WASHINGTON, March 27- U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits recorded their biggest drop since early 2011, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Friday...» Read More
William Poole, Cato Institute, weighs in on how Fed policy has impacted the markets and Ben Bernanke's likely successor.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the unexpected growth in second quarter GDP numbers and discusses what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan.
The latest YPO Global Pulse Index shows the highest level of confidence in sales growth among CEOs since April 2012. Can this increase in confidence lead to job growth?
Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, discusses what will likely trigger the Fed's tapering program.
Jim O'Neill, former Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, discusses why he thinks China is at risk for further economic slowdown and how the Fed's tapering program will likely impact global markets.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with James Bianco, Bianco Research, about the new GDP calculations, real earnings and the effects of low rates on housing.
Michael Feroli, JPMorgan, explains why the latest revision of the nations's gross domestic product will likely show modest growth.
Jennifer Erickson, Center for American Progress, and Neil Irwin, The Washington Post, discusses whether the Fed will continue its monetary easing policy, and Bernanke's likely successor.
Robert Barbera, Johns Hopkins Center for Financial Economics, and Michael Ryan, UBS, provide a preview of this week's market drivers, including a read on jobs, GDP and the Fed's monetary policy statement due out on Wednesday.
If you're looking for a slow summer day, you won't find it this week.
Jim O'Sullivan, High Frequency Economics; John Ryding, RDQ Economics; Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter; James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management; discuss the economy, GDP and who the next Fed chairman should be.
Samuel Tomb, U.K. economist at Capital Economics, reacts to the U.K.'s quarterly GDP and says the economy will struggle to gain further momentum.
Phil Rush, senior U.K. economist at Nomura, questions the sustainability of the U.K.'s recovery as it's based on consumer spending.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discusses the upcoming U.K. GDP data and why he would advise buying U.K. stocks but not sterling.
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says he expects 0.6 percent growth in the U.K. in the second quarter.
Chris Williamson, global chief economist at Markit, says the "very strong" euro zone PMI number, led by manufacturing, should lead to an upgrade in GDP forecasts and proves that the region "is getting there".
GDP shows a weakening economy, while jobs are up 2 percent in Q2 by more than 600,000, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says that a 7 percent Chinese growth rate should be seen as "a floor" and that investors should focus on underlying trends rather than official figures.
Howard Archer, chief U.K. & European economist at IHS Global Insight, talks about the pick-up in U.K. data but advises against investing in "pure, domestic exposure" to the U.K..
Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist, Japan at Nomura, forecasts Japanese second-quarter GDP growth of 2.2 percent, which will be enough for Shinzo Abe to raise the consumption tax rate.