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Opinion Commentary


  • Why Joe Biden should wait to jump in Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2015 Concordia Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on October 1, 2015.

    Joe Biden in 2016? No need to rush, says consultant Mark Macias. Here's how the vice president can gain by taking his time.

  • What the Fed needs to do now Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed held off on a rate hike in September, says trader Brian Kelly. Now a bigger battle is about to take place.

  • Raising the minimum wage won't work Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fast food workers, healthcare workers and their supporters march to demand an increase of the minimum wage to $15 per hour, in Los Angeles.

    We need to help low-income workers but raising the minimum wage isn't the answer, says Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz.

  • Why my company is on a hiring spree Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    This is a great time to grow your business and expand your workforce, says tech CEO Chris Warrington. Here's why.

  • Apple, Uber, what's in a name? Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Company branding

    A name can make or break your start-up, says strategist Kristen Nozell. Here's how to come up with one that clicks.

  • The Fed needs to worry about the world: Insana Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    The world's weakness has been exported to the U.S., says Ron Insana. The Fed would be "Dopey" to ignore the repercussions.

  • The GOP's millennial problem Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and John Kasich take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.

    From marijuana to same-sex marriage, the GOP is striking out with millennials on issues that are important to young people, says Jack Hunter.

  • Five job-search tips for college students Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Students at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

    Hey, college freshmen—your job search starts now! Here five job-search tips from Accenture's David Smith to get employed right out of college.

  • Time to worry about manufacturing jobs: Pritzker Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce.

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says to remain globally competitive, the US needs to encourage more young people to pursue manufacturing careers.

  • Will jobs miss push Fed back to easing mentality? Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    After the weak jobs report, the Fed may retreat to an easing mentality, says Michael Pento. Here's what could happen.

  • Why GOP candidates won't talk about retirement Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz , Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California.

    Despite the retirement crisis, GOP candidates are avoiding the issue on the campaign trail, Bailey Childers says. Here's why.

  • Planned Parenthood is 'why I'm alive today' Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    A Planned Parenthood Clinic in Oklahoma City, July 24, 2015.

    The fight for Planned Parenthood funding is far from over, says patient and advocate Dayna Ferris-Fisher.

  • Why you should worry about Apple and ad blockers Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Mobile phone happy

    Sure, mobile ads can be annoying but Apple's move to allow ad-blocking apps is a threat to the free and open Web, says mobile ad exec Keith Petri.

  • The real reason Putin is in Syria Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 1, 2015.

    Russia says it's in Syria to help fight ISIS but the real reason can be summed up in one word, says this former State Department advisor.

  • This is biotech's real problem Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    The real problem with biotech has to do with the size of biotech firms, says industry CEO Robert Mulroy. Here's why.

  • Four reasons the market won't crash: Farr Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    Despite concerns about the Fed’s ultra loose policy, Michael Farr says a stock-market crash isn’t likely anytime soon. Here’s why.

  • Why is Iraq ignoring US concerns about Russia? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Armed masked man in Syria

    Iraq is turning a blind eye to Russia's move into Syria despite US objections, says David Phillips.

  • Why Congress should pass the Wage Act Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Ford F-150 truck during assembly at the Ford Dearborn Plant in Dearborn, Michigan

    Current labor laws are outdated and weak, says former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman. It's time to strengthen them now by passing the Wage Act.

  • Five epic Wall Street fights Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Steve Cohen

    From Steve Cohen and the SEC to Sage Kelly's divorce, here are five epic Wall Street fights — and how they played out.

  • Why Citigroup should ditch retail banking: Bove Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Dick Bove

    Dick Bove likes Citigroup and its current management team but he says it needs to get out of the retail-banking business. Here's why.

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