Same old, same old

"It's basically the first summer Friday. It's before a long weekend"



Gasparino: Only the fat cats really getting ahead

"Listen, the stock market's better, but who's making money? Me. Fat cat Gasparino and all the fat cats at Fox. We're doing great! The average person hasn't done well. Wages are sh----. If you write code, you get a job. If you want to flip burgers, you can probably get a job. It's the stuff in the middle that's getting tight"
Ron Insana: "He'd been saying stuff about me behind the scenes, and then one day he said it on Twitter, and I lost it"
Cramer: "Jim Cramer’s a friend of mine. I don’t think he’s evil. I think there’s a perception that he’s out there to screw people. He’s not. Listen, the best hitters in baseball hit .300, right? Warren Buffett has screwed up a gazillion times"
Move: "I was making pretty good money at CNBC. Did I get paid more by Fox Business Network? Absolutely"
Stock-picking: "One of the things I like about Fox Business Network is that we don’t tout stocks, unlike CNBC. I worked at the other network and have a lot of friends there, but that’s a network of touting. Be very suspicious of that. You always step on your dick when you listen to touts"
Advice: "If you’re 30 years old, the biggest thing you should be doing is saving and dividing the money into a stock portfolio. You don’t necessarily need a broker to do that, by the way. Open a Charles Schwab account"
CNBCfix comment: Nice interview, but first 4 questions kinda weak



Huge spike in interest for Don Draper retreat center

"We love the increased attention because it drives people to our website and our catalog"

3% millionaire surcharge sinks in Illinois House

Speaker: “Certain people in this state have been very fortunate, and we want to ask them to give more to the educational system"

Suit: Morgan Stanley broker, 57, had affair with incapacitated client

Named Barron's top woman financial adviser in 2012 and 2013
Allegations against bank disputed: "We're saying that that's a bunch of bulls--t"

Volunteers ordered out of California oil cleanup

"It's poison. It's unbelievable. You just want to see it go away. I saw black. I thought it could be kelp, but it just turned blacker and blacker and it just rolled in — it’s like 'Oh my gosh'"

Hanergy failed to repay bank loans

"The share sales escalated after debtors made little progress in negotiations with the company over the defaults, those sources said"

Uber driver gets $472 ticket from airport cop

"(The officer) came out of his car and said, 'Do you have a permit and do you know that you need a permit to operate on airport property?' I said, 'No'"
Explanation: "We've given them ample warnings multiple times. For those that just didn't want to do it, we really felt we had no choice but to issue tickets"

Man, 23, dies skateboarding on college campus

"Traveling too fast to make a left-hand turn onto Quaker Hill Road"

Oakland to pay journalist $9,500 for jaywalking ticket

"Even if some of these tickets are technically legitimate, it's actually being used as a way of gathering information on protesters, which is chilling to their free speech"

Ex-student admits burglarizing cop’s home over ticket

"He was trying to get in through the living room window. He was tangled in the blinds. I struggled with him and hollered for my wife to get my gun"



Former Islanders con man John Spano, 50, guilty again

"After that second prison stint, Spano was hired as a driver for a company that provides laundry services to medical facilities, police said. He was promoted to salesman, which is when he began creating the fake accounts for which he was paid commissions. Police said he ran the operation from an office he set up inside a self-storage unit"

$75,000 in Grateful Dead prints stolen

AP: "The most valuable is a hand-painted, 1966 original Stanley Mouse/Alton Kelley Family Dog skeleton with roses, which was listed in the auction for $25,000"




Mandy Drury wows in skin-tone belt

New outfit on "Power Lunch"

PAA pipeline leak spills 21,000 gallons of crude off California coast

"Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact"

Screech, 37, wants to call concealed-carry witness at trial

Paper: "Last week's sudden postponement of a final pretrial hearing had suggested a plea deal may have been in the works, but on Tuesday the judge and lawyers discussed details of the trial now set for next week"



