MOSCOW, Dec 26- Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent rouble crisis. The economy is slowing sharply as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis deter foreign investment and spur capital flight,...» Read More
Taking a closer look at what lawmakers could cut, and by how much, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) explains why he is willing to go over the cliff rather than make a bad deal.
Discussing how Greece's new debt deal and fiscal cliff fears are impacting the markets, with independent trader Kenny Polcari.
What to make of the deal between ConAgra Foods and Ralcorp, and its impact on the oil market, with Jeff Kilburg of Killir Kapital. "Brent crude is now the most traded commodity future in the world," he explains.
The OECD slashed its global growth forecasts on Tuesday, warning that the debt crisis in the recession-hit euro zone is the greatest threat to the world economy.
Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, warns CNBC that Carney's appointment to BoE Governor may not necessarily have the positive effects for sterling that many people anticipate.
Will retail ring in big this year? CNBC's Courtney Reagan; Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust; and William Baldwin, Forbes Investments Strategies, offer insight.
What needs to be done now to ensure the economy does not go over the fiscal cliff, and the odds the House will pass a Senate bill on middle class tax cuts, with Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).
Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, says the most important thing to do to help the U.S. economy is to "extend the middle class tax cuts." He also says Social Security is not driving the deficit, and should not be a part of the fiscal cliff talks.
Assessing the risks and results if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Will volatility pick up into the end of the year if no deal on the fiscal cliff is reached? Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank, and Warren Meyers, DME Securities, provide perspective.
Where the markets are positioned into the close, and how to invest ahead of the fiscal cliff, with Stuart Schweitzer, JPMorgan Private Bank; Ed Butowsky, ChapwoodFinance.com; and Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities. "Stay away from interest rate sensitive bonds," says Butowsky.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and offers insight on Philly's top stocks.
How will the fiscal cliff and the new health care laws affect restaurants in Philadelphia? Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants CEO, provides perspective.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to Richard Phillips, Pilot Freight Services CEO, about how Philadelphia, America's "third best city for stocks," provides the jolt the U.S. economy needs, and the fiscal cliff.
How is the fiscal cliff impacting everything from big money to small business? Ken Volpert, Vangaurd, and Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, offer insight.
What market catalysts play a role in energy prices for next year, with John Kilduff, Again Capital.
Discussing market concerns surrounding whether a deal is made on the fiscal cliff in time, with CNBC Contributor Zachary Karabell; Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance columnist; and Todd Schoenberger, The BlackBay Group. "This country is destined for a recession as it is," says Todd.
Nick Nelson, global head of equity strategy at UBS, explains to CNBC why he believes the market will perform well in 2013, despite many uncertainties in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Today is the lightest traded volume for a Black Friday since 2007, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
Restaurants experience a boost around the holiday season, with David Burke, chef and restaurateur.