Economic Forecasting


  • ECB Set to Cut Economic Forecasts, but Not Rates Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    Part of the giant euro sign outside the Eurotower, home of the European Central Bank, in Willy-Brand-Platz, Innenstadt district.

    The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday but may offer clues on its policy path for next year with updated forecasts likely to present a grim outlook for the euro zone economy in 2013.

  • Owens: President Obama Has Anti-Black Policies     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    95 percent of African Americans voted for President Obama in the last election. Burgess Owens, author of "It's All About the Team," explains why he thinks President Obama has "anti-black" policies.

  • Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital founder and CEO, discusses how the markets are reacting to the fiscal cliff negotiations, and Apple's weakness.

  • Conservative GOP Pushback?     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    Speaker Boehner issued a warning for House Republicans today that the leadership is watching how they vote. Robert Costa, National Review, offers insight.

  • Washington's War on Capital     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Art Laffer of Laffer Investments discusses President Obama's proposed tax hikes. "If you tax rich people, and give the money to poor people, you're going to get lots and lots of poor people, and very few rich people" he says.

  • Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

  • Stocks Bobbing Amid Fiscal Cliff Fears     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    Washington may be giving investors reasons to worry, but CEOs are giving shareholders all they've got, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • ETFs For the Special Dividend Craze     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Bank of America hit a new 52 week high today, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs, and the Fast Money traders discuss how to trade Samsung and Hewlett-Packard; and Matt Hogan of Index Universe, offers insight on which ETFs could benefit from the special dividend craze.

  • Earlier this afternoon, CNBC's Steve Liesman interviewed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo shares her observation.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Santa Claus Rally Ahead?     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Markets are moving higher today, with William Braman, Ballentine Partners; Eric Schoenstein, Jensen Fund; Mark Eibel, Russell Investments; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Unintended Consequences of Fiscal Cliff     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    More than 100 major companies have now announced either special dividends or that their dividends will be moved up from next year to this year, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • ADP: Private Sector Employment Up 118K     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    ADP is showing the private sector created 118,000 positions last month, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Chances of a Deal?     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Lawmakers are leaving Capitol Hill to begin a long weekend. Can the divided Congress get a deal on the fiscal cliff before the deadline? Rep.Tim Walz, (D-MN), weighs in, saying it is "outrageous" Congressmen are taking the long weekend.

  • Mayo's Pick: Citi vs. Bank of America     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Analyst Mike Mayo compares Bank of America to Citi and goes on record with which name he wants to own.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Housing, Jobs & Retail     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:53 PM ET

    What to expect from tomorrow's trading session, with Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus; Ernesto Ramos, BMO Asset Management; and Jimmy Lee, Strategic Wealth Associates.

  • Medicare Costs & the Fiscal Cliff     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    If a fiscal cliff deal does not happen, what happens to Medicare and the health care industry? New York Presbyterian Hospital CEO Steve Corwin offers insight.

  • Closer to a Fiscal Cliff Deal?     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on the White House and GOP plans for the fiscal cliff.

  • Rounding Up Tuesday's Market Action     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Dissecting today's market moves, with Keith Springer, Springer Financial Advisors; Abigail Doolittle, The Seaport Group; Dean Maki, Barclays; and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Time to Get Defensive?     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    Checking on the state of the markets ahead of today's close, and discussing how to invest ahead of possible higher taxes, with Joe Tanious, JPMorgan Funds and CNBC's Jeff Cox.