Prince Charles, 66, shakes hands with Gerry Adams, 66

Time: "Reporters asked the Sinn Fein leader if he apologized for the killing of Mountbatten. Adams brushed off the question, noting that 3 other people, including a 14-year-old grandson of Mountbatten and a 15-year-old Northern Irish boy, were killed at the same time. 'One couldn’t help but be regretful about the loss, particularly when there are children involved,' Adams said"

Flight instructor, 24, allegedly steals plane, disappears

"I can't say that we’ve ever investigated a case quite like this before"



Middle finger displayed at Milwaukee school board meeting

"An apology only goes so far for a public official in that kind of setting"

City paying USBank $54,000 to manage $36 million

"We've been fairly passive with investments to date"

Resident, 77, is surprised to find burglars, guns both down

"The victim armed himself after a confrontation, discharged his firearm at the subjects"

12 months, you’re done: Arizona shrinks welfare window

"I tell my kids all the time that the decisions we make have rewards or consequences, and if I don't ever let them face those consequences, they can't get back on the path to rewards. As a society, we are encouraging people at times to make poor decisions and then we reward them"


Restored ‘Third Man’ premieres at Cannes

"You know what the fellow said: In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace — and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock"

Died: Gunther Kohn, 88, fled Germany at 13, fought Nazis

Father sent 2 daughters to South America

Texas bans cities from banning fracking

Critics: "You would think that when scientists are getting more clarity about the connections between fracking and disposal wells with swarms of earthquakes, state politicians would want to provide higher levels of protection for people’s homes and families"

N.Y. tourist, 71, taking picture tumbles into Yellowstone canyon

Luckily fall broken at top of 200-foot drop



Jeff Gundlach, 55: CNBC commentators ‘don’t get it’

"The long bond wants the Fed to raise interest rates"



Mike Novogratz: ‘I think Obama will go down as a disappointment’

Tells "Wall Street Week": "I think deep down, while he gives a great speech and he's very smart and intellectual, he didn't really want or understand what it took to, to be the president"

Kevin Krim leaving CNBC; Hoffman ‘disappointed’

Memo: "Despite best efforts on both sides, over several months, I'm disappointed to let you know that Kevin Krim has decided to leave CNBC"
CNBCfix comment: Should've had it edited first ... "I'm disappointed to let you know that Kevin Krim has decided to leave CNBC despite best efforts on both sides for months"

Paraglider smashes into cliff, dies

Pronounced dead at the scene



Woman, 25, shot in the butt at party

Another suffers graze wound to the neck

Bus driver goes off bridge under construction at casino

Rescued dangling: "We're thankful he's alive"



Died: Garo Yepremian, 70, kicker famed for Super gaffe

"Every airport you go to, people point and say, 'Here's the guy who screwed up in the Super Bowl. After a while it bothers you. If it was anybody else he would go crazy, but fortunately I'm a happy-go-lucky guy"



$100 million in Lyft

"Ride-sharing is poised to become a fundamental component of our transportation infrastructure"

Ken Griffin, 46: Most powerful figure in hedge funds?

"Some continue to view the firm as a challenging place to work with high turnover"
"Citadel receives about 20,000 resumes each year, according to a person with knowledge of the firm's hiring, and offers positions to about 2 percent of the pool"

Giant lines at new In-N-Out location

"Lol pray for everyone who works at the In-N-Out in Alameda"

Avon hoax embarrasses SEC filing system

"The SEC has so many forms being filed, I don't think it can check every one. But I think they could do a better job acting as a gatekeeper"
Knuckleheads bid up the stock: Shares touch $8

Skateboarders brawl with easel-swinging artists

"The one guy in particular was yelling at women ... corporate businesswoman walking around and he was yelling about really rude stuff and we told him, 'don't do that down here.' ... The vendors pulled out a hammer ... I don't know how that happened ... The vendor threw a hammer at the skateboarder. That's crazy!"

