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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.
Apple seems to be humming right along. Its stock is up 50% over the last six months. CNBC's Jim Goldman appeared on "Street Signs" to talk about the computer giant. Goldman says the company is expecting it's biggest holiday season ever. The iPod is selling better than expected with some 40 million units sold this year alone.
We have a bit of a late entry--from today's "Squawk Box." Sun Microsystems Chairman and President Scott McNealy came on to talk about his non-profit organization curriki.org. It's a try at letting kids from K-12 get online in order to have free access to text books and classes.
As we've said--OPEC meets tomorrow (threatening production cuts) and U.S. gas inventories are out (down)--as we've been focusing on the global energy picture. But what does it mean for your stock portfolio? Here are some picks from two energy stock analysts on "Morning Call." Jacques Rousseau is an analyst with FBR. He says it all about being selective right now. James Wicklund is Energy Equity Analyst with Banc of America Securities....