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  • Fmr. South African Pres. Nelson Mandela dead     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, peacefully at his Johannesburg, South Africa, home. CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details.

  • Nelson Mandela dead at 95     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports.

  • Motor City teachers union fights back     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    The teachers union in Detroit will appeal the cutting of pensions after the city was cleared to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, weighs in.

  • TD Bank CEO: Canadian economy slowing     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    The retail sector has become competitive in Canada, says Ed Clark, TD Bank Group CEO and president. As for TD Bank, Clark says the market has gotten past its "soft" insurance and wholesale business performance.

  • Tens of thousands of fast-food workers around the U.S. are demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15/hour. Popeye's crew member Mary Coleman discusses the challenges of trying to get higher pay from her employer.

  • Fast-food workers demand fair living wage     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Fast-food workers around the U.S. are on strike demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. About a hundred employees tried to block the lunchtime rush outside a Wendy's in Brooklyn, reports NBC News' Katy Tur.

  • Unemployment-rate math     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provide insight into the process used to calculate the unemployment rate. He says officials will not reveal how much fraud is found in the numbers.

  • How high will interest rates rise if the Fed cuts down its stimulus? Michael Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies, and John Spallanzani, GFI Group, discuss.

  • Data been mixed; need incremental growth: Pro     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Discussing just how much of an impact a taper would have on the equity market, with Financial Times' Cardiff Garcia; SunAmerica's Heather Hughes; and Fast Money's Dan Nathan.

  • TWC shares spike on report of offer     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Time Warner Cable shares have jumped on reports of an offer in the $150-$160 a share range.

  • The US market is still the place to be: Pro     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    Mark Lehmann, JMP Securities president, and Michael Gayed, ATAC Inflation Rotation Fund, discuss if now is the time to "buy the dip" and what Congress could do to derail the market.

  • In a CNBC exclusive interview, Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada president & CEO, discusses his decision to step down as CEO of Canada's largest bank and touches on the slowdown in the banking retail business.

  • Tiffany is a dominant brand: Pro     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    With its stock rising, is Tiffany now priced too high? Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. senior equity research analyst and John Blank, Zacks Investment Research chief equity, debate if the valuations on the luxury jeweler are too rich.

  • Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake Partners co-founder, discusses the creation of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. "We want to be the go-to place for authoritative thinking," Hutchins says.

  • Marriott International CEO and President Arne Sorenson discusses the minimum wage and whether raising it would affect the company's bottom line.

  • Marriott's exchange move     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    Marriott International is switching over from trading at the NYSE to the NASDAQ. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses what's behind the hotel's move and what it means to shareholders. "The world has changed and the physical location of an exchange floor is much less important," Sorenson says.

  • Santelli: The consumer is going broke     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    Jim Lowell, Adviser Investments, and CNBC's Rick Santelli debate interest rates, mortgage rates and consumers spending. CNBC contributor Michael Yoshikami weighs in.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    Discussing if there is weakness in the economy and tapering, with Holly Liss, Macquarie Futures USA; Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ; Jim Lowell Adviser Investments; CNBC contributor Michael Yoshikami; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Winthrop H. Smith Jr., Summit Ventures chairman and CEO and author of "Catching Lightning in a Bottle," weighs in on what led Merrill Lynch to nearly collapsing during the financial crisis which forced Bank of America's acquisition.

  • $15 minimum wage means layoffs: White Castle exec Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    White Castle restaurant

    A top executive at White Castle said a $15-an-hour minimum wage will force it to close nearly half of its locations and lay off thousands of workers.

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