• Shutdown Company Impact     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

    The companies most impacted by a potential government shutdown, with Paul Hickey, co-founder, Bespoke Investment Group, LLC. Hickey says more troubling for these companies is the likely budget cuts coming down the road.

  • Budget Battle Update     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood gives an update on the budget negotiations, and says they're being held up by some unlikely issues.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • Squawk Stories     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

    Headlines, comps and CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa discusses the ECB's decision to raise interest rates by a quarter point.

  • Reaction to ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:44 AM ET

    Discussing the European Central Bank's decision to raise rates by a quarter point, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. U.S. economists don't necessarily agree it's a good decision, but others question whether Bernanke and the U.S. Fed are actually behind the curve. MIT Sloan School Dean David Schmittlein also weighs in.

  • Roach: Masters of the Market     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 7:25 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley Non-Executive chairman & Yale senior lecturer, discusses this recovery and why it's different. He also talks about the possibility of an ECB rate hike, and the role of the Fed in the financial crisis.

  • Rate Timing     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Tres Knippa, LotusBrokerage.com, discusses whether the Fed should follow the ECB and raise interest rates, or whether the ECB is jumping the gun. He also discusses the possible government shut down and offers advice on how to trade a rate hike.

  • ECB & a US Government Shutdown     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Squawk's Top of the Morning     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    A roundup of the day's news with CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. Including a rally in Portuguese bank stocks after the country asks for a bailout, Moody's warning it could cut UK banks senior debt ratings and another strike in Greece. Also, Libya accuses the British of striking an oil pipeline.

  • Gravity Exists Even for Stocks, Economist Warns Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    Portugal has finally gone cap in hand to the European Union, the European Central Bank is about to raise rates and the market is obsessed by Fed speak and looking for clues on when the second round of creating money — or quantitative easing — will come to an end.

  • Commentary: Austerity Does Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 2:39 AM ET

    After months of speculation, Portugal last night accepted what many had claimed has been inevitable since the fourth quarter of 2009 and went cap in hand to the European Union as its borrowing costs became unsustainable following another big jump in yields.

  • Budget Fight Carries Big Risks for Both Parties: Poll Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Both parties face significant political risks if they fail to resolve their budget disagreements and avert a government shutdown, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Gridlock: Good for Stocks?     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    An update on the budget battle showdown and insight on the potential impact of a possible government shutdown on equity markets, with Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners; Keith Wirtz, Fifth Third Asset Management, and CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • How the Dollar Would Handle a Government Shutdown Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:29 PM ET

    A federal government shutdown might not dent the dollar too badly, especially if it's short. But when the debt-ceiling debate rolls around, watch out.

  • A Conservative Vision, With Bipartisan Risks Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The long-term budget path outlined by House Republicans may shake up this year’s already contentious budget debate as well as next year’s presidential politics, the NY Times reports.

  • Boehner's Response     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 2:22 PM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner responds to President Barack Obama's statements about budget negotiations. Boehner is to meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon.

  • Draconian Cuts Rally Killer?     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 10:31 AM ET

    Are the major cuts being proposed by Republicans really going to be good for a slowly improving economy, with Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, and Vince Farrell, Soleil Securities. And what happens if the government actually shuts down?

  • House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The Republican budget proposal will eliminate the national debt while still preserving costly entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC.

  • Ryan's Budget Solution     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 7:21 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Budget Committee chairman, discusses his proposal to cut $6 trillion from the budget and, he says, save Medicare and Medicaid.

  • The Day's Headlines     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Texas Instruments is planning to buy National Semiconductor for $25/share, or a total of about $6.5 billion. Meanwhile, Moody's downgrades Portugal's debt. And the Federal government makes contingency plans in case of a shut down.