North America


  • Stocks Rally Sharply, Dow Closes Above 11,000 Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session highs in volatile trading Monday, led by financials and energy, amid hopes for coordinated action from euro zone policymakers to contain the region's debt crisis.

  • Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    As impossible it might sound at this point in time, China is all set to do what the US has been wanting for the last 18 months – appreciate the Yuan.

  • Basketball Branding Blunder?     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    Rob Frankel, Frankel & Anderson founder, and CNBC's Darren Rovell discuss the branding disaster over the New Jersey Nets' new name. They hope to become the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Apple, Netflix & Groupon in the News     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    JPMorgan reports that Apple slashed Q4 iPad orders by 25%; Netflix signs up a licensing deal with Dreamworks; and Groupon gets hit with a double dose of bad news. CNBC's Jon Fortt, Kayla Tausche and John Carney, CNBC.com discuss.

  • Why the Middle Market Matters – Now More Than Ever Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    The middle market is to the U.S. economy what North America was to Christopher Columbus: a giant, incredibly important, heretofore “undiscovered” but now unavoidable and centrally important part of the world’s landscape, says Economaney.com's David Maney.

  • Faber Report: Carl Icahn & Clorox     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber provides insight on why Carl Icahn withdrew his proxy fight at Clorox.

  • Futures Gain Amid Euro Zone Optimism Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Futures climbed Monday as stocks rebound from sharp declines last week fueled by concerns over a double-dip recession, with speculation of a rate cut by the ECB mounting in Europe.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including financial picks, a bullish outlook on Apple's profit potential, and whether Meg Whitman can save Hewlett-Packard, with CNBC's Amanda Drury.

  • Dow Posts Worst Week Since Oct. 2008 Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher in a choppy session Friday as investors snapped up beaten-down sectors following the previous session's steep selloff, but ended sharply lower for the week amid ongoing worries over a global slowdown.

  • World Bank's Robert Zoellick on US     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    This week the IMF cut its forecast for global growth to 4% in 2011 and 2012, a few tenths of a percent below prior forecasts. The revision comes as the IMF and World Bank meet with G-20 leaders on how to tackle slowing growth. Robert Zoellick, World Bank president, weighs in.

  • Is Meg Whitman Underestimated?     Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing whether there is an underestimation of Meg Whitman's operational ability, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan, David Faber, Gary Kaminsky, and Paul Wick, J. & W. Seligman Co.. "Meg is a very, very smart woman, and no doubt about that," says Faber.

  • Old Saturn Plant Could Get a Second Chance Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    Gm Building

    In a glimmer of light in a mostly downbeat economy, G.M. and the United Automobile Workers union have agreed to give the plant here a second chance as part of a tentative new labor contract. It is highly unusual for an automaker to bring jobs back to a factory all but left for dead, and several G.M. plants, including Spring Hill, will be adding work that had been headed to Mexico,  the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Slide Amid Ongoing Global Worries Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

    Futures were lower Friday after Thursday's steep sell off amid continuing worries over a global economic slowdown and as investors cautiously waited for further developments in the euro zone.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on Recession Fears Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels, but still finished sharply lower Thursday in heavy-volume trading as a gloomy outlook from the Federal Reserve in addition to ongoing economic jitters fueled concerns of a recession.

  • , by Amy Cortese

    In a deeply divided nation, the one thing we can agree upon is the need for jobs. The economy cannot recover until millions of people are put back to work and consumer spending once again flows. But it’s doubtful that any meaningful job-spurring policy will surmount the political gridlock in Washington.

  • Futures Skid Sharply on Global Economic Fears Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures plunged sharply Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned of significant risks to the struggling economy and following a report that showed further contraction in China's manufacturing sector.

  • UAW Turns to Ford as Chrysler Talks Stall Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:07 AM ET

    The United Auto Workers has turned its focus in contract negotiations to Ford Motor , an abrupt shift in negotiating strategy after talks stalled with Chrysler. 

  • Duke Energy, Alcoa Talk Innovation     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    James Rogers, Duke Energy chairman, president & CEO, and Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman & CEO, discuss how public-private partnerships are leading in energy innovation.

  • Futures Hover Near Flatline Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Wednesday as investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.

  • Dow Ekes Out Small Gain; S&P, Nasdaq Lower Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their gains to close mixed in a thin-volume session Tuesday, following a report that no deal has yet been reached on Greece and investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.