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  • Congress needs a 'Hail Mary' plan: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.

  • Are we seeing a 'frightened' China?: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.

  • Blackstone's 2014 outlook on housing     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman, CEO & co-founder, shares his thoughts on the Fed's taper decision and provides and shares his outlook on the 10 -year Treasury yield and housing. We are the largest owners of homes in the U.S., Schwarzman reveals.

  • James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management, explains how the Fed's decision to keep interest rates low and trim its bond buying program helped propel the Dow to all-time highs. We finally got the Fed to give a vote of confidence to the recovery, Paulsen says.

  • 'Tis the season to shop     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:47 AM ET

    Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, gives his take on the consumer pulse and the outlook for retailers this season. The successful retailer is the one that can manage gross margins, he said.

  • J. Crew's 'trend-o-meter' on the consumer     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler weighs in on innovative ways retailers are attempting to gauge what people want to buy.

  • Breaking down the Fed's decision     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, discusses his call on the Fed's decision to begin tapering in January.

  • One day the market is going to wake up and say to Congress, you have a dysfunctional government, you're addicted to debt and the fiscal path you're on is not sustainable, says Erskine Bowles, Campaign to Fix the Debt co-founder, discussing the nation's looming deficit, with former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH).

  • Debt ceiling woes loom despite budget deal     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), and Erskine Bowles, Campaign to Fix the Debt co-founder, share their thoughts on whether yesterday's budget deal goes far enough to reduce the nation's massive deficit. It is a step in the right direction but we still have the same big challenges to face, Bowles points out.

  • Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corp, provides perspective on the housing market as interest rates begin to trend up and the Fed begins to pare down its stimulus program. The economy is beginning to improve and jobs are coming back, Miller says.

  • QE has outlived its usefulness: Pro     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:48 AM ET

    Greg Ip, The Economist U.S. economic editor, shares his views on the Fed's decision to pare its bond buying program by $10 billion while keeping interest rates low. What surprised me was Bernanke's somewhat "hawkish" statement at the press conference, says Ip.

  • Tupperware CEO: Keeping the brand fresh     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    Rick Goings, Tupperware Brands chairman & CEO, weighs in on the Fed's taper decision and discusses how his company has been able to maintain significant growth, while the stock hovers around $100 per share. Growth in the emerging markets is being driven by the middle class, says Goings.

  • Hot-button issues in the C-Suite     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discusses some of the top issues CEOs will be addressing at the annual Yale CEO Summit in New York City. One of the critical issues facing today's top executives is a time frame issue, says Sonnenfeld.

  • Global markets: Europe stocks rally on US taper     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors react to the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low rates and reduce its asset buying program.

  • Liesman's call on Fed taper decision     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, reveals how he arrived at the conclusion the Federal Reserve would begin to wind down its stimulus program and wonders if Wall Street is paying attention.

  • Fierce 'battle on margins' this year: Retail CEO Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Mickey S. Drexler, chief executive officer of J. Crew Group.

    The feeding frenzy for sales during the holiday season has retailers in a "battle on margins" this year, J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler told CNBC.

  • Watch US stock-growth disconnect: Blackstone CEO Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    There's a disconnect between modest economic growth and the roaring stock market, Blackstone Group Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman tells CNBC.

  • Not in 'hallelujah chorus' for budget deal: Bowles Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET
    Erskine Bowles

    "This is a really tiny, small deal, but it is a step in the right direction," said the former co-chair of President Obama's debt commission.

  • 'Anxious' consumers are a drag on growth: IP chief Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    NYC customers outside Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving 2013.

    The U.S. economy is being held back by the uncertainty of consumers, International Paper Chairman and CEO John Faraci tells CNBC.

  • At least for now, traders yawn at taper volatility Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    If the VIX is a fear indicator, the slight upward slope suggests the market isn't particularly worried about the taper now.

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