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  • Great Time for 'Grave Dancers': KKR, Schwab
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
    Stock Market Volatility Set to Rise: Roubini’s Das

    With the U.S. in political and fiscal turmoil, Europe in recession and global growth slowing, now would be an easy time for investors to cash out and wait until things clear up.  That's just what some are counting on.

  • Economic Recovery Lifting Small-Cap Stocks: Strategist
    By: CNBC.com
    Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    Economic Recovery Lifting Small-Cap Stocks: Strategist

    "The fundamentals of the U.S. economy are improving, and we're about the only major economy you can say that about," said Rich Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors.

  • It's a 'Good Time' to Invest: KKR's Roberts Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    KKR Opens Funds Aimed at Private Investors

    Times of uncertainty are the best times to find investment opportunities, George Roberts, co-CEO of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Wednesday.

  • Mid-Caps Hold 'Pockets of Strength': Pro
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    Nowadays, Wall Street Saviors May Wish They Weren’t

    Daunting problems like Washington's fiscal crisis, slowing global economies and the meager growth in the U.S. all mask opportunities that clever buyers can find, one pro says.

  • Flight to Safety in Bonds May Actually Mean More Risk: Pro

    "If there's a bubble part of the market it's there's way too much money flowing into high-yield. Some of the deals being priced into the market are becoming too aggressive," one fixed income pro said.

  • Could Housing Be the Antidote to the 'Fiscal Cliff'?
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
    Could Housing Be the Antidote to the 'Fiscal Cliff'?

    At a time when most investment professionals are preoccupied with the fiscal peril in Washington, Liz Ann Sonders envisions an economic recovery that will be built, literally, with four walls.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Only the Beginning: Valliere
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 5:54 AM ET
    Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    America's battle with the vaunted "fiscal cliff" could be in its early innings as Washington legislators grope to find a political solution that widely followed analyst Greg Valliere sees likely to be only temporary.

  • 'Cliff' Deal Likely Despite 'Dysfunctional Govt.': Mauboussin
    By: CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    'Cliff' Deal Likely Despite 'Dysfunctional Govt.': Mauboussin

    Washington may be "dysfunctional," but it will reach a debt-reduction deal to solve the "fiscal cliff," Legg Mason Capital Management's chief investment strategist says.

  • For Innovation, Look to Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
    By: CNBC.com
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    For Innovation, Look to Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

    Breakthroughs in these areas will drive technology in  the current decade the way the Internet and mobile technology did in the previous one, the X Prize's founder says.

  • Simpson, Bowles to Bring 'Cliff' Debate to 'Impact'
    By: Jeff Cox
    Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
    Hedge Funds Cite 'Fiscal Cliff' as Top Concern: Survey

    The Charles Schwab Impact 2012 conference starts Tuesday in Chicago, but at least in part will take place under the shadow of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington.

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  • Bowles: Would Take Severe Cuts to Fix   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Bowles: Would Take Severe Cuts to Fix

    If we do not get our economy in order, what could happen to America? Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, offer insight. "Absolutely, the U.S. could go bankrupt," says Bowles.

  • Simpson: Can't Tax or Cut Your Way Out of This   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:35 PM ET
    Simpson: Can't Tax or Cut Your Way Out of This

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss the impact going over the fiscal cliff could have in next year's economy.

  • Simpson & Bowles: Fiscal Cliff, US Debt   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
    Simpson & Bowles on Fiscal Cliff, US Debt

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss the odds of a deal on the fiscal cliff by years end. "I think there is a one-third chance that we will go over the fiscal cliff," says Bowles.

  • Simpson & Bowles: Spending Cuts & Health Care   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:25 PM ET
    Simpson & Bowles: Spending Cuts & Health Care

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss tax rates, spending cuts, and how likely it is that cuts in health care could occur.

  • Gabelli: No Way to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Gabelli: No Way to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    How to prepare your investments if taxes go higher, with Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO.

  • Fiscal Cliff Fears Escalate   Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Fiscal Cliff Fears Escalate

    Stocks seeing red across the board, with Quint Tatro, Tatro Capital; Dan Wantrobski, Janney Capital Markets; and John Buckingham, Al Frank Asset Management.

  • KKR co-CEO on President's Tax Plan   Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:10 PM ET
    KKR co-CEO on President's Tax Plan

    George Roberts, co-chairman & co-CEO at KKR, shares his thoughts on the fiscal cliff and President Obama's tax plan.

  • Impact 2012: Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Ditch?   Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
    Impact 2012: Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Ditch?

    "I think what people still don't recognize is the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are improving," said Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, discussing why he is still bullish on the markets.

  • IMPACT 2012: Job Creation Through Innovation   Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
    IMPACT 2012: Job Creation Through Innovation

    Peter Diamandis, X Prize Foundation founder & CEO, explains why he thinks innovation is the key to job creation in America.

  • IMPACT 2012: Investing in the Markets   Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 8:42 AM ET
    IMPACT 2012: Investing in the Markets

    Michael Mauboussin, Legg Mason Capital Management, discusses how to invest during taxing times for Americans.

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