Mark Cuban, 57, sparks
‘berserk’ trading in gold options

"This is purely a trade"

Ken Langone, 80, backing Kasich, 63

Previously supported Christie

Hillary, 68, mentions Obama, 54, 21 times in Democratic debate

Bernie: "I am proud to say Henry Kissinger is not my friend"

‘Red flag’ of possible Cabela’s sale: chairman puts shares in trust

Paper: "Now that the shares are in trusts, if the shares are sold or liquidated — like what would happen if Cabela’s were sold to a private entity — the gain in value from their original cost is not subject to capital gains taxes or estate taxes"

Prof allegedly embezzled $70,000 from 3 student clubs

"It's really shocking. I couldn’t believe that someone would actually do that"
Done: Page on university website taken down

Risk of dementia declining; scientists don’t know why

"Stroke used to be 2nd leading cause of death, and now it’s the 5th. Maybe we can do this for dementia, too"

George Clooney, 54, loses cool with reporter

"I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it's an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, 'What do you do?' That's fine, knock yourself out"

Driver, 47, plunges off of cliff in Jeep

150-foot drop; cause unknown

RFK witness, 91, apologizes to Sirhan, 71, for not enabling release

"Sirhan, I'm so sorry this is happening to you. It's my fault"
The assassin: "If you want a confession, I can't make it now. Legally speaking, I'm not guilty of anything. ... It's not that I'm making light of it. I'm responsible for being there"

Zuck, 31, not happy with India-colonialism tweet by Andreessen, 44

"Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?"

Burberry sues JCPenney

Claims check pattern copied, "inferior" and "substandard"

Stallone, 69, hints ‘Creed’ is last go-round for Rocky

Advice: "Don’t be afraid to be sloppy the first time out — that doesn’t apply to architecture, but it does apply to creative endeavor"

Microsoft matches employee donations of up to $15,000 each year

Employee contributions to nonprofits up 7%

Kristin Cavallari’s late brother, 30, had $18,000 cash in car

Bipolar, thought gang members following him in rural Utah; heavy online gambler

Twitter sensitive about MAUs

"Return to Q3 levels"

Lynn Swann, 63, not sold on Megatron, 30, as Hall of Famer

"When you start to look at his team, the success of his team and did he lift that team; he made them a little bit better, but at the end of the day, I'm not quite sure"

Woman’s, 22, body was in Wal-Mart parking lot for months

Drug needle found in car

Marlee Matlin, 50, ‘surprised’ by Super Bowl snub

Meets Gaga: "In her dressing room, she and I had a chance to speak, and I told her my kids were big fans of hers. She couldn't have been nicer. I told her anytime she wanted to learn to sign to give (me) a call, and she said, 'Yes!'"

Regal Cinemas average ticket price hits $9.76

Average amount spent per guest on concessions: $4.31

Newspaper editorial slams Peyton’s, 39, Budweiser comment

"Manning watered down his authenticity, but we get it"

Woman brandishing gun robs pizzeria

Undisclosed amount of cash

Minnesota delegation learns from SF Super Bowl experience

"We need a lot more volunteers. Everything from greeting you at the hotel to the airports, in our case being in the skyways and directing people"

Dauman, 61, slams ‘naysayers, critics, publicity seekers’

"We will not be distracted or deterred as we build for the bright future ahead of us"

Died: Sam Spence, 88, created soundtrack of NFL Films

Born in SF to realty-broker parents; lived as adult in Munich
Listen on YouTube: "The Pony Soldiers"
Listen on YouTube: "The Westerner"

Pgh writer oddly slams Bears QB, 32, with Newton, 26, fumble

"I can't imagine any other starting QB in this league not going for that ball. OK, maybe Jay Cutler, but that's it"

Cost of security detail for Kasich, 63, surges

"The bottom line is that the people of Ohio have the same interest in not having a dead governor regardless of whether he's on vacation or at work, regardless of what he's doing"

Day after hosting Super Bowl, Santa Clara mayor, 53, quits

"Stunned reporters in attendance"

Thugs rob motorists at gunpoint on Highway 101

Couple pulled over to let tailgating car pass, abruptly cut off

$200,000 gift bag for Oscar nominees

Includes Dandi Patch underarm sweat patch

Ex-prof, 45, pleads guilty to selling overpriced equipment to u.

300% markups cost the university $65,036

Beyonce video spurs uptick at Red Lobster

"It's clear that Beyonce has helped create some Red Lobster fans, and we are very grateful to her for that"

NBC News pulling Vieira, 62, documentary on surgeon, 57

"The story’s moving so quickly, the guy’s being investigated"

Mule struck by pickup on Route 1

"Got spooked, got pulled away from the young person who was leading it"

Ex-Tenn. Titans great, 45, feels snubbed by team

"I'm not even on the Titans' Ring of Honor ... I don't know what it is about me. My accomplishments don't seem to matter ... If I say that publicly, then I'm whining"

Former Obama education secretary, 51, able to sign with CAA

"Expected to negotiate book and speaking deals and identify new business opportunities"

Gaga’s, 29, night

George Foreman: "Lady Gaga pound for pound best national anthem I've ever heard"
Elizabeth Banks: "Lady Gaga/troops/flyover made me cry"
Alyssa Milano: "That was amazing @ladygaga. Chills. Everywhere"

Gloria Steinem, 81: Young women backing Sanders, 74, to meet men

"When you're young, you're thinking, 'Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie'"

Risk off

Jobs report: "There was something for the bulls and something for the bears. It depends on which part of the statistics you want to focus on"

Pickens, 87, cashes out on oil

Unloaded holdings, waiting for moment to get back in

Died: Maurice White, 74, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

"Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine"

Man sues McDonald’s over mozzarella sticks

"Testing the core 'mozzarella' cheese of the sticks reveals that the substance contained within their breading is not mozzarella cheese at all. It contains non-permitted substances which render it outside the standard of identity of mozzarella cheese"

‘Bumpy road’ predicted for Viacom succession

Jason Ader: "This is an unfortunate turn of events. This doesn't bode well for change — and change is warranted at Viacom. We wanted someone to come in right now and take a fresh look at the company"

Nebraska cab companies fending off Uber, Lyft

"Business is good"

Susan Sarandon, 69, fires back at Piers Morgan, 50

"I'm under cleavage attack"

LGF 3rd-quarter revenue sharply drops

Restarted possible merger talks with Starz


"I call this money blood money ... coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans. I know you are smiling, but I am very serious, sir"

Thugs rob TV cameraman of equipment at Super Bowl

"They took everything. I am sad beyond belief. This is the lowest I've ever been doing this job. I am OK. They only threatened with a gun. Criminals suck"

Musk, 44, cancels Tesla order of ‘super rude’ customer

Had complained, "you screwed up this event completely"

Jimmy Carter, 91, says Trump, 69, better than Cruz, 45

"The reason is, Trump has proven already he's completely malleable. I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right wing policies he'd pursue if he became president"

Goldman Sachs: 3 hikes this year

"Recent comments suggest that policymakers see the tightening in financial conditions as excessive, with potential implications for growth and the path for policy later this year"

Apple employee/DJ dies week after being stabbed in mob

Since April 2014 worked as bilingual data analyst

Comcast: Fixing customer service is paying off

"For the full year, Comcast lost 36,000 TV customers, the smallest drop since 2007. The last year it added video customers was in 2006"

IRS experiencing computer failure in tax system

"At this time, the IRS does not anticipate major refund disruptions"

College student, 19, rents dorm on Airbnb, faces discipline

"I saw this as a way to make some money, but also help some people out"

Georgia mayor arrested for DUI driving police car

"When it got to the point we were getting complaints that he was activating the blue lights on the car, then we became more concerned, especially if he was trying to stop or control traffic. There was a lady who said he initiated a traffic stop on her because he wanted to talk to her ... He refused those tests, indicating to the officers that he didn't want to take it because he had 'weed' in his system. That's what he called it"

Icahn celebrates 80th birthday at Mastro’s

Michael Milken, Leon Black, Howard Lorber, Rich Handler, Andrew Whittaker, Bennett LeBow

GGP exec: AMZN plans to open 300-400 bookstores

Company doesn't comment on "rumors and speculation"

Gene Munster not sold on Marissa’s, 40, YHOO turnaround

"It's unlikely the changes will right the ship, given they have tried these in the past. Investors want Yahoo to sell the core and figure out the taxes on Alibaba"

Posh hair salon terminates weekend staff via text message

"I don't even like to be told someone is going to be late over text"
"I don't really know what to think, except that I need to find another job"

Man carrying handgun into WMT clashes with employee

Texas paper: "It’s OK to bring in a handgun to Walmart if one is properly licensed because the store’s alcohol sales are 50% or less of the total gross receipts"

City councilwoman arrested for public intoxication

"Apparent she wasn't all there"

‘Spanky,’ 45, arrested less than an hour after exiting jail

Cops: Caught with merchandise that police said was stolen from CVS and Walgreens

Jerry Rice, 53, went unrecognized as Lyft driver

"My dream is to be an actor"

Newspaper editorial: Maybe IRS will answer more than 38% of calls

"Just $1 more devoted to tax enforcement yields $6 more in revenue, according to the Treasury Department. That means the IRS, without changing any part of the current tax code or any part of the federal budget, can play a major part in setting the federal government on a more fiscally sustainable path"

Shkreli, 32, wants to ‘berate’ Congress, will take the Fifth

Would "love to talk to Congress"

Browns cutting Johnny Manziel

"Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization"

TV reporter, photographer hurt by falling tree

"A eucalyptus tree fell on top of them"

Iowa jolt to stocks?

