The Guest Blog


  • Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns: Op-Ed Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Forcing businesses to pay the minimum wage for interns ignores both the costs incurred and the value received by the intern, says Carol Roth.

  • In Defense of the Buy and Hold Strategy Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wears a hat embroidered with 15,000 at the end of the trading day on May 7, 2013 in New York City.

    Can anyone tell me with a straight face that they knew the S&P 500 would be flirting with all time highs right now, asks investment adviser Michael Farr.

  • Why Euro’s Political Crisis May Be Permanent Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 | 10:51 PM ET

    The euro is a unique example of an asset class with intrinsic investment features, but is it a reliable store of value?

  • Hail Edward Snowden, Public Servant: Economist Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    The NSA tracking every phone call each American makes, and mining Internet data puts the President at the center of a new controversy. He, not Edward Snowden, is the villain.

  • Lululemon: Accountable When Others Are Not Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Few companies practice accountability the way Lululemon does. Contrast how it dealt with a product recall with Bloomberg News' handling of a recent controversy.

  • China Gives US Nothing, but Germans Get Sweets Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a walk at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 8, 2013.

    Xi Jinping offered the U.S. nothing on trade yet wants to build a 'Dream Team' with Germany, Michael Ivanovitch points out.

  • Pentagon Needs to Acquire Private Sector Know-how Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    F-35 Lightning II

    The Pentagon needs to follow the private sector's lead on acquisitions, particularly when it comes to critical information technology, says one lawmaker.

  • As Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping meet this weekend, China's aggressive actions and halting cooperation on a growing list of issues undermine the U.S. economy and national security.

  • Fed, Bond Market Tango to Get Hotter Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | 11:24 PM ET

    The dance of these two wary partners - the Fed and the bond market - will get more exciting, says this economist.

  • Governments Should Look at Catastrophe Bonds Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    Government is taking on more catastrophe recovery costs, but there is a way to pass off some of the risk to the private sector, explains one risk advisor.

  • Yoshikami: Have We Forgotten About Bubbles ALREADY? Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:43 AM ET

    With Jeremy Siegel saying the Dow could go to 17,000, investment adviser Michael Yoshikami cautions investors about unbridled euphoria.

  • Why People Get So Emotional About Gold Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:19 PM ET

    Why are so many people so upset with me for trying to explain the reason for the fall in gold prices? Asks this expert.

  • Mandarin the New Language of Private Banking? Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    With so many super rich in Chinese-speaking countries, many have begun to speculate about a shift from the usual English or German to Mandarin.

  • How to Fix State Retirement? Look to Texas Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Galveston County Justice Center, Texas

    Three Texas counties are setting the example for other governments in planning for worker retirements, notes CNBC contributor Carol Roth.

  • Want to Fight Climate Change? Build in Profits Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park on the park's partial inauguration day August 20, 2009 in Lieberose, Germany.

    When it comes to the fight against climate change, there are opportunities for positive—and profitable—change, says one green advocate.

  • How to Make Colleges Worth the Money Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    College administrators better take a hard look at what they're offering students if they hope to weather a coming online storm, says a former Secretary of Education.

  • Two Big Asian Rivals Start ‘Beautiful Friendship’ Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.

  • Yoshikami: Low Cost China Is Old News Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 12:41 AM ET

    The low-cost advantage that China once enjoyed (at least in the East Coast cities called the Gold Coast) is starting to fade.

  • Japan's '3 Arrows' May Run Into German Wall Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 10:58 PM ET
    Shubiya district, Tokyo, Japan

    Abe will have a tough job trying to convince his G-8 colleagues next month that his "three arrows" stimulus program is not just a subterfuge to boost exports, says this economist.

  • Forgiving College Loans Won't Help Students: Op-Ed Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Forgiving billions in student debt will encourage poor choices by families and embolden colleges to push up tuition, argues Professor Peter Morici.

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