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  • WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports seven people have been charged in a nearly $62 million insiders trading scheme; eBay shares soar on earnings news; AT&T is raising prices for data plans; and two dozen people are still unaccounted for in the deadly Costa Concordia cruise disaster.

  • White House Playing Pipeline Politics?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    Rep. Fred Upton, (R-MI), discusses whether President Obama's pipeline decision is a threat to jobs creation and energy security, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity.

  • Donohue & Pipeline Politics     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president & CEO, discusses the state of American business; the U.S. economy, and the impact of President Obama's decision to stall the Keystone pipeline.

  • Stocks Continue to Rally     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    Stocks are cheap, the U.S. dollar is king, so is now the time to be bullish? Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus & Company CEO, and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Futures Group CEO, weigh in.

  • Latest Polls: Newt & Mitt Match-Up     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Chuck Todd reports the latest polls show Gingrich gaining ground on frontrunner, Mitt Romney, with former Gov. Howard Dean, (D-VT); James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and discussing the "Palin Factor", with J.C. Watts, J.C. Watts Companies. Also, Romney's response to Gingrich's surge, with fmr. Sen. Jim Talent, (R-MO).

  • 'Do Nothing', Congress?     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    A new poll shows an 84% disapproval rating of the job Congress is doing, so is it time to throw all of them out of office? Discussing whether to expect more bipartisanship on Capitol Hill in 2012, with Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), and Nan Hayworth, (R-NY).

  • Yang Out at Yahoo     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    WNBC's Jonathan Dienst, reports Yahoo co-founder, Jerry Yang has resigned, with CNBC's Jon Fortt. Also, the inspector general of the SEC is leaving, and some big name websites will go dark tomorrow to protest two Congressional bills.

  • Mitt Romey's 15% Tax Rate?     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:34 PM ET

    Debating whether GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is paying his fair share of taxes, with Robert Reich, fmr Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal editorial board.

  • Death Toll 11 in Cruise Disaster     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports the latest details on the cruise disaster in Italy, as divers find five more bodies, bringing the the death toll to eleven.

  • Will Earnings Spur the Bull Run?     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, and Jason Trennert, Strategas chief investment strategist, discuss the outlook for the market; fiscal policy in Europe and the U.S., and whether Mitt Romney will be bullish for stocks.

  • GOP Debate Drilldown     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review reports the latest details on the upcoming primary in South Carolina, and sizing up the GOP field, with David Goodfriend, fmr. Clinton White House official; Kim Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Matt Lewis, Daily Caller; and Kelly Evans, Wall Street Journal.

  • Stocks Outrun Bad Data     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington; Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets; and Gary Shilling, A. Gary Shilling & Company, discuss whether Romney will be bullish for stocks, and how investors should position their portfolios.

  • Shilling the Economy     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:41 PM ET

    Drilling down on Thursday's retail sales numbers, jobless claims, and the direction of the economy, with Gary Shilling, A. Gary Shilling & Company.

  • Heritage Foundation Index & Economic Freedom     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    Debating whether America's economic freedom is in danger because of reckless government spending, and over-regulating, with Arthur Laffer, Laffer Investments, and Jared Bernstein, Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities.

  • Fed Inquiry into Diamond Foods     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports shares of Diamond Foods plunged on a report Federal prosecutors have opened an inquiry on possible fraud activity involving payments to walnut growers; Williams-Sonoma shares fell on its lowered profit forecast; and oil fell to $99 a barrel.

  • Conservatives Rally for Romney?     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Barry Wynn, Colonial Trust Company president, discusses why he has withdrawn support of Rick Perry and is now backing, Mitt Romney.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

  • Does the GOP Need Ron Paul?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Debating whether Ron Paul is essential to the Republican party, with Robert Reich, fmr Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal senior economic writer.

  • Will the Fed Bailout Housing?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    Is the Federal Reserve ready to send a mortgage bailout proposal to the White House? James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

  • Private Equity Under Fire?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    Debating whether private equity is sound capitalism or a job-killing operation, and if Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are wrong on the private equity issue, with Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman/CEO; Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman; and Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research director.

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