Ralph Acampora is bullish

"Don't fight the trend"



‘The Profit’ premiere: Green Day gets booked for Sam Ash concert

Drum-maker facing shaky future pulls out the connections to land intermediate kit in store

Wasn’t sure: Jeb Bush, 62, says he’s running for president

"I'm running for president in 2016 and the focus is going to be about how we — if I run — how do you create high sustained economic growth where more people have a chance to earn success"

Gasparino: ‘Lame’ economy excuses could sink Hillary, 67, campaign

"Secular stagnation"

Morgan Stanley fined $2 million for inaccurate short positions

"Regulators have increasingly been enforcing a 'broken windows' policy"

San Francisco demands MCD clean up drug activity at Haight site

"Legally on the hook"

Sales of Brady, 37, jersey soar after suspension

"We generally do not see an overall lift in sales if the news with a team is not favorable"



Harry Reid, 75, denounces NFL’s Patriot punishment

"The Redskins name is a racist name. So I wish the commissioner would act as swiftly and decisively in changing the name of the DC team as he did about not enough air in a football"

Harriet Tubman wins poll to put woman’s face on $20 bill

"Our work won’t be done until we're holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women's suffrage in 2020"

Steve Schwarzman, 68: Harvard admits rejection a mistake

"He wrote me a few years ago saying, 'I guess we got that one wrong'"

Moody’s downgrades Chicago to junk status

"The city's options for curbing growth in its own unfunded pension liabilities have narrowed considerably"



Google admits 11 accidents involving self-driving cars

"Light damage, no injuries ... Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident"

CNBC’s Brian Sullivan emceeing Brooklyn Law School gala

Professor Joe Crea, 100, is featured honoree June 11

Morgan Stanley sells oil unit to Castleton

"Aligns well with our goal of becoming a top-tier, global multi-commodity merchant"

Cement truck falls on car of Andrew Young, 83

"At home resting"

Sister Helen Prejean, 76, thinks Tsarnaev really is sorry

"I have every reason to believe he was sorry for what he did"
Prosecutor: "Sister, you're not based in Massachusetts, are you? You don't live here"

Missing Penn State student, 23, found safe

"Just needed a timeout"

Cleveland asks court to reconsider ‘Jock Tax’ ruling

"The court said former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer, who filed the suit, is due a partial refund from Cleveland"



Scottish beauty, 30, takes over Chicago’s beleaguered Techweek

"The controversial ad last year promoted the charity event with photos of two young women in top hats and form-fitting outfits ... Techweek, which brought women in bikinis to its Fall 2013 fashion show, canceled the charity event last June and apologized for the 'oversight'"



Lynda Carter, 63, endorses Hillary, 67, for president

"My husband and I have known the Clintons since 1983 or '84. We're family friends. Hillary has never changed, she has always been the smartest person in the room"
On Clinton cash: "Why people begrudge them any money they can make. If they're not in public office — so what! Go after the big golden parachutes that corporations get. All the rest of it is just nonsense"



‘Wall Street Week’: Mr. Smith goes to SALT

Breadstick sandwiches, juice production capacity mark 4th episode

Airport workers driving luggage carts collide; 1 dies

"Resources are on site to support our Southwest Family at Midway"

Boone Pickens, 86, at SALT: Liz Warren, 65, wrong on high school

"Loser"

Hiker finds Reese Witherspoon, 39, boot from ‘Wild’

"If you look at the movie poster, it's that boot"
Danner made the boots Witherspoon wore in film, sells them as Mountain Light Cascade

Sen. Ron Wyden, 66, notably absent from Obama Nike event

President: "He's in Washington, D.C., as we speak, quarterbacking this effort on behalf of Oregon small-business owners and workers"
Paper: "Wyden is up for re-election next year and his absence could be a sign of how deeply the trade fight has angered much of the Democratic base"



Gentle Ben: Bernanke, 61, gets ‘warm reception’ at SALT

"Even some critics seemed giddy at the prospect of meeting him at the conference"
Social policy: Richard Branson calls war on drugs "unmitigated disaster"
Rates: No consensus at conference over timing of hike



