*Weekly jobless claims rise 23,000. WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. labor costs recorded their biggest gain in more than 5-1/ 2 years in the second quarter and a gauge of trends in the jobs market fell to an eight-year low last week, bolstering the economy's outlook.» Read More
President Obama wants higher revenues and higher tax rates. Discussing whether his plan is attainable, with Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House Aide; and Steve Forbes, author of "Freedom Manifesto."
If a fiscal cliff deal happens, and the economy grows, millionaire population will grow by 230,000 and fortunes would soar by $1 trillion.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports #leaveitin2012 is trending on Twitter, as users discuss which stocks they are saying goodbye to in 2012.
Discussing reports that companies are scrambling to offer special dividends as the January 1 tax threat of the fiscal cliff nears, with Steve Moore, author of "Return to Prosperity," and CNBC Contributor Howard Dean.
Congress is tossing around the idea of swapping out the paper dollar bill for a hard coin, and a government report finds the move could save taxpayers nearly $4.5 billion over 30 years, with Sean Fieler, American Principles; and Don Luskin of Trend Macro and Jim LaCamp of UBS, check the stock market.
Discussing the dialogue in Washington to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, with Neil Patel of The Daily Caller and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
White House Press Secretary finds spending cuts deeply irresponsible, with Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com; Peter S. Goodman, Huffington Post; Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY); and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's forum senior policy analyst.
Toll Brothers earnings, auto sales, and other things Jim Cramer says you should be watching the week of Dec. 3rd.
The Wall Street Journal suggests more stimulus from the Federal Reserve is coming. Lee Hoskins, Former Cleveland Federal Reserve president, weighs in. Stephanie Link, TheStreet, also discusses how one might invest if the fiscal cliff fears did not exist.
The United Way and other non-profits are fearful the charitable tax deduction might be capped in order to help solve the budget crisis. Stacey Stewart, United Way U.S.A. president and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist an author, provide perspective.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Republicans are saying the White House wants at least $50 billion in new spending; and Matt Miller, Washington Post; Judd Gregg, Goldman Sachs International Advisor; Guy Benson, Townhall.com; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, weigh in.
Healthcare Trust of America CEO Scott Peters discusses the state of health care and his business. "We have seen more growth in the last 6 months than in the past 3-5 years," he says.
Goldman Sachs upgrades Research In motion to a buy, with the Fast Money traders; and Christopher Verrone of Strategas, takes a technical look at the stock market.
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts discusses how luxury sales are performing this holiday season; and the Fast Money traders weigh in with the top trades in retail.
What to expect in tomorrow's trading session, with Brian Rehling, Wells Fargo Advisors; Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas; and Peter Tuz, Chase Investment Counsel.
Senator Harry Reid's state of Nevada has been hit harder in the downturn than any other state in the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to small business owners about their concerns over the fiscal cliff.
A fiscal cliff deal could kick dollar bills to the curb and, in turn, save an estimated $4.5 billion. Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R), and Claes Bell, Bankrate.com senior banking analyst, look at the value of dollar coins vs. dollar bills.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Chevron CEO John Watson about where he is investing despite fiscal cliff concerns, and what he expects for the U.S. economy in 2013.
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses the fiscal cliff talks and what the Democrats are willing to do.
CNBC's Bob Pisani speaks to Art Cashin of UBS about what moves traders are making ahead of the fiscal cliff. The market "believes the leaders in Washington have learned their lesson," he says.