WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. manufacturing activity increased to its highest level in nearly 3-1/ 2 years in August and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, in further signs of vigor in the economy.» Read More
As the "fiscal cliff" talks continue, CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gold prices have plunged to a nearly 4-month low.
Discussing the current state of the markets and what they might look like in 2013, with Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors; Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
The market is rallying for its second straight day on fiscal cliff optimism, with Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation;" Keith Springer, Springer Financial Advisors; Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Where the markets in housing are now, with Tanya Marchiol, Team Investments president. Property values will continue to grow, but the market will not boom, she says.
The financial sector is at a 1.5-year high, and Bank of America and Citigroup are trading at 52-week highs. Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets, offers insight.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg says his choice for the second worst CEO of 2012 is Microsoft's Steve Ballmer; and Ed Maguire, CLSA senior analyst, shares his take on Ballmer's performance at Microsoft.
CNBC's John Carney and Bob Pisani discuss Apple's 25 percent drop over the last three months, and McDonald's decision to ask franchisees to open restaurants on Christmas.
Technology is the best performing S&P sector today, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Jeff Kilburg, Killir Kapital, offers insight on why gold is trading below $1,700 and whether it can fall even further.
Gold fell off a cliff and has remained near session lows, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg offers the third worst CEO of 2012 from his list.
Independent trader Kenny Polcari says the market is ahead of itself, and explains why investors are anxious. CNBC's Bob Pisani, weighs in.
What to expect from tomorrow's trading day, with Kimberly Foss, Empyrion Wealth Management; Steven Rosen, Societe Generale and Rich Peterson, S&P Capital IQ.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports 84 percent of those surveyed by Pulte Homes say they want to either stay in the same sized home, or upsize their next home. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage, and David Lykken, Mortgage Banking Solutions, weigh in.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo reports financial analyst Meredith Whitney is upgrading financials, moving to a positive stance on the group ahead of 3 catalysts in 2013.
Richard Bove, Rochdale Securities, discusses the state of the financial sector, which firms he is likely to sign with, what's next for Rochdale and Meredith Whitney's positive stance on the financials. "I think Meredith is right, but she should have said in 2011," he says.
There are only nine more trading sessions until the fiscal cliff deadline. Ed Keon, Quantitative Management; Rex Macey, Wilmington Trust; Jeff Cleveland, Payden Rygel; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss strategies to playing the markets now.
Markets headed back to the highs of today's session, with Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ and Peter Costa, Empire Executions.
Discussing whether investors seem encouraged by the latest moves in the fiscal cliff negotiations, with Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Anticipating higher taxes, and discussing whether Washington is closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff, with Mohamed El-Erian, PIMCO CEO & co-CIO. "You will see tax rates go up, and they will be part of a bigger package, and they will hopefully be a stepping stone to other things that need to get done in Washington," he says.