*Hopes for U.S. economic recovery, softer yen seen lifting index. *Market expects rising corporate profits. TOKYO, Dec 12- A weaker yen is forecast to help boost corporate earnings and drive Japan's Nikkei to double-digit gains next year, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.» Read More
CNBC's Seema Mody has the latest from the Nasdaq, saying Apple is breaking its 50-day moving average.
What catalysts could help the U.S. economy grow? Rich Peterson, S&P Capital IQ; and CNBC's Jeff Cox, Rick Santelli and Ron Insana, share their opinions.
What is the Fed signaling about its bond-buying program? Warren Meyers of DME Securities, weighs in.
Does the rally have more room to run? Gina Sanchez, CNBC contributor, and Bill Stone, PNC Asset Management Group, weigh in.
Discussing what's shifting investor confidence, with Mark Martiak, Premier Wealth Management; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; Peter Eliades, Stock Market Cycles Management; Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions in regards to concerns over the U.S. economy, interest rates, a lack of QE thresholds, and the asset purchasing program.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on the state of U.S. economic growth, what risks exist, and the purpose of asset purchases. "Monetary policy cannot combat economic headwinds alone," he says.
How the markets might move after hearing from Fed Chairman Bernanke, with Ken Volpert, Vangaurd and Scott Minerd, Guggenheim.
The Fed has left rates unchanged, and comments on a declining jobless rate. Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vangaurd; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim; CNBC's Steve Liesman; and Mad Money's Jim Cramer, react.
The Fed says "fiscal policy has become somewhat more restrictive," and it will keep the funds rate at current levels, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
What should investors expect to hear from the Fed? Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vangaurd; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim; and Mad Money's Jim Cramer, provide perspective. "A lot of the economy is terrible, and the Fed has a tough job today," explains Jim Cramer.
If Fed Chairman Bernanke is not nominated again, who might likely take over? Neil Irwin, The Washington Post; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Ben White, Politico; and Josh Boak, The Fiscal times, share their opinions.
Anticipating the Fed's news conference set for this afternoon, with Neil Irwin, The Washington Post; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; Ben White, Politico; and Josh Boak, The Fiscal times.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports investors are watching what the Fed has to say about the decline in unemployment, and how the sequester is factored into the economic outlook.
What market moving events to look out for in tomorrow's trading day, with Dean Zayed, Brookstone Capital Management; Dan Wantrobski, Janney Capital Markets; and Tad Hill, Freedom Financial Group.
Liberty Media's John Malone has agreed to buy a 27.3 percent stake of Charter Communications. How to play the move, with Amy Yong, Macquarie Research and Barton Crockett, Lazard Capital Markets.
Shares of Lululemon are down about 3 percent today, after the retailer announced a product recall and cuttings its Q1 revenue guidance. Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson and John Stephenson, First Asset Management, discuss.
Top Wall Street deal maker Peter Kiernan discusses fears over a U.S. recession, and the state of the economy.
Discussing the path to energy independence, and the state of energy production and pricing, with Harold Hamm, Continental Resources CEO.
All eyes will be on Europe's banking crisis tomorrow, with Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas; Michael Underhill, Capital Innovations; and Cooper Anderson, GreenHaven Continuous Index Fund.