U.S. Business Day Kudlow's Corner


  • Biggest Corporate Tax Hike in History?

    NBC's Luke Russert has the latest details on the payroll tax bill making its way through Congress, and discussing whether corporate tax reform should include lower rates and a broader base, with Jared Bernstein, Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media chairman & editor-in-chief.

  • The Best Tax Plan:  Romney, Gingrich, or Santorum?

    Which GOP presidential candidate had the best message on growth and taxes at CPAC on Friday? Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, and Dan Mitchell, CATO Institute, discuss.

  • Insider Trading Probe on Capitol Hill

    Discussing the investigation of House Financial Services Cmte. chairman, Spencer Bachus, with Peter Schweizer, Hoover Institute, and whether the STOCK Act goes far enough to stop insider trading in Congress.

  • CPAC Speech Showdown

    The three GOP front-runners hit the stage at CPAC to woo the conservative crowd, on Friday. Discussing who made their case for the nomination, with Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks; David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; and Robert Costa, National Review.

  • Greek Cabinet Passes Bailout Bill

    Will the Greek debt deal unravel before Sunday's parliament vote? Charles Kupchan, Council On Foreign Relations senior fellow, provides perspective.

  • Will Stocks Stay in Rally Mode?

    Does this week's sell-off present a buying opportunity for investors? Steven Cortes, Veracruz LLC, and Ronald Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, weigh in.

  • CPAC 2012: Energized or Demoralized?

    Rep. Steve King, (R-IA), discusses CPAC's conservative agenda for 2012, and which GOP candidate is likely to get their endorsement.

  • The Conservative Message in 2012

    Robert Costa, National Review, reports conservatives convened in Washington on Thursday, at the annual CPAC meeting to call for a balanced budget, and reforms in health care and taxes. Do they have a candidate with that platform? Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Matt Lewis, Daily Caller, weigh in on the GOP campaign, and Mitt Romney's speech to CPAC on Friday.

  • Has the Government Declared War on Banks?

    Officials sealed a $25 billion mortgage foreclosure deal with five major banks. Is this a shakedown to finance government? Mark Calabria, Cato Institute, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, weigh in.

  • Google to Develop Home Entertainment System

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports Google is about to unveil a wireless home entertainment system; LinkedIn shares soared on Q4 earnings beat; Kodak announced, after 130 years, it will stop making cameras; and Clint Eastwood speaks out on the controversy surrounding the Chrysler "Halftime in America" Super Bowl ad.

  • No Budget, No Balance, No Problem?

    Debating whether President Obama and the Senate Democrats are deliberately stalling on passing a budget, with David Goodfriend, fmr. Clinton White House aide, and Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity.

  • Where's the Big Market Rally?

    Discussing better-than-expected economic news, a slew of strong profits, and the outlook for the market, with Bob Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist; Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief US equity strategist; and Jack Bourdoudjian, Index Futures Group.

  • Has Big Government Gone Wild?

    Debating a new government mandate requiring religious organizations to provide birth control coverage in their health plans, with Igor Volsky, Center of American Progress, and Betsy McCaughey, "The Obama Health Law" author.

  • STOCK Act Heads For House Vote

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on the "STOCK Act", a bill that will prohibit insider trading by members of Congress. Also, discussing whether the bill goes far enough, with Peter Schweizer, Breitbart editor.

  • Shilling: Making a Case for Recession

    Gary Shilling, Shilling president, discusses why he thinks the U.S. economy is headed for a recession.

  • Is the Fed on the Wrong Course?

    Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, discuss whether the Fed's monetary policy will breed inflation or speed up a recovery.

  • NY & CA to Sign on to Mortgage Servicing Settlement

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports New York and California have agreed to sign on to a multi-state mortgage settlement deal; Diamond Foods fired its CEO and CFO on the heels of an accounting scandal; shares of Cisco were up on its earnings beat; and Groupon's stock fell as much as 10% after it first earnings miss.

  • Market Rally: Fed or Earnings to Thank?

    Has the Federal Reserve's easing policy set the stage for the strong market rebound, or is the rally driven by profits? Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, and Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, discuss.

  • Santorum's Sweep & the GOP Race

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the Republican primary race, and discussing whether Rick Santorum's sweep puts him back in the race, with Steve Schmidt, Edelman vice chairman; Richard Land, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Tony Fratto, fmr White House deputy press secy.

  • Giuliani: Hasn't Endorsed, Not Sure Who'd Be Best Against Obama

    Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Partners, discusses Mitt Romney's flip-flop on issues, and why he has not yet endorsed the GOP front-runner, saying the vitriolic nature of the campaign is harmful.

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