LONDON, Dec 19- Copper dipped on Thursday, slipping further from near two-month highs hit this week as investors digested the U.S. central bank's decision to trim its massive stimulus programme on a brightening U.S. economic outlook.» Read More
Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, says the most important thing to do to help the U.S. economy is to "extend the middle class tax cuts." He also says Social Security is not driving the deficit, and should not be a part of the fiscal cliff talks.
Assessing the risks and results if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Will volatility pick up into the end of the year if no deal on the fiscal cliff is reached? Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank, and Warren Meyers, DME Securities, provide perspective.
Where the markets are positioned into the close, and how to invest ahead of the fiscal cliff, with Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank; Ed Butowsky, ChapwoodFinance.com; and Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities. "Stay away from interest rate sensitive bonds," says Butowsky.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and offers insight on Philly's top stocks.
How will the fiscal cliff and the new health care laws affect restaurants in Philadelphia? Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants CEO, provides perspective.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to Richard Phillips, Pilot Freight Services CEO, about how Philadelphia, America's "third best city for stocks," provides the jolt the U.S. economy needs, and the fiscal cliff.
How is the fiscal cliff impacting everything from big money to small business? Ken Volpert, Vangaurd, and Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, offer insight.
What market catalysts play a role in energy prices for next year, with John Kilduff, Again Capital.
Discussing market concerns surrounding whether a deal is made on the fiscal cliff in time, with CNBC Contributor Zachary Karabell; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance columnist; and Todd Schoenberger, The BlackBay Group. "This country is destined for a recession as it is," says Todd.
Nick Nelson, global head of equity strategy at UBS, explains to CNBC why he believes the market will perform well in 2013, despite many uncertainties in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Today is the lightest traded volume for a Black Friday since 2007, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Restaurants experience a boost around the holiday season, with David Burke, chef and restaurateur.
Discussing his take on whether the U.S. will go over the fiscal cliff or not, and how it might impact the markets, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG.
And they're off! Sears Holdings Chief Merchandising Officer Ron Boire and retail analyst Dana Telsey on the official start of the holiday shopping season, starting earlier every year. Is Thanksgiving shopping here to stay?
Discussing the Keystone pipeline, and job creation, with Kenneth Green, AEI Resident Scholar and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen Energy Program.
A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza went into effect today, but at least 12 rockets have been fired into Israel since the truce. Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation senior fellow, and Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army Retiree, discuss whether the cease-fire is bad for Israel.
The bankruptcy court approved Hostess brands liquidation plan late this afternoon, and 15,000 employees' jobs will be terminated, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
Breaking down the many "what if" outcomes on the fiscal cliff, and how different scenarios might impact the markets, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.
Discussing how going over the fiscal cliff might impact the U.S. economy, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Art Laffer, Laffer Investments. Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA), also weighs in on the impact for small businesses.