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September comparable sales fell across all of Gap's brands, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Wells Fargo is being more conservative on the stock.
If there is a deal in Washington, might the markets hit new highs? Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, and David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co, share their forecasts.
Robert Costa, National Review says there are "positive meetings" happening at the White House in regards to the debt debate and reopening the government.
Discussing the headwinds facing gold, with Rich Ilczyszyn, iiTrader.com. He says "many traders say they have been decreasing their net-long positions" in gold since the beginning of the year.
Focus groups showed consumers would rather by an autonomous car from a tech firm than from an automaker, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports from Irvine, Calif., where 19 teams are competing at the "Solar Decathlon" for the most energy efficient and affordable home.
"Investors should listen to earnings calls to see if leaders are using the government shutdown as a scapegoat for guidance," says Joe Greco of Meridian Equity Partners, in discussing the gridlock in Washington and its impact on the markets.
As USDA offices are closed down because of the government shutdown, farmers can't get help from the recent storms and blizzards, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
Tiffany was upgraded by Sterne Agee to a "buy." Ike Boruchow, Sterne Agee senior research analyst, explains why this is a story of "margin inflection."
Francois Nader, NPS Pharmaceuticals president & CEO, discusses its lead product Gattex for "short bowel syndrome," the potential for Netpara and the solid performance of its stock.
If the U.S. defaults, what is the impact to housing? Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses the potential impact to mortgage rates and lending.
Jan Kniffen, CEO of J. Rogers Kniffen, remains optimistic about J.C. Penney.
"Retailers do think the shutdown will have an impact on their businesses," explains Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO.
The IMF says a reduction in bond buying too early or too fast by the Fed will lead to a $2.3 trillion in bond losses. Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management, and James Camp, Eagle Asset Management, provide perspective.
The pressure from the public is being felt by Republicans, and they are beginning to make peace with the administration, reports CNBC's John Harwood. Press Secretary Jay Carney said "there seems to be recognition that default is not an option."
Airlines besides Delta will provide tarmac escort services, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
Paul Sankey of Deutsche Bank was named the top integrated oil analyst by Institutional Investor for 3 consecutive years. He discusses Chevron's leverage over ExxonMobile and shares his best play, Hess.
CNBC's Robert Frank had dinner with the "Watch Enthusiasts of New York," or the "Wenys." Check out their reaction when he shows them the Richard Mille "dragon watch."
Why stocks are in for a big correction, with Roland Kaloyan, Societe Generale senior strategist. "We expect the Fed to taper at the beginning of next year, he says."
If investors are worried about a potential U.S. default, how should they position their portfolios? Craig Hodges, president of Hodges Capital Management shares 3 picks. Controladora Volaris has some promise, he says.