Economic Forecasting


  • Buffett: US Economy Inching Ahead     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:43 PM ET

    Warren Buffett said the U.S. economy is "still inching ahead." Michelle Girard, RBS senior economist, and David Malpass, Encima Global president, provide perspective.

  • Retailers Strategizing for the Holidays     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    There are 2 months until Christmas, and retailers are in preparation to attract customers. Are consumers prepared to spend this year? Jerry Storch, Toys "R" Us chairman & CEO, discusses price matching and layaway offers.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Earnings & the Economy     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    What investors will be watching tomorrow, with Stephanie Link, TheStreet; Chris Tevere, Forex.com; and Kevin Cummins, UBS.

  • ADP Changing the Way It Calculates Data     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, reports on ADP's changing jobs report methodology, and discussing whether the changes will result in more accurate readings on the government's payroll report, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and Jan Siegmund, ADP.

  • Bubble in Blue Chips?     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    Dan Genter, CEO & CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, and Barry James, James Advantage Funds, discuss whether a blue chip bubble is bursting before investors' eyes now.

  • Middle Class Retirement Survey     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Laurie Nordquist, head of the retirement 401K Business at Wells Fargo, offers insight on a new survey indicating that 70 percent of middle class Americans say they are not confident in the stock market as a place for retirement.

  • What to expect from tomorrow's markets after tonight's final presidential debate, with Michael James, Wedbush Securities; Jordan Kimmel, Benjamin Securities; and Kimberly Foss, Empyrion Wealth Management.

  • Chicago Bullet Tax to Curb Crime?     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:26 PM ET

    Chicago has had 409 homicides so far in 2012, and one city official is proposing a new tax on each bullet as a solution. Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, says the proposal is ridiculous.

  • Google Slips on Earnings Oops     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Google's printers prematurely released the company's earnings, and the stock weakened until trading was halted. Don Luskin, Trend Macro CIO, discusses the state of the U.S. stock market, and the upcoming elections.

  • Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:04 PM ET

    A new study from the Congressional Research Service finds that federal spending on welfare has increased 33 percent since 2008. Larry Kudlow is outraged!

  • Trillion Dollar Welfare Nation     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Robert Costa weighs in on the Romney Camp's efforts in Florida today; and a CRS report says the Federal and State Governments combined have spent almost $1.03 trillion on welfare, with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president, and CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein.

  • Americans Want Answers!     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    The American people are looking for answers, not attacks, says Mitt Romney. CNBC Contributor Howard Dean, and Romney Surrogate Tom Stemberg, discuss what the case for re-electing President Obama is.

  • EU Wins Nobel Peace Prize     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:23 PM ET

    The Treasury confirmed the government deficit topped $1 trillion, and the Nobel Peace Prize goes to the European Union, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

  • Romney Rally Ahead?     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    The markets had a tough week on Wall Street, and the Dow shed a brutal 281 points. Could Romney bring a market rally in the future? Zach Karabell, River Twice Research president, and Lee Munson, author of "Rigged Money," weigh in.

  • Market Outlook: Earnings, Elections & Europe     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    A slew of earnings are set to be released next week, so how should you position your portfolio? Stephen Gallagher, Societe Generale; Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott; and Ryan Detrick, Schaeffer's Investment Research, offer investment strategies.

  • Stocks Down Headed Into the Close     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    Tracking recent trends in the major stock indexes, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Kenny Polcari, ICAP.

  • Earnings Calender: Tech & Banks     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Both financial and technology stocks have been the major pillars for the equity market, so how might earnings season impact sentiment next week? David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and CNBC's Bob Pisani share their opinions.

  • Wells Fargo CFO Talks Economy, Housing     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET

    Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan, discusses quarterly earnings, housing starts and prices, and whether a recovery is happening. "We're very optimistic on the housing business," he says, and "statistics show improving housing starts and prices."

  • The Dow is about to close lower for the fifth day in a row. Michael Gayed, Pension Partners explains why he thinks either a correction or something more severe is here. Stephanie Link, The Street; Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital Management; and CNBC's Rick Santelli, weigh in.

  • JPMorgan Reports Record Results     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    JPMorgan's earnings were a mixed bag, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche, saying investment banking earnings declined sharply from last quarter amid lower volumes.