• Blinder: Debt Cliff = GDP Down 6%     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Alan Blinder, Princeton University Professor discusses his op-ed today in the Wall Street Journal regarding the debt ceiling.

  • The Cost of America's Crumbling Bridges and Roads Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • German Economic Growth Slows in 2012     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
  • Shen Minggao, Head of China Research and Greater China Chief Economist, Citi says China's economic growth may decelerate from H2 of 2013 in the absence of an aggressive policy stimulus.

  • White House Reacts to Jobs Report     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, discusses the nations employment picture and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy.

  • Will 'Fiscal Cliff' Impact US Credit Rating?     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, explains how long term deficits and debts impacts GDP and economic growth.

  • Facing the Ten Year Mirage: Economist     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    Michael Feroli, JPMorgan chief U.S. economist, explains how a near-term deal on the debt will not address the nation's long-term budget problems.

  • Talks Intensify Between Biden and McConnell     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on "fiscal cliff" negotiations between the Vice President and Senate Minority Leader. Also, a look at which states will be hit hardest by the "cliff," with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Investing Amid Political Uncertainty     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on the "fiscal cliff" stalemate in Washington. And, Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, provides insight on how to position your portfolio amid economic and political headwinds.

  • Expect More Taxes & Less Spending: Expert     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:21 AM ET

    Lou Brien, DRW Trading Group, and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, provide their perspective on what to expect from "fiscal cliff" talks in Washington and its impact on the markets and economy. "Growth is going to be slower in the first half of 2013," Vitner added.

  • Jobless Rate Won't Hit 6.5% for 3 Years: Fed's Lacker Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 10:46 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker

    Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, the only Fed member to oppose the new numerical targets for unemployment and inflation, told CNBC Monday that it will take three more years before the US jobless rate falls to the targeted 6.5 percent.

  • In the second of a two-part interview, US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president Richard Fisher, weighs in on the amount of information the Federal Reserve is releasing to the public. "There is a demand for greater transparency," he added.

  • Richard Fisher, US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president, discusses political indecision on Capitol Hill, and the importance of creating fiscal certainty and limiting stimulus programs.

  • China's Economy to Grow 8% Next Year: Think Tank Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:10 PM ET
    Residential buildings in Shanghai, China.

    A state think tank has forecast China's GDP growth next year at 8 percent and projects the consumer price index to rise 3 percent, the official China Securities Journal reported on Friday.

  • Fed's Historic Moves     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    The CNBC's new team discuss the Fed's historic move tying Fed Funds to a specific unemployment rate and inflation target, with Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital, and Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank.

  • Japan Revised GDP Signals Economy in Recession Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 7:14 PM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's economy contracted for a second straight quarter in July-September, revised government data showed on Monday, indicating that weak global demand nudged the export-reliant economy into a mild recession.

  • Lazear on Employment & the 'Fiscal Cliff'     Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Ed Lazear, Hoover Institution senior fellow, explains why he is not surprised by Friday morning's better-than-expected jobs report.

  • Manufacturing in a Compromising Position     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    "The Optimism Index among manufacturers has plummeted from 88 percent in the first quarter of this year, to about 51 percent," explains Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers president & CEO, discussing how fiscal cliff uncertainty is impacting the manufacturing industry.

  • Geithner: No Deal Without Higher Rates on Rich     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:08 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner describes the administration's position regarding raising taxes on the wealthy, and says the President is completely prepared to go over the 'Fiscal Cliff' unless Republicans go along.

  • Digesting the Economic Data     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist, provides his perspective on the direction of the U.S. economy, jobs, and the fiscal cliff.