Wary financial markets are watching the decline in copper, to see if the red metal is acting as a fire alarm for the global economy.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on manufacturing and construction spending. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets chief U.S. economist, discuss the latest economic data and the Fed's impact on the markets.
"There's no reason we have to spend on defense at the rates we've had," said Richard Haass, Council On Foreign Relations president, providing insight on how to fix the nation's growing debt burden.
Will the Fed reveal any clues of a possible exit strategy when it wraps up its two-day meeting later today? Richard Haass, Council On Foreign Relations president; and Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor, weigh in.
The gloomy news continued for jobs as ADP reported Wednesday that private companies created just 119,000 new positions in April.
Neil Irwin, author of The Alchemists, says the Fed is likely to send a message of continuity and discusses what is now needed to be a successful central banker.
Frederic Mishkin, former Federal Reserve Board governor and Columbia University professor, says it's very unlikely the Fed will increase QE. "They want to cut off those asset purchases," he says.
Insight on the latest immigration bill in Washington, with Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-SC), and Howard Dean, former DNC chairman.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) discusses U.S. budget issues, in what circumstance he would agree to higher taxes on the wealthy, and whether he is concerned for a market pullback after the Fed's statement.
As the market continues to rally, how should you invest your money? John Calamos, Calamos Investments and Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital, discuss.
The S&P 500 set its all-time high at today's market close. How to invest in May, with Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance and Bryan Piskorowski, Wells Fargo Advisors.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what participants of the CNBC Fed Survey had to say about the how much QE from the Fed is enough.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about whether Europe is out of the woods on its debt crisis, and the impact of austerity on the economy.
Guggenheim Partners' Scott Minerd shares his outlook for the U.S. economy, and discusses the hottest places to put your money now. "I see technology and financials a good place to be for the long run," he says.
Stocks exit April on a new high, and with the promise of continuing easy money policies, investors could be tempted to rethink the "sell in May and go away" strategy of recent years.
CNBC's Steve Liesman shares the results of the CNBC Fed Survey, and discusses how the participants felt about the sequester.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses what participants of the CNBC Fed Survey had to say about the deficit and how urgent it was.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports what participants of the CNBC Fed Survey had to say about the state of the U.S. economy, and why gold had lost its luster.
The Futures Now team discusses the bond rally, and whether Bernanke could break the rally on Wednesday when the Fed releases its statement.
The Fed wraps up its latest meeting on Wednesday, and the ECB is expected to cut rates on Thursday, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. And Mark Hulbert, Marketwatch, explains why "sell in May and go away" will work in 2013.
John Taylor, former Undersecretary for International Affairs, explains why he thinks Fed policies are not working, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
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