CNBC Executive News Editor Patti Domm looks on the brighter side of today's economic news: a recent survey of employers' hiring intent and how improving weather is helping retail sales.
CNBC's John Harwood reports Bridget Kelly, the former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is appearing in court today.
The U.S. Commonwealth borrowed $3.5 billion in one of the largest junk-rated municipal bond offerings ever. Treasury Secretary of Puerto Rico Melba Acosta, and Puerto Rico Government Development Bank Chair David Chafey, discusses the bigger offering than expected.
Following the impressive run in European stocks over the past 20 months, Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says now may be the time for profit-taking.
A fall in short-term interest rates has fueled talk that China's central bank may be easing monetary policy. Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why he doesn't think so.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.
Cyprus's finance minister, Harris Georgiades, concedes there were "problems in the past" between the Cypriot government and the central bank governor, who has just resigned.
European stocks closed mixed on Tuesday, as the crisis in Ukraine curbed enthusiasm for riskier assets.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says UniCredit could be vulnerable the turmoil in Ukraine, given its exposure to eastern europe.