Buttonwood 2012

  • The Economy: Asking the Experts Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    The Economist's admittedly unscientific poll offers cheer to both candidates.

  • The Triumph of Politics Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:51 PM ET

    In Europe, China and America, the major determinants of economic and market performance in the year ahead are political, not economic.

  • The Size of the State:  A Big Beast to Tackle Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    Cutting spending down to size will be hard for a President Romney; boosting it any further will be hard for a re-elected President Obama.

  • State-Owned Enterprises: The State Advances Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    The state’s grip on the economy has been tightening. Could foreign pressure persuade the new leadership to reverse course?

  • The Next Crisis: Sponging Boomers Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    The economic legacy left by the baby-boomers is leading to a battle between the generations.

  • Rebuilding The Structure of America’s Economy Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    In theory, banks are supposed to be overflowing with tellers, ATMs and loan officers. In reality, they are increasingly focused on servicing legal claims.

  • Manufacturing: The End of Cheap China Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    What do soaring Chinese wages mean for global manufacturing?

  • Inequality and the World Economy: True Progressivism Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:03 AM ET

    A new form of radical centrist politics is needed to tackle inequality without hurting economic growth.

  • Wall Street Warns: Fix the Debt  Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    National debt topped $16 trillion last month. Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, offers insight.

  • Stocks Stabilize After Tuesday's Drop  Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Fed left rates unchanged and says the economy is limping along, with Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies; Greg Ip, The Economist; and Brian Edmonds, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • Sept. Durable Goods Up 9.9% & Jobless Claims Slide  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer spending and jobless claims, and discussing what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Hildebrand: Reasons to be Optimistic About Economy  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Philipp Hildebrand, BlackRock vice chairman, about the long-term outlook on the U.S. economy at the Buttonwood Gathering in New York.

  • Tech Battle Heats Up  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing whether Amazon or Apple is the better buy, with the FMHR crew. Meanwhile Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein senior analyst, assesses whether Apple will miss earnings. Also, CNBC's Steve Liesman has the latest details on whether Spain will request rescue funds.

  • Spain Must Request Euro Rescue Funds: ECB Pro  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:08 PM ET

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former ECB governor and visiting scholar at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, adds that the current economic situation in Europe justifies a weaker euro.

  • Einhorn: Reverse Monetary Policy to Create Jobs  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    David Einhorn told CNBC's Kate Kelly that to create jobs it requires reversing current economic policy.

  • Loews' James Tisch Talks Energy  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    James Tisch, President and CEO, Loews Corporation, says "the debt level of the United States government is a major problem," and also explains why he is red hot on natural gas.