"Here's the question — when we get in tomorrow is the political landscape more or less uncertain than it was today? Ideally, we would like to see less uncertainty and think that's a market positive"

John McCain, 79, gives Senate speech praising Carolina Panthers

"Ron Rivers. I'm sorry, I mean Ron Rivera"

Eugene Robinson, 52, tells Panthers of Super Bowl fiasco

"That's the first time I heard that story. I didn't know anything about it"

GOOG tops AAPL in market cap

"Ad revenue rising shows they are still gaining ground with advertisers and all of their ad platforms are performing admirably"

U. of Missouri protests could lead to credit downgrade

"The negative outlook also incorporates recent senior management changes and campus events that could, in our opinion, affect demand and enrollment in the short term"

Man dies after tree falls on him at park

"This was an act of nature"

CBS program reunites Mean Joe Greene, 69, commercial kid

Top 50 Super Bowl ads

Pro Bowl TV ratings plummet

"Likely lowest ever," but still beats NHL

Died: Signe Toly Anderson, 74, Jefferson Airplane original

Incredibly, same day as Paul Kantner, also 74: "I imagine that she and Paul woke up in heaven and said, 'Hey what are you doing here? Let's start a band'"
Exit: Quit after back-to-back Fillmore shows; replaced by Grace Slick next night

Died: Paul Kantner, 74, founding member of Jefferson Airplane

'60s: "The Airplane’s high point may have been its sterling early-morning performance at Woodstock, while its nadir may have come only months later, at the violence-plagued Altamont concert, when Balin was knocked unconscious by the rampaging Hells Angels"
Exit: Accepted $80,000 in 1985 for promise not to use "Jefferson" or "Airplane" without Slick's consent
"Somebody once said, if you want to go crazy go to San Francisco. Nobody will notice"

NFL targeted in Eric Schneiderman, 61, ticket-bot probe

Reuters: "In one example cited by Schneiderman, a single broker bought 1,012 tickets in one minute to a Dec. 8, 2014 concert of the band U2, despite a claim by the ticket vendor that there was a four-ticket limit. By the end of the day, that same broker had bought more than 15,000 tickets to U2's shows across North America"

Lede on Seattle Times Amazon article kinda weak

Really? "Among the biggest retailers of all"

ABC rejects ‘Carol’ trailer featuring skin scene

Demands "more coverage on" both actresses

University of Washington applications rise 18%

Paper: "Hired 6 additional temporary application readers ... likely that Seattle’s stature as a hip, growing city with a thriving tech economy is propelling the increase"

O.J. miniseries is first must-watch TV of 2016

"Private homes, conference rooms, offices and courtroom chambers"

Hundreds in Seattle demand crackdown on homeless population

"We feel unsafe. We see people blatantly breaking the law, and we're wondering why are we held to a different law than someone who is in an RV?"

State university bans hoverboards from housing

Have until Feb. 10 to remove

Newspaper editorial: State must act on gas-price gouging

"Frankly, we have had enough"


"These guys are just killing it ... One of the really impressive things about this is: Look at all the other companies in this space, and there's train wreck out there"

Warriors’ new arena to be called Chase Center

Paper: "Naming-rights experts said the deal probably exceeds the high-water mark for basketball arenas, the $200 million that Barclays paid to put its name on the home of New York’s Brooklyn Nets"

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce Bernie Sanders, 74, benefit

"Feels great to support someone I believe in"

Marcus Lemonis shares story of insecurity at high school

"I had no friends in high school. I weighed 75 pounds more than today, I had big hair, and I struggled. I thought about suicide and a lot of crazy things because I didn't know what I wanted to do in life ... Having a TV show doesn't solve things ... Business became my family and my friends"

2 BASE jumpers presumed dead after Big Sur leap

Paper: "Authorities only learned of the jumpers' fate on Sunday, when they recovered a parachute and helmet camera on the beach, and then watched the recording"

All eyes on cloud for Amazon earnings

2016 "lining up to be the year that AWS profitability starts to surpass retail"

Died: Abe Vigoda, 94

3 straight years of Emmy nominations as Fish on "Barney Miller"
Hired by Francis Ford Coppola for "The Godfather" without an agent
Rumors of death since 1982 after People magazine blunder

New Chase ATMs will offer $3,000 withdrawals

"We analyzed withdrawals occurring at our teller lines and found that 90 to 95% of withdrawals are under $3,000, so setting the limit there would allow the devices to serve the vast majority of our customers"

Designer’s suit: Victoria’s Secret stole bra designs

"Inventive concept was to develop a true anatomically correct push up insert to create lift and cleavage while maintaining a natural appearance underneath clothing"

Woman’s ear medication goes from $3,400 to $10,000

"An example of what happens to the average person when confronted with a significant procedure that they’re relying on the insurer to cover and they’re relying on the practitioner to be fair and candid about"

Maria Bartiromo, 48, left CNBC over ‘short term’ culture

6 a.m. show: "It definitely changed my lifestyle. You know, I have to be in bed at 8:30. I get up every day at 3:30 in the morning. ... I definitely go out less. I have to admit that. It did cut into my social life. But I don't mind"
Joey Ramone song: "I love that song and I recently actually bought, at auction — he wrote rough lyrics on a piece of paper before he decided on the lyrics. I saw it and said, 'You know what, I have to buy it.' It's on my wall. I look at it and I play the song a lot"

Critic writes strange column on deaths of David Bowie, Glenn Frey

Seems headline writer gave up; couldn't uncover a point

Bank suspect, 25, turned in by brother, was hiding in Hooters lot

"Officers found Holmes hiding in the backseat of a friend’s vehicle"

71% of Charlotte viewers watched Panthers’ NFC title rout

65% in Phoenix tuned in

SF cabbie held hostage by woman, 49, wielding scissors

"Got out near Civic Center to buy drugs, and then got back into the taxi"

Police recover $70,000 worth of stolen cheese

No arrests

AFC Championship Game ratings highest in 29 years

2nd game up 19% over last year

Man, 54, dies trying to retrieve drone on frozen pond

AP: "Miller told his son to wait in their vehicle while he retrieved the drone. The boy sat in the vehicle for about 3 hours before it ran out of gas and he went to get help"

Art Garfunkel, 74, lets Bernie Sanders, 74, use ‘America’

"I believe the monied interests have gone too far and have rigged the system"

Prof finds many people don’t realize they’re happy

"You can fail to notice the things that are actually nurturing and feeding you. Especially if it's the people around you that you can easily come to take for granted"

U.K. politician dubs Google tax settlement ‘derisory’

"Sweetheart deal ... some of the independent analysts have argued that it should be at least 10 times this amount ... It looks to me from all the independent analysis that this is relatively trivial in comparison with what should have been paid ..."

