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Despite the drop in the Dow on Wednesday, and the S&P back in the red for the year, are stocks still absurdly inexpensive? Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, weighs in on whether 2012 will be a boom or bust for stocks.
Will the balance of power change in the Senate when Sen. Ben Nelson, (D-NE) retires? John Fund, The American Spectator, discusses.
Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose reports milk futures have made the most gains in actively traded commodities this year; more bad news for cancer drug, Avastin; and mourners filled North Korean streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral.
Is there another Middle East powder keg ready to blow? Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, (Ret.) discusses Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions.
Art Laffer, Laffer Investments explains why he endorses Newt Gingrich and his supply-side take on the economy, and a look at which GOP candidate is likely to take Iowa, with Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller; and Tim Carney, Washington Examiner.
Are Newt and Mitt two peas on the same health care pod? Discussing where the GOP frontrunners stand on health care reform, with Betsy McCaughey, "The Obama Health Law" author.
Are stocks a bargain at these prices? A look at investment opportunities in the market, and whether investors are in for a bullish year ahead, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Kelly Evans, Wall Street Journal columnist.
Will the improving economy be enough to keep President Obama in the White House come November? Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, and Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, weigh in. Also, discussing whether the U.S. economy is doing better than people think, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports China is moving full speed ahead with its high-speed rail program; Sears plans to close more than 100 of its stores; and Morgan Stanley plans to cut 580 jobs at four New York City offices.
Discussing whether Ron Paul is poised to make a power play in the Hawkeye State, with Doug Wead, Ron Paul campaign senior advisor, and the likely outcome of the Iowa caucuses, with David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; Ari Melber,The Nation; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.
Who will win the Iowa race? Robert Costa, National Review reports on the candidates, and discussing Newt Gingrich's supply-side bus tour, and whether the GOP race is Mitt Romney's to lose, with David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; Ari Melber,The Nation; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.
A slew of encouraging economic data sent stock climbing on Thursday. Have the bulls returned to Wall Street? Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; and Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University professor, discuss.
Is the new design for nuclear reactors dangerous to the environment? Scott Peterson, Nuclear Energy Institute, and Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth, discuss.
Discussing the negative ad campaigns mounted against Newt Gingrich from his rivals, with Karen Finney, fmr. DNC communications director; David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; and Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports a judge has declared alleged Ponzi swindler, Allen Stanford fit to stand trial; John Edwards is asking for a delay in his criminal trial; and shares of Mead Johnson fell sharply after Wal-Mart pulled the company's Enfamil baby formula from its shelves, following the death of a newborn given the formula.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the losers and winners in the tax cut agreement, and debating whether both parties will eventually reach a full year agreement and if the Tea Party is to blame for the stalemate, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, and Tom Tancredo, (R) former Colorado congressman.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on a two month tax agreement reached in Congress, reaction from the House, with Rep. Rob Andrew, (D-NJ), and Rep. Michael Burgess, (R-TX), and the winners and losers in the standoff, with Jared Bernstein, fmr. chief economist to vp Joe Biden, and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.
Debating whether new union rules will hurt business, and if Congress needs to step in, with Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, and Peter Schaumber, fmr. National Labor Relations Board chairman.
Shiba Russell, WNBC reports a record $335M settlement against BofA's Countrywide unit, and a look at the Stanford jail assault tape, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Can Newt Gingrich recover from several recent blunders? Michael Steele, former RNC chairman; Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker; and Howard Dean, former DNC chairman, weigh in.