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  • File photo of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk standing on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong

    Why China Is a Big Part of Tesla’s Future

    By Evelyn Cheng

    Elon Musk's Tesla is a growing player in China, where the global fight to develop electric, self-driving cars is raging hot. Hong-Kong traded Tencent, a company best known for its WeChat messaging...

  • FILE PHOTO - An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary

    Oil Prices Slide on Growing Worries About OPEC

    By Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com

    Oil prices are heading down again on swelling U.S. crude oil inventories, with Brent dropping below $50 per barrel for the first time this year. The OPEC deal that has taken more than 1 million...

  • A natural gas flare on an oil well pad burns as the sun sets outside Watford City, North Dakota January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

    Why Oil Prices Could Move Sharply Higher by 2020

    By AMANDA COOPER, Reuters

    Global oil supply may struggle to match demand after 2020, when the pinch of a two-year decline in investment in new production could leave spare capacity at a 14-year low and send prices sharply...

  • China Is Ready to Step into America’s Role as World Leader

    At a time when President Donald Trump is considering an American withdrawal from a leadership role in global affairs, the Chinese are increasingly willing to pick up the slack. The Chinese state...

  • The Rare Metal That’s Soaring as Electric Cars Boom

    By Pratima Desai, Reuters

    Investors are buying up physical cobalt anticipating that shortages of the metal, a key component of lithium-ion batteries used in electrical cars, will spur prices to their highest levels since the...

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a "Britain Stronger in Europe" rally at Birmingham University in Birmingham

    David Cameron's Great Blunder

    By Hilton L. Root

    First Britain, now Italy, what’s next? The Brexit has triggered the EU’s worst political crisis. And to make matters worse Britain’s Prime Minister David Camron steps down on Wednesday, having bet...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Dow, S&P hit record closing highs on greater risk tolerance

    By Sam Forgione, Reuters

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The benchmark U.S. S&P 500 stock index set record closing and intraday highs for the second straight day on Tuesday and the Dow Jones industrial average reached record highs...

  • Britain's Home Secretary, Theresa May, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London

    Under Theresa May, the UK Will Still Be Heading Toward Brexit

    By CJ Arlotta, The Fiscal Times

    With Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom bowing out of the race for prime minister, the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union may become reality. Home Secretary Theresa May...

  • FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows five candidates for the French 2017 presidential election, from L-R, Francois Fillon, the Republicans political party candidate, Benoit Hamon, French Socialist party candidate, Marine Le Pen, French National Front

    Strong U.S. jobs report powers stocks to weekly gain

    By Dion Rabouin, Reuters

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks rose on Friday, recovering all the losses sustained after Britain's surprise vote last month to leave the European Union, and equities around the globe also...

  • Gold

    Are We at the Beginning of a Bull Market for Gold?

    By Tom DiChristopher, CNBC

    Gold is at the dawn of a new bull market as financial risks abound, VanEck gold and precious metals strategist Joe Foster said Wednesday. Foster spoke after gold rose to $1,377.50 an ounce, its...

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