Drunkard, 25, tried to reheat pizza on car’s dashboard: cops

Arrested twice in evening, 15 minutes apart

Bitcoin exchange itBit is 1st to get N.Y. bank charter

Lawsky: "The technology behind bitcoin and other virtual currencies could ultimately hold real promise, and it is critical that we set up appropriate rules of the road"

Woman, 47, who poisoned husband’s Lucky Charms skips bail

"It's unlikely we’re ever going to see her again"



Loeb, 53, bashes Buffett, 84, at SALT Conference

"I love reading Warren Buffett's letters. I love how he criticizes hedge funds, yet he had the first hedge fund. I love that he criticizes activists, yet he was an activist. He criticizes financial services companies, yet he invests in them. He thinks we should all pay more taxes but loves to avoid them"
Novogratz: China "ready to enter one of the great bull markets that we've seen"
Paulson: "Flashing sign reminded the audience that his comments were off the record"



Gov to Chicago: No bailout

"The city, like the state, is at a tipping point. We can't continue governing from crisis to crisis bandaging over problems while we slowly slide down the scale of great cities"



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

Question if Yellen is contra-indicator



Bicyclist caught throwing lock at car

"I felt like (the bicyclist) was being abusive, like he was baiting the driver"
Fellow rider defends: "The conflict originated with the vehicle with the most wheels"

Roger Altman, 69, predicts stock ‘correction’

"Some of the social media sector is very highly valued"

Woman, 24, sues: Used-car salesman groped, offered discount

Woman's friend, 18: "Told the officer that she'd initially been in the dealership with the woman, but she's 'addicted to Facebook' and went out to her car to charge her phone"
Salesman's defense: "Woman told him that she'd be willing to 'get busy' in exchange for a lower down payment, that he initially said no, but then caved in because 'I am an idiot'"

Oregon may partially end ban on self-serve gasoline

"Numerous times, I've been woken in the middle of the night by the sheriff's dispatch because we have folks who follow their phones and aren't very smart and don't fill up till their gas lights are on. Out of the goodness of our hearts we get up in the middle of the night and fuel them so they can get on their way"

Several hundred protesters expected for Obama in Nike-land

"Shipping jobs away"



Yellen, 68, opines on stocks

"I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high"

Rick Sherlund ‘doubtful’ MSFT makes bid for CRM

"I think Oracle probably makes the most sense"



Taxicab company owner’s political sign draws protest

"Things I trust more than Obama, a Palestinian on a motorcycle"
Explanation: "To me, this reminds me of action movies where the hero is trying to get away, but is chased on a motorcycle by a man who has a knife or gun. It's like Indiana Jones being chased through the desert. It's a joke"
Offered protesters bottles of water and chairs to sit down, "all refused the offers"

Flight attendant sues, got drenched in raw sewage at airport

"Says she has suffered severe psychological harm as a result of the incident, and a loss of quality of life. She suffers from panic and anxiety in small and crowded spaces, requires regular medical attention and counseling, and has been diagnosed with PTSD ... has been rendered incapable of performing marital duties including sex ... In the days after, became severely depressed, couldn’t sleep and had the sensation that bugs were eating away at her skin"



Dead inducted into Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame

Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Jerry Garcia’s daughter Trixie will attend the event Monday

Tributes for Dave Goldberg, 47

President Barack Obama: “He was generous and kind with everybody, and cared less about the limelight than making sure that the people he worked with and loved succeeded in whatever they did. His skills as an entrepreneur created opportunity for many; his love for his family was a joy to behold, and his example as a husband and father was something we could all learn from"
Sheryl Sandberg: "Things will never be the same, but the world is better for the years my beloved husband lived"
SurveyMonkey success: "Leader in its field valued at close to $2 billion"

Dennis Gartman: Einhorn, 46, ‘terribly, terribly wrong’ on oil

"Most people don't understand how the futures function"

Maine mulls dropping income tax, but with no alternative

No matter: "When you put into the Constitution a protection for free speech, no one told you how to protect it"

Mini Cooper, apparently empty, goes off California cliff

"Sitting upright, but had significant roof damage"

