There are 535 people are causing 240 million to suffer economically, says former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich, one of many business leaders to speak out against the U.S. Congress and this week's "fiscal cliff" deal.
Elections, the economy and a looming debt crisis in the U.S. and Europe dominated headlines in 2012. What will take center stage in 2013? Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Yahoo! Finance's Mike Santoli make their predictions on what's ahead for Washington, Wall Street and around the world.
As falling off the "fiscal cliff' becomes more plausible, investor confidence is slipping and the markets are following suit. What does this mean for your portfolio in the New Year? Varick Asset Management's Alison Deans forecasts the potential impact on the markets and the economy overall in 2013.
Former Chrysler and Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli on the impact of the fiscal cliff debate on the business sector and the American economy.
Do artists make better employees? Fast Company's Bob Safian and Pratt Institute Provost Peter Barna on the importance of creative thinking to standing out in today's job market.
As fiscal cliff negotiations approach the year-end deadline, conservative activist Grover Norquist discusses the options left for Republicans who pledged to oppose tax increases.
Coming off the best monthly car sales figures in four years, the CEO of the country's largest auto dealer -- AutoNation's Mike Jackson -- on what impact the broader economy is having on US auto sales.
Fifteen years after opening on Broadway, Disney's stage version of "The Lion King" is the highest-grossing musical in history. Director Julie Taymor describes bringing the story from screen to stage.
UC Berkeley Economics Professor Robert Reich on the November jobs report and the negotiations in Washington surrounding the looming deadline of the fiscal cliff.
A deal to come? Outside advisor to President Obama, former UBS Americas Chairman Robert Wolf, on the White House's attempts to head off the economic scenario of the fiscal cliff.
Jack Dorsey, Square Co-founder and CEO and the entrepreneur who created Twitter, is trying to change the way you use money with his mobile payments start-up, Square.
With natural gas reserves set to position the US as a global leader in energy production, environmentalist Fred Krupp of the Environmental Defense Fund, discusses how to access natural resources safely.
What does the market's 300-point selloff the day after President Obama's re-election mean? Maria talks with Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank CIO, to discuss how to make money over the next four years.
Laura Tyson, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors for President Obama, and Martin Feldstein, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors for President Reagan, on whether we will see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? The two also weigh in on what President Obama's second term means for the economy.
Author and small business expert J.J. Ramberg on the one the thing small business owners wish they'd hear from either Presidential candidate in this election cycle.
In a resignation letter that made the op-ed page, Greg Smith claimed Goldman Sachs bankers did not have their clients' best interests at heart. Maria talks to the author of "Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story."
M.I.T. Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, as well as what it means to your health and wealth.
Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, Byron Wien, shares his bright predictions for the year. From oil prices to the jobs market to Congress's budget deficit plans.
Deputy Director of Education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Thomas Kane, on the "rules" for evaluating teachers, and what really makes a classroom work.
Charles Schwab & Co. chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders on how commodity swings may impact the May market.