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  • Comcast CEO Explains 'Good Quarter'  Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Comcast's Q1 results show momentum in high-speed internet and business services. Brian Roberts, chairman & CEO of Comcast, weighs in. Comcast is the parent company of CNBC.

  • Awaiting Friday's Jobs Report  Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Michelle Girard, senior economist at RBS, says manufacturing has been the bright spot throughout the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Obama Dodges Europe’s Economic Tyranny: UBS Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    With most of Europe in a protracted recression and struggling to regain levels of output last seen in 2008, policy from the Obama administration has stopped the world’s largest economy from suffering a similar fate, according to UBS senior advisor George Magnus.

  • Santelli on ISM Data & Construction Spending  Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data, including information on the ISM and construction spending.

  • Online Travel Stock Surge  Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    Discussing whether online travel stocks have more room to run, with Mark Mahaney, U.S. internet analyst at Citigroup, and Jake Fuller, travel & lodging analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.

  • April Consumer Sentiment Index 76.4  Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer sentiment.

  • Update from SBUX Conference Call  Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    In Starbucks' conference call, its CEO says the "seismic change" in consumer behavior is "here to stay," with CNBC's Jane Wells. Meanwhile CNBC's Jon Fortt has an update on Amazon earnings and Keith Goddard, Capital Advisors, discusses whether Staples is like a "little Amazon."

  • Starbucks: Breaking into Booze?  Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the coffee giant's earnings forecast and its attempt to perk up profits by venturing into wine and beer, with Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.

  • Analysts: 'Neutral' on Apple & 'Buy' on Caterpillar  Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Apple now accounts for 36% of all profit growth for the S&P 500 this quarter, but Walter Piecyk, BTIG Research analyst explains why he downgraded the company ahead of its earnings. Stephen Volkmann, Jefferies analyst, also discusses his 'buy' rating on Caterpillar.

  • Mattress Firm CEO on Record Earnings  Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stephen Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm, and Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman & CEO, discuss Mattress Firm's IPO and record earnings results from earlier this week.

  • Consumer Price Index Rises 0.3%  Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in March, coming in line with estimates. CNBC's Rick Santelli and Michael Darda, MKM Partners, discuss.

  • The number of people quitting their jobs in February outnumbered the amount of workers that were laid off by companies for the first time since this economic recovery began.

  • Economics of Erotica  Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Romance fiction does $1.36 billion in sales each year. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention.

  • Cashin: Bond Market Smarter Than Stock Market  Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Markets are taking a dive into the red. Arthur Cashin, UBS, weighs in. "The bond market seems to be smarter than the stock market," he says.

  • Time to Buy or Take Profits?  Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Assessing whether you should buy dips or take profits, with Savita Subramanian, BofA Merrill Lynch.

  • Relief Coming to the Gas Pump?  Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing signs that fuel prices may start to recede soon, with Robert Darbelnet, American Automobile Association (AAA).

  • Trump Talks Obama, Bubba & Oil  Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    If gas hits $5 this summer, President Obama will not get re-elected, says Donald Trump, chairman & president of the Trump Organization. He also discusses Bubba Watson's win and taxes.

  • Reacting to the Jobs Report  Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    U.S. equities are just 90 minutes away from reacting to Friday's jobs number, with Constance Hunter, AXA Investment Managers; Lawrence Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; and John Taylor, Stanford University.

  • Power of the Markets  Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    John Taylor, Stanford University, says investors should trust in the power of the markets. "The message that government has to do more, is the wrong message," he tells CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • March Jobs Report Below Projections  Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.