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  • Rating Your 401(k) Plan   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Rating Your 401(k) Plan

    What do some of the top 401k plans have in common? Michael Alfred, Brightscope CEO, provides perspective. "Index funds are gaining traction, and they're showing up on more plans," he says.

  • iPhone 5 Hits China Today   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    iPhone 5 Hits China Today

    The iPhone 5 is on sale in China today. Max Wolff, Greencrest Capital, and Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business & Industry Council, discuss whether the product will be successful in the world's largest market.

  • Oregon's Sprint to Keep Nike   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Oregon's Sprint to Keep Nike

    Nike was founded at the University of Oregon, and is a core piece of the state's identity. Nike asked the state for a guarantee that their current tax status would be preserved for at least five years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • iPhone 5 Arrives In China   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:05 PM ET
    iPhone 5 Arrives In China

    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's analysis of Apple's stock. Will Power, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, weighs in on how Apple's iPhone 5 is faring in China. With CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Debate Over Monetary Policy   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    Debate Over Monetary Policy

    Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher and Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker are among 2 voicing their opposition with the change in Fed policy. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details.

  • Time to Worry About rising Rates?   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 7:53 PM ET
    Time to Worry About rising Rates?

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow offers an economic report card; and discussing whether interest rates are going up sooner, with Randy Kroszner, Former Federal Reserve Governor, who discusses whether investors should be worried.

  • The Regulatory Threat   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 7:48 PM ET
    The Regulatory Threat

    The AP confirms today that the White House sidetracked dozens of major regulations prior to November's elections. Richard Rahn, CATO Institute, provides perspective.

  • The GOP's Branding Probelm   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 7:32 PM ET
    The GOP's Branding Probelm

    What fixes does the GOP need? Katie Kieffer, Columnist and Political Commentator, says Republicans need to stop running boring moderates, or hypocritical preachers; and Mark Stevens, MSCO CEO, believes the Republicans should take a lesson on branding from the Democrats.

  • Brian Kelly's Global Market Strategies   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 7:23 PM ET
    Brian Kelly's Global Market Strategies

    Brian Kelly of Shelter Harbor Capital assesses where stocks stand as fiscal cliff talks go nowhere, and also offers strategies to playing the global market. "You don't have to just trade the S&P 500, Australia is up, the Japanese Yen is doing well, and even look at Hong Kong," he says.

  • President Playing Mr. Cool?   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    President Playing Mr. Cool?

    The markets are beginning to lose hope that Washington will compromise on a deal to prevent the fiscal cliff, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. The President is playing Mr. Cool, he says.

  • Fast Money Web Extra: Last Day For Dividend Announcements

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Tomorrow in 30: Energy Prices & Fiscal Cliff   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Tomorrow in 30: Energy Prices & Fiscal Cliff

    Taking a closer look at the economic data expected from tomorrow, and how the markets might react, with Chris Tevere, Forex.com; Brian Evans, Bond Street Wealth Management; and Jeremy Lawson, BNP Paribas.

  • Barclays' Quarterly Outlook   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    Barclays' Quarterly Outlook

    Barclays head of research, Larry Kantor, discusses his firm's economic outlook for 2013, in light of the fiscal cliff negotiations. "We think you're going to get some agreement [on the fiscal cliff], but it will probably be a band-aid agreement," he says.

  • Rates Headed Higher? Greenberg's Advice   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    Rates Headed Higher? Greenberg's Advice

    When rates go up, prices go down, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. "If you have an IRA, and you're worried about market risk, consider hedging it by shorting the market."

  • How to Position Your Portfolio Now   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
    How to Position Your Portfolio Now

    Discussing the state of the markets, and what investors should know, with Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management and independent trader Kenny Polcari.

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