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Blankfein: Candidates Trying to Avoid Fiscal Cliff Solutions

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO & chairman, says the presidential candidates are trying to avoid coming up with solutions for the fiscal cliff. Alan Simpson, Deficit Commission, and Erskine Bowles, Deficit Commission, weigh in.

Blankfein, Simpson & Bowles on the Record

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO & chairman, says the U.S. is in the best competitive place in the world. Meanwhile Erskine Bowles, Deficit Commission, says if no action on the fiscal cliff is taken, the jobless rate will rise above 8 percent. Alan Simpson, Deficit Commission, also weighs in on the U.S.' tipping point, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

Softbank in Talks With Sprint

James Moorman, S&P Capital IQ analyst, discusses how the wireless landscape could change if Softbank acquires 75 percent of Sprint.

What to Expect When Big Banks Report Earnings

"We're looking to understand how good the fixed income business has been, how good housing has been and all the various ways it's impacting them," said Betsy Graseck, Morgan Stanley analyst, explaining what she is looking for when big banks report their third quarter earnings. "How are you going to reinvest in a declining yield environment?" she asked.

China & Japan Tensions Escalate

Tensions continue to escalate in China and Japan over ownership of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, with Rodger Baker, Stratfor; and Itay Michaeli, Citi auto analyst, discusses how the dispute and slowing china growth could impact U.S. automakers.

Checking Market Close

Fears over earnings and global growth weighed on markets once again, with David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles; Todd Morgan, Bel Air Investment Advisors; Dan Veru, Palisade Capital Management; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

FMHR Final Trade

The FMHR traders offer their final trades.

Apple

Ignoring time-tested financial advice to diversify, many investors figure Apple is their ticket to a fortune. So far, so good, but many past hopefuls have failed. USA Today reports.

FMHR's Top Three Trades

FMHR offers you their top three trades. Meanwhile they offer guidance on your post-election portfolio.

Zynga Gets a Double Dose of  Bad News

Michael Olson, PiperJaffray analyst, explains why he downgraded the social gaming company to "Neutral" and placed a three dollar price target on the shares, and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky reports creators of the game, "Words With Friends" is leaving Zynga.

Yum Brands Beats Street Expectations

Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, and Jeffrey Bernstein break down the company's third quarter earnings of $0.99 per share versus $0.97 est, on revenues of $3.57 billion.

Talking Numbers: Trading Apple's Selloff

Discussing whether to buy Apple on its 10 percent correction today, with Enis Taner, RiskReversal.com, and Rob Cihra, Evercore Partners analyst.

Restaurant Stock Standout: Domino's Pizza

CNBC's Jane Wells reports as retail gasoline prices rise, restaurant prices are rising, too; and Stephen Anderson, Miller Tabak senior analyst, shares his restaurant stock picks ahead of earnings season.

BofA Downgrades Netflix

Bank of America downgraded Netflix to "Underperform" citing concerns over the health of the domestic streaming business at the company, with the FMHR traders.

Two Catalysts for S&P Hitting 1500: Jim Paulsen

Jim Paulsen of Wells Capital Management shares the two elements he believes will send the S&P 500 higher through next year.

Bad Earnings Already Priced Into Market?

Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explains why he thinks the earnings season is not going to be a driving force for the markets. He also says emerging market leading indicators prove a turnaround is ahead.

High-Frequency Trading Concerns

According to Nanex, a single mysterious algorithm controlled 4 percent of all trading activity last week, and never made a single trade, with CNBC's Eamon Javers, Bob Pisani, and the FMHR traders.

An aircraft of Indian airline Go Air lands at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

A complex market, where huge demand is matched with cut-throat competition and often an unfavorable regulatory environment has seen firms in different sectors get burned.

Netflix

Two analysts disagree about Netflix and the competition it has from Amazon.com. What's an investor to believe?

Apple Shares in Correction Territory

Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, thinks Apple's 10 percent correction makes it "right to get back in" the stock.

Apple Shares Lose iPhone 5 Bounce

Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, weighs in on Apple's supply production issues and whether the company will debut an iPad Mini in the near future.

The Coal Comeback Trade?

CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on which tech stocks are reaching all-time highs; and discussing which coal stocks are a buy right now, with Michael Dudas, Sterne Agee analyst.

A look at key facts and figures about the Mexican economy.

An Indian man looks at towers carrying electricity power cables in Mumbai.

The blackout that swept the country at the end of July — and the underlying infrastructure problems it exposed — are glaring threats to the country's economic expansion.

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The government's policy changes, announced in September, were a pleasant surprise for investors who until a few months back nurtured little hope for India's economy.

Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai

India can be a daunting place to invest, considering its tumultuous politics and wavering economy. But recent government reforms are giving investors hope the economy will grow.

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Indians are taking control of their health in response to the country’s surging rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among the highest in the world, and the invasion of fast food chains.

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In this guest commentary, R. Rajagopal of Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd., argues that if it does not continue to address its pressing economic issues, India stands to lose its BBB- investment grade.

Indian farmers throw fertiliser in a paddy field in Dharmuchak village.

Guar has the world’s largest oil and gas producers fretting over profit margins. Why? In gum form, guar is the thickening agent used to push fluids sideways in the fracking process.

A model displays a natural yellow 42.02 carat diamond at a public auction show in Mumbai. India.

Indians have long been the world’s biggest buyers of gold . But  this year  gold  jewelry demand in India dropped 30 percent year-over-year. Why? Because wealthy Indians have discovered diamonds.