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Steve Schwarzman, chmn, CEO & co-founder, Blackstone Group, says it's time to mend fences and find common ground with the Administration. The President is very committed to getting a deal that avoids the "fiscal cliff," he says.
David Madland, Center for American Progress, discusses the impact Right-to-Work laws really have on state economies. It lowers wages and hollows out the middle class, Madland says.
Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor, The Economist, looks ahead to today's Fed meeting and whether investors should expect more easing.
Rumors of an Apple TV are surfacing again, even though it's said to be in the very early stages.
Thomas Fanning, chairman, president & CEO, Southern Company, discusses the "fiscal cliff" and the uncertainty surrounding its eventual outcome. "We plan with uncertainty all the time," he says.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the OPEC meeting taking place in Vienna and the ministers' concern about over supply, even though prices seem to be stable now. There's also a dispute about who will take over leadership of the organization.
Jerry Webman, chief economist, OppenheimerFunds, discusses the Fed's options and what's likely to happen with the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
Pandas have a very narrow window during the year to mate, said The Carlyle Group co-founder, and their inexperience makes it difficult. "It's like members of Congress. They know what they're supposed to do, but they don't do it quite as well as we'd like."
A "fiscal cliff" deal lies in going back to time-tested spending-to-tax ratios, Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman told CNBC.
The U.S. economy could grow at a 4 percent rate and monthly jobs creation could get above 200,000 if Washington politicians can "grasp a rational fiscal policy" and avoid the "fiscal cliff," JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said.
Driving over the "fiscal cliff" was preferable to more government interference in the economy, Marc Andreessen told CNBC on Wednesday.
David Rubenstein, co-founder & managing director, The Carlyle Group, explains why he is optimistic a "fiscal cliff" deal will be reached and what he is hearing from global leaders outside the United States.
Discussing what type of company is worth partnering with, and his take on whether private equity is good for society, with Cliff Robbins, CEO of Blue Harbour Group. "It's important to invest with a trustworthy management team," he says.
Grover Norquist says neither side should accept a “bad deal” just to avoid the “fiscal cliff” deadline.
America is facing a debt crisis, and it is spending driven, says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Texas), in sharing his opinions of President Obama's handling of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
The nation's pension funds and endowments are feeling the pressure of low interest rates on their portfolios. James Bailey, Cambridge Associates co-founder and Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer, provide perspective.
CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight on the latest Fed survey, including the probability of a recession in the next 12 months.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Delta is preparing to invest $360 million to acquire a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.
"No one should sign a bad deal because of an imaginary deadline," explains Grover Norquist, American For Tax Reform president.
The NFIB Optimism Index shows job creation in November was essentially zero. William Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist, offers insight.
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