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  • Ashton Kutcher...for Fed chief?! Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:03 PM ET

    Who will be the next Fed chief? You won't believe it but Ashton Kutcher's name came up. What's even more surprising, is who said it—Dallas Fed chief Richard Fisher!

  • 'London whale' trader won't face charges: source Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    The trader at the center of JPMorgan Chase's $6.2 billion "London whale" trading loss last year will not face charges related to the incident, a source said.

  • Maria's Observation: A September to remember     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo shares her observation on the topic of the day, September tapering.

  • Fed's Fisher sees improvement in the economy     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, says the Fed may be able to start tapering bond purchases in September. If the economy keeps improving it may be time to "dial back" monetary accommodation from the Fed, Fisher says.

  • Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher jokingly suggests an alternative when Maria Bartiromo asks for his thoughts on Janet Yellen and Larry Summers, the two people widely seen as leading candidates to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    To discuss today's markets movements and tapering is Jim Lacamp, UBS; James Lowell, Adviser Investments; and Steven Rees, JPMorgan Private Bank, discuss tapering.

  • The new warning sign for gold Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Find out what's telling this trader that it's time to sell.

  • Looking for market catalysts     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist, S&P Capital IQ, says the market is looking for the Fed to start tapering in December and not September.

  • S&P 1,900 possible in 12 months: JPMorgan's Lee Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Thomas Lee, JPMorgan's U.S. equity strategist

    The upside on the S&P 500 Index in the next six to 12 months could be 1,800 or even 1,900, Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, told CNBC

  • Spending surge coming?     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Thomas Lee, J.P. Morgan, says consumer spending is ripe to grow, particularly in cars and a few other sectors. David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, offers his own sectors to watch and an opinion on when the taper will happen.

  • 'Great unwind' on the way?     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, addresses the taper and bonds. If there is a great unwind in the bond market, it could be very disruptive, he says. Thomas Lee, JPMorgan Chase, says it's an overhang on the markets. People are pretty worried, says Lee.

  • Market ready for tapering?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower today. Discussing how the market is setting up for potential tapering, with Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Andrew Busch, The Busch Update. "Yields went up in May and June, now they've stabilized - the market is ready [for taper}," says Kleintop.

  • Orman: Don't put your retirement on a credit card Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    Suze Orman says the worst way to rid yourself of credit card debt is with your 401(k) account.

  • Blaming the Fed     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Talk from Fed officials is negatively influencing the markets this week. Greg Ip, The Economist; and CNBC's Ron Insana & Rick Santelli debate how easing of the stimulus will affect the markets and employment.

  • Next Fed chair: To care or not to care?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:09 PM ET

    That is the question. Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, and Jim Paulson, Wells Capital Management, debate whether the candidates for next Fed chair are really that different.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why he thinks "pieces" of today's trading activity don't fit, despite the market's "Hindenburg omen" yesterday.

  • Santelli 'tinkers' with Lazear's conclusions     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli questions Ed Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers chairman, about his economic forecasts and the Fed's monetary policies.

  • Time to roll into equities: Pro     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Doug Cote, ING Investment Management, shares how he's playing volatility as taper talk rattles markets. And Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor, takes a look at the state of the economy as a search for a new Fed head continues.

  • Don't get 'cute', market pullback normal: Pro     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    "We are in a bull market, we think that bull market has another year or more to run," said Ed Keon of Quantitative Management Associates, sharing his market strategy. Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School professor, weighs in.

  • Fed jitters continue to grip markets     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    "The markets are looking for a reason to pause," remarked Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, discussing how a tapering down of the Fed's bond-buying program will likely impact the markets, and John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities, weighs in on Bernanke's succession plan.

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