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Did you get a good deal on airlines tickets this holiday season? If so--it might not be that way next year. Many are predicting airline consolidation could send ticket prices soaring. Peter Cohan is president of Peter S. Cohan and Associates. He believes consolidation will mean higher prices. Tom Parsons is ceo of Bestfares.com. He thinks the opposite--that there's still enough competition....
We've been talking all week about the big year end cash and stock bonuses Wall Street executive are getting--some of them topping $50 million. But starting today--everyone will be able to find out what other perks company execs are getting--like the use of a company jet. CNBC's Hampton Pearson on "Morning Call" had the details.
Here are the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for November: unchanged--which is far better than the 0.2% increase than many economists had expected. The core rate--which excludes the volatile food and energy sectors--was also unchanged. Economists had been looking for a 0.2% increase there as well...
Our quote of the day comes from shipping magnate Aristotle Onasis: "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." We're letting you know what's going on in China--with the American and Chinese economic talks. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla is on the scene with the latest today.....
Cruising is the fastest growing sector of travel--with more than 11 million people boarding vessels each year. The ships have become more luxurious--and getting there is now half the fun for many. Mark Orwoll is Senior Consulting Editor at Travel and Leisure Magazine. He was on "Power Lunch" to talk about the best in special interest cruising.
Wall Street continues to buzz about the massive $16 billion in bonuses paid to Goldman Sachs executives. But amazingly--there is a line of thinking that maybe Goldman execs might not have been paid "enough." That's right--not enough. CNBC's Senior Economics reporter Steve Liesman was on "Morning Call" to discuss this way out contrarian argument.
The first day of talks between the U.S. and China has ended--and we have more from CNBC's Carl Quintanilla in China. Earlier--we told you about the two countries battling over currencies. The U.S. wants the yuan to appreciate higher. China's not so sure it wants to let that happen--though the yuan did trade at it's highest level today since 2005.
Many analysts say housing is the key to the future direction of the U.S. economy as well as the Fed's monetary policy and the financial markets. Joseph Keating is one of those. He's Chief Investment Officer at First American Asset Management. Keating appeared on "Squawk on the Street." Keating believes...
Just three days after appointing a new chief operating officer--Citigroup is holding an analyst and investors day. CNBC's Mary Thompson was live on the scene from the Manhattan location. Thompson said that no one should expect any more news on management changes for restructuring at the financial giant. That word came from the company's CEO Chuck Prince.
Our quote of the day comes from the late stage and film actress Tallulah Bankhead: "If I had my life to live again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." There's no mistaking OPEC's latest move--as the oil organization seems to have agreed to cut production by some 500,000 barrels a day in February.