The S&P come within 0.06 points of crossing its all-time closing high, set in October 2007. Robert Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, weighs in.
Barbara Marcin, Gabelli Dividend & Income Fund portfolio manager; Michael Santoli, senior columnist, Yahoo Finance, and CNBC's John Harwood discuss this week's activity in Washington, including the politics of the DOMA case, the possibility of a "grand bargain" between the White House and Congress, the future of the sequester and the impact of Obamacare.
Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, weighs in on the markets.
Pinnacle Foods is expected to price tonight. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the name behind Duncan Hines, Birdseye and other brand name foods is one of the most highly-anticipated IPOs this year.
Sales of Mercedes across America have been accelerating at twice the industry average so far this year, with Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes Benz U.S.A. The company is fighting BMW for younger buyers.
James Millstein, Chairman & CEO of Millstein & Co., says the problem in Europe is that the banks are too big to save. "These banks are four times the size of Cyprus' GDP," he says.
US Airways and American announced a merger last month to create the world's largest airline. Doug Parker, chairman & CEO of US Airways, offers insight.
The Chamber of Commerce announces the 100,000th hire in the veteran jobs initiative, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Jared Bernstein, former chief economist & economic policy adviser to U.S. Vice-President Biden, says the U.S. government should focus on bipartisan cooperation to build on the nascent recovery instead of setting continual fiscal traps that slow down confidence growth.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, tells CNBC that two years of negative growth in a row in the euro zone takes 'monumental policy incompetence to achieve'.
George Gero, precious metals strategist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses headwinds facing the yellow metal, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University, explains why the housing recovery gets an OK grade, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Economist Robert Shiller tells "Futures Now" why it won't necessarily be clear sailing for the housing recovery. (3:10)
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research; and Jim Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management, discuss how the morning's economic data will impact the markets.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on consumer sentiment and housing.
BTIG technician Josh Dollinger explains why he thinks the S&P 500 index could soon feel some downside pressure, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.
Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical and market analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, comments on momentum for a stock market rally, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical and market analysis at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, looks at important technical indicators with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Professional traders debate attitudes on the trading floor, as well as how retail investors feel about the market, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.