ATV thug runs down state trooper

Paper: "When he got out of his cruiser, one of the operators drove at the trooper and hit him at high speed. The trooper fired his handgun and the ATV drivers fled"

1st positive week of 2016

"Long overdue for a bounce"

Doors drummer John Densmore, 71, backs Bernie Sanders, 74

"At the 2012 Burning Man festival, people built a giant replica of Wall Street and 60,000 people roared as various banks (Goldman Sucks, etc.) burst into flames. It takes a lot of courage to take on a system that is almost broken, but Bernie remembers the positive values of the '60s and hasn't forgotten the 'terrible wrong' of Vietnam"

‘Highly intoxicated’ bicyclist struck by car, arrested

"When you're riding a bicycle, the law is you obey the laws of the road"

Don McLean, 70, emails newspaper: ‘I am not a villain’

"What is occurring is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30-year relationship. Our hearts are broken and we must carry on"
Disclosures: Alleged victim "blindsided" to learn court statement would be in paper: "He was scaring me with the intensity of his rage and the craziness in his eyes" ... allegedly said he wanted to "strangle you so bad” and "deck her"

Widespread outages for Comcast customers in Bay Area

Elsewhere: Hiking service fees from 2.7-12% in Chattanooga, says cost to deliver programming continues to increase significantly, especially broadcast television and sports programming

Man, 35, gets prison, deportation for defrauding Kohl’s Cash

Admitted creating computer program to swipe rewards program certificate numbers
"Greed and dishonesty" ... "America is the land of opportunity. It will not be the land of opportunity for those who engage in fraudulent activities"

Airport worker drives across runway as jet is taking flight

"This appears to be a human failing, and those dynamics are always out there"

Omaha woman wins Tide Super Bowl ticket contest

2 tickets to Super Bowl 50, hotel accommodations, $2,500 spending money
Team: "We'll be rooting for the Denver Broncos"
"I was bummed I didn't win the Powerball, but this is great"

No News Dept.: Yahoo article at says virtually nothing

"Wants to gauge shareholder reaction after presenting its strategic vision ..."

Skydiver, 34, with 12 years experience dies in fall

Apparently chute collapsed, causing rapid descent

Pair of thugs, 21, 17, busted for toll-plaza robberies

"Toll plazas have lots of witnesses and lots of cameras. It certainly made our job easier"

3 stabbed in bar fight; cops unsure how brawl started

Rule No. 2: Take it outside

Bills hire Kathryn Smith, NFL’s 1st female full-time assistant

Buffalo News fails to report age: "The Bills did not make Smith available to the media Wednesday night, nor did they include any comments from her in their release"

N.Y. Post front page mocks Oscars diversity controversy

"The diversity controversy rumbled on with Donald Trump weighing in on Wednesday. The GOP presidential candidate questioning why white actors get shut out of awards shows like the BET Awards. Also on Wednesday, rapper 50 Cent and actor Tyrese Gibson implored Oscars host Chris Rock to drop out of the show"

Survey of U.S. companies in China shows all’s not well

Paper: "More than half the respondents also said China's severe air pollution has created difficulty in recruiting senior executives to work in the country"

Goldman Sachs profit slumps for 3rd straight quarter

$5 billion settlement of crisis-era legal claims hits earnings

Winslow, Arizona, pays tribute to Glenn Frey

"We're so appreciative here in Winslow, not just for Glenn Frey but for the Eagles. Everybody knows that song, and it's helped us get Winslow back on the map"

Illinois gov, 58: GE spurned state over ‘trajectory’ of problems

Says company didn't want to go from "one failed state to another"

Dick Costolo, 52, joining Index Ventures, trying fitness start-up

"Over the course of the last couple of years working with Bryan (cofounder) in various group settings, I observed both my personal development and increased physical energy as a leader. We plan to bring this process and capability to a much larger audience"

Jeff Saut: ‘Selling stampede’ likely not over

"In talking to hedge funds and institutional accounts, they have not started lifting their hedges yet. Could we get a bounce? Yeah, but catch a falling knife and you tend to get your fingers cut"

Arrest of Don McLean, 70, shakes Maine town

"Don's a good citizen, and his wife is a great person, and they've done a lot for the community, and we don't know more than that"

Viacom, CBS sued over ‘loyalty’ to Sumner Redstone, 92

"Certainly unable to fulfill the responsibilities for which he was paid"

Settlement in fans’ suit vs. MLB will unbundle single team’s games

"We believe this settlement brings significant change to the sports broadcasting landscape. It is a big win for baseball fans"

BHP Billiton signaling dividend may be vulnerable

"In this environment, we are also committed to protecting our strong balance sheet so we have the financial flexibility to manage further volatility and take advantage of the expected recovery in copper and oil over the medium term"

JCPenney will start selling appliances again

"This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of the company's name in the first paragraph to 'Penney' instead of 'Penny'"

Attacks on oil installations costing Nigeria $2.4 mil. a day

"Economic sabotage"

83% of Denver TV sets tuned to Broncos-Steelers game

Highest-rated AFC divisional playoff game in 21 years

S&P 500 crumbles below August low

Hogan: "We're in lock-step with oil. That is the tale"

NFL Network rebroadcasting Super Bowl I after debacle

"Quite a bit different than what aired last Friday"
CNBCfix review: "Talked over the audio broadcast for most of the production, meaning the vintage call of Jim Simpson was basically stepped on and relegated to background noise ..."

Week after loss, columnist wonders if Bengals should go away

"The Bengals lease is up in a decade. Would we be better or worse off in Cincinnati without the NFL? Or just different?"

Cher, 69, sending 181,440 bottles of water to Flint


Sports/media world rallies around Chris Mortensen, 64

"I have many inspirational examples of men, women and children who have faced this very fight. We all know somebody, right? I also have the love and prayers of my wife Micki, my family, my friends, colleagues and, most of all, my faith that serve as sources of tremendous strength. I have a peace about this and look forward to the battle"
Cris Collinsworth: "From everyone at @NBCSports we are all thinking of, and praying for @mortreport Chris Mortensen. One of the truly great guys in our business"
Mike Tirico: "Hope you join us in prayers for our dear friend @mortreport in his battle"
Curt Schilling: "Thoughts and prayers with you @mortreport"

MGM charging for Strip parking

$10 or less for overnight guests; grace period for locals

Died: Dan Haggerty, 74, starred in ‘Grizzly Adams’

Appeared in "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat"

Marcus Lemonis launching ‘Profit’ spinoff ‘The Partner’

Not "Apprentice": "I'm a big believer in treating people with respect and dignity"
Repetitive: "TV critics heard a lot about the $35M of his own money Lemonis has invested to save struggling companies on The Profit. If we had a buck for every time Lemonis mentioned his $35M during the TCA Q&A, we could afford a large-ish sized Groundwork cappuccino, which is saying a lot"

CNBC’s Carolin Roth embarking on 2-month maternity leave

Louisa Bojesen: "You kinda can't, if you look from the screen, you kinda can't always see it. From the side, definitely"

Amazon dropping Prime price to $73 for weekend

Supposedly to celebrate pair of victories in Golden Globes

Ridley Scott, 78, surprise is Oscars’ biggest snub

"The Revenant," "Mad Max," "Spotlight" and "Big Short" are front-runners

Died: Alan Rickman, 69, one of Hollywood’s greatest villains

Offered Hans Gruber role after just 2 days in L.A.
Family: Met wife as teenager; married in 2012

Jennifer Lawrence, 25, awakened by assistant with Oscar news

"It feels amazing, and I'm really honored"

De Blasio, 54, study: Uber not crowding Manhattan streets

Paper: "As Uber has expanded, yellow cab trips are down, sources said"
Skeptical cabbie boss: "Clearly, the congestion problem has gone up dramatically. There are more for-hire vehicles on the road now then there have been in the history of the city. As a New Yorker and a Manhattanite, you can see how much worse the congestion is"

Lunch ladies nearly miss Powerball jackpot

16 claim $50,000: "It's not about the money, we're having a ball"

Neil Cavuto, 57, seems to give CNBC debate a pass

"Sometimes Mother Teresa could be asking the questions, and if you're a candidate in trouble or down in the polls or your donors are backing away, you're going to lash out"

El Chapo, 61*, had never heard of Sean Penn, 55

"He's also a political activist ... He's been very critical of the Bush administration"
* or 58

Rescue of man in Oakland hole took 13 hours

"Every time we'd try to pull out some sand, more sand would fall back into the hole. And his feet were stuck in clay at the bottom so we had to dig pretty deep"

Lottery watchdog: Powerball could be a scam

"Vendors sold more than 440 million tickets for last Saturday’s drawing for $949.8 million, the organization says, and yet nobody won"

1,867 looming large for stock market

"Certainly panic is in the air. People are selling first and asking questions later"

Murdoch, 84: Obama speech ‘totally divorced from reality’

"O speech proclaims great virtue of Iran nuclear deal. Tomorrow's headlines: 'Iran grabs ten US sailors'!"

