CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. All the noise in Ukraine pushed up gold prices today. Oil was up on the day, as was palladium, which comes from Russia.» Read More
The markets rallied after the Fed signaled an intent to to complete its bond buying program by June. The Fast Money team discusses the market ramifications.
The ongoing debate over tax relief has lost all integrity, like a favorite sweater long past its prime. Some believe that tax cuts increase the budget deficit while others suggest wealthy citizens have no moral obligation to share their bounty. Worthy positions indeed, but they are two mutually independent arguments, both valid, one having nothing to do with the other.
Should we congratulate or commiserate? .....That the Federal Resereve does it too now. That the Fed has decided to flank its policy decisions by regular press briefings from now on.
"In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."
Say no to QE3, save the dollar, and what Ben Bernanke should say in next week's press conference. And President Obama's "tax attack" on the wealthy.
So, who is expected to be the richest in attendance at the royal wedding of Prince William to college sweetheart, Kate Middleton? Click to find out.
American banks should ringfence their riskier investment banking operations, according to a top financial regulator who wants the US to adopt restrictions similar to those proposed last week by Britain’s Independent Commission on Banking, the Financial Times reports.
Debating whether President Obama's plan is economic suicide, with Keith Boykin, Daily Voice editor; Jim Pethokoukis, Reuters Breakingviews; and Matthew Continetti, The Weekly Standard.
Bahrain backed off a move to dissolve the country's main opposition block on Friday following strong criticism from the Obama administration.
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser talks to CNBC's Steve Liesman about educating the public about the Fed, his outlook on the economy, dealing with weakness and his belief that the basis for economic recovery is in place.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on budget negotiations and the discussion surrounding higher taxes on the richest Americans.
When he was OMB director, Jack Lew talked about the mechanics of budget cuts with CNBC.
In 2009, as the financial crisis entered its darkest days, G20 leaders descended on London for a meeting aimed at bringing the world economy back from the brink.
Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.
CNBC's John Harowood, Steve Liesman, Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli have a preview of President Obama's plan to cut spending and lower the deficit.
Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
Loose monetary policy will not solve the euro zone’s structural imbalances and the ECB needs to focus on price stability to help rein in commodity-led inflation, according to incoming ECB Board Member Peter Praet.
As austerity measures kick in and the euro zone debt crisis begins to really bite voters where it hurts, in the pocket, extreme political parties are becoming mainstream, warns Dylan Grice, a strategist at Societe Generale in Paris.
Discussing when the economy will be able to get off its Fed support, with Art Cashin, UBS.
Discussing the government cuts, whether the debt limit will be raised, and Alcoa earnings. Also, a debate on taxes, trickle-down economics, the nuclear situation in Japan gets worse, and major Asian markets sell off as a result. Guests: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times and CNBC's Guy Johnson.