*J.C. Penney tumbles after earnings. NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, with major indexes on track for a fourth week of gains, ahead of readings on economic growth and consumer sentiment. *Later in the session at 10:00 a.m., the University of Michigan's final February reading on consumer sentiment is expected, along with pending...» Read More
Richard Fu, director of Asian commodities trading at Newedge, comments on the Chinese 7.5 percent quarterly GDP rate and explains why investors "shouldn't defer too much on the growth rate".
Simon Warner of AMP Capital, Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management & Stephen Green of Standard Chartered analyze the implications of China's latest second-quarter growth figures.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds says that China's service sector growth is important to maintain a high level of employment.
How might the Fed's monetary policy, and the GDP number out of China impact the markets? Kate Warne, Edward Jones, and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management, discuss.
Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses expectation for the Chinese quarterly GDP number, and explains why he expects the country to grow 7.4 percent this year.
Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, says that Chinese trade is flat but that the main worry is the country's "inability" to finance its "investment boom".
Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, says that despite the upward revision to the U.K. growth outlook, the country still needs "fiscal flexibility".
Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, explains why it cut its global growth forecasts.
Lui Li-Gang, chief economist, greater China at ANZ, says the Chinese economy remains sluggish and that it will need policy support in the second half to reach its growth target.
Jim O'Neill, former Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, discusses the end of the Fed's easy money; stabilizing Europe's financial problems, and the outlook on China.
Frank Friedman, CFO at Deloitte, explains why he is bullish on hiring after the release of this morning's stronger-than-expected jobs data.
Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist provides perspective on how Friday's jobs data will impact the Fed's tapering policy and funds rate decision.
CNBC's Eamon Javers breaks down the latest number on jobs. And, Anthony Chan, Chase Private Client; Adam Hersh, Center for American Progress; Kevin Hassett American Enterprise Institute; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli provide perspective on June's accelerated job growth.
Anthony Chan, Chase Private Client; Adam Hersh, Center for American Progress; Kevin Hassett American Enterprise Institute, and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, dissect the most important economic data of the month and its likely impact on the markets.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of this morning's employment report. And Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, shares his insight on jobs growth and its likely impact on the markets.
Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says China is slowing "quite a lot" but that the leadership attempt to tackle structural problems and speculative investment is a positive.
Stephen Schwartz, chief economist for Asia at BBVA, says the pickup in Japanese growth momentum should continue despite slow investments and highlights how inflation remains an "uphill battle".
Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, and Hans Olsen, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, discuss why stocks are likely to accelerate as the U.S. economic picture improves.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, explains that investors have reasons to be positive as the Fed "changed the way they view the world last week".
John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the U.K. economy and the lack of recovery momentum despite positive GDP expectations.