Icahn, 79, frustrated by rumors from ‘these guys’ about TWX

"The industry is changing radically. I do think some of the companies are overpriced, but I won't say which ones. I can't get into it. I only talk about what I am in"

Sean Penn, 55, likely OK if he didn’t take cash

"Meeting with a fugitive or criminal is not a crime, even if the law says we should report crimes, there is no punishment for not doing so"

Google self-driving car averages 10 human takeovers a year

AP: "Google said its cars needed human help 341 times over 424,000 miles. That would be the equivalent of about 10 times per year, given the 12,000 miles the average U.S. vehicle travels annually"

Man, 41, trapped in Oakland hole

"A long process" — at least 8 hours of rescue

Ben Roethlisberger, 33, ‘has a chance’ to play Sunday

Paper: "Joey Porter did not receive a game ball for drawing the personal foul penalty"

Rupert Murdoch, 84, engaged to Jerry Hall, 59

"They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future together"

Chinese firm buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion

Tull: "This has never happened before. There's no road map for this, we're putting it together as we go"

Powerball ticket printers going nonstop at grocery store

Too many digits: "There was a guy earlier that was like, 'Hey, it's over a billion now do you know that?' and I'm like, 'Yah, I know the sign doesn't reach that high'"

Lasry: Report on junk bond fund problems ‘misleading’

"Based on dated information"

NBC talent causes ruckus at Golden Globes

Billy Bush singing during Tom Hanks tribute to Denzel Washington

‘Fair to presume’ Manning, 39, on ‘short leash’

"There is no telling how he will perform in a full game"

Uber cuts prices in more than 100 U.S. cities

"Seeking new capital from Morgan Stanley's network of high-net worth clients"

WFC: Markets could see 1998-style correction

"Domestic recession is still likely to be avoided"

Jamie Dimon, 59, could pull the plug on Bloomberg terminals

Reuters vying: "Unseating the incumbent is never an easy thing"

Facebook co-founder unloading The New Republic

"The number of unique visitors as of November was 2.3 million — down 38% from the same month a year earlier, according to comScore

Some asking 5 figures for Steelers-Broncos game

"A seat in section 121, row 16 is going for $11,421 on StubHub but $7,778 on NFL Ticket Exchange"

Died: David Bowie, 69

Last live performance was 2006 charity show in New York
First musician to try securitization: Prudential bought bonds backed by catalog

Ben there, done that

"Maybe more" dramatic than Super Bowl 43
"He just stepped into the huddle, called a play, and we started moving"
Injury: Bengals fans cheer, throw garbage at QB on cart
Cincinnati columnist: "There very likely will be no change at the top. But if any game would force that, it would be this one. Too many players were out of control. That's on the head coach. Too many stupid things happened. Passion has its place in football. Reckless stupidity does not"

Steelers-Bengals tickets plunge

"I think the weather is steering some people away"

‘American Sniper’ widow confronts Obama at gun forum

"I want the hope that I have the right to protect myself. That I don't end up to be one of these families, that I have the freedom to carry whatever weapon I feel I need"
California: Ex-UCLA running back, 90, holds intruder at gunpoint: "A human life is worth too much to just go shooting someone ... He might be one of the homeless near Costco. He left a pair of shoes in my bedroom and they were all wet. So it could be very possible he was homeless and came in to sleep. The police officer said he could have been drinking"

No one more hated than a sports owner who moves team

Paper: "On Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a dartboard with Rams owner Stan Kroenke's face as the bull's-eye"

Browns would have to sell Doug Marrone, 51, on players

"Some players, in fact, might just decide they don't want to deal with it"

Boeing ordered to disclose Washington tax breaks

State agency reconsidered after newspaper's appeal

Aaron Sorkin, 54, directorial debut ahead in poker film

Hoping to fast-track 'Molly's Game' and meet with actresses soon

Father, 31, ODs on heroin in children’s hospital room

Syringe in arm, needles strewn on the bathroom sink

Woman, 23, arrested in violent home invasion

Brandished way in with gun, dialed thugs with cell

Mandy going home

Deogun memo: "While Mandy is leaving the U.S., I'm pleased to say she will stay involved with CNBC as an on-air contributor for our global properties"

Gorman, 57, extends MS tenure, prompting Fleming, 52, exit

Heir apparent: Colm Kelleher, 58, gets nod
"It appears rather strange that Gorman is appointing someone who is older than he is to be next in line to succeed him, which implies that Gorman is planning to stay"

Died: Michael Hamilburg, 82, Hollywood literary agent

Clients included Jim Morrison (poetry)
"As an independent away from the Hollywood mill, he never had much to fear from a boss or a competitor. He could be who he wanted to be and free to do what was right"

Died: Robert Stigwood, 81, produced ‘Saturday Night Fever’

"A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees' career, as well as having discovered Cream, and subsequently managing Eric Clapton"

Judge wipes out all of columnist’s $7.1 mil. judgment vs. paper

"An employee who is demoted is not simply permitted to quit and sue because they do not like the new assignment"

Ohio pharmacy burglary crew indicted in Pennsylvania

3 already convicted in New York and New Jersey

Steelers thank Bills for win, ship sandwiches to Buffalo

Grilled meat stuffed with French fries and coleslaw
1977: Bought leather briefcases for Bum Phillips' Houston Oilers

Masked thug in ‘Star Wars’ sweatshirt robs casino

Customer got in the way, got pepper sprayed

James Caan, 75, in desperate need of cash

Divorce: "I am no longer willing to take parts in films and/or television shows which detract from the 50 years I have spent building my reputation"

Hollywood stocks slammed in market selloff

"We see sports content as resilient in its advertising revenue potential, but as easily separately identifiable in the establishment of lower-cost offerings"

Wild start to new year

"A lot of it has to do with China and a lot of it is overdone. The China PMI hasn't changed much. It's not unusual to have an outsized reaction when you've got a base case that 2016 could be a tough year. I think it's very much global markets are in a risk-off mode. It's very hard to step in the way"

Buffalo shocker: Bills beat Jets, send Steelers into playoffs

Rex haunts former team, delivers late Christmas gift for Tomlin
Wild card weekend: Marvin Lewis hoping for "exorcism"
Cinci locker room: "Most were reticent after the game"
Quarterbacks: Unclear if Dalton or McCarron with start
Dalton apparently gabby with media: "I wish Andy would just be quiet and quit telling them what he's doing. He puts a lot of pressure on himself that way"

Semi truck gets stuck under casino sign

"It was just an unfortunate mistake"

Bust: College football ratings plunge 44% on New Year’s Eve

In denial: "It's just not appropriate to talk until all the results are in. I guess it's like asking a coach to talk about a whole game at halftime"

Thug, 27, shot in the butt

Car pulled up; someone fired

Down for the year

"Probably more urgency to sell than to buy"
AAPL: First negative year since 2008

$10 an hour: Green Bay Packers hiring shovelers for Lambeau

Report 8:30 a.m.
History: Casting firm shooting Super Bowl ad with Packer fans inundated with applicants

Star of Cosby, 78, staying on Hollywood Walk of Fame

"A celebrity's politics, philosophy, irrational behavior, outrageous remarks or anything like that have never been cause to remove a Walk of Fame star"

Cops vow to get tough on Bay Boys surfers

"We will make an example out of anyone who behaves criminally down there"

Trump, 69, slams Obama, 54, for watching ‘Star Wars’

"Time for a leader with real priorities"

N.Y. company to offer world’s first kosher medical marijuana

Certified by Orthodox Union

Thug, 50, holds technician at gunpoint until computer fixed

Paper: "The nature of the computer problem could not be learned immediately"

Movie tickets jump 48% in China

"Pretty big drop" for imports' market share: "Under any other circumstance, a 25% year-on-year revenue growth [for foreign films] would be considered spectacular. But the local films did so well, everything else just pales by comparison"

Man robs U.S. Bank of several hundred thousands of dollars

10:40 p.m. inside grocery store

900-pound elephant seal safely relocated from Calif. road

"She's a 900-pound elephant seal, and we're not. She pretty much does what she wants"

3 mil. Prime subscribers in 1 December week

How many total accounts? "Tens of millions worldwide"

Carolina Panthers ticket prices plunge after loss

Average price for Buccaneers game tumbles from $474 to $270

Marcus Lemonis says Fla. RV competitor’s lawsuit is bogus

Accused of trying to sabotage business after failing to buy it
Giving: Pledges up to $300,000 for Marquette

