CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude continues to head south, even though geopolitical events keep a floor around the low $90s.» Read More
The fact that Deven Shama, the president of Standard & Poor’s, has stood down from his job just a couple of days after the agency downgraded the United States' credit rating has raised questions over whether he is being made into a scapegoat to deflect political pressure on the credit ratings agency.
"I think longer-term we're still in a stable range, or even a decline on economic trends, with potentially slowing economic growth in the United States, a lack of direction in fiscal policy, and the issues in Europe that are still unresolved," Michael Cuggino, president of Permanent Portfolio Funds, told CNBC.
"You would think by now people would realise there is no quick fix to get us out of this crisis. It is going to be a long-haul, and what we really need to get is some reforms to the economy. Confidence comes from seeing government policy be what you want it to be," Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor at The Economist, told CNBC.
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CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
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Footage from the rebel takeover of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.
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"It's difficult to see what Bernanke could say on Friday that hasn't already been said or done before. They could tinker around with reactivating a bond programme, but as we saw with QE2, which wasn't exactly a resounding success, it is not really so much a liquidity problem with the markets; it's a debt problem, and therefore, a confidence problem," Stephen Davies, chief executive at Javelin Wealth Management, told CNBC.
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I always encourage investors to look at a variety of indicators. By itself, any single indicator can lead you astray. More importantly, many indicators sound like they would be predictive, but are actually not very profitable.
He believes the Fed has created enough liquidity, but it's tax and regulatory barriers that have blocked growth and job creation. He also responds to GOP attacks on the Fed.
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NY Fed President William C. Dudley talks to the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey about the economy and what he thinks should be done to improve the jobs situation.
Spain will announce further austerity measures on Friday in a bid to fend off debt market attacks but avoid the kind of drastic cuts that could damage the ruling Socialists' chances in November's general election.
Fears over the safety and solvency of European government debt and banks are haunting the stock market.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.