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  • Trading Rising Corn Prices Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Trading Rising Corn Prices

    The drought is driving corn prices higher, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Matthew Scharl, Genesis Research & Asset Management.

  • Markey: Timeout on Nat Gas Exports? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Markey: Timeout on Nat Gas Exports?

    Rep. Ed Markey, (D-MA), explains why he thinks exporting natural gas could cause prices to skyrocket. "Natural gas is a domestic market, where oil is part of an international market," says Markey.

  • Greek-Americans Sound Off Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    Greek-Americans Sound Off

    CNBC hits the streets of Astoria, Queens in New York City - a neighborhood which has one of the largest Greek populations outside of Greece - to get the latest on-the-ground reaction to the financial crisis in Greece.

  • Providence Resources CEO: A Lot of Upside Potential Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Providence Resources CEO: A Lot of Upside Potential

    Tony O'Reilly Jr., Providence Resources CEO, discusses the future of offshore drilling in Ireland. "Fundamentals have worked in our favor and now it's time to harvest the crop," says O'Reilly.

  • Obama's Re-Election Woes Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Obama's Re-Election Woes

    Depending on what degree the European crisis hits U.S. exports, and depending on the severity of the so-called fiscal cliff, the U.S. GDP could face a huge decrease. Sam Seder, "Majority Report" host; Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secretary; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; and CNBC's John Harwood, offer insight.

  • Rally Denied: Stocks Fail to Hold Gains Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Rally Denied: Stocks Fail to Hold Gains

    The Fast Money traders explain why the Spanish bank bailout did not help the markets; and discuss whether investors should buy the current dip in oil as the commodity settles at its lowest closing price in 8 months.

  • Post Wall Street Jobs Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    On March 14, a 12-year veteran of Goldman Sachs named Greg Smith quit his job. When he did, he took the extra step of submitting  to The New York Times that detailed his reasons. Titled “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” the article pulled no punches in its description of the company’s environment as “toxic and destructive.”Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein  and Chief Operating Officer Gary D. Cohn responded via  which said that “the assertions made by this individual… do n

    Many people have left careers in finance and found fulfillment with others, and many say their background gave them an edge in a new venture.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • The Kansas Oil Boom Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    The Kansas Oil Boom

    Is Kansas the next Bakken-like oil boom? CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details.

  • Boone Pickens on Energy Outlook Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Boone Pickens on Energy Outlook

    T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital founder, discusses his views on the nation's energy policies, oil & natural gas prices, and concerns at Chesapeake Energy, with Kenneth Langone, Geeknet CEO.

  • Clorox CEO on Commodity Inflation Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Clorox CEO on Commodity Inflation

    Donald Knauss, Clorox chairman and CEO discusses his company's strategies to save on costs and improve margins.

  • Zynga Earnings: Q1 EPS $0.06 vs. $0.05 Est. Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 4:10 PM ET
    Zynga Earnings: Q1 EPS $0.06 vs. $0.05 Est.

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Zynga's Q1 earnings, saying monthly active users increased 24%, but average daily bookings are only up 8%.

  • Analysts: 'Neutral' on Apple & 'Buy' on Caterpillar Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Analysts: 'Neutral' on Apple & 'Buy' on Caterpillar

    Apple now accounts for 36% of all profit growth for the S&P 500 this quarter, but Walter Piecyk, BTIG Research analyst explains why he downgraded the company ahead of its earnings. Stephen Volkmann, Jefferies analyst, also discusses his 'buy' rating on Caterpillar.

  • Intel's CEO on New Smartphone Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Intel's CEO on New Smartphone

    Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO, discusses his company's partnership with small handset maker Lava to create the first Intel-powered smartphone.

  • Ron Paul on Presidential Politics Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 8:40 AM ET
    Ron Paul on Presidential Politics

    Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul discusses fixing the U.S. economy, fighting the Fed, Iran and foreign policy, and his plan to restore America.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • FCX CEO on Mining in Volatile Markets Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    FCX CEO on Mining in Volatile Markets

    Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan CEO, discusses the impact the Grasberg strike had on his company and whether a vulnerability exists amid takeover speculation.

  • Paying More for Pork Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Paying More for Pork

    The U.S. supermarket bacon business is worth $2.5 billion and new pig welfare laws in the EU could push bacon prices up 20% in the UK, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Phoenix Housing Market Rises Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Phoenix Housing Market Rises

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on lower home supply numbers from Phoenix, down 42% from a year ago. Rick Sharga, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, weighs in.

  • Existing Home Inventories Down 1.3% Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET
    Existing Home Inventories Down 1.3%

    CNBC's Diana Olick explains how distressed existing home inventories are impacting existing home sales.