Thug panhandler, 52, stabs samaritan, 41, who gave him cash

Demanded more money, said he was not going to be poor on Christmas

Judge tosses SeaWorld visitors’ suit seeking refunds

"Because the complaint does not allege (let alone with any specificity) that any of the named plaintiffs saw and relied on SeaWorld's statements about its treatment of whales when purchasing their tickets, the named San Diego plaintiffs lack standing to bring claims on behalf of the putative San Diego Class"

‘Big Bang Theory’ sued over lullaby song

AP: "The daughters' lawsuit, seeking unspecified damages from the show's producers and distributors, says the 'soft kitty' lyrics have been used in their entirety on at least eight episodes of the show since March 2008. ... And it says the defendants not only have failed to credit Newlin but have sometimes made it appear as if the lyrics were written by one of the show's producers"

Embarrassing Steelers need Buffalo bailout to make playoffs

The line: Jets 2.5-point favorites against the Bills

Trio of thugs beat up pair in Times Square

Got wallet, backpack; no arrests

Oregon bakery pays damages in gay-wedding case

AP: "Dropped off a check Monday for $136,927.07"

500-pound seal determined to cross busy California highway

(Actually female): "He's back in the water now. But he seems very committed to crossing the roadway. Every time we get him in the water he waits until we walk away and he's right back up on land"

Tea maker phasing out Trump, 69, quote from bottle caps

"If you're going to think anyway, you might as well think big. Donald Trump"

Wis. mayor says on Facebook that Obama, 54, is Muslim

On vacation; says he'll return to address the matter in a few days

Conspiracy? Pittsburgh wonders about Belichick’s decision

"Belichick defended his decision after the game, but it was one of the dumbest moves of his coaching career. Unless, of course, he did it to make sure the Steelers missed the playoffs"

Died: Haskell Wexler, 93, giant of Hollywood photography

Oscars for "Virginia Woolf," "Bound for Glory"
Point of view: "The summer of 1968 in Chicago was the most unreal thing that ever happened. People say they make movies to show what 'really happens.' But they only show what they choose to show. In 'Medium Cool,' I'm not trying to say this is the 100 percent honest truth. That's why my face is up there on the screen at the end — I'm the guy behind the second camera. I'm saying this is my statement, and if you like it, fine, and if you don't, fine"

Mark Hamill, 64, warns fans of fake autographs

"I'm so sorry there's so many fans spending their hard-earned money for fraudulent signatures"

Jerry Brown, 77, pardons Robert Downey Jr., 50

"By completion of his sentence and good conduct in the community of his residence since his release, Robert John Downey, Jr. has paid his debt to society and earned a full and unconditional pardon"

62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings account

“They likely don’t have cash reserves to cover an emergency and will have to rely on credit, friends and family, or even their retirement accounts to cover unexpected expenses"

Salary of Iger, 64, dips to $44.9 million

COO Thomas Staggs earns $20 million article on Tom Lee ledes with ‘perennial bull’

"We're 5 times more likely to have a double-digit year than to have another year of coal"

Gorjus Ylan Mui sits in with CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell’

Notes U. of Michigan survey identifying strong "disinflationary mind-set"

Died: Joe Jamail, 90, ‘King of Torts’

Won $10.53 billion verdict in Pennzoil v. Texaco case

24-hour San Francisco diner closing Christmas Eve

Zeke Jak: "We're kind of bummed. I'm watching everything go down one by one. It's like a machine that's munching it all down. It sucks. No more places to go at 3 in the morning after going out and what not"

Stallone’s, 69, ‘Rocky’ jacket sells for $149,000

Poncho from first Rambo film brings $60,000

Dell strategist, 40, watches 46 hours of ‘Star Wars’

"I wanted to demonstrate my passion. I grew up with 'Star Wars.' As a kid, the simple morality just appealed to me. Everybody likes a white hat hero they can get behind"
9 straight showings of "The Force Awakens"

Light seen across sky in Ventura, Las Vegas

"This particular Ursid shower isn't predicted to have these kinds of large fireballs (and) this one seems to be anomalous"

Poll: Americans aware of CMG outbreak eat there less

Stock touches 19-month low: "Don't tell us how great it is if you're not going to tell us exactly what you're doing"

2015: Year of the Dead

"The group even came with its own set of philosophical gospels, flexible but potent, spun like most theosophies from a freestyle mix of scripture and believer practices. It was a unique place that fans really liked, and they wanted to revisit it. Unsurprisingly, these 'final' farewell shows weren't really an end ..."

Casino robbed by pair of thugs, 3rd time since August

"Showed their weapons and demanded money ... unsure if the guns were pointed at anyone or if the men were handed the money or were able to access the register themselves"

Jim Paulsen predicts ‘another flat year’ in 2016

"That could come out in a sharp drop in the market again where we come to lower multiples more supportable with rising interest rates"

Andy Lack on CNBC debate: ‘Sh-- happens’

"Had nothing to do with anybody at NBC News"

Suits allege AMC theaters deprived Spanish-only of ‘Star Wars’

"If you are one of over 200,000 Houstonians who understand Spanish but not English, you will be out of luck"

Gillette taking Dollar Shave Club to court

Startup valued at $630 million

Intruder, 38, shot by resident, 22, recovering

Had thrown brick through window

Skier, 50, dies after falling in tree well

Pockets of snow that form around trees

Clint’s ‘Sully’ lands in September

Tom Hanks, Jamey Sheridan, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Downgraded to $90

"Even The Force cannot protect ESPN"

Applebee’s waiter returns family’s lost $32,000 cash

"He just wanted to do the right thing"
Paper: "They were told that there were no safe-deposit boxes available for the cash, so they ran some errands and then went to the Applebee's. Later in the evening, they learned the money was missing"


"The world’s most eligible bachelor"
"From September 2013 to March 2014, they created fake consulting agreements for four investors, paying $7.6 million in cash and stock. Retrophin's board did not approve of the consulting agreements, the indictment says"
"We're not aware of where he got the funds that he raised to buy the Wu-Tang Clan album"
"Enfant terrible of pharmaceuticals": "The most successful Albanian to ever walk the face of this Earth"
Twitter: "#Karma"
"Appeared relaxed, smiling at what appeared to be family members in the courtroom"
Redemption: "Shkreli's other business accomplishments are a mixed bag, but all in all pretty impressive for a guy who started off by losing all of his investors' money at least twice"

Fresno sweetens offer for Nordstrom facility by $2 million

7-0 vote: "We cannot miss with Nordstrom. This is a very valuable Christmas present to the city of Fresno that we need to work on today"
"The Tesla project drove that with the type of deal they were able to get there. This is the new normal"

CNBC plans renewed 2016 emphasis on technology

"There’s a lot of interesting stories around chief marketing officers, and there's hundreds of billions of dollars spent on advertising around the world that’s powering that economy and powering the economy"

Bar Refaeli, 30, suspected of tax evasion

Home raided; questioned for 12 hours

Trucker, 46, hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline faces DUI

"It was determined through the evaluation and Foster's statements that he was under the combined influence of methamphetamine, prescription painkillers and a muscle relaxer"

CNBC on at Redstone’s home

"15,355-square-foot mansion with 8 bathrooms, gigantic tanks of tropical fish and 4 dogs, including 2 long-haired Dachshunds named Arthur and Murray

WaPost’s gorgeous Ylan Mui asks question of Fed chief

"You said earlier that expansions don't die of old age, but I think the other half of that is that it's often central banks that kill them off instead. So I'm wondering, um, how worried you are about the possibility that the Fed will have to turn around after hiking rates; um, other central banks that have tried to raise rates have had to do just that. Um, how damaging you think that might be to the Fed's credibility"
Answer: "So, when you say that um, central banks often kill them, I think the usual reason, um, that that- that that has been true when that has been true (sic redundant) is that central banks have begun too late to tighten policy, and they've allowed inflation to get out of control ..."

