WASHINGTON, Dec 12- U.S. retail sales rose solidly in November, adding to signs of a strengthening economy that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to reducing the pace of monetary stimulus. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.7 percent last month as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods.» Read More
Yesterday, former debt commission co-chair Alan Simpson took direct aim at Grover Norquist, of Americans For Tax Reform, who has insisted Congress not raise taxes. Grover Norquist weighs in.
Discussing whether Congress and the President can really reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, as well as the current state of the markets, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
Today's market losses are adding to those since the U.S. election. Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank; Scott Colyer, Advisors Asset Management; and CNBC's Amanda Drury, discuss where opportunities in the market are.
Markets are currently off their lows, and discussing investment strategies ahead of the fiscal cliff, with Sara Zervos, Oppenheimer Funds; Marc Harris, RBC Capital Markets; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
How investors can participate in market uncertainty, with Brian Singer, William Blair; Keith Springer, Springer Financial Advisors; Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners; and CNBC's Jeff Cox.
Preparing your portfolio ahead of the fiscal cliff, with Bernie Clark, Schwab Advisor Services.
Discussing the state of the markets, and trading housing stocks amid uncertainty with Kenny Polcari, independent trader and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Fed Chairman Bernanke says "housing recovering, but is not out of the woods yet." CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the impact on housing if mortgage deduction is taken away.
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke is speaking on the U.S. economy. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the details of Bernanke's remarks on housing.
The "Squawk on the Street" team dissect this morning's top business news, including Wal-Mart under pressure after giving guidance below consensus; markets trying to recover from yesterday's selloff; and the president of McDonald's USA is leaving and Jeff Stratton will assume the position December 1.
The latest Investor's Business Daily poll shows economic optimism plunged 10 percent into pessimistic territory on the news of Obama's win. Forbes Magazine's executive editor Michael Ozanian, provides perspective.
What to expect from tomorrow's trading, with Jordan Kimmel, Benjamin Securities; Mazin Jadallah, Alphaclone; and Edward Deicke, JHS Capital Advisors.
President Obama says he is confident that the fiscal cliff issue can be solved, sparing Americans from tax hikes.
John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John's has a problem with Obamacare -- many franchise operators are planning to cut employee hours to part-time to avoid the health care cost. Betsy McCaughey, author of "Decoding the Obama Health Law," provides perspective.
The Tax Policy Center found that if deductions are capped at $25,000, people making more than $1 million or more would see a tax increase of $97,000, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. The Middle Class would see little to no change in their taxes.
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told Larry Kudlow if the worst happens and the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, he doesn't see the Fed providing a backstop.
What to expect in tomorrow's markets, with Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management; Steven Rosen, Societe Generale; and Laif Meidell, American Wealth Management.
Discussing the state of U.S. debt, the fiscal cliff, and what the business community will say to President Obama tomorrow at the White House, with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on remarks made by Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen on the Fed and inflation.
Insight on the markets, with Carol Roth, "The Entrepreneur Equation" author; Bruce McCain, Key Private Bank; and Stephen Guilfoyle, Meridian Equity Partners.