Speeches by several Fed officials overnight reinforced expectations of an early taper. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris explains their comments.» Read More
U.S. economic growth continued to improve gradually in January and early February, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Federal Reserve says the economy continues to expand at a modest to moderate pace. Retail sales were slow in several districts.
As the markets continue to rally, CNBC's Bob Pisani & Steve Liesman assess whether the Fed's policies have been vindicated.
Allen Questrom, former JC Penney CEO, tells "Fast Money Halftime" the retailer cannot continue with the same leadership if it wants to turn the company around. (3:51)
Individual investors coming back into stocks have quickened the pace of the market's recent advance and that's likely to continue, Howard Ward, Gamco CIO for Growth Equities, told CNBC.
The Dow extends its record run after an upbeat ADP report, with the FMHR traders. Meanwhile Ron Sloan, Invesco, shares three reasons to be bullish on equities.
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about what he'll be watching to see if the stock rally can be sustained. (2:32)
Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management; and Howard Ward, GAMCO Investors, weigh in whether the bulls will continue to run.
Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, explains why politician have to get together to figure out the "proper maximum marginal tax rate on wealthy people."
"Generally speaking, leveraged buyouts are giant case of inside trading by management against their shareholders," said Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, sharing his views on Dell's attempt to go private.
Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, explains why he believes the markets are fairly valued and reveals where he is making money now.
Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors; Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial; and Barry Knapp, Barclays, discuss where the big money is going and whether it's time to take some money off the table.
David Blitzer, S&P Dow Jones Indices, provides perspective on what drove the Dow to its record-breaking close, and takes a look at where the markets are head from here.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, tells CNBC that the worst thing that could happen for markets is a US recovery that could end quantitative easing.
Discussing whether history will repeat itself again tomorrow, with Nathan Bachrach, The Financial Network Group; John Spallanzani, GFI Group; Warren Meyers, DME Securities; and CNBC Contributor Michael Yoshikami.
Discussing what kind of conviction they are seeing from investors, with Gary Wedbush, Wedbush Securities; Larry Kantor, Barclays; and Michael Shea, Direct Access Partners.
Former Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman explains why the Federal Reserve is a big factor in today's rally, but not the only reason.
"Will the Fed be able to pass the baton to the economy and will the economy be able to run with it?"
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In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about new all-time highs for the Dow and S&P. He has some concerns. (2:43)