NYSE traders oblivious to Sharon Stone; fans take pictures

Evidently is playing a vice president in a TV show

Marcus Lemonis, 41: ‘Greatest fear in life is dying alone’

"As someone with few friends, he considers business deals his way of forming relationships. (He compares doing a business deal to going out for margaritas with friends. For him they share the same pleasure space.)"
Impressive: "You can ask me anything" ... "Call me anytime"
"The Profit" supporter: "He's amazing to work for and amazing to know. He's brilliant"
"The Profit" detractor: "He's an arrogant, self-centered egomaniac narcissist"
CNBCfix editor's note: This article is a month old but was just discovered

Uh-oh — someone at CNBC forgot to type the main info here

They should come up with a better strategy for dummy text

Report: Sumner Redstone, 92, took mental competency tests


Article on NFL’s L.A. interest way too long, minimal news

Ending: "Deals get done when there are deadlines. We'll see where it goes"

Steve Jobs’ daughter, 37, skips screening, parties with cast

Tavern on the Green

CNBC’s Sara Eisen on fire in red

World Bank conversation was never so exciting

Balt. TV critic: Strong CBS broadcast marred by Simms bungle

"I replayed the sequence 5 times right after the game and I still have no idea what Simms really thought or how he could go from asking why they would kick to saying they should definitely do so in the space of 10 seconds"

Harvard Law grad, 38, charged in bizarre kidnapping

Disbarred in January

Jaguars’ big loss in New England got high local TV ratings

Team's best in 2 years
Denver: 69 share for Broncos' game

CNBC charging $250,000 per 30-second ad in GOP debate

"Significantly more than the typical $50,000 that CNBC charges for its sometimes schlocky commercials for personal grooming products or gold buying services"
Ratings: Presumably channel will be OK with Nielsen this time

In the navy: CNBC sailing with Amanda Drury & Seema Mody

Teaming up on "Power Lunch"

‘Wall Street Week’ nearing ‘global distribution deal’

Highest ratings on Sept. 13

Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, John Harwood, Rick Santelli,
Sharon Epperson, Jim Cramer picked for CNBC GOP debate

Pregame: Joe Kernen, Kelly Evans hosting special programming
CNBCfix comment: Great move to limit main field to those at 3% or better but let's end this publicity welfare of an "undercard" debate among hapless candidates who shouldn't be in the race ... if you can't poll 3% at this stage, you do not deserve to be considered a "candidate"

CNBC’s Mandy Drury in beautiful, mesmerizing outfit at NYSE

Fashion breakthrough on "Power Lunch"

Woman in Va. TV shooting striding toward recovery

"I saw those incredible flowers, and I saw those great big giant pictures of Adam and Alison and the viewfinder. That's all I saw. You can't all of the sudden stamp the place with tragedy. It has been nothing but economic development, growth, families, vacations, happiness"
Struggling to walk to mailbox: "Everyone says, ‘Oh, you’re doing so well,’ but they don’t know that it was the careful placement of timing — from the medications and laying in my bed all the way up until the moment that the car was already started. I don't want to disappoint anyone in the process, but it is what it is. So, I give it what I've got"

LSU-Syracuse was ESPN’s most-watched game last weekend

1 p.m. Eastern start outdrew each of channel's prime-time matchups

Will next movie of Michael Moore, 61, beat standards?

"A movie about the nuts and bolts of domestic policy ... doesn't stir the conspiracy loins the way some of his other movies do"

British barrister, 40, bitten by spider on plane, leg bursts open

"I turned on the light and clearly saw a spider running across the floor before hearing two stewardesses screaming 'Spider!,' but I wasn't sure if I had been bitten as it really wasn't very painful"

Guest billed $75.90 after not showing up for wedding

"This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated"

Meth junkie, 23, unable to post $50,000 bail

ATV club's treasurer allegedly steals about $23,000

Under Armour’s Kevin Plank, 43, worth $3.9 billion

No. 145 on Forbes' list

Fox Biz program picks up 1st monthly win against CNBC

"Lou Dobbs Tonight beat CNBC in total viewers for the month of September. CNBC aired a variety of shows, including 'West Texas Investors Club' and 'The Profit'"

CNBC’s Louisa Bojesen: ‘I never go on dates’

Louisa: "Front of the FT this morning, they make a point with a big picture of the Shard, saying the Shard has defied the doubters as setting record rents for the South Bank. Here's like a little picture of the Shard, so it's a huge building in London-"
Seema Mody: "Have you ever been up there?"
Louisa: "I haven't. Have you been?"
Seema: "I hear it's a great date spot"
Louisa: "Really?"
Seema: "Yeah, I'm told"
Louisa: "I wouldn't know. I don't know. I never go on dates"

Blue & red: Carolin Roth & Seema Mody on ‘Worldwide Exchange’

Carolin: "Would you wear this dress for 30 years if you could?"
Seema: "I may see; if it still fits me, why not?"
Carolin: "Why not, right"

Bill Griffeth: Sara and I didn’t coordinate purple attire

Bill: "This was not planned. Yes, we match, but it was nothing"
Sara: "We're just so in synch. We don't even have to tell each other"

Seema Mody wows in mint green

Hears Wilfred Frost decry the existence of voicemail

Black & red: Carolin Roth, Seema Mody on ‘Worldwide Exchange’

Question if Yellen is contra-indicator

Blue & golden: Seema Mody & Nancy Hulgrave on ‘Worldwide’

CNBC producer in spotlight in Madrid

Subway employee tackles, disarms thug, forces out accomplice

No arrests made

Man, 50, seriously hurt trying to drive car off parking garage roof

"The car instead flipped over onto its roof"

Real estate agent, 48, allegedly stole $145,000 from clients

"Accepted deposits totaling $145,300 from clients purchasing a home. But instead of using the money for its intended purpose, he kept the money for himself, according to authorities. Prosecutors also claim Simons wrote himself unauthorized checks from the agency’s account for business and personal expenses. Other brokers at the company discovered the scheme when they noticed the shortages"

Knicks win meaningless game, likely lose No. 1 overall

"In terms of our future, it has no bearings on these guys' lives"

Seema Mody takes day off, gets haircut

Back on "WorldWide Exchange" after long weekend

Knucklehead: Alaska Airlines worker dozes in jet’s cargo hold

Emergency landing after 14 minutes in air

‘Clinton people’ fume over de Blasio, 53, dis of Hillary, 67

"Some of Hillary's biggest bundlers are like, 'WTF?'"

Bill Kreutzmann, 68, touring in support of memoir

May 5: Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with The Grateful Dead

Lawyer requests: 45 days in jail for man, 53, in lobster scheme

Now a maintenance worker earning $9.50 an hour

Teen thugs on spring break ignite high school brawl in Berkeley

"Drew dozens of police officers and the entire high school security staff to the scene"

Greg Norman, 60, in Tupper Lake, N.Y., to view proposed resort

"We have several investors who want to come in"

Too easy: Staggering day in sports history by dull jock, 21

"Final-round drama took a vacation day"
No rivals: "Phenomenal from Spieth. Boring final day though. Short on drama."
Celebrate: "The most boring 'winning' ceremony I've ever seen in my life-Green Jacket. He should have been outside w/ the crowd! #masters2015 #Spieth"
Sponsor: "I hope there are people panicking at under armor - they have to design something remotely fashionable for Spieth to wear. Brutally boring."
Historic: "Tx Jordan Spieth for the most boring #MastersSunday ever!"
Donald Trump: "A great @The Masters. The course looks so beautiful. Fantastic for golf and television ratings!"
CNBC's Carolin Roth: Watched none of it
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen: "I watched all of it"

Carolin Roth, Louisa Bojesen unimpressed by Trump-Legere tiff

Louisa: "They're fighting about very important things obviously. Very, very important things, as- as men sometimes do"

Troy Polamalu, 33, retires from pro football

2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, inevitable Pro Football Hall of Famer
Time: "33 is obviously significant because of Christ being 33; and 12 years, 12 apostles. I'm not superstitious by any means but I always thought that if I played 12 years and retire from football at 33 and give my life and give my body and give my blood to this game, I think that would be a pretty significant landmark in my life"
Winning: "I do know one thing is that talent doesn't win Super Bowls. There's got to be another component there. The personality of a team changes from year to year. I do think the team next year can be really successful. How successful, only time will tell"
Values: "Made weekly, nonpublicized visits to cancer patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh" ... "I don't know anybody in the NFL who doesn't like Troy. If you have an issue with Troy, you've got to look at yourself in the mirror. That's the type of guy he is"

Seema Mody in stripes

CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange" ends week on a high note

CNBC’s Carolin Roth mesmerizes in Europe

Stanchart interview closes with a visual flourish (above)

Died: Albert Maysles, 88, filmmaker of ‘Gimme Shelter’

NYT: "Made ends meet by doing television commercials for large corporations like IBM and Merrill Lynch, then made their early reputation with 'Salesman' (1968)"
Credits: Worked on Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue

CNBCfix review: Al Michaels’ book leaves the drama on the field

Other than digs at Cosell and Esiason, "Miracle" man prefers compliments to controversy
The contenders: Gowdy, Scully, Buck, Costas, Nantz, Cosell ... is Al Michaels
the greatest sportscaster of all time?