Protesters commandeer Oakland City Council meeting

"Other jurisdictions would not put up with this"

Johnny Manziel, 22, moves from downtown to golf community

"Golf has been a constructive outlet since his return, the source said"

Detective executing narcotics warrant dies of natural causes

"Started to feel ill while working and asked a colleague to drive him to a hospital"



Died: Michael Blake, 69, wrote ‘Dances With Wolves’

Spent years living out his car and on friends' couches while writing novel
Family: "The couple met through the actor Viggo Mortensen, a close friend of Blake's and Mortensen Blake's cousin. They married in 1993 and have three teenage children, all named after Native Americans that the couple admires"

Yellen, 68, met with firm in leak probe

"Nothing Medley Global Advisors reported in October ... could have been conveyed in June, and let me assure you that, in any case, I did not convey any confidential information"

Golfer, 61, sinks $50,000 hole-in-one on birthday

"I knew it was a good shot, but I had no idea it would go in the hole. I figured I'd left myself maybe a 6-, 7-footer for birdie"

NetJet pilots demonstrate during Buffett, 84, CNBC interview

Warren: They "have a good job"
Munger, 91, more concerned about running out of hydrocarbons than climate change

Sheldon Adelson, 81, denies knowledge of ‘exorcism strategy’

"Never heard the phrase"

Pair of burglars, 26 & 28, gunned down by homeowner

"Information to this point shows the homeowner acted in self-defense"

Woman, 22, gets 24 years for crashing after drunken tweet

"2 drunk 2 care"

Died: Grace Lee Whitney, 85, ‘Star Trek’ original

"When I told the fans I was an alcoholic, they all applauded. When I told them I had given myself to a higher power, they cheered again. I’m in a great place because I’ve gone full circle"

Fox News admits mistakenly reporting Baltimore police shooting

"And the truth is, according to police, there is no gunshot victim. Nobody has been shot. No police officer has pulled the trigger. And on behalf of Mike Tobin and the rest of our crew there and the rest of us at Fox News, I am very sorry for the error and glad we were able to correct it quickly"



Bodysurfers brave 15-foot waves at The Wedge

"You're just super-alert to where you're positioned, because the worst-case scenario is you land with your head on the sand"



Lee Cooperman, 72: Feds costing kids chance at college education

"The amount of money, the legal fees, it's gonna cost us [will] deprive a bunch of kids of a college education ... Unfortunately no matter how hard you work for your money, and no matter what social good you do with your money, if you have money today, you're out of favor. Look at Hillary Clinton. I got nothing negative- too negative to say about her. But basically, she's already on the stump, attacking hedge funds, attacking wealthy people, and she's probably as wealthy as all the people she's attacking"



Died: David Goldberg, 47, husband of Sheryl Sandberg

Dick Costolo: "Heartbreaking ... one of the truly great people on the planet ... of almost unimaginably remarkable character"



Carl Icahn, 79: Junk-bond market trading ‘ridiculously high’

CNBCfix review: Streamlined show delivers remarkable interview

Meat Loaf, 67, cancels State Fair show days after it’s announced

No reason; was to perform with Styx, Tesla



Jim Kelly, 55, electrifies draft with stirring speech

"I want to thank everyone all over the world, especially my NFL family, for all of your prayers. Last year I was in the hospital not knowing if I would be here this year"

Man, 83, dies in head-on crash at casino

Crossed center line for "unknown reason;" woman in other car chips tooth



Boos rain on Goodell, 56

"So. Very. Many. Boos. They put to rest the notion that moving the draft from New York to Chicago might result in kinder, gentler treatment. The boos may not have been as loud and lusty as they are in NYC, but Chicagoans made up for it with commitment. They were booing as every single pick was announced"
Gaffe: Pronounces quarterback "Marcus Marioto"
Steelers draft Bud Dupree: "He was certainly the highest player left on our board"
According to coach: "football junkie and historian"

