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  • We're just giving everybody a pass, says CNBC's Jim Cramer, commenting on Low's and Target's quarterly results and what will likely move the S&P higher.

  • Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host, shares his thoughts on taxing capital gains. Why make it more difficult for me to fix more companies, says O'Leary.

  • Stay away from Target for now: Analyst     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Chris Horvers, JPMorgan analyst, digs deep into the retailers fourth quarter numbers, after last year's massive data breach helped push profits down. It's going to take time for Target to rebuild confidence with the consumer, says Horvers.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his thoughts on why raising the minimum wage could hinder job creation.

  • Rep. Ryan: I voted for ENDA     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discusses his vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which provides basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.

  • Legal pot like 'alcohol after Prohibition': O'Leary Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank" said he's torn between the upside of legal marijuana sales and possibly running afoul of the federal government.

  • Lower taxes if you want to create jobs: Rep Ryan Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    When tax rates are lowered, the economy grows. That's how Rep. Paul Ryan described the Republican approach to reforming the tax code.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI), shares his "pro-growth" ideas to lower tax rates on business and families and create jobs. Simplifying the tax code is clearly one of the best things we can do to create growth and jobs in this economy, says Ryan.

  • Bond bear looks overseas for bargains     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    There's a lot of value in Europe now, says Jim O'Shaughnessy, O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, explaining why he thinks U.S. investors need to add exposure to non-U.S. markets. Cheapness married to good fundamentals, dividend yields and momentum, seems to work very well in Europe, says O'Shaugnessy.

  • Colorado weed shops rolling in green     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Every day we went out to shoot video it was an eye-popping experience, says NBC News Correspondent Harry Smith, talking about his new documentary on the big business of marijuana. Two pot shops in Colorado brought in about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. Forty percent of the business comes from edibles, says Smith.

  • Securing your credit card with EVM technology     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Frank Bisignano, CEO of First Data, discusses how his company's new partnership with Visa to supply chip-enhanced credit cards will increase security for consumers.

  • Ukraine's 'long overdue' currency decision     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Tomas Fiala, Dragon Capital founder and CEO about the change in Ukraine's central bank policies and its decision to weaken the hryvnia.

  • Expect VIX to track back to 20: Koesterich     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Russ Koesterich, BlackRock, provides his outlook on market volatility, emerging market uncertainty and what happens to U.S. interest rates.

  • Small business hurdles: Regulations & wages     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    The environment that small business works in has changed over the last decade, says Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host, sharing his thoughts on what's ailing small business in the U.S. and the impact of raising the minimum wage.

  • Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    John Venhuizen, CEO of Ace Hardware, discusses how his company was able to profit from this winter's harsh weather. Our salt business is up 235%, says Venhuizen.

  • Venezuela's 'ludicrous' economic policies: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    The country has neglected the energy sector, says Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, sharing his thoughts on widespread political instability in Venezuela.

  • The Ukrainians will have to figure out a solution for themselves, says Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, sharing perspective on widespread political instability in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine's central bank lets currency weaken     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    It is a change in policy by the central bank, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, as Ukraine's hryvnia falls to a record low.

  • Lowe's Q4 results in line with expectations     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer senior equity analyst, breaks down the fourth quarter numbers for the home improvement retailer, and explains why he would pick Home Depot over Lowe's. Both companies are positioned to profit from pent-up demand as the weather warms, says Nagel.

  • Big data buzz in Barcelona     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the conversation at the Mobile World Congress in Spain is all about ways to monetize big data.

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  • "Squawk Box" is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk program, where the biggest names in business and politics tell their most important stories. Anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, the show brings Wall Street to Main Street. It's a "must see" for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor.

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