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Markets haven't yet priced in the possibility that Congress and the President could fail to reach a deal, but traders are already taking positions anticipating that some elements of the 'fiscal cliff' could occur.
Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital, discusses how investors should be preparing for potential higher taxes. "Cliff is actually a bad word," he says. "It's a fiscal bleed," he says.
Joe Duran, United Capital CEO and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss why some Democrats want to go over the fiscal cliff.
Yesterday, former debt commission co-chair Alan Simpson took direct aim at Grover Norquist, of Americans For Tax Reform, who has insisted Congress not raise taxes. Grover Norquist weighs in.
Discussing whether Congress and the President can really reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, as well as the current state of the markets, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports there was no oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico from the rig explosion, but traders are keeping an eye on reports Iran is doubling its uranium production.
The Israeli Defense Minister asked Parliament to authorize the mobilization of 75,000 troops, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin; Richard Whittington, Drexel Hamilton aerospace and defense analyst, offers strategies for playing the defense sector.
Although Apple has shed roughly a fourth of its share price since September, two analysts see substantial upside for the company’ badly bruised stock.
Is the U.S. in danger of losing its entrepreneurial edge? Tom McGee, Deloitte National, provides perspective.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
The head of Japan's liberal Democratic party is calling for sub-zero interest rates. Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, explains.
The Facebook rally, Apple turns positive and special dividend payers, with Brian Shactman, the FMHR traders and Will Duff Gordon, Markit research director.
Stocks rally on fiscal cliff comments out of Washington, with John Stoltzfus, Oppenheimer, and the FMHR team.
Apple drops 26 percent from its September high, with Brian White, analyst at Topeka Capital; Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners; and the FMHR team.
The stocks making the biggest moves in the market today, with the Fast Money traders.
Discussing the big reversal in the markets today, with the FMHR team. Meanwhile an explosion and fire on an oil rig occurred 25 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, LA, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. John Kilduff, discusses how Mideast tensions are affecting oil prices.
President Obama met with Congressional leaders to tackle the fiscal cliff, with the FMHR traders. CNBC's John Harwood & Steve Liesman add analysis.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss Congressional leaders' trip to the White House today and how traders are likely interpret the news. "You can't make a total commitment in any vehicle," he says.
European shares closed down on Friday, with losses led by the banking sector, in tandem with weakness on Wall Street due to ongoing concerns about the U.S. fiscal policy outlook.