Chicago Cubs owner, 51, apologizes for T-shirt slur of Italians

"Earlier in the evening, during some light-hearted banter on the MLB Network, I used a term that was offensive to some of our fans and Italian-Americans. Of course, I was wrong and I apologize. I hope all will be forgiven as we value the contributions of Italian-Americans to America’s pastime and the Chicago Cubs"

Writer: NFL Draft ‘un-American’

"Would we tell the a once-in-a-lifetime engineering grad who wants to negotiate a position and salary at the top tech firm in the Silicon Valley, 'No, actually, you're required to work for the sector's laughingstock, a company managed by incompetents with no clear vision of the future — at a fixed salary that's set by a third party"

Goldman Sachs putting millions into bitcoin company

"A vote of confidence"

Thugs in masks rob pharmacy during power outage

"Walked into the pharmacy quickly, each heading down a separate aisle to confront her and an employee at the cash register"
"By all rights, we should have been closed. He took every cent of money we had in the register. He said, 'Give me all your drugs,' and she just started dumping what they wanted. They took quite a bit. I was just looking at that gun, thinking, 'This is going to be it'"

Intoxicated motorcyclist, 29, dies after colliding with dog

46 mph in 20 mph zone: "Toxicology tests showed that Bacon's blood alcohol content was .16, double the legal limit. He also tested positive for drugs, including methamphetamine, according to a police report"
Furthermore: "A police investigator who examined Bogue's (sic) motorcycle said the vehicles (sic) braking ability might have been reduced due to grease leaking from a hub seal on the front wheel. He said the grease saturated one of the rotors and brake calipers"
Officer Friendly: "An officer who spoke with Bogue provided him with a blanket to transport the dog to the hospital. Bogue returned to the scene to talk to officers immediately after the dog died"
But: City Attorney's Office hasn't decided if dog owner will be cited for allegedly violating the city's leash law … "carries a fine of $25, not including court costs and fees"

Gundlach considers 100-times bet against the bund

"Let's say you leverage up the German 2-year 100 times, that’s a 20% return"

Sweetheart deal saves Tavern on the Green $1 mil. a year

"5 years seems uncharacteristically long, but then this is an unusual investment"

CNBC christens San Francisco location

"A small, portable desk was used with an acrylic CNBC@1Market sign placed in front"

Politician calls state legislator ‘boozehound’

"During his Senate campaign Bisignano was stopped for drunken driving in Altoona and eventually pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. He served two days in jail, and was required to perform 80 hours of community service. The incident was Bisignano's third OWI arrest"
Perspective: "If this is what passes for a political scandal in Iowa, we should be pretty grateful. It's not as if I was manufacturing meth; I don't have any bodies buried in my backyard. I called a guy some names, shouldn't have done it and I apologized"



George Bush, 68: ‘Hell, I’d be popular too if I owned NBC News’

"Just remember the guy who slit Danny Pearl’s throat is in Gitmo, and now they're doing it on TV"

‘Wall Street Week:’ Indirect clarification from Larry Fink

Say something at a restaurant, you might make national news

Thug, 21, robs resident doing yard work

2nd individual being sought



Sorry, Mr. President: ‘family commitment’

"Wouldn’t be surprised if an earlier comment by White House press secretary Josh Earnest might have played a role in 12’s decision to skip the fete"

American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler, 48, movie

"Right from the get-go, it didn't feel right. But we it let it go"

Man, 53, dies in fall from 2nd-floor porch

Had gone out for cigarette

Female off-duty cop, 41, menaces driver with gun on highway: cops

"Allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at another vehicle while passing it"



New ‘Wall Street Week’ a long way from Owings Mills

CNBCfix review: Despite provocative Gundlach calls, flashy CNBC-like Times Square setting, emphasis on making millions at odds with original program's mom-and-pop advice

5,056.06 — Nasdaq record!

