Claman on Call: S&P 500 Notches First Gain of the Year


What a difference a day makes -- U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday boosted in large part by minutes from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 rebounded from a five-session dive and clocked its first gain of the year. Meanwhile, the 10-year treasury yield settled below 2%. This is the eighth day in a row of falling yields for the benchmark.

In breaking news after the bell, President Obama delivered a keynote address at the Ford plant in Wayne, Mich. Speaking about the auto recovery in the U.S., the president said the U.S. is entering the new year with confidence that America is coming back. Former Chrysler Chairman Bob Nardelli later joined FBN, calling the government's selling of Chrysler to Fiat "the greatest American giveaway."

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And FBN's Liz Claman was live all day from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas breaking down the hottest gadgets of 2015 and talking to some of the biggest names in tech, including AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong, who put the Verizon takeover rumors to rest. Armstrong also shed some light on how he really feels about Yahoo's Marissa Mayer.

Claman also spoke with 3-D Systems CEO and President Avi Reichental about the future of three-dimensional printing.

Be sure to check out all of today's interviews on and tune into Countdown to the Closing Bell every week day at 3 p.m. ET.

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