There's a lack of discussion in Congress about the fiscal cliff but it's a problem that can and will be resolved, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.
Hemp is one of the most versatile crops in the world. For food products, only the hemp seed is used. The rest of the plant — the stalk or fiber, can be used for clothing, building materials or energy.
Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.
In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.
Rather than rolling the dice for a revolutionary solution, more investment is needed in low risk technologies with the proven ability to scale over the short term.
A quickly assembled panel on Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the healthcare reform law quickly reached a consensus: The court rightly determined that the individual mandate was a tax despite the Obama administration's insistence that it was not such thing.
John Carney observes Apple's iPad presence at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
It's hard to know what to expect from these things. On the one hand, there's an impressive roster of speakers tackling a very broad range of topics. On the other hand, there are strong hints that this thing is going bubble over with Very Smart People Agreeing With Each Other.
Insight on what to expect from Google, with CNBC's Jim Goldman.
"It's like a leaking boat in which we keep bailing it out and we're very pleased with ourselves.. the problem is we haven't fixed the holes yet," says Alan Greenspan, Greenspan Associates commenting on Europe's fiscal crisis and sharing his thoughts on how to fix a very sluggish U.S. economy, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Marvin Odum, Shell Oil president, discusses Tropical Storm Debby and its impact on oil production, oil drilling in Alaska and more, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
David Cordani, president & CEO of Cigna, discusses what the health-care ruling means for the health care industry, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. David Scheiner, M.D., President Obama's former physician, also weighs in.
insight on the day's market selloff, with Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust, and Stephen Gallagher, Societe Generale.
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher offers his reaction on the Supreme Court decision on health care, Operation Twist and the so-called "fiscal cliffâ€.
Insight on the health-care ruling and what's next for Washington, Sheryl Skolnick, CRT Capital Group; Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust; and CNBC's John Harwood.