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  • 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.

  • Traders 'put' chips on Fed, regardless of taper Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:11 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Ford shares stall     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell. Today Cramer is keeping an eye on Ford's outlook.

  • Boeing's executive change     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    Dennis Muilenburg has been named president and chief operating officer at Boeing, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau, with the latest details on management changes at Boeing.

  • What does the Fed need to see to begin taper?     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    John Ryding, RDQ Economics, weighs in on a slew of improving economic data on housing, spending and jobs. Ryding explains why he is not concerned about inflation. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • November housing starts up 22.7 percent     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on new houses and building permits. And a look at what the numbers indicate about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Bucking the trend and expanding the economy     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, shares his thoughts on how the White House plans to expand the economy and protect the unemployed. The most important things we need to do is raise income for everyone; lower tax rates for businesses, and broaden the tax base, says Furman.

  • FedEx Q2 results shy of expectations     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:54 AM ET

    Scott Schneeberger, Oppenheimer senior analyst, breaks down the shipping company's second quarter results, and explains why he likes the long-term outlook on FedEx. The company is nicely on pace and presents a buying opportunity, says Schneeberger.

  • Dunkin' Brands CEO on expansion plans     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands chairman and CEO, explains why he is concerned about extending long-term unemployment benefits, and provides insight on the state of the consumer.

  • Excess capacity in China: IP CEO     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    It's tough to produce profits in China, says John Faraci, International Paper chairman & CEO, explaining why his company is looking to find growth in Russia.

  • AMC: Bigger seats, bigger profits?     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    AMC Theaters is making its public debut today and will use part of the money to upgrade older theaters with new leather reclining seats, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • FOMC preview: Is taper in the cards?     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and John Faraci, International Paper Chairman & CEO, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy, and whether it's time for the Federal Reserve to taper. It's quite possible the taper will not take place today, says Hassett.

  • Retail scorecard: Big box vs. online     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Gian Fulgoni, ComScore executive chairman & co-founder, provides an update on this season's e-commerce winners and losers. The multichannel's strategy to begin the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day "backfired" and sales dropped, declares Fulgoni.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the latest details on Russia's bailout plans with Ukraine.

  • Obama advisor: Relax! The private sector's growing Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

    The economy is ending the year strong and the budget deal will help ease the drag on the economy, top Obama economic advisor Jason Furman tells CNBC.

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