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Economic Forecasting


  • Swiss Government Sees ‘Light at End of Tunnel’ Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:47 AM ET

    The Swiss government said it was cautiously optimistic for the economic outlook assuming the euro zone debt crisis does not again escalate even as it trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3 percent.

  • FMHR Final Trade   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    FMHR Final Trade

    The FMHR traders share their final trades of the hour.

  • Boehner: Our Plan Is Consistent With President's Call For a Balanced Approach

    Speaker of the House John Boehner met with President Obama this weekend to speak about the fiscal cliff. "We are still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the President is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the American people."

  • Brookstone CEO on the Latest Products   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Brookstone CEO on the Latest Products

    Brookstone CEO Stephen Bebis discusses why consumers like his products, and displays some current hot products. "Our products improve your quality of life," he says.

  • Greek Debt Buyback Missed Goal   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greek Debt Buyback Missed Goal

    The Greek debt buyback attracted bids totaling nearly 32 billion euros, and are short by about 450 million euros on their targets, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs. In general, however, there is optimism.

  • Daley: We've Got to Get Growth   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
    Daley: We've Got to Get Growth

    "We've got to get growth in our economy," says Former Obama Chief of Staff Bill Daley, in discussing the fiscal cliff talks.

  • Protecting Your Portfolio   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    Protecting Your Portfolio

    Checking on the markets, with Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners, and Andy Laperriere, ISI Group. The quality of any deal between the President and Congress will determine the direction of the markets.

  • Finding a Path Towards Compromise   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET
    Finding a Path Towards Compromise

    Digging into the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, and what the impact could be for the U.S. economy if a compromise is not reached by years end, with Republican Policy Committee chairman Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming.

  • Potential CEO Shake-Ups for 2013   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:29 AM ET
    Potential CEO Shake-Ups for 2013

    Discussing the top 5 CEOs most likely to be fired next year, with Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com social media director and writer. "Steve Jobs was the retail architect," he says.

  • RBC: More Housing Upside in 2013   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    RBC: More Housing Upside in 2013

    RBC Capital Markets is out with its 2013 housing market outlook this morning. RBC's Robert Wetenhall breaks down the report.

  • CNBC Fed Survey: QE & the Economy   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    CNBC Fed Survey: QE & the Economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports what participants of the CNBC Fed survey say about the probability of a recession, and the dangers of the looming fiscal cliff.

  • Sen. Warner: Optimistic We'll Get A Deal   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Sen. Warner: Optimistic We'll Get A Deal

    A closer look at the U.S. economy, and optimism regarding the negotiations in Washington to avert the 'fiscal cliff,' with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). "It's almost un-American that we're not going to be able to step up and get [a deal] done," he says.

  • Fighting Back Fiscal Cliff Stalemate   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Fighting Back Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

    Discussing the state of the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).

  • Finding Common Ground on the 'Cliff'   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Finding Common Ground on the 'Cliff'

    Where Washington stands on a fiscal cliff deal, with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). As long as we stay on revenues, and don't talk about entitlements, says Corker, we're never going to get to the right place.

  • Outlook For the US Economy   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 8:21 AM ET
    Outlook For the US Economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight on the latest Fed survey, including the probability of a recession in the next 12 months.

  • Norquist: Fiscal Cliff Is a Made-Up Deadline   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 8:00 AM ET
    Norquist: Fiscal Cliff Is a Made-Up Deadline

    "No one should sign a bad deal because of an imaginary deadline," explains Grover Norquist, American For Tax Reform president.

  • Sen. Johnson on Government, Business & the Fiscal Cliff

    Should holiday vacations be allowed if a deal to avert the fiscal cliff hasn't yet been put in place? Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), weighs in. "If you want to get this economy going, and I think you could get it going, reduce the federal government's influence on business people's lives and on American's lives, " he explains.

  • NFIB Optimism Index Falls   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:31 AM ET
    NFIB Optimism Index Falls

    The NFIB Optimism Index shows job creation in November was essentially zero. William Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist, offers insight.

  • How Will the Fed Replace Operation Twist?   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:27 AM ET
    How Will the Fed Replace Operation Twist?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the next steps for the Fed according to a CNBC survey. 88 percent of respondents said the Fed will replace Operation Twist with outright asset purchases, he says. Cliff Robbins, CEO of Blue Harbour Group, weighs in.

  • PVH Group CEO: Warnaco Deal Makes Us a Global Powerhouse

    CNBC's "Squawk Box" team and Cliff Robbins, CEO of Blue Harbour Group, speak with Emanuel Chirico, The PVH Group chairman & CEO, about the Warnaco deal.