Think your cell phone bill is too high? Now might be the time to find a new carrier. Wireless providers are slashing prices in an attempt to gain your business. AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson explains where this leaves customers and the industry at large. Plus, his take on the economy, markets and higher education!» Read More
The markets continue to hit new all-time highs, but investors are anxious about the retail sector if Black Friday and Cyber Monday flop this holiday season. Is the rally about to lose steam? Holland and Company Chairman Mike Holland and Macquarie Capital Senior Analyst Liz Dunn weigh the impact of bubbly markets, consumer confidence and doorbuster sales on your portfolio.
Travelers going home for the holidays are in for a rude awakening. Cheap travel deals will be harder to find. Travel + Leisure International Editor Mark Orwoll has some savvy travel tips to keep the costs from straining your holiday cheer.
The markets heard from Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen when she faced Congress at her hearing this week. Varick Asset Management Senior Advisor Alison Deans and "The Guardian" U.S. Finance and Economics Editor Heidi Moore dissect her views on our current monetary policy and what a Yellen-led Federal Reserve means for your money.
President Obama admits the White House "fumbled" on the Obamacare rollout and will now allow millions of policy holders to renew their previously cancelled private health plans. What does this concession say about the president"s leadership? "Double Down" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann weigh in on how the dynamics of the Obama administration sabotaged the Obamacare website launch.
Maria sits down with Anne Wojcicki, named "Most Daring CEO" by "Fast Company" magazine. Her start-up, 23andMe, lets consumers learn about their medical future with a $99 DNA test.
The markets jumped on Friday's stronger-than-expected jobs report after reaching new highs this week. Will the good news prompt the Federal Reserve to begin tapering? Barclays Managing Director and Head of Research Larry Kantor and The Financial Network Group CEO Nathan Bachrach discuss the rebound in the labor market and what it means for your portfolio.
Obamacare's rocky rollout has driven the headlines, but more headaches could be on the way for the Obama administration. Former Vermont Governor and physician Howard Dean and former Aetna CEO and RW-2 Enterprises founder Ronald Williams explain the hidden costs of Obamacare nobody's talking about.
Following an uneventful meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, Former Dallas Federal Reserve President Bob McTeer and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of US Equity and Quantitative Strategy Savita Subramanian discuss the impact monetary policy has on your investment portfolio and the economy through the end of 2013.
Many Americans living in states that run their own health insurance exchanges are successfully shopping for plans online. Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee and Health Source Rhode Island Director Christine Ferguson on what's gone right in health care reform, in this look at insurance in the country's largest and one of its smallest states.
In the 10 years since opening night, Broadway musical "Wicked" has grossed more than $3 billion around the globe. In this backstage tour of the production and its home, the Gershwin Theatre, producer Marc Platt takes Maria behind the emerald curtain.
The government got back to work this week with a delayed jobs report and a Congressional hearing on the rollout of the Affordable Health Care legislation's federally-run insurance exchanges. How the dysfunction in D.C. impacts the economy and the political season ahead. NPR's Steve Inskeep, host of "Morning Edition," and The Wall Street Journal's Economics Editor, David, Wessel, weigh in.
Author of the new book "The Map and the Territory," Alan Greenspan looks back on the five years since the financial crisis shocked economists and Wall Street. He discusses the lessons learned and the changes to the heart of economic forecasting. Does the Fed have the political will to pull back on its stimulus?
The world's largest museum complex, the Smithsonian suffered lost revenue in the 16-day government shutdown in October. Secretary Wayne Clough oversees the institution's $1 billion annual budget, 65 percent of which comes from the federal government.
The ongoing power struggles in Congress are wrecking confidence in American leadership at home and abroad. Is the partisanship so entrenched that our system is broken? Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer weigh the consequences of Washington's squabbling on the country's image and how both parties can move forward to win back the public's trust.
With a mind for undervalued assets, budding sports mogul Josh Harris is expanding his empire from the court to the ice. The Philadelphia 76ers owner recently purchased three-time Stanley Cup champions, the New Jersey Devils, for $320 million. Maria gets a behind-the-scenes look at Harris' latest franchise and finds out what's driving a private equity billionaire to chase profits in the world of sports.
The markets rejoiced as Washington managed to step back from the precipice and end the default threat and government shutdown. However, it left Wall Street wondering how to invest as the next debt ceiling showdown is only a few months away. Sri-Kumar Global Strategies President Komal Sri-Kumar and Wells Capital Management Chief Investment Strategist Jim Paulsen take a look at the damage done, the chances of the Federal Reserve tapering and where to stash your cash during this time of uncertainty.
Former Council of Economic Advisers Chair and Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Ed Lazear explains the consequences of the budget impasse on the markets and economy. Plus, his take on a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve.
Mount Sinai Health System President and CEO Dr. Kenneth L. Davis and ZocDoc CEO and Founder Cyrus Massoumi weigh in on the growing doctor shortage and numerous inefficiencies plaguing the health care industry.
The woman behind Jimmy Choo is stepping out on her own with a new line in her name, Tamara Mellon. Maria gets a first look at Mellon's new brand and finds out how this shoe maven is once again disrupting the fashion world.
Maria gets a sneak peek at the new high-tech $100 bill from its designer, Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director Larry Felix.