"The market I think is looking at the various technical levels and is looking at whether it is going to break up or break down. It seems to want to go higher but every time it reaches the 2,108 level it breaks down"



Couple gives Chicago museum $400 million in pop art treasures

"Now, we have nine major Warhol pieces to add to the single work we already owned, and we can tell the story of Pop Art more fully, and of the artist who had such an impact"

Grateful Dead Chicago shows available on pay-per-view

"Shows in Santa Clara, Calif., will also be broadcast live through an online webcast"

Man, 44, allegedly stole tornado relief supplies

"After his relative’s home was cleared of debris, the 44-year-old stuck around the area and continued collecting tubs of items donated to the relief effort, sheriff’s police said"



Cramer, 60, wedding mentioned in N.Y. Times

Lisa Detwiler, 49: "I remember saying that there was no way I was going to go out with that bald, screaming man. But then the person who set us up reminded me that I had been spending too much time at home watching television with my dog"

David Letterman, 68, bombs with sexist joke

Advises grads: "Treat a lady like a wh--e, and a wh--e like a lady"



Seema Mody in fuchsia on ‘Worldwide Exchange’

Reads tweet on air: "Richard says, he would pay for lunch with Jim Cramer, or myself, this is just silly; I can't do this ... as long as you treat me to steak or fries, I'm good to go"
Louisa Bojesen: "Absolutely brilliant"



Died: Betty Willis, 91, designed ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign

1959: "We thought the town was fabulous, so we added the word"



Cops: Uber driver, 38, deliberately mowed down bicyclist

"Began yelling at the driver and banging on his window"

Book: Overseas donors enriched Bill, 68, Hillary, 67

"pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable US policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds"

Business Insider: ‘Wall Street Week’ not discussed at CNBC

"Some insiders say it's because CNBC doesn't care; others say that it's because CNBC reporters were forbidden from tweeting about the show or from going to the premiere party in New York City the Tuesday before it aired"

Car thief, 47, caught after 200-mile chase: cops

"Arrested the driver Monday in Baker, a Mojave Desert pit stop on the route to Las Vegas"



De Blasio, 53, hoping to be drafted for presidential run

Apparently hopes to experience McGovern-like victory over Muskie

Jeff Gundlach, 55, warns of high-yield crisis in 2 years

Tells reborn "Wall Street Week" debut: "One thing that is really important that nobody talks about or thinks about is that the entire life of the junk bond market has been secularly declining interest rates"

Billy Dee Williams, 78: Smooth reputation overstated

"I don't know why everybody thinks I'm smooth. I think I'm just a pretty silly person, really"
Obviously, kind of a slow final day at "Star Wars" fan convention

Woman, 50, dies after repeated punches to face

"Drugs may have played a role in the dispute"

Bloomberg blackout — terminals down more than 2 hours

Minimal info: "No one at Bloomberg LP was available to explain the outage"



Pretty ESPN reporter, 28, berates female parking attendant

"Yep, that’s all you care about, is just taking people’s money. With no education, no skillset, just wanted to clarify that. ... Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, cause I have a brain and you don't? ... Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? 'Cause they look so stunning ... 'Cause I’m on television and you're in a f------ trailer, honey ... Lose some weight, baby girl"

Reuters slowly catching up with this site’s ‘Wall Street Week’ report

Looks like words missing in 2nd paragraph; fails to note project announced a year ago and not just in February; several CNBC guests are advisors; new show debuts Sunday

1/3 making $75,000 or more living paycheck to paycheck

"Average 401(k) plan participant over age 50 contributing $9,100 per year"



Class champ: Spieth, 21, still loyal to John Deere tournament

"I’m coming back. You guys helped launch my career, and I'll always be appreciative"

De Blasio, 53, skips Tribeca fest after De Niro, 71, slam

"I don't have many opinions on de Blasio. We don’t get any support at this point. There’s nothing"



Seema Mody tells what she would ask Vladimir Putin, 62

"I would like to know, the man himself, Vladimir Putin, has he ever been in love, is he ever gonna get married, that's what I would like to know"

L.A. schools mull legal action over botched iPad program

"While Apple and Pearson promised a state-of-the-art technological solution ... they have yet to deliver it"

