For U.S. Beef Exports, 2010 Was Fat and Happy

The American beef market as rebounded since the dark days of 2003, when a cow found with "mad cow disease" virtually shut down U.S. beef and pork exports. Industry officials say 2010 was the best year on record for U.S. beef exports.

The Trade Deal With Korea Will Beef Up U.S. Meat Exports

Since the mad cow scare of 2003, South Korea has been a tough market for U.S. beef: The country first banned it, then severely limited imports. But a pending new Free Trade Agreement could mark the resumption of normal trade, and the start of a more prosperous era for American beef exports.

China Could Be the Big Winner Amid Korean Tensions

North Korea has rattled global markets again with hostile acts toward Korea. As analysts struggle to determine the best course of engagement, China stands to gain in increased influence in the Asian economy.

Obama's Trip to Asia Fails to Achieve Objectives

The President's trip to Asia was supposed to be all about creating jobs back in the U.S. But he failed to create a trade pact with South Korea, to get an agreement on limiting surpluses by large trading partners and to get China to allow its currency to appreciate more.

LG to Delay Launch of Tablet Device

LG Electronics Inc (LGLD) may delay the introduction of its tablet computer device as it focuses on producing a competitive smartphone. The South Korean company may introduce its tablet device at a trade show in Las Vegas in January, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. The company previously said it would introduce the tablet this year.

Korea's KT Corp Launches New Tablet With Android OS

KT Corp. (KT), South Korea%u2019s largest fixed-line phone operator and second-largest mobile carrier, launched a new tablet computer with the Google Android operating system. The tablet, called the Identity Tab, will sell for KRW300, 000, or $253, each, MarketWatch reported. The tablet will offer wireless Internet connectivity.

Daily Blogwatch: Me Vs. Dr. Doom on Squawk Box

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including James Altucher vs. Dr. Doom on Squawk Box and posts about Apple's margins, Intel's ideas on jobs, Korean equities and how Google works.

Tensions on Korean Peninsula Add to Global Economic Concerns

Already skittish about Europe's escalating debt crisis, investors had yet another international development to worry about this week. Escalating tensions and war-like rhetoric emanating from the Korean peninsula helped send world stock markets tumbling on Tuesday.