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  • CNBC's Brian Shactman reports New York and California have agreed to sign on to a multi-state mortgage settlement deal; Diamond Foods fired its CEO and CFO on the heels of an accounting scandal; shares of Cisco were up on its earnings beat; and Groupon's stock fell as much as 10% after it first earnings miss.

  • Market Rally: Fed or Earnings to Thank?     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    Has the Federal Reserve's easing policy set the stage for the strong market rebound, or is the rally driven by profits? Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, and Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, discuss.

  • Santorum's Sweep & the GOP Race     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the Republican primary race, and discussing whether Rick Santorum's sweep puts him back in the race, with Steve Schmidt, Edelman vice chairman; Richard Land, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Tony Fratto, fmr White House deputy press secy.

  • Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Partners, discusses Mitt Romney's flip-flop on issues, and why he has not yet endorsed the GOP front-runner, saying the vitriolic nature of the campaign is harmful.

  • Will Romney Beat Santorum in Colorado?     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review, reports on the GOP presidential race; Rick Santorum's evangelical appeal; and Romney's tough night in Colorado.

  • SEC Regulations Backfire?     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:28 PM ET

    The SEC is putting the finishing touches on a draft of new regulations, but will more regulations choke business and strangle investment? David Hirschmann, US Chamber of Commerce, weighs in.

  • Greeks Riot, While Debt Deal Still Lingers     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    As Greeks riot in the streets, and austerity measures remain stalled, is Merkel the last hope for Europe? Nicholas Burns, Harvard University professor, provides perspective.

  • Stocks Pop on Good News     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, and Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital, discuss whether the rally is here to stay and how to invest in this market.

  • Tax Uncertainty vs. Recovery?     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    Could ongoing tax and fiscal uncertainty threaten the economic recovery? Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR), and Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), discuss whether Fed head, Bernanke got it right when he cautioned against tax hikes in 2013.

  • Is Prop 8 Decision Dangerous?     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether California's Federal Appeals Court overturning the hotly-contested ban on same-sex marriage is setting a dangerous precedent, with David Goodfriend, fmr. Clinton White House aide, and Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist.

  • Washington Budget Battle     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether President Obama's budget is a tax attack on the rich, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Arthur Laffer, Laffer Investments.

  • Gov. Walker on Recall Effort     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), defends his position on union reforms, and discusses whether a recall effort against him will embolden public unions to flex their muscles nationwide.

  • Mitt's Momentum & Santorum's Last Stand?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:41 PM ET

    Mitt Romney is picking up momentum as he wins in Nevada, but will conservatives back him? Discussing the GOP presidential race and whether Newt Gingrich will make it to Super Tuesday, and will Rick Santorum drop out, with Keith Boykin, fmr. Clinton White House aide; Michael Steele, fmr. RNC chairman; fmr. Rep. Rick Lazio, (R-NY).

  • Stricter Sanctions on Iran     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Could mayhem in the Middle East translate to mayhem in the markets? Helima Croft, Barclays Capital, and Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations, provide perspective.

  • Which Way Are the Markets Headed?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    What's the best way to play the market, as the economy struggles to recover? Mike Holland, Holland & Company, and Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, weigh in.

  • Did Obama's Auto Bailout Work?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:08 PM ET

    Robert Reich, fmr. Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal sr. economic writer, debate whether the auto bailouts worked, and if so, does President Obama deserves the credit.

  • Will Obama Get a Second Term?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether President Obama deserves a second term, with David Corn, Mother Jones, and fmr. Sen. Jim Talent, (R-MO).

  • Romney Debate Coach Dumped?     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports, according to Politico, Mitt Romney's debate coach was dumped due to internal tensions; Micron Technology's CEO, Steve Appleton died when the experimental plane he was piloting crashed; New York's AG is suing three big banks for an using electronic mortgage registry to fake documents in foreclosure proceedings; and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has reversed its decision to cut funding of Planned Parenthood.

  • Battle of the Economic Plans     Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:39 PM ET

    TJ Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductors CEO, discusses President Obama's economic policies, and whether Mitt Romney will be bullish for business.

  • Debating whether Friday's better-than-expected jobs report increases President Obama's prospects for another White House term, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Bernard Whitman, Whitman Insight Strategies; and Mark Simone, WABC radio talk show host.

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