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It's too bad that over two days of congressional testimony this week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wasn't asked an important question about Fed policy and deficits.
The market is proving teflon against the sequester threat as we continue to march towards record highs. Gina Sanchez, Chantico Global, LLC, and Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, offer insight.
With such a record of failure on long-term policy initiatives, it is no wonder that Congress is skeptical of the Fed's ability to unwind its aggressive monetary policy, writes this contributor.
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about the market's lack of concern about the government's automatic spending cuts. (2:56)
"Our political system has sunk to a new low," said David Walker, Comeback America Initiative president & CEO, discussing why Congress should stay in session until a deal is reached on budget cuts and taxes.
Italy may be less stable politically than Greece, private-equity billionaire Wilbur Ross told CNBC, adding he's impressed with new Greek reforms.
Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.
Discussing the economic impact of consumers' uncertainty, with Dallas Federal Reserve Bank president & CEO Richard Fisher "This is a slow growth economy, but it is much better," he says.
With the economy starting to improve, the Federal Reserve should begin to end its bond purchases, Richard Fisher, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President, told CNBC.
Keep buying pullbacks in the stock market until the three most influential Fed policymakers "change their tune," Fortress Investment Group's Michael Novogratz told CNBC.
Yale School of Management's Jeff Sonnenfeld, shares his opinions on JC Penney Ron Johnson's strategies. "[Johnson] has failed on a number of dimensions," he says. The FMHR traders discuss how to play Salesforce.com ahead of its earnings.
Discussing whether the rally will run past record highs, with Steve Auth, Federated Investors Global Equities CIO; and CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight on the market's rally, and what it means ahead of the big deadline in Washington.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the lack of "energy" in the market today as the Dow heads towards record levels.
Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group; and Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting, discuss ways the European Central Bank will be able to turnaround Europe's current economic crisis.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses whether comments from Ben Bernanke on the Fed's continued support of its stimulus policy helped spark the market's rally. And, Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group; and Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting, weigh in on the sequester issue and whether Bernanke is making progress.
There has been "clear improvement" in the economic situation in Europe over the past year, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny told CNBC.
The latest on the sequester, with Richard Socarides strategist, and Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor.
How much longer can the Fed keep rates low? Discussing what Fed Chairman Bernanke had to say in regards to monetary policy, with Todd Buchholz, Former managing director of Tiger Hedge Fund.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Fed Chairman Bernanke says a "reasonable guess for unemployment at 6 percent is around 2016"; and Enis Taner of Risk Reversal and FMHR trader Stephen Weiss debate how to play JC Penney.
Rep. Michael Capuano, (D-MA), want clarification from the Fed Chairman about whether "too big to fail" is "non-existent anymore." And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, weighs in.