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Why are the major indices flat on a day when Q4 GDP came in so dismal?
"The report, noisy as it is, may help ease ideas that has surfaced earlier this month that the Fed may look to soon pull back from its asset purchases," said one strategist in response the surprise drop in GDP.
Rick Santelli argues the Federal Reserve's continued stimulus isn't helping the economy and it needs to stop.
CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the data to find out how the U.S. economy is faring.
Negative economic growth in the fourth quarter provided a scary headline to start Wednesday's trading but probably little else in market impact.
This academic says weak conditions abroad and flagging U.S. competitiveness caused exports to contract and businesses anticipating a further slowdown slashed inventories.
After the economy posted an unexpected drop in fourth quarter GDP, CNBC's Jim Cramer called it a "shocker" but also a "one-off number."
If there is any bright side to the report, it's that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to make noises about ending its stimulus program any time soon.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on the day's market moving stories; including a countdown to RIM's new BlackBerry 10; a look at Amazon's earnings; and the Dow's climb to 14,000.
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor, provides an outlook for jobs and economic growth in 2013, and explains why he believes the Fed's policies are taking a dangerous direction.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports GDP fell 0.1% in the fourth quarter. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, discuss its impact on the economy and markets.
Fernando Fernandez from the IE Business School, tells CNBC that the Spanish data has to be put in perspective and is not really that bad considering the amount of fiscal consolidation.
Why are the Democrats seemingly focused only on tax hikes, while the GOP is stuck on spending cuts? CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the question.
What to expect from the U.S. markets in 2013 in regards to spending cuts, and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, with Robert McTeer, Former President of Dallas Fed and Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank.
Gita Wirjawan, minister of trade for Indonesia, tells CNBC that the country's economy is in good shape, with mining, natural resources and infrastructure being good areas for investment.
George Osborne, Britain's finance minister, tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo why the U.K. must stick to its deficit plan.
Global growth for 2013 will be lower than previously estimated says the International Monetary Fund. IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard tells CNBC why.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports some of the big surprises he found in transcripts from the Fed's policy meetings back in 2007. And, Mark Calabria, Cato Institute, explains why he thinks the Fed should get out of the bank regulations business.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says Chinese economy has bottomed out and will grow at around 8% annually over the long term.
Jonathan Windham, Head of Regional Industrials Sector at Barclays discusses China's latest export numbers and picks the Chinese transport stocks that he likes.