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  • Market Reaction to Great Taper May Surprise You Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

    Treasury yields have been rising in anticipation of the Fed slowing down QE. When the central bank officially shifts directions, yields might actually fall.

  • Indian Floods; Hunt for Hoffa     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    Top headlines right now, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, and Niall Ferguson, Harvard economist. Floods in India claim 70 lives, and authorities are searching a Michigan field for the remains of union boss Jimmy Hoffa.

  • Power Rundown: Harder To Do Business In USA?     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    Discussing whether it's harder to do business in the U.S. than anywhere else, and if Bernanke has "run his course," with Niall Ferguson, Harvard economist, and author of "The Great Degeneration."

  • Tech Stocks Rise Amid Fed Meeting     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody is tracking the action at the Nasdaq as tech stocks rise.

  • Stocks Rise on Fed Optimism     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    Discussing the global economy and stocks at the start of the Fed meeting, with CNBC's Bob Pisani and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities.

  • Metals Hit Ahead of Fed     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on how the metals are doing amid worries about Fed policies and housing reports. The dollar was down, but so was gold, ahead of this week's Fed meeting.

  • CNBC Fed Survey: Tale of the Taper     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the results of the latest CNBC Fed Survey, saying participants see one of the biggest threats to the economy is tax and regulation policies.

  • Dollar Rises on Bets That Fed Is Ready to Move Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose for a second day against the yen on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it is almost ready to reduce its bond buying program.

  • Cashin: Terrorist Threat and Obama’s Big Hint     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the NSA surveillance program and the revelation it foiled a bombing attempt at the NYSE. And during an interview with Charlie Rose that aired last night, Pres. Obama may have put tapering on the table, Cashin says, to set it up for Bernanke's successor.

  • Buy European Credit Over US: Pro     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, prefers European high-yield bonds to U.S. bonds, over the medium-term.

  • Future of the Fed: CNBC Survey     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest survey to decipher what economists and Wall Street strategists expect to see from the Fed on quantitative easing.

  • Bonds Unchanged Ahead of Fed Meeting Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Most U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday, as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.

  • Panel Pulls Back Curtain on Fed     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    Dean Maki, Barclays, and Michael Feroli, JPMorgan, provide perspective on what's likely being discussed behind closed doors at the Fed today, and Ben Bernanke's future at the Fed.

  • Give Ben a Break: Pro     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Frederic Mishkin, Columbia University economics professor, discusses Ben Bernanke's economic policies and the future of the Fed chairman.

  • Is the JPY Correction 'Only Temporary'?     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Lee Hardman, currency analyst at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, discusses the USD ahead of the FOMC meeting and says the USD/JPY correction is now "close to complete".

  • Bond Spreads Will Widen: Pro     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says the bond markets is "a no-man land" at the moment and forecasts a longer-term shift to wider spreads.

  • 'Lame Duck' Bernanke? And the Fed's Taper Timing Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:01 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    After eight years of "people beating the crap out of him," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke "deserves a break," former Fed Governor Frederic Mishkin tells CNBC.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals the results of an exclusive Fed survey taken from top economist and Wall Street strategist about the economy.

  • Will Bernanke Begin Tapering Before He Leaves?     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, discuss the likelihood of the Fed chairman pulling back on quantitative easing ahead of his anticipated departure.

  • Should the Fed Run Payroll Taxes? Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    How to think about a proposal to give the Fed the power to raise or lower payroll taxes to manage the economy.

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