May 17- The 3.5 percent gross domestic product growth announced by Tokyo on Wednesday suggests that Japan may be the fastest-growing economy in the G7. All these events appear linked to the election of Shinzo Abe and the regime he has installed at the Bank of Japan.» Read More
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest details on Facebook's IPO, and David Goldman, Macro-Strategy president and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital provide perspective ahead of Friday's jobs report and discuss whether the U.S. economy is on the road to recovery.
T.J. Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor CEO and Jared Bernstein discuss whether the President's policies are to blame for the slow economic recovery.
Congress is unlikely to reach a deal before the end of the year that would derail the coming "taxmaggedon," when several pivotal tax cuts expire, former White House budget director Peter Orszag said.
What is the future of central banks? It will be busy, because they are now expected to deliver both monetary and financial stability, writes Martin Wolf. The FT reports.
Ray Attrill, Head of FX Strategy, North America, BNP Paribas says that China is undergoing a soft landing and that growth will pick up in the rest of the year.
Discussing the state of the U.S. economy and where the markets are headed long-term, with Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners CIO.
Discussing which sectors are set to make a positive move, with Don Schreiber, WBI Funds CEO and Charlie Smith, Fort Pitt Capital Group CIO.
The old adage of "sell in May and go away" applies this year just like it did in previous years as problems that plagued the economy in recent years remain unresolved, Richard Cookson, global chief investment officer at Citi Private Bank told CNBC.
The UK GDP numbers last week were a considerable shock to me. I called that wrong without a doubt, I had been expecting 0.2 percent or 0.3 percent for the first quarter of 2012, in fact the number was down 0.2 percent. There’s nothing like getting a forecast wrong for knocking one’s self-confidence, writes Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland.
Stock futures are pointing to a mixed market open since the release of weaker-than-expected GDP data. Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discusses how this could impact trading throughout the week.
The Squawk on the Street team discusses the latest major headlines, including Microsoft's big bet on Barnes & Noble's textbook and "nook" business, Energy Transfer Partners' $5.3 billion oil and gas deal with Sunoco and Spain's recession.
Armed with better-than-expected corporate profits, bulls will grapple with potentially bearish economic and European news this week.
If Nicolas Sarkozy's government does not prevail, will this have a ripple effect on investors, or are they now more immune to European worries? Quint Tatro, Tatro Capital and Ron Insana, CNBC contributor, offer insight.
Breaking down the austerity debates in Europe and how the global markets are impacted, with Jan Loeys, JPMorgan head of global asset allocation.
Today's GDP report was underwhelming, and this strategist has an idea for trading the troublesome news.
Discussing strategies for investors amid weak GDP data and retail sales putting pressure on the major indexes, with Sandy Lincoln, BMO Asset Management and Eric Schoenstein, Jensen Quality Growth Fund.
Government has become its own worst enemy when it comes to the economy, with public spending putting a damper on growth that otherwise continues at a steady if unspectacular pace.
Discussing how the weaker-than-expected GDP numbers are impacting the markets, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.
The FMHR traders discuss how to trade a 2% economy and whether to go for yield or go for growth. Herman Leung, Susquehanna senior analyst, also discusses the trade on Amazon since the company reported a blowout quarter.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses today's weak GDP number and its impact on the markets, the U.S. dollar and commodities, with Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading.