White Castle vice president Jamie Richardson says if the minimum wage was raised to $15 per hour, this would result in closing more than 200 of the existing 406 restaurants.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's comments on wealth and the minimum wage.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold jumped $25 today, mostly on "position squaring," she reports. All eyes are now on tomorrow's jobs number and what that means to the taper.
Patrick Noble, Senior Investment Specialist at Zurich Australia, discusses the price of iron ore with CNBC's Cash Flow, and tells us his call on Fortescue Metals.
Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers, says investors are booking profits on the U.S. stock rally.
Jean-Guy Carrier, Secretary General of the the International Chamber of Commerce says the WTO's trade facilitation deal could create 21 million jobs in developed economies.
Kairat Kelimbetov, governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, says the country's economy should benefit from strong growth in the next few years, and discusses the reform process.
Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, says Africa is a land of opportunities and France should increase its public and private investments in the continent.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's (S&P), tells CNBC that the euro zone has been working on rebalancing its economy, but that "much more needs to be done".