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    Global growth rates will diverge in 2013, with the U.S. seeing signs of growth while Europe remains in the doldrums, Siemens CEO Peter Loescher told CNBC.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    With daily news reports of drug-related violence on the U.S.-Mexico border, our neighbor to the South may not be the first place most wealth managers think of in search for returns on investment. But in recent years, Mexican businesses have grown at an impressive pace, making the country a new destination for venture capital firms in search of returns.

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    Manchester United fans will be rooting for the club when they play Turkey’s Galatasaray in the opening match of their European Champions League on Wednesday night. But the ones cheering the loudest may be the club’s shareholders — after all their investment depends on it.

  • Financials: Best Way to Play Easing?

    CNBC's Mary Thompson shares details from Goldman Sachs' shakeup at the top. Meanwhile Rebecca Patterson, CIO at Bessemer Trust, explains why the financials could be the best way to play the Fed's latest round of QE.

  • 'Dirty Jobs' Host Mike Rowe on Jobs

    Are American workers afraid of getting their hands dirty? Mike Rowe, "Dirty Jobs" TV host and founder of MikeRoweWorks.com, shares his opinions.

  • Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui

    Global investors are finally taking note of the attractive opportunities generated by Mexican entrepreneurs and startups.

  • Puerto Aventuras Homes Villas, Casa Delfines

    Mexico is doing its best to target investors for its real estate market. Even with drug violence, analysts say opportunities are good for foreign investment.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    Long considered a second cousin to its northern neighbor — not to mention a source of illegal immigration and drug violence — Mexico is underrated in the global economy.

  • Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

    In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge  —  the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.

  • How Much of Every Dollar You Earn Does Uncle Sam Take?

    Between income taxes and payroll taxes, Uncle Sam rakes in over two trillion dollars per year. 36 percent comes from payroll taxes, which comes out of the salary of most workers; 45 percent comes from individuals and 12 percent comes from corporations. Here's what that means for you.

  • People check the jobs board at a Denver Workforce Center, part of the Denver Office of Economic Development, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

    The U.S. unemployment rate of 8.1 percent is probably double that number when you include a host of measures of the jobless rate that are not included in the official data, one professional tells CNBC.

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    What would people give for bacon? One man set out on cross-country adventure with no money, no credit cards, nothing but a trailer full of bacon to find out!

  • Did Ben Bernanke Just Help Obama's Re-Election Efforts?

    To Don Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacro, the answer is clear: yes!

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    What’s your "bacon number?" No, not how many slices you’ve eaten today. It’s a new tool Google rolled out to end bar fights everywhere by figuring out how many degrees of separation someone is from a certain celebrity Bacon!

  • Latin America

    More monetary stimulus programs from the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank will force Latin American currencies to over-appreciate, Chile Finance Minster Felipe Larrain told CNBC on Thursday.

  • An Egyptian protester runs toward riot police holding a live tear gas canister during clashes near the United States Embassy and Cairo's Tahrir Square on September 13, 2012.

    The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • For many people, retirement means that there's finally time to take advantage of newfound freedom. If that definition of retirement appeals to you, an ideal destination when you leave the workforce may be Thailand.Known as “Land of Smiles,” the country has undergone significant social and economic development in the past decade. In 2011, the  upgraded the nation's income categorization from a lower-middle income economy to upper-middle income."Thailand boasts a very favorable cost of living stru

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  • Arab Spring Turning Into Arab Winter

    Andy Card, former White House Chief of Staff expresses outrage after hearing an angry mob stormed the US embassy in Cairo on 9/11.

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    Latin America’s second-largest economy—Mexico— wants to reduce economic dependence on the United States, says President Felipe Calderon, who warns of “very weak growth” from its northern neighbor.