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
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke and the markets tanked. Bernanke confirmed that the Fed will slow down its bond-buying program later this year. Are the markets overreacting? Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder and Morgan Stanley Chief US Equity Strategist Adam Parker talk Fed pullback, the economic outlook and equities' future.
Big losses in Japan and a spike in interest rates for the 10-year bond caused the markets to tumble early in the week. They soon recovered on hopes the Fed wouldn¿t slow down its bond buying program anytime soon. Is the volatility back? Strategas Research Partners Chief Investment Strategist Jason Trennert and Bessemer Trust Chief Investment Officer Rebecca Patterson discuss where the markets stand now and if investors should make moves in their portfolios.
Maria discusses immigration reform's potential impact with former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz, a Mexican immigrant who used to cross the border legally to attend school in the U.S.
Search giant Google is acquiring social mapping application Waze for more than a billion dollars. What role does navigation play in the smartphone wars? "Wired" Magazine New York Editor Joe Brown explains why mapping is a hot target for the smartphone industry.
A new Cheerios ad attracted millions of YouTube views in just a few days. Why do some videos stick while others fall flat? "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" author and Wharton School Marketing Professor Jonah Berger explains the mystery behind viral videos and how businesses can capitalize on this new form of marketing.
"Fate of the States" author and CEO of her own advisory firm, Meredith Whitney, is best known for her 2007 prediction that the mortgage meltdown would spell disaster for the banks. She's back with a brand new prediction in her latest book, claiming America has emerging markets-type growth potential right here at home. She reveals exactly where and how investors can jump in on the action.
Friday's jobs report lifted markets and eased investors' worries about a Fed pullback. But is this sigh of relief premature? "Finerman's Rules" author and Metropolitan Capital President Karen Finerman and Mesirow Financial Chief Economist Diane Swonk weigh in on how the Fed will react, what the jobs report says about the overall economy and where investors can find value now.
Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone and former AIG Chairman and CEO Hank Greenberg have donated millions toward charities and causes. Maria talks to the two business titans about their philanthropy, how capitalism plays a role and the new tax proposal that could cripple non-profits.
Home prices are booming, seeing their biggest jump in seven years. What does this good news say about housing's impact on the economy, and is the growth sustainable? Standard & Poor's Managing Director David Blitzer and Zillow.com contributor Vera Gibbons break down the new housing market.
The S&P 500 is on track for its 7th monthly gain and legendary mutual fund adviser Jack Bogle thinks there's still more room to run. The Vanguard Group founder imparts sage retirement advice you can employ now, as well as his take on the economy.
This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was grilled by the Senate over possible tax avoidance, and banker Jamie Dimon was at risk of losing his dual role as JP Morgan Chase's CEO and chairman. Is corporate America under attack? Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina weighs in on the public's distrust of big business.
Maria Bartiromo sits down with the M.B.A. Class of 2013. These students from NYU's Stern, Dartmouth's Tuck, UVA's Darden and SMU's Cox business schools talks about the value of education, their prospects and the future of business.
The markets shook in fear after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said before Congress that the Fed will taper its quantitative easing program soon. Can the markets and economy live without it? Former Dallas Fed President Robert McTeer and U.S. Trust President Keith Banks predict when the tapering will begin, as well as its impact on investors.
Once a Goldman Sachs managing director, Mark Tercek is now President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. He explains why ignoring environmental issues hurts business and government, and how the public and private sector can work together to solve these problems.
Although the markets reach new highs each week, what will happen when the Fed pulls back on all that easy money? Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, and Varick Asset Management Senior Advisor Alison Deans predict the Fed's next move and explain why mid-sized companies are the best investment for your money.
After shooting to the top of Hollywood's A-list, Jennifer Aniston is now pursuing mogul status. The movie star has invested in Living Proof, a new startup that claims to have the scientifically-proven answer to bad hair. Aniston dishes to Maria all about her new venture and life in Hollywood.
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali on his culinary empire, and what it takes to be a brand in the digital world.
With all eyes on the Syrian crisis and North Korea's next move, President of the Council of Foreign Relations Richard Haass argues for fixing national problems first. His take on how to reform America's infrastructure, and where foreign policy can go from there.
With the stock market reaching new highs every week, more analysts warn the market is highly overvalued. Chief investment strategist at BlackRock Russ Koesterich and Founder of Destination Wealth Management Michael Yoshikami discuss where it will go next and where to find a higher return.
At the Milken Institute's Global Conference Maria talked with former Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair. He weighed in on tackling Europe's debt, global investment, and resolving the Syria crisis.