Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor, shares his outlook on the economy. We no longer see the fiscal drag that we saw last year, explains Feldstein.» Read More
A preview of what traders will be watching ahead of the opening bell, with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses the details of remarks made by former Treasury secretaries Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin on the economy; and John Ryding, RDQ Economics, weighs in. "You can't look to the Fed with the tools that he has available, to offset a $400-$450 billion tax hike," says Ryding.
Does anybody remember, back in the depths of the recession of 1981-82, how President Ronald Reagan kept his chin up and exhorted American businesses to work hard and produce an economic recovery?
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Fed chief Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report to Congress, and discussing whether more economic stimulus will prompt an economy recovery, with Dino Kos, Hamiltonian Associates managing director, and John Ryding, RDQ Economics chief economist.
Rob Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank says that Ben Bernanke is likely to promise more action if the economy continues to slow down.
Retail spending is now down three months in a row, and the IMF has lowered its global growth forecast on big declines in emerging markets, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The Chinese market is now at its lowest point since March of 2009, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.
It’s the last thing the global economy needs right now: evidence that the U.S., too, is slowing. And yet the latest retail sales data point in exactly that direction. Sales at retail and food-service establishments dropped 0.5 percent in June from the prior month, the Commerce Department said, in contrast to the 0.2 percent gain that was expected.
Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony to congress will be the markets' big focus this week, with investors looking for clues on whether weaker economic data will see the Federal Reserve governor indicate he is ready to pull the trigger on a third round of quantitative easing or QE3.
China's economic woes that have brought growth to a three-year low will continue for some time, but the slower expansion remains within expectations, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday.
Marc Faber of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report," reacts to China's GDP data, and today's market rally. Tim Seymour of EmergingMoney.com; Ron Shah, Managing Partner, Jina Ventures; and Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, weigh in.
Discussing today's decent data from China, good bank earnings, and the continued food price inflation, with Ron Shah, Jina Ventures, and Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, weigh in.
The Australian dollar has benefited from several long-term trends - and this strategist says they're getting old.
How to trade China's economic slowdown, with Tim Seymour,Triogem Asset Management.
China stays on target and Italy takes a rating cut - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.
Diane Lin, Fund Manager at Pengana Capital says that Chinese Q2 GDP at 7.6% is not weak enough warrant more aggressive stimulus measures by the government. This, she says, may not be great news for equity markets
Shares of Caterpillar are down 11.8 percent YTD, and the Fast Money traders discuss whether the stock is falling apart; and weighing in on China's economy ahead of its GDP number, with Jing Ulrich, JPMorgan. "Inflation is down, which means, in the coming few months, we'll have monetary policy easing from the central government," says Ulrich
Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan chief Asian equity strategist, provides perspective ahead of China's latest GDP figures and discusses whether the country's economy is headed for a hard landing.
Discussing what will happen if the U.S. goes off the so-called fiscal cliff, with Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-WY); and Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Clinton,
The Spanish government’s new package of tax increases and spending cuts throws a spotlight on an increasingly contentious debate about whether fiscal austerity in Europe is further damaging the patient’s health rather than leading to recovery, the Financial Times reports.