*Initial jobless claims fall for fourth straight week. *Biotech shares rebound after sharp two-day decline; energy falls. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks closed flat in a short session on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to push major indexes to their sixth straight day of gains despite strength in biotechs and bullish labor market data.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment and fourth quarter productivity and costs.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with James Bianco, Bianco Research, about his take on why he is not buying "conventional wisdom," on the fiscal cliff, rotation, and the Fed forecast.
There is some conflicting data ahead of a very important jobs report tomorrow, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose sharply last week but remained at a level consistent with moderate hiring, while income surged much higher than expected and spending inched higher as well.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on unemployment, consumer spending, and personal income. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman explains what it indicates about the U.S. economy and its impact on the markets.
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.
As the yield on the Treasury 10-year note rose to 2 percent for the first time since April 2012, the "Futures Now" traders debated whether the bond rally was over.
The leading economic indicators are suggesting better growth ahead, explains CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services reports this week's unemployment numbers fell to its lowest level since January 2008. CNBC's Steve Liesman, discusses what it indicates about the health of the U.S. recovery.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jeff Cox discuss the state of U.S. unemployment, and when Fed Chairman Bernanke might be convinced it's time to ease up on money printing.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on unemployment and weighs in on December's housing picture. Also, a look at the latest details on the debt ceiling debate, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on unemployment and discusses what it indicates about the nation's jobs market, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports what the latest jobs number indicates about the markets and U.S. economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, break down the latest numbers on unemployment, and debate several "fiscal cliff" sticking points from both sides of the political aisle. "They can show some incompetence at very critical moments," Iuorio added.
Rick Santelli looks to history for some "ghosts of Christmas eves past" as he argues that Congress shouldn't have taken a holiday break with the "fiscal cliff" still looming. (3:04)
CNBC's Rick Santelli drills down on the latest economic data and discusses its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
A look at what investors should be watching ahead of a slew of economic reports due out today, with Scott Nations, NationsShares CIO.
Caroline May, Daily Caller political reporter, discusses why the number of people applying for food stamps is increasing despite a drop in the nation's unemployment rate, with Margie Omero, democratic strategist.
James Bianco, Bianco Research; Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist; and Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago professor, discuss today's positive jobs data and worker shortages in some industries, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down this morning's stronger-than-expected employment data, and Jim Iuorio, Director; CNBC Contributor, TJM Institutional Services, shares his trades on the numbers.