Wouldn't it be nice if, just for once, Obama defended American business instead of attacking it?, asks Larry Kudlow.» Read More
Robert Costa, National Review, reports on the latest polls, which show Mitt Romney with a 7 to 8 point lead over Newt Gingrich, and discussing whether MItt will be able to hang onto his frontrunner status, with Ari Melber, The Nation; Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline; and Matt Lewis, Daily Caller.
Defending Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, and his economic experience, with Gov. Bob McDonnell, (R-VA).
Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, defends his conservative credentials, saying, the recent attacks against him are once again painting a falsehood, that Romney's campaign is trying to smear him and distort his entire history.
CNBC's Seema Mody, reports shares of Starbucks fell despite record revenues; a federal judge ruled BP must indemnify Transocean against compensatory damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; and Freddie Mac reports the average rate on the 30-year fixed crept up to 3.98% and 3.24% on the average 15-year fixed mortgage.
Robert McTeer, CNBC contributor, discusses the impact of the Fed's decision to keep interest rates low through 2014.
Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets, and Michael Ozanian, Forbes executive editor, discuss the hot rally in commodities, and whether the dovish Fed is bullish for stocks.
GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich discusses private equity firms, like Bain Capital; Swiss bank accounts; Romney's large annual income, which Gingrich alleges comes from no work; and Mitt's political record, saying "there is a big difference between somebody being effective in business and being effective in government."
Vin Weber, Clark & Weinstock; Meghan McCain, Daily Beast; and Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller, discussing the President's economic approval rating, and whether his State of the Union address, gained him some points.
Republican presidential frontrunner, Mitt Romney, weighs in on competitor, Newt Gingrich's 15% flat tax, and Fed head, Ben Bernanke's tenure.
Discussing the Fed's plan to keep interest rates low, and whether it is a boon or bust for banks & the economy, and its impact on the markets, with Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities; Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management; and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group.
WNBC's Jonathan Dienst, reports Netflix shares soared 12%, after reporting a huge 47% Q4 revenue increase; JC Penney will permanently slash prices in an attempt to boost sales; and the NFL will allow players to "tweet" during Sunday's Pro Bowl game.
Is Obama's plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgages, the "mother of all mortgage refinancing plans"? James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, discusses, the two poison pills in the President's plan.
Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate, discusses the "Buffett" tax , saying, "the idea of a Buffett tax, that we are going to raise taxes on capital gains, would only make it harder for middle-income Americans to find good jobs and get higher incomes. We want saving and investment to be given a break, because it is taxed already at the corporate level, as you (Kudlow) point out, already at a 45% combined rate, you want to raise that higher? You'll just choke off the growth of America's economy."
Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago professor, discusses the Fed's decision to keep interest lows, and its impact on the economy.
Discussing President Obama's record for the past three years, and whether tax reform should include lowering the rate and broadening the base, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal.
John Engler, The Business Roundtable president, discusses developing a growth strategy in the U.S. and the state of American business.
Discussing U.S. energy policy, the Keystone pipeline, and jobs, with Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY), and Sen. Mark Udall, (D-CO).
Debating whether Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich should replace President Obama, with Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist, and Rick Tyler, Winning Our Future senior advisor.
What are investors expecting to hear from President Obama, tonight? Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, and Don Luskin, Trend Macro, weigh in.
Robert Wolf, UBS Americas chairman, discusses what the business community wants to hear from President Obama tonight, on jobs, regulations, and the economic recovery.