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Highlights from the CNBC broadcast day, including a look ahead to next year's stall in Europe while growth continues in the U.S., and a search for clarity.
What does the Federal Reserve's statement today mean for the markets? Carl Lantz, U.S. Interest Rate Strategy Group and Wilmer Stith, MTB Intermediate Term Bond Fund weigh in.
The Fed's statement left interest rates unchanged. The outlook for stocks going into the end of the year, with Steve Neimeth, Sun America Asset Mgmt, and Joe Quinlan, U.S. Trust.
The EU Summit was a step in the right direction, even though the possibility of a downgrade in Europe still exists. Just the same, Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, remains bullish on U.S. stocks. Biggs believes there are so many cheap stocks he wants to own that it's difficult for him to be a bear.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Fed pledges to keep rates exceptionally low through at least mid-2013. Discussing the Fed's decision and its impact on the economy, with Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics; Bill Gross, Pimco; Josh Brown, Fusion Analytics; and Stephen Gallo, Schneider Foreign Exchange.
Sharing perspective on some of the best trades even with all the macro risk in Europe, with Richard Madigan, JPM global access funds CIO.
After yesterday's drop, the U.S. markets are positive, although German Chancellor Merkel's comments about not increasing the size of the bailout fund have taken out some of the steam. Energy shares are among the leaders, while Best Buy is down as it slashes prices to drive sales in a very competitive market, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The European rally fades as German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly rejects a bailout fund increase. Oil and gas stocks are among best performers in Europe. U.K. inflation hits an annual rate of 4.8 percent. The euro falls below a key level. And Moody's puts 8 Spanish banks on review for a possible downgrade, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, Bertha Coombs, Rick Santelli, Gary Kaminsky, Melissa Lee and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.
Discussing Europe's impact on the markets and an outlook for 2012, with Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Mgmt. CEO/CIO and Wasif Latif, USAA vice president of equity investments.
A check on the markets and what traders are waiting to hear from the Fed, with Luisa Longo, TradeMaven senior trader.
Today's Fed meeting will address the ability to ease the deterioration in financial conditions, says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; with Michael Woolfolk, Bank of New York Mellon, who says today's meeting will include a vote of confidence against the solution in Europe.
Europe is back to its best levels of the day after a Spanish T-bill auction sees higher demand and lower yields than expected. Also, will Commerzbank need state aid?
U.S. futures look more positive today after a tough day yesterday. Europe is mostly up following a successful Spanish debt auction. And Asia is off again over credibility concerns over the European debt solution.
Alistair Fullerton, Global Head of Strategy at IND-X Securities says Europe faces more threats from ratings agencies and that the EU summit was not the quick fix solution markets were hoping for.
Should investors remain bullish on America despite an ailing Europe? Robert Doll, BlackRock, and David Malpass, Encima Global, provide investment strategies.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has details on why foreign investors from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, India, Russia and China are pouring money into Hollywood. The payoff: distribution rights in their own country.
FedEx says the company expects 17 million shipments on today's busiest shipping day of the year. Christian Wetherbee, Citi Transport analyst, and Keith Schoonmaker, Morningstar Equity analyst, weigh in on whether you should invest in shipping and transport companies.
Stocks slide today on Europe debt doubts. The Fast Money traders share their trades as major averages extend opening losses.
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky says ratings agency Fitch has criticized the EU leaders' response to the debt crisis as incremental. The agency says a gradual approach will cost more than a comprehensive plan.
U.S. markets have a rough start to the week, mostly due to skepticism over European solutions to the region's debt crisis. Intel cuts its Q4 outlook on lower PC production, due mostly to hard drive shortages. And financials follow European banking stocks lower, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take tips from each other, according to a report by Capital Economics.
News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting has come as a surprise.
Even as Apple faced a grilling from lawmakers over its tax avoidance schemes, two more companies revealed they would move to lighten their tax burden.
Carlos Caicedo, head of Latin America at Exclusive Analysis, tells CNBC that Brazil has already had one trillion of investment in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics.
James Bullard, president and CEO of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, tells CNBC that if you allow a flexible exchange rate you can have your own independent monetary policy regardless of the US.
Eric Boullier, team principal at Lotus F1 Team, tells CNBC that the Monaco Grand Prix is a very special race, with a lot of demand and requests from sponsors.