Closing Bell


  • CNBC.com hot list     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports the Fed's decision to taper and 4 top Obamacare bosses bolting are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.

  • SAC's Steinberg to be sentenced April 25     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    SAC Capital's Michael Steinberg has been found guilty on conspiracy and four counts of securities fraud. He could face up to 85 years in prison. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports.

  • Senate votes on budget deal     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    With the Senate voting on the bipartisan budget deal, CNBC's John Harwood reports other DC woes ahead including the debt ceiling.

  • Surprised the Fed opted to taper: Pro     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    Will the jobs market stay strong enough for the Fed to continue scaling back? Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Jared Bernstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Senior Fellow, weigh in.

  • Decent year for housing ahead?     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    The Fed announced it will begin to taper in January. Christopher Mayer, New York Fed Visiting Scholar says he is bullish on housing construction. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Stephanie Link debate the housing environment.

  • Calamos on long-term economy     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    How should investors interpret the Fed's decision to pull back on its bond purchases, with John Calamos of Calamos Investments.

  • Oracle reports Q2 revenue: $9.27 billion     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    Oracle is reporting Q2 EPS of $0.69 ex-items on revenue of $9.27 billion. Jon Najarian and Stephanie Link, provide perspective.

  • Very smooth exit for Bernanke: Dr. J     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Discussing current market conditions after the Fed announced its plan for modestly reducing bond purchases, with Jon Najarian, Stephanie Link and Greg Ip.

  • SAC Capital's Steinberg guilty on all 5 counts     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports former SAC trader Michael Steinberg has been found guilty on five counts ranging from conspiracy to securities fraud and faces a maximum of 85 years in prison.

  • Market rally: A lot more at play than QE     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Oliver Pursche, Gary Goldberg Financial Services president, discusses the next move for the average investor now the Fed will begin to taper and how the decision will affect interest rates.

  • Fed delivered a one, two 'stimulus' punch: Pro     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Discussing the Fed's decision to taper its bond purchasing program and the markets immediate response, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist & senior managing director; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners CIO; Rick Rieder, BlackRock managing director; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the Fed's decision to taper and its direct effect on the Treasury market. Steve Liesman says, "Essentially the bond market is unchanged, not sure the equity market was paying attention to the same things."

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses long-term unemployment and the economic impact of ending extended unemployment benefits. "Overall it could have a very small effect on the measured unemployment rate," Bernanke says.

  • Bernanke: Fed was slow to recognize crisis     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says, in retrospect, the Fed was slow to recognize the financial crises, but is now better prepared to handle future financial events.

  • Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says he has increased the transparency and accountability of the Federal Reserve, and Fed policy helped the economy recover more quickly.

  • Bernanke: Disappointed in pace of growth     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:05 PM ET

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke addresses job creation and why the economy has not produced more jobs. Compared to other countries the U.S. recovery has been better than most, but is still somewhat tepid, Bernanke says.

  • Lavish gifts for the wealthy     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    Top holiday gift ideas for the wealthy, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • $636 million Mega jackpot fever     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports sales for the Mega Millions lottery are on the rise ahead of the estimated $636 million jackpot drawing.

  • Federal judge Jed Rakoff has cited the legal system's failure to prosecute Wall Street executives who had a hand in the financial meltdown. He says if any executives were guilty of fraud, the lack of prosecutions is an "egregious failure." CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • CNBC.com hot list     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports a new pension study, Marc Faber's comments on QE, and North Korea are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.

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