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  • Capital One to Acquire ING Direct for $9B   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 7:23 PM ET
    Capital One to Acquire ING Direct for $9B

    NBC's Jonathan Dienst reports the Federal Reserve has given the green light for Capital One to acquire ING Direct for $9B, and Zynga shares moved down sharply in after hours trading, on weak 2012 revenue projections. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details on Zynga's Q4 earnings.

  • Stocks Make a Stunning Comeback   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    Stocks Make a Stunning Comeback

    Discussing the outlook on stocks, and the impact of Fed policies on the economy, with Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, and Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist.

  • Biggest Corporate Tax Hike in History?   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Biggest Corporate Tax Hike in History?

    NBC's Luke Russert has the latest details on the payroll tax bill making its way through Congress, and discussing whether corporate tax reform should include lower rates and a broader base, with Jared Bernstein, Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-in-chief.

  • The Best Tax Plan:  Romney, Gingrich, or Santorum?

    Which GOP presidential candidate had the best message on growth and taxes at CPAC on Friday? Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, and Dan Mitchell, CATO Institute, discuss.

  • Insider Trading Probe on Capitol Hill   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:43 PM ET
    Insider Trading Probe on Capitol Hill

    Discussing the investigation of House Financial Services Cmte. chairman, Spencer Bachus, with Peter Schweizer, Hoover Institute, and whether the STOCK Act goes far enough to stop insider trading in Congress.

  • CPAC Speech Showdown   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    CPAC Speech Showdown

    The three GOP front-runners hit the stage at CPAC to woo the conservative crowd, on Friday. Discussing who made their case for the nomination, with Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks; David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Greek Cabinet Passes Bailout Bill   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    Greek Cabinet Passes Bailout Bill

    Will the Greek debt deal unravel before Sunday's parliament vote? Charles Kupchan, Council On Foreign Relations senior fellow, provides perspective.

  • Will Stocks Stay in Rally Mode?   Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:12 PM ET
    Will Stocks Stay in Rally Mode?

    Does this week's sell-off present a buying opportunity for investors? Steven Cortes, Veracruz LLC, and Ronald Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, weigh in.

  • CPAC 2012: Energized or Demoralized?   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    CPAC 2012: Energized or Demoralized?

    Rep. Steve King, (R-IA), discusses CPAC's conservative agenda for 2012, and which GOP candidate is likely to get their endorsement.

  • The Conservative Message in 2012   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:28 PM ET
    The Conservative Message in 2012

    Robert Costa, National Review, reports conservatives convened in Washington on Thursday, at the annual CPAC meeting to call for a balanced budget, and reforms in health care and taxes. Do they have a candidate with that platform? Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Matt Lewis, Daily Caller, weigh in on the GOP campaign, and Mitt Romney's speech to CPAC on Friday.

  • Has the Government Declared War on Banks?   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    Has the Government Declared War on Banks?

    Officials sealed a $25 billion mortgage foreclosure deal with five major banks. Is this a shakedown to finance government? Mark Calabria, Cato Institute, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, weigh in.

  • Google to Develop Home Entertainment System   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Google to Develop Home Entertainment System

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports Google is about to unveil a wireless home entertainment system; LinkedIn shares soared on Q4 earnings beat; Kodak announced, after 130 years, it will stop making cameras; and Clint Eastwood speaks out on the controversy surrounding the Chrysler "Halftime in America" Super Bowl ad.

  • No Budget, No Balance, No Problem?   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    No Budget, No Balance, No Problem?

    Debating whether President Obama and the Senate Democrats are deliberately stalling on passing a budget, with David Goodfriend, fmr. Clinton White House aide, and Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity.

  • Where's the Big Market Rally?   Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Where's the Big Market Rally?

    Discussing better-than-expected economic news, a slew of strong profits, and the outlook for the market, with Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist; Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief US equity strategist; and Jack Bourdoudjian, Index Futures Group.

  • Has Big Government Gone Wild?   Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:49 PM ET
    Has Big Government Gone Wild?

    Debating a new government mandate requiring religious organizations to provide birth control coverage in their health plans, with Igor Volsky, Center of American Progress, and Betsy McCaughey, "The Obama Health Law" author.

  • STOCK Act Heads For House Vote   Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:44 PM ET
    STOCK Act Heads For House Vote

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on the "STOCK Act", a bill that will prohibit insider trading by members of Congress. Also, discussing whether the bill goes far enough, with Peter Schweizer, Breitbart editor.

  • Shilling: Making a Case for Recession   Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET
    Shilling: Making a Case for Recession

    Gary Shilling, Shilling president, discusses why he thinks the U.S. economy is headed for a recession.

  • Is the Fed on the Wrong Course?   Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Is the Fed on the Wrong Course?

    Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss whether the Fed's monetary policy will breed inflation or speed up a recovery.

  • NY & CA to Sign on to Mortgage Servicing Settlement   Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:25 PM ET
    NY & CA to Sign on to Mortgage Servicing Settlement

    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
    Market Rally: Fed or Earnings to Thank?

    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.

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