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  • Wal-Mart to feel some impact from EM: Pro

    Discussing Wal-Mart's sales, and the impact from emerging markets, with Patrick McKeever of MKM Partners. "The underpinnings of consumer spending are actually a little bit better than a year ago," he says.

  • Microsoft CEO announcement next week: Pro

    Discussing the potential for Satya Nadella to take over for Steve Ballmer as CEO at Microsoft, with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code. Swisher also discusses Bill Gates' role on the board.

  • Cramer: Microsoft missed social & mobile, caught cloud

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses whether potential Steve Ballmer successor EVP of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft Satya Nadella can make the company stronger.

  • Cramer: Google 'is a monster'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his opinions on the potential of Amazon raising the price of its Prime service, and Google's "fabulous earnings call."

  • SOTS market roadmap: Wal-Mart 'in the wrong space'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer provides perspective on news Wal-Mart lowered its guidance for the current quarter.

  • Food stamp cuts don't tell the whole story

    Benefit cuts to food stamp effective Nov. 1 will impact a near-record 47.6 million Americans, but CNBC's Jeff Cox reports those cuts will be felt throughout the economy.

  • Kroger CEO on customers and food stamps

    David Dillon discusses his company's strategy to keep prices low while still creating shareholder value.

  • Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning.

  • Every time you go to a fast-food restaurant, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being served by a worker who's living in poverty.

  • 2 Wal-Mart stores ransacked

    Consumers flocked to two Walmart stores that were processing transactions with EBT cards even though no money was being debited from the customers' accounts. CNBC's Seema Mody shares a video.

  • Customers with EBT cards cleared shelves at Walmart stores in two Louisiana cities on Saturday night, KSLA News 12 reported.

  • Uncle Sam's spending problem?

    Uncle Sam posted a budget surplus last month of $17 billion. Does Washington still have a massive spending problem? Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, share their opinions.

  • In Congress All Politics Getting Personal

    A flurry of activity in Washington this week has sparked trash talk among members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • The House rejected a five-year farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad requirements on those receiving them.

  • People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • Food Stamp Usage Up

    Food stamp usage in America has gone up 70 percent since 2008. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, discuss.

  • Americans on Food Stamps Continues Rise

    Despite a drop in the jobless rate, and a soaring stock market, the number of Americans on food stamps continues to rise. Guy Benson, TownHall.com and Emily Sussman, Former Young Democrats of America executive director, discuss.

  • Govt. Benefits Fueling Poverty?

    More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line. Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics; Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Katie Burke, Edelman; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Morgan Brittany Townhall columnist, provide perspective.

  • Growth Ahead? Jobs, Policy & More

    Discussing what's holding back growth in the markets, with Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.

  • Jobless Rate Down, Food Stamps Up

    Caroline May, Daily Caller political reporter, discusses why the number of people applying for food stamps is increasing despite a drop in the nation's unemployment rate, with Margie Omero, democratic strategist.