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Alan Knuckman, Market Strategist, Optionshop, discusses how the markets are reacting to talk of the "fiscal cliff," and how to trade gold or silver in the interim.
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says a lot of growth in the next year is going to be driven by what's done in Washington to deal with the "fiscal cliff."
Millions of Americans will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don't agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff - in fact, they already have.
President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republicans to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday.
Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making more than $1 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. President Barack Obama, who wants higher top rates for households earning more than $250,000, has not accepted the offer, this person said.
One month after getting a pricey bottle of wine from the president as a birthday present, it's been more bar-room brawl than friendly wine-tasting for the speaker whose job is at stake right along with the nation's economic future.
Face to face with time running short, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner negotiated at the White House Thursday night in what aides called "frank" talks.
Failing to steer the U.S. economy away from the "fiscal cliff" would be negative for jobs and business investment, Boeing's CEO told CNBC Friday.
Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline executive vp, discusses some of the sticking points in "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline executive vp, discusses the importance of addressing the nation's growing debt crisis while the fate of solving the "fiscal cliff" problem hangs in the balance.
Are political leaders getting any closer to a "fiscal cliff" deal? CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details.
What fixes does the GOP need? Katie Kieffer, Columnist and Political Commentator, says Republicans need to stop running boring moderates, or hypocritical preachers; and Mark Stevens, MSCO CEO, believes the Republicans should take a lesson on branding from the Democrats.
Brian Kelly of Shelter Harbor Capital assesses where stocks stand as fiscal cliff talks go nowhere, and also offers strategies to playing the global market. "You don't have to just trade the S&P 500, Australia is up, the Japanese Yen is doing well, and even look at Hong Kong," he says.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports from Washington where Speaker Boehner is meeting President Obama; and Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; Katie Pavlich, Townhall.com; and Russ Reynolds, Batteries Plus, discuss the state of the negotiations and what it means for the U.S. economy.
CNBC's John Harwood reports Speaker Boehner and President Obama are scheduled to meet at the White House shortly to discuss the "fiscal cliff;" and the Fast Money traders discuss stock picks that are "back from the brink."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks on Capitol Hill, claiming more Republicans are joining his party's point of view every day.
House Speaker John Boehner goes before reporters to again criticize President Obama for not making serious proposals to cut spending. (9:09)
Matt Miller, Washington Post columnist; and Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, discuss raising the minimum wage and shrinking the nation's debt.
Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, debates whether raising taxes on everyone will hurt the economic recovery, with Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-in-chief.
House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders speak out on why there is not yet an agreement on the "fiscal cilff."