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Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Sterne Agee, says the Fed is unlikely to taper for a while as the U.S. labor market has yet to show "irrefutable evidence" that it's on the mend.
Michael Jones, Riverfront Investment Group CIO, and Ethan Harris, Bank of America Merrill Lynch global research, weigh in on the likelihood of a taper and if it really matters if the Fed tapers this month.
CNBC's Sara Eisen explains factors that lead to FedEx's disappointing quarterly results and how its earnings are tied to the taper.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market and future inflation.
Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors co-chairman, and Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors CEO, discuss the outlook on the U.S. economy, and whether it's time for the Federal Reserve to taper.
CNBC's Steve Liesman presents reasons why the Fed should and should not taper, and what the decision means to Wall Street.
The U.S. economy is being held back by the uncertainty of consumers, International Paper Chairman and CEO John Faraci tells CNBC.
Will Ben Bernanke announce a Fed taper?
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss if the Fed will taper today. "The economy is not as weak as it was six months ago," says Cramer.
The economy is ending the year strong and the budget deal will help ease the drag on the economy, top Obama economic advisor Jason Furman tells CNBC.
Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, shares his thoughts on how the White House plans to expand the economy and protect the unemployed. The most important things we need to do is raise income for everyone; lower tax rates for businesses, and broaden the tax base, says Furman.
Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and John Faraci, International Paper Chairman & CEO, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy, and whether it's time for the Federal Reserve to taper. It's quite possible the taper will not take place today, says Hassett.
Robin Harding, Financial Times, and Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, provide perspective on whether the Fed is likely to announce tapering today. The bond market is ready for a taper, Boockvar says.
The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals. It's hurting the U.S. economy.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as unemployment in the United Kingdom drops to its lowest rate in nearly five years.
Patrick Spencer, director of international institutional equity sales at Baird, says that while the market has prepared for tapering, the Fed is unlikely to announce it on Wednesday.
Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says the Fed should just "get on with it" when it comes to tapering, as the inflation argument is a "weak one."
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, highlights that India remains "very sensitive" to Fed action and that a Fed announcement is "critical" for the rupee and the Reserve Bank of India.
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says markets will feel more settled when Janet Yellen finally takes the reins at the Federal Reserve.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie outlines the tapering timing predictions from some major banks and politicians.
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