Squawk Box


  • Russian shares tumble on US sanctions     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    President Putin signs bills officially annexing Crimea and bans some U.S. officials and lawmakers in retaliation, reports NBC's Richard Engel with the latest developments on the Ukraine crisis.

  • So, what does private equity do?     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    The Carlyle Group's Mary Petrovich, Tom Rabaut, and David Rubenstein, provide an inside look at the world of private equity. We take orphan businesses, starved of capital and management talent and provide them with the "adrenaline" to grow.

  • Banks pass stress test, no sweat     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    This is good news for American banks and borrowers, says Gov. Frank Keating, American Bankers Association president & CEO, sharing his thoughts on the results of the Fed's "stress test" on banks.

  • David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on investing in new technology and explains why his firm does not engage in venture capital projects.

  • Private equity eyes emerging market plays     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    I think three percent growth is not unrealistic this year, says David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, sharing his outlook on the U.S. economy and where he is seeing the best investment opportunities.

  • Rupert Darwall, "Age of Global Warming: A History" author, says the first thing that needs to be fixed is the economy, not the environment. Germany's green policy has pushed its economy into the hands of Putin, Darwall asserts.

  • China welcomes Michelle Obama     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    The First Lady played ping pong, tried her hand at calligraphy but avoided politics on her visit to China, report CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • I'd choose Facebook over Twitter: Mahaney     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets lead internet analyst, says Facebook's management team is more proven and the valuations are a lot easier, although Twitter's business margins are already proven.

  • A growing number of Internet companies are set to raise prices to help offset rising costs. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets analyst, provides analysis on pricing power within the industry.

  • Watch your asset allocations: Pro     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank, and Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, share their outlook on the markets. Investors need to be careful not to be too far over their skis in their equity allocations, cautions Pride.

  • 3 Reasons THIS spring could be huge for housing     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Can spring fever cure housing's winter cold? Here are three reasons from Realogy CEO Richard Smith why the warmer weather should be the right medicine.

  • Yellen puts fear of Fed into emerging markets Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference March 19, 2014 at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.

    Janet Yellen left traders with three takeaways: the dollar will strengthen, rates will rise, and easy money policies are on their way out.

  • Hot housing plays: Analyst     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Jack Micenko, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, shares his top housing picks and weighs in on how to play the home builder space.

  • Hunt for MH370 turns to satellite images     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    Bob Francis, former NTSB vice chairman, provides perspective on the missing Malaysian airliner.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Starbucks     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Today Cramer shares his thoughts on Starbucks' partnership with Oprah Winfrey. This actually could move the needle, says Cramer.

  • Initial jobless claims up 5,000 to 320,000     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the data.

  • AT&T CFO: We are not afraid of competition     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Comcast and Time Warner don't overlap in their distribution markets, says John Stephens, AT&T CFO, there may be a path for that to be accepted. The real question is when you combine that with their content holdings will that create a bottleneck that will impair the consumer.

  • Gut check on the US economy: AT&T and ADP CFOs     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Jan Siegmund, ADP CFO, and John Stephens, AT&T CFO, provide perspective on job creation and comments from Janet Yellen on interest rates. Market reaction was harsh, says Stephens, we are still at historically low rates. What we really want is economic growth.

  • The Fed's new 'nuance' on interest rates     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Scott Brown, Raymond James, and Steve Sachs, ProShares Advisors, share their thoughts on Janet Yellen's comments on rising rates. A week from now we probably won't be thinking a lot about this, says Sachs.

  • 3 reasons THIS spring could save chilled housing Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    While the housing recovery has been suffering from a winter cold, Realogy CEO Richard Smith says all that could change this spring.

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