Squawk Box


  • Cramer eyes jobs report and small biz     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on this morning's jobs numbers and explains why he's concerned small business is at an unfair advantage to compete with big industries.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the market's reaction to the better-than-expected jobs numbers.

  • Nelson Mandela: Remembering a legend     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, shares his memories of human rights leader, South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was a fundraiser and had that kind of sense of humor that made it almost impossible to say "no" to, recalls Johnson.

  • Countdown to jobs report     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, and Gary Stern, former Minneapolis Fed president, share their predictions on this morning's jobs report and its likely impact on the Fed's tapering decision. And Christian Weller, Center for American Progress, weighs in on whether the Fed is hurting or helping the wealthy.

  • Rethinking higher education     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    John DeGioia, Georgetown University president, discusses the changing landscape of higher education and how to implement change while retaining some long-standing traditions. Also, a look at how Georgetown is helping students meet the rising cost of tuition.

  • Minimum wage hike; more harm than good?     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Jared Bernstein, Center for Budget & Policy Priorities and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, discuss the impact of a minimum wage hike on the economy. A strong employment economy is the best anti-poverty tool there is, said Bernstein.

  • Branson: Remembering Nelson Mandela     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, shares his personal recollections of the man who ended apartheid in South Africa and fought for human rights around the world. Mandela felt that business leaders needed to become forces for good, Branson said.

  • Economic recovery not equal for all: Pro     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Gary Stern, former Minneapolis Fed president, and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, break down the numbers on jobs and provide their take on the economic recovery. We are experiencing an asymmetrical recovery, Brooks said.

  • Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.

  • Will strong jobs report trigger tapering?     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:36 AM ET

    John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets, and Lee Partridge, Salient Partners, provide a preview of this morning's employment numbers and how the results will likely impact the Fed's decision on when to begin quantitative easing.

  • Winter blast hits much of the country     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:25 AM ET

    Record cold temperatures and a threat of ice and wind have people preparing for possible power outages, reports The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, with the latest detail on the winter storm.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors focus on U.S. Fed tapering plans.

  • Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:03 AM ET

    People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.

  • Investors tell retail: 'It's not me, it's you' Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:50 AM ET
    Customers shop for sun glasses at Macy's Herald Square on November 28, 2013 in New York City.

    It may be time to step back from retailers, because the damage is broader than just apparel.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Nike     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he thinks Nike is the most exciting growth stock in the Dow.

  • M. Night Shyamalan's 'Sixth Sense' on education Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:51 AM ET
    M. Night Shyamalan

    Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan told CNBC about his ambitious higher learning project. We also look at the new Ford Mustang and the Ron Burgundy effect at Chrysler in Talking Squawk.

  • Fed's Plosser: We need to begin to get rid of QE Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser tells CNBC "it's probably time to gracefully exit" the central bank's quantitative easing bond purchases.

  • Branson: Mandela embraced free markets, too Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and U.K. billionaire Richard Branson listen to Peter Gabriel sing 'Biko,' in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Nelson Mandela embraced free markets, but thought that "with great wealth comes great responsibility," Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC.

  • Fixed Obamacare site still not secure, says hacker Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Healthcare.gov website on Dec. 2, 2013.

    The fixes to the federal Obamacare website did nothing to address security concerns, an influential Republican and a cybersecurity expert told CNBC.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells reports NBA Laker's star player Kobe Bryant will probably sit out Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings, but when he does return he'll likely be wearing new high tech sport boots.

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