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  • Stocks Soar on Good News     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    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.

  • NRC Approves New Reactor Design     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:43 PM ET

    Is the new design for nuclear reactors dangerous to the environment? Scott Peterson, Nuclear Energy Institute, and Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth, discuss.

  • Newt's Christmas Wish: Play Nice     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Stanford Fit to Stand Trial     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Deal to Extend Payroll Tax Cut     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:16 PM ET

    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.

  • Payroll Tax Deal: Defeat for GOP?     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Record Settlement Against BofA     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:46 PM ET

    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.

  • Is It Game Over for Gingrich?     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Is GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney in danger of losing conservative support with his talk of regulations? John Tamny, Forbes opinions editor, weighs the risks.

  • EU Banks & ECB Cheap Money: Will It Work?     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    Will cheap loans from the ECB rescue Europe's bank from its mounting debt problems? David Goldman, Macrostrategy.com, weighs in.

  • Techs Drag Market Down     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    A sharp drop in tech outweighed an otherwise positive day for the market, with Oracle, the big loser. Discussing how to invest in this market, with Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, and Jim Lacamp, MacroPortfolio Advisors.

  • GOP's Payroll Tax Fiasco?     Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Rep. Tom Price, (R-GA) defends the GOP position on the tax cuts bill, and discussing whether a compromise can be reached, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author.

  • North Korea's Next Leader?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Now that North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il is dead, will his son, Kim Jong Un succeed him? John Rutledge, Rutledge Capital chairman, weighs in.

  • Exclusive Stanford Video: Does He Look Sane?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn with an exclusive look at Allen Stanford, as the court battles over his competency to stand trial for one of the nations's biggest Ponzi schemes.

  • Five Killed in Small Plane Crash     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details on a plane crash in New Jersey, that killed all five aboard; an ITC judge ruled Motorola infringed Microsoft's patent; and an advisory board is asking two scientific journals not to publish details of certain bio-medical experiments.

  • Who Will Be the GOP Nominee?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:33 PM ET

    Robert Costa, National Review reports on GOP presidential candidates headed to Iowa, and discussing whether Mitt Romney will be the likely nominee, now that New Jersey's Gov. Christie has endorsed him, with Phil Musser, former Romney 2008 campaign advisor; Sara Fagen, CNBC contributor; and Dan Gerstein, Gotham Ghostwriters.

  • Draghi's Magic Bullet to the Rescue?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Discussing Tuesday's upbeat news from Europe, whether the ECB's three-year borrowing plan will ease financial pressure on banks, with David Gilmore, FX Analytics, and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.

  • Stocks Surge on Good News     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on Tuesday's rally, fueled by better-than-expected housing numbers, and discussing whether this is a last minute Santa Claus rally, and how investors should position their portfolios, with Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, and Lawrence Glazer, Mayflower Advisors.

  • Payroll Tax: A High Stakes Game of Chicken?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the payroll tax cut fight on Capitol Hill, and debating the merits of a full- year versus a two-month version of the bill, with Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-CA), and Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY).

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