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CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on how the bond market is faring since a disappointing jobs report today.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, says a political consolidation is the only way to keep the euro together, and discusses the fear of a European contagion spreading, and Spain's banking uncertainty. Also, the problems associated with a U.S. housing recovery, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
"We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets are down this morning following a slew of weak economic data. The euro is sitting near a 2-year low versus the U.S. dollar on growing concerns about Spain.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli discuss today's economic reports. "Anybody who still believes -- at this point in the game -- that there is a magic solution for any type of fix that doesn't take 3-5 years in Europe --they're delusional," says Santelli.
Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that the crisis in Europe is affecting U.S. growth and sentiment will continue to be weak over spring and summer.
Tim Leach, Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Bank Wealth Management Group says there could be upside potential for stocks over the next few months, but only if the cloud cast by Europe is lifted.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) discusses efforts made to prevent the fiscal cliff from happening at the end of the year. "The president hasn't proposed a single solution [to the fiscal cliff] in any of his four budget submissions he sent to Congress," says Ryan.
PIMCO's Bill Gross discusses record low Treasury yields and whether a potential "eurobond" is ahead.
Zach Karabell, RiverTwice Research, explains why he is focusing on commodity-based global plays, including Freeport-McMoRan and Petrobas.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the IMF describes the Spanish contingency planning as a "normal part of fund business." Zach Karabell, RiverTwice Research and CNBC's Simon Hobbs, weigh in.
In a conversation on "Squawk on the Street," Art Cashin of UBS says he's more worried than ever that a run on banks in Greece or Spain, or worse, could happen before Europe's leaders agree on a practical solution to the continent's debt problems.
Discussing the best places to invest amid market uncertainty, and growing concerns in Greece, with Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital.
Drew Guff, Siguler Guff managing director, discusses why he sees opportunities in Russia and other emerging markets, with Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon vice chair.
The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell.
Are investors too fearful of Europe's continuing debt crisis? Ian Shepherdson, High Frequency Economics chief U.S. economist, explains his contrarian call on the markets and the implications of disbanding the euro zone.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving activity in Europe, including concerns over Spain's debt keeping German bunds near record highs, and the ECB's president, Mario Draghi calling for bank reform.
The European Union needs a unified system of banking and a more centralized taxation policy, Nick Economides, professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, told CNBC.
Alain Renaud, Global Head of M&A, HSBC says the Indian government's move to impose a retroactive capital gains tax on foreign acquisitions isn't good for mergers and acquisitions or for India.
Nick Bennenbroek, Head of Currency Strategy, Wells Fargo says the U.S. dollar could rise another 3-4%.
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Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.