The statement, which sent Brazil's currency tumbling, is a setback to Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's efforts to win back investor confidence in the country's economy, Latin America's largest, now in recession. S&P affirmed Brazil's credit rating of BBB-minus, the agency's lowest investment grade rating, and revised the outlook on that rating to negative...» Read More
White House Press Secretary finds spending cuts deeply irresponsible, with Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com; Peter S. Goodman, Huffington Post; Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY); and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's forum senior policy analyst.
Toll Brothers earnings, auto sales, and other things Jim Cramer says you should be watching the week of Dec. 3rd.
The Wall Street Journal suggests more stimulus from the Federal Reserve is coming. Lee Hoskins, Former Cleveland Federal Reserve president, weighs in. Stephanie Link, TheStreet, also discusses how one might invest if the fiscal cliff fears did not exist.
The United Way and other non-profits are fearful the charitable tax deduction might be capped in order to help solve the budget crisis. Stacey Stewart, United Way U.S.A. president and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist an author, provide perspective.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Republicans are saying the White House wants at least $50 billion in new spending; and Matt Miller, Washington Post; Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs International Advisor; Guy Benson, Townhall.com; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, weigh in.
Healthcare Trust of America CEO Scott Peters discusses the state of health care and his business. "We have seen more growth in the last 6 months than in the past 3-5 years," he says.
Goldman Sachs upgrades Research In motion to a buy, with the Fast Money traders; and Christopher Verrone of Strategas, takes a technical look at the stock market.
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts discusses how luxury sales are performing this holiday season; and the Fast Money traders weigh in with the top trades in retail.
What to expect in tomorrow's trading session, with Brian Rehling, Wells Fargo Advisors; Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas; and Peter Tuz, Chase Investment Counsel.
Senator Harry Reid's state of Nevada has been hit harder in the downturn than any other state in the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to small business owners about their concerns over the fiscal cliff.
A fiscal cliff deal could kick dollar bills to the curb and, in turn, save an estimated $4.5 billion. Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R), and Claes Bell, Bankrate.com senior banking analyst, look at the value of dollar coins vs. dollar bills.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Chevron CEO John Watson about where he is investing despite fiscal cliff concerns, and what he expects for the U.S. economy in 2013.
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses the fiscal cliff talks and what the Democrats are willing to do.
CNBC's Bob Pisani speaks to Art Cashin of UBS about what moves traders are making ahead of the fiscal cliff. The market "believes the leaders in Washington have learned their lesson," he says.
Discussing areas of the market investors should be watching, aside from the fiscal cliff, with Jordan Waxman, Hightower; Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, discusses how he is planning for the fiscal cliff and beyond, another 4 years of President Obama, and the state of real estate.
The markets close for the day, as traders await comments from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. And Ben Willis of Albert Fried and Company discusses risks the U.S. economy faces ahead of 2013.
Many millionaires are racing to take as much income as they can before the year is over to avoid possible tax hikes in 2013, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
How to invest amid uncertainty and fiscal cliff worries, with Craig Hodges, Hodges Fund; Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.
Without a deal, automatic spending cuts and higher taxes will kick in on January 1, 2013. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) weighs in..