March 6- Hong Kong shares edged lower on Friday in the wake of sobering comments top officials made to the National People's Congress on the economic outlook. For the week, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was down 2.7 percent, largely in line with mainland bourses. "Hong Kong investors are focusing on the China plate recently," said Castor Pang, head of research at Core...» Read More
The Obama Administration dissolves its jobs council just ahead of January's jobs report, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; and Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran says "this is evidence one more time of the President appointing a committee and not even utilizing it for the value it can provide."
Dissecting the day's major business news, with the Fast Money traders; and whether January's positive market action will hold up in 2013, with Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust. "If I take money out of the high yield, I'm going into stocks," she explains.
Can the market's strength hold up throughout the year? Michael Sansoterra, Ridgeworth Large Cap Growth Stock Fund and Silvant Capital Management; Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank PWM; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, share their opinions.
Discussing what the next catalyst to take the market higher could be, with Terry Dolan, Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage CEO.
Discussing the state of the bond market, with Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co. president and CEO. "The ratio of municipals to Treasurys has gotten more expensive," she explains.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the details of Qualcomm's Q1 earnings data.
Facebook reports earnings per share of $0.17, and revenue of $1.59 billion, with A.B. Mendez, Knight PE Source Capital Markets; Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies; and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Reacting to today's weaker-than-expected GDP report, with Ethan Harris, Bank of America; Margie Patel, Wells Capital Management; Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
The Dow did not hit 14,000 today. Where market opportunities are now, with Matt Cheslock, Virtu Financial and Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ.
What to make of today's market action and how to measure just how much money is on the sidelines, with Erin Gibbs, S&P Capital IQ.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Sigtarp's quarterly report says it is too early to tell if Dodd-Frank eliminates "too big to fail," and that financial firms remain too interconnected.
John Makin, AEI Resident Scholar and noted "conservative" economist explains why he thinks spending cuts could make the debt crisis even worse than it is: and Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial economist, shares her opinions.
Discussing whether stocks or commodities make a better bet for investors, with JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group and Charles Ortel, Newport Value Partners.
The Dow is very close to that 14,000 mark, with Ed Butowsky, ChapwoodFinance.com founder; Nathan Bachrach, The Financial Network Group CEO; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
Discussing their expectations for QE, with Bill Gross, Pimco founder; David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Diana Swonk, Mesirow Financial; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Fed continues to see downside risks for the economy.
What to expect from the Fed's meeting, and monetary policy ahead, with Bill Gross, Pimco founder; David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Diana Swonk, Mesirow Financial; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank CIO, discusses how to play stocks and emerging markets in 2013.
GDP data was bad news for the economy, but good news for gold, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
"Ironically, a worse number is good news," says Richard Madigan, JPMorgan Private Bank CIO, in discussing today's GDP report.