After a week of high-octane turbulence, stocks have a good chance of drifting higher in the week ahead, giving the year a bullish finale.» Read More
The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on today's top businesses headlines, including the Dow and S&P nearing all-time highs; JC Penney's larger-than-expected fourth quarter loss; and two big banks downgrading Groupon.
CNBC's Rick Santelli provides the read on unemployment and fourth quarter GDP numbers. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman and Drew Matus, UBS economist, discuss what it signals about the economic recovery and markets.
CNBC's Becky Quick provides an update on Kohl's and JC Penney's Q4 earnings. And, Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, takes a look at what traders are watching ahead of the market's open.
Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group; and Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting, discuss ways the European Central Bank will be able to turnaround Europe's current economic crisis.
There has been "clear improvement" in the economic situation in Europe over the past year, European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny told CNBC.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses whether comments from Ben Bernanke on the Fed's continued support of its stimulus policy helped spark the market's rally. And, Michael Novogratz, Fortress Investment Group; and Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network Consulting, weigh in on the sequester issue and whether Bernanke is making progress.
Thomas Watjen, President & CEO of Unum, discusses the "high level" issues facing many consumers living paycheck to paycheck, and the difficulty getting adequate insurance coverage.
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the calendar and explains why the markets may or may not care about the automatic spending cuts set to kick in by the March 1st deadline.
Christian Thwaites, Sentinel Investments; and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, provide perspective on the markets and economy, despite the looming sequester and political unrest in Italy.
CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:19)
Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura, and John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank says expect more market consolidation before a pick up.
The latest on the sequester, with Richard Socarides strategist, and Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor.
Have conservatives dissed Chris Christie? Star Parker, Cure founder & president, and Al Cardenas, American Conservative, discuss.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the latest business headlines.
The Dow extends February gains, with Abigail Doolittle, CNBC contributor.
Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor; Richrd Socarides, Democratic strategist; and Jim Demint, Heritage.org, discuss the threat of the anti-growth tax hike.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how not to get drawn into poor investing ideas.
Alkermes is a pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 commercial drug products. Richard F. Pops, Alkermes CEO, weighs in.
Mark E. Ellis, Linn Energy chairman, president & CEO, says his company's hedges allow them to take very little commodity price risk.
Aria uses structure-based drug design to identify molecules able to overcome resistance in therapy. Dr. Harvey Berger, Aria Pharmaceuticals chairman & CEO, offers insight on earnings.