CNBC, citing colleague: Rich Ilczyszyn, 46, died of embolism

"The apparent cause of Rich Ilczyszyn's tragic death was a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis, Rich's coworker told us today"

CNBC contributor Rich Ilczyszyn, 46, dies

Family: "Rich had a love for life as well as an appreciation for the fragility of it. He always encouraged others to live fully and spend time with those they love and hold dear. iiTrader is a testament to Rich's inherent creativity and resilience. iiTrader will continue to innovate and move forward"

Bill Fleckenstein slams interview with Jackie DeAngelis

"The certainty with which the woman that I got interviewed by this week sees the future, and the need to be involved in stocks is rather remarkable since most talking heads don’t know anything about investing"
Still waiting: Article notes no sign of short fund promised since late 2013

CNBCfix review: Excitement in backwardation in Secret Club

Kate Kelly's dry account of commodities world fails to pose an important airline question

Mark of celebration: Hoffman leads rousing cheers at CNBC

"There's been a lot of highlights ... I would say the proudest I was of the organization, was in the- leading up to the financial crisis in 2008, and the year or year and a half or so that followed it, I felt like, as if all of the hard work that had gone into building the organization over the first 20-plus years, or so, had really paid off ... I was so proud of the way CNBC not only reported the story, but the way they treated the seriousness of those events"
Tears: "Do I see a little moisture in your eyes, Tyler?"


Kelly Evans pushes Matt Damon, 43, to be Aquaman, help charity

Kelly Evans: "Matt Damon, if only you could play a superhero who could deliver clean drinking water to the world's poorest, uh, dare I ask whether you could play Aquaman and in fact leverage your celebrity to draw attention to this cause through this new movie that potentially uh, rumors are out there you could play Aquaman in"
Matt Damon: "Playing 'Aguaman' (sic)? Is that the ..."
Evans: "A-qua"
Damon: "Sorry, that's a terrible joke"
Evans: "You can go the Spanish route if you want to. I mean-"
Brian Sullivan: "There is international distribution for the Justice League, so it's fine. It's the character plays (sic)"
Damon: "We're huge in Latin America, Um, uh, no, well, you know, since they, since they made Ben Batman, I've been showing up at his house every day dressed as Robin, but um, my little campaign I don't think has, has gone too well so far. So far I haven't been contacted by anyone to, to be in the movie, but with Ben in there-"
Evans: "Would you do it though Matt? Because look you have to say it would make a certain amount of sense for this cause, if you did it ONLY for this cause, it would actually make a certain amount of sense ..."
Damon: "Well, all right, uh, uh, I'm open to being in any good movie as always; it might be a bit of a stretch ..."

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera:
‘Paul Tudor Jones said out loud what we all know to be anecdotally true,’ Karen Finerman is ‘exception that proves the rule’

Karen Finerman: "Well my first response was I just could not believe he said it. And so I, I wanted to make sure that I had it right, and I went and I looked at the video, and of course you just showed it, so yes, he said it, and, uh, I, I, I know, I know that he's apologized, that he didn't mean to offend anyone, and I believe he was saying it, he was- an attempt to be very candid, I can't believe also that he didn't think that will- would never get out, but it's sort of- I mean on so many levels, it makes me wonder, 1, what if you don't nurse, do you not then have that- are you, do you keep your judgment then if you don't nurse. That's sort of something that popped into my head"
Amanda Drury: "And also, is he also saying that global macro traders that are guys are not great dads because they're always off 24/7 on the phone trading stuff"
Karen Finerman: "Right, I just- I don't really accept that premise either. If you are a mother, I really sort of do wonder, how long this would knock you off your game for. And, it, I don't know, on so many levels, I know so many women, far more successful than I, who have done an extraordinary job of raising kids, and also, uh, you know, trading, trading their books"
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: "I think Paul Tudor Jones said out loud what we all know to be anecdotally true. That women, it's not that they don't have the ability, it's just, if they have a child, priorities tend to change. It takes up a lot of time. A child is a huge, huge commitment. And so-"
Amanda Drury: "And not necessarily a bad thing"
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: "It's not necessarily a bad thing, he's not saying that, that they can't do it, it's just, it gets a lot tougher. Priorities often change. And I think Karen, you are awesome, but you are the exception I think that proves the rule. Let's face it: How many other women are on 'Fast Money.' I mean when you look at the breakdown of people- when you look at the breakdown of people who are on CNBC. It's a guys-and-ties network. I mean let's not kid anybody!"
Karen Finerman: "Yes I hear you-"
Brian Sullivan ridiculously removes tie: "Here we go, no more guys in ties"
Karen Finerman: "Let me just add 1 thing"
Brian Sullivan: "I don't wanna get accused of dodging the conversation. All right, I know hedge fund managers that have what they call the large-house indicator. Right. What they say is, if they have an investment manager, or a fellow hedge fund manager, whatever, that starts to build a new mansion, they will often times use that- or CEO of a company, they'll use that as a negative and either get out of it or trim, because building a home is a year-long process, takes a lot of energy, you're not focused on what you're doing. So I don't think just has to be about gender. If you've got any big undertaking you take on, that reduces your focus. I'm not defending what he said-"
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: "Except this happens to be about having babies for women, which is just a huge thing in, in most women's life"
Brian Sullivan: "If I was a hedge fund manager and a CEO of a company bought a 200-foot yacht, I would sell the shares of that company probably short that next day"
Karen Finerman: "I mean also there's the private plane indicator, you get the private plane, you're not hungry anymore, then you don't care. I, I don't really buy that, I think it also makes the case that women don't have the judgment to know, after they've had a baby, whether or not they are still interested in being in the game. Now that may be his experience, and I believe him when he says that's what he's found to be true, and he gave a couple examples of a, you know, two women from Maryland the '70s, he probably has more recent examples than that, but is he just open to the possibility, the possibility, that maybe it's not true, that there will never be just as many women investors as men, never, period, end of story. Isn't it possible?"
Amanda Drury: "And the other thing is Karen, and you've touched on this, I mean, we would've said in the past, it would've been decades, maybe not even so long ago, we would've said that we can't have a good female doctor, she can't possibly be on call because she's got to be at home feeding her child at night. Right?"
Karen Finerman: "And now look. Now look, there are just as many women, or maybe it's about the same number of women graduating from medical school as men and you're right, years and years ago, that was thought as an impossibility"

CNBC asks Dennis Gartman if he called Buffett an ‘idiot’

Commodities king laughs off report, calls Oracle's 45% loss "inexcusable ... poor trading"
Told Brent Hunsberger of Oregonian in June: ‘Warren Buffett is an idiot’
Responded to reader critics at Oregonian site: "Last year I did indeed lose money... 2%.
Other than that, for the previous 14 years I've averaged about +12%, with 22% as my best year.
... I'm also long of Goldman Sachs and Loews while short of Berkshire Hathaway for the past
two months, and have added to that trade along the way as the profits have built up."
Ignored? Days later, CNBCfix was only media site to pick up jaw-dropping Oregonian story
Jeff Macke on BRK-B short: "Congratulations to Dennis Gartman, who saw this coming"

Time to put Yankees-Mets, Cubs-White Sox in same divisions

CNBCfix exclusive: Baseball needs to scrap "leagues" and give fans intra-city rivalries

CNBCfix review: 1 hour not nearly enough for Burnett in Africa

Overreaching documentary shows strengths, weaknesses of anchor, could use Tim Seymour

Does New York Times believe its own ‘Weekender’ ad?

One sentence by arrogant chap deserves scrutiny for puffery at the expense of logic

CNBCfix review: ‘Oprah Effect’ is missing one thing: Oprah

Carl Quintanilla has some interesting stories, but lacks comment from Queen of Talk herself

Couple did ‘3 months of due diligence’ before investing with Stanford

CNBCfix review: Scott Cohn's "Secrets of the Knight" has good but unfocused material

CNBCfix review: ‘Run for the Roses’ feels like a one-trick pony

Outsourced CNBC original with Melissa Francis mostly seems like promo for NBC broadcast

CNBCfix review: Darren Rovell makes the sale in ‘As Seen on TV’

Doesn't dig as deep into infomercial ads as it could, but cuts like a Ginsu knife

Three reasons why NFL Draft is bad for players, fans, league

CNBCfix exclusive: It doesn't provide "competitive balance," but manipulates stars

CNBCfix (slightly) makes the news — in the lede graf!

