Asset Management weighs in on safe haven currency plays.

  • UBS Study Names World's 3 Most Expensive Cities Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 2:04 AM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    If you think London or New York are among the world's most expensive cities, keep guessing and get your checkbooks out (that is if you are travelling to one of the cities that take the top spot).

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: EDL (English Defence League) members demonstrate outside the US embassy in Mayfair against a rival Muslim protest condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The Muslim demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    The man blamed for attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat that left at least 93 dead said he was motivated by a desire to bring about a revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said Sunday.

  • Anders Behring Breivik

    Police arrived at an island massacre about an hour and a half after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn't have quick access to a helicopter and then couldn't find a boat to make their way to the scene just several hundred meters offshore.

  • More than 90 Killed in Norway Shooting, Bombing Attack Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    Anders Behring Breivik

    A suspected far-right gunman in police uniform killed at least 85 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo.

  • On the Ground in Oslo Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    On the Ground in Oslo

    Raw footage from the bomb blast in Oslo, Norway, which shattered windows in government buildings and seriously damaged a large portion of the downtown area.

  • World's Biggest Gambling Nations Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:03 PM ET
    Mention gambling and glitzy images of Las Vegas come to mind. But you'll be surprised to know Americans are not the world's biggest gamblers. In fact, the world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates.The rankings are based on data from , a consultancy based in London. They take into account average gaming losses (the amount bet and never recovered) in a year divided by the adult population in over 200 countries. The numbers include money lost on all types of betting inc

    The world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates. Read on to find out the countries with the biggest losers and the boldest gamblers.

  • What Country Is the Safest Place to Invest Your Money? Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 3:24 PM ET
    Private Equity Risk

    According to a new index of sovereign risk just released by BlackRock, Norway is the least risky nation on the planet. Read on to find out which other nations round out the Top 5.

  • Tired of the Euro Mess? Try a Trade Up North Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Yes, the euro is struggling and Greece is a mess. Still. Time to look elsewhere for a fresh trading idea.

  • World's Most Expensive Cities to Live 2011 Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:51 AM ET
    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates. The survey looked at 400 cities and regions across the world, and measured a basket of common items in U.S. dollars terms, purchased by foreign workers including food, clothing and electrical goods.But the ranking excludes housing and school fees, because ECA says, those two items aren’t usually covered by companies in their cost of living adjustments (COLA). Some of th

    Human resources consultant ECA International has drawn up its latest list of the world’s most expensive cities for U.S. expatriates. Check out the list!

  • How to Use Currencies to Trade on Hurricanes Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    Hurricane Earl is seen on August 30, 2010 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from space.

    Hurricane season is about to start. Here's how to trade it.

  • Greek Chorus of Bad News for the Euro Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro had a nice run this week - but investors are turning on it today, and this pro thinks there is more to come.

  • How to Trade Commodity Upheaval Using Currencies Monday, 9 May 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    The past week was a rough one for commodities, and oil had its biggest dollar drop in at least 30 years. Here's how to use currencies to trade oil now. 

  • Forex Gaining Currency With Retail Investors Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    It's looking like an especially dynamic year for the currency market, so you might want to check out a new generation of low-cost, online foreign exchange trading platforms.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.