All from Jared Bernstein's fee: Consider Tony Paradiso a must-read at

Maxim apparently gives Michelle Caruso-Cabrera the cold shoulder

Becky Quick, Erin Burnett, Trish Regan appear to make hot list, with nod to Maria Bartiromo

Margaret Brennan receives 2009 Young Leaders Irish Spirit Award

(Ex-)CNBC reporter/Arabic scholar/beauty praised by philanthropic American Ireland Fund

CNBCfix review: David Faber’s ‘House of Cards’ a home run

Impressive documentary of mortgage collapse will appeal to the pros and the laymen

CNBCfix review: ‘Marijuana Inc.’ weeds out a lot of context

Lackluster documentary is decent, but Trish Regan puts on a fashion show

Cruise line trades access for advertising in ‘Cruise Inc.’

CNBC travel correspondent Peter Greenberg digs into Norwegian Pearl's financials

Fast Money review

Stephen Weiss says monetary policy has "reached the end of its usefulness"

Wall Street Week

Can the markets really just shrug off the presidential race?

CNBCfix reviews:
‘The Profit’

CNBCfix review:
‘West Texas
Investors Club’

CNBC's Lone Star extension of "Shark Tank"

Larry Kudlow’s
powerful sign-off

Photos, transcript from final episode of "The Kudlow Report" special report: CNBC ‘Fast Money’ trader positions often go undisclosed

♦ Daily online recaps often omit certain traders' holdings, appear voluntary, unenforceable, no requirement for accuracy or timeliness, no description of the size of position or whether positions are for clients or traders' own accounts

CNBCfix reviews

Scott Wapner, "Hotel: Behind Closed Doors at Marriott": Reservations about this flat profile

Melissa Francis, Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir Pangs of child scardom linger for a remarkably successful woman

Joe Terranova, Buy High, Sell Higher: Why Buy-And-Hold is Dead And Other Surprising Investing Lessons From CNBC's 'The Liquidator' Trader austerity bible could stand a haircut in pages, title

Steve Cortes, Against the Herd: 6 Contrarian Investment Strategies You Should Follow: How to not buy stocks and come out ahead

Leah McGrath Goodman, The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market: How swashbuckling oil traders make life miserable for exchange chairmen

Phil LeBeau, "Dreamliner": Bumpy ride through recent Boeing turbulence is a bust

Scott Wapner, "The Coffee Addiction": Pour yourself a cup of capitalism

Lester Holt, "The Facebook Obsession": 500 million users, 0 legislator complaints

Scott Cohn, "Price of Admission": College found to be expensive

Trish Regan, "Marijuana USA": For recreational purposes only

Gary Kaminsky, Smarter Than the Street: Sticking it to the big guys

Scott Cohn, "Remington Under Fire": If gun is so unreliable, why does military buy it?

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, You Know I'm Right: If she's right, she should run

Felix Rohatyn, Dealings: A rainmaker has no hostility toward the takeover business

John Heilemann & Mark Halperin, Game Change: Was Obama that great, or everyone else just lousy?

Anthony Scaramucci, Goodbye Gordon Gekko Do the right thing, millionaire-style

Alan "Ace" Greenberg, The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns Auditing Jimmy Cayne's income statements

Charles Gasparino, The Sellout: Impressive chronicle, dubious title, lacks chutzpah

David Faber, "Goldman Sachs: Power and Peril": Just as hedged on TV as in the mortgage market

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, "Liquid Assets": Water documentary runs a bit dry

Carl Quintanilla, "Trash Inc.": Some of the better garbage you'll see on TV

Carl Quintanilla, "Crime Inc.: Counterfeit Goods": Where are the DVDs and software, Carl?

Scott Wapner, "One Nation, Overweight": Lite on substance, if not calories

"The Pixar Story": In prime-time search, CNBC finds a great business story

Trish Regan, "Marijuana Inc.": OK documentary, tremendous fashion show

Maria Bartiromo, "Inside the Mind of Google": Best thing that ever happened to Paul Bond Boots

Ron Insana, How to Make a Fortune From the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History: Schadenfreude victim rallies late

Zachary Karabell, Superfusion: Good case studies, more observation than argument

David Faber, And Then the Roof Caved In: Fine writing, too much Greenspan, lacks protagonist

Carl Quintanilla, "The Oprah Effect": Good biz bios, but missing one thing: Oprah

Movie review:
‘Wall Street’

Gordon Gekko:
The Michael Corleone
of Wall Street

CNBCfix capsules:
Movie of the week

♦ Bonnie and Clyde
♦ Rain Man
♦ The Paper Chase
♦ The Cooler
♦ Giant & There Will Be Blood
♦ Return of the Jedi
♦ Rocky II
♦ The Last Picture Show & Friday Night Lights
♦ She's Out of My League
♦ Con Air

Relevant scribes

Maria Bartiromo
Henry Blodget
Josh Brown, Reformed Broker
John Carney
Art Cashin
Jim Cramer
Niall Ferguson
Bill Fleckenstein
Jon Friedman
Charles Gasparino
Brent Hunsberger
Ron Insana
Zachary Karabell
Paul Krugman
Larry Kudlow
Howard Kurtz
Sarah Lacy
Jeff Macke
Dr. J, Jon Najarian
Tony Paradiso
James Pethokoukis
Barry Ritholtz
Jim Romenesko
Michael Santoli
Steven M. Sears
A. Gary Shilling
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Joe Weisenthal

CNBC/cable TV
star bios

♦ Jim Cramer
♦ Charles Gasparino
♦ Amanda Drury
♦ Maria Bartiromo
♦ Lawrence Kudlow
♦ Karen Finerman
♦ Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
♦ Jon Fortt
♦ Jane Wells
♦ Erin Burnett
♦ David Faber
♦ Guy Adami
♦ Pete Najarian
♦ Jon Najarian
♦ Tim Seymour
♦ Zachary Karabell
♦ Becky Quick
♦ Joe Kernen
♦ Nicole Lapin
♦ Herb Greenberg
♦ John Harwood
♦ Steve Liesman
♦ Margaret Brennan
♦ Bertha Coombs
♦ Mary Thompson
♦ Trish Regan
♦ Melissa Francis
♦ Gary Kaminsky
♦ Anthony Scaramucci
♦ Kate Kelly
♦ Dennis Kneale
♦ Darren Rovell
♦ Carl Quintanilla
♦ Julia Boorstin
♦ Diana Olick
♦ Robin Meade
♦ Matt Lauer
♦ Katie Couric
♦ Dylan Ratigan
♦ Eric Bolling
♦ Jeff Macke
♦ Julie Chen
♦ Anderson Cooper
♦ Erica Hill
♦ Neil Cavuto
♦ Liz Claman
♦ Rebecca Jarvis
♦ Monica Crowley
♦ Bill O'Reilly
♦ Rachel Maddow
♦ Susie Gharib
♦ Jane Skinner
♦ Kimberly Guilfoyle
♦ Martha MacCallum
♦ Courtney Friel
♦ Uma Pemmaraju
♦ Michelle Kosinski
♦ Joe Scarborough
♦ Terry Keenan
♦ Betsy Stark
♦ Chrystia Freeland
♦ Natasha Curry
♦ Jeffrey Kofman
♦ Jane Velez-Mitchell
♦ Debbye Turner Bell
♦ Christine Romans

CNBC guest bios

♦ Meredith Whitney
♦ Dennis Gartman
♦ Bill Gross
♦ Diane Swonk
♦ Richard X. Bove
♦ Nouriel Roubini
♦ Arthur Laffer
♦ Jared Bernstein
♦ Doug Kass
♦ David Malpass
♦ Kevin Kerr
♦ Donald Luskin
♦ Robert Reich
♦ Steve Moore
♦ Vince Farrell
♦ Joe LaVorgna
♦ A. Gary Shilling
♦ Joe Battipaglia
♦ Barry Ritholtz
♦ Peter Navarro
♦ John Kilduff
♦ Chris Thornberg
♦ Addison Armstrong
♦ Jack Bouroudjian
♦ Stefan Abrams
♦ Peter Morici
♦ Michael Crofton
♦ David Kotok
♦ Jerry Bowyer
♦ Robert Pavlik
♦ Warren Buffett

President Obama

Keynote address, 2004
Democratic convention
In Pennsylvania,
"cling to guns, religion"

George W. Bush

Visits firefighters at
Ground Zero, 9/14/01
World leader pop quiz
from Andy Hiller
Speech to nation
on evening of 9/11

Sarah Palin

The Bush Doctrine,
with Charles Gibson

and jingles in

Where did they
go to college?

Supreme Court

Death tolls of
world events