Illinois gov, 58, ‘afraid’ Chicago schools headed to bankruptcy

"The schools belong to taxpayers and the parents. They should decide what gets collectively bargained. They should decide, do teachers have to join a union to teach their children? If they want that, terrific"

Uber, Lyft may be OK at LAX

Garcetti also wants to collect taxes on Airbnb



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"



Died: Richard Dysart, 86, played Cromwell in ‘Wall Street’

"L.A. Law" stalwart: "They remain timely, with cases about points of law that are still current. “[The show] was also one of the fathers of yuppiedom. It was very much of the times, and very Los Angeles. It holds up as well as any series I know"

South Korean police block balloon drop of ‘Interview’ DVDs

"In October, North Korea used machine guns to try to shoot down some of the balloons"

U.S. is asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

$68,000: "I don't even tell people that I have a degree, because it's like I technically don't"

Fallen K-9 officer honored with procession, ceremony

Ingested meth while on the job
"They're trained to do a job every day and they put their life on the line for their handler without regret, without complaint"



47% of rides in expense reports are Uber, up from 14% in 1 year

"While we often see noteworthy market shifts ... it is unprecedented to see one vendor grow to take such a commanding market share within one year’s time"
Chicago: Driver accused of rape produces recording after 3 months, is freed
San Francisco: Accused driver was released from federal prison in 2012 after 14 years
Texas: City criminal background checks have detected numerous crimes by prospective drivers

Army colonel, 49, tied to Lynn Tilton firm agrees to plead guilty

"Looking forward to putting it behind him"

WebMD rebounds after Goldman Sachs’ downgrade goof

"Erroneously included convertible notes when calculating diluted share count and net debt"

No letter from charity regarding tax-deductible donation

Advice: "I see nothing wrong in that organization dating their letter before April 15. With a standard that is not under your control and is not forbidden, I see nothing wrong with backdating the letter. I know that the purists will object to this, but IRS agents are realists"

Northern Mich. U. student board ousts paper’s faculty advisor

Rationale: "I want an adviser who empowers the staff and gives them the tools to succeed, not one who fights their battles for them"
Reax: "I'm supposed to defend my students. Doing my job is not a reason to fire me"
"It was a kangaroo court. These are people who don't have any training in free speech"

Drunkard at river ties up police, fire units for an hour

"Discovered that his friend, who had originally called 911, was also down in the embankment. The man was trying to prevent his friend from going into the river, police said"

Bank of America declines comment on CNBC ‘blunder’ list

"Announcement in 2011 of a $5 monthly fee that would be charged to some of its debit card customers"

City manager candidate, 51, gets threatening letter

"Mount Dora is supposed to be someplace special. But it's this sad, dark side of ugliness coming out that is so undeserved"

MGM settles ‘Raging Bull’ screenplay suit

Strange long-term case was to go to trial this summer



Died: Victor Gotbaum, 93, helped save NYC from bankruptcy

Friends with Felix Rohatyn: "I would make Victor Gotbaum the executor of my estate and the guardian of my children"

Palestinians to test U.N. ‘political will’ with occupation deadline

Claim it would resolve perhaps 70% of the "burning issues in the Middle East"

Canada selling GM stake worth $2.7 billion to Goldman Sachs

"Always meant to be temporary"

Starbucks expanding online tuition program to 4 years

"People understand the glaring differences between those at the top, and workers who aren’t making that much"

Man, 53, whose lifetime casino buffet was pulled kills self

Firefighters were already at site, putting out fire in his car
"It looks like we as a community missed some opportunities to help this individual"

Popular food truck launching restaurant

"We're sticking to our fast food, quick-and-delicious model"



Died: Robert Burns Jr., 64, Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer

"He was a product of his mother, so far as manners is concerned. He had the manners that would suit the King of England. Very soft-spoken and extremely well-mannered person to come out of that kind of industry"



University of Illinois dedicating center to Roger Ebert

Goal: $2.5 million fundraising after $2.5 million endowment
Giving back: "Roger thought of this as a way to give back to the university from which he thought he had gotten so much. He loved everything about the University of Illinois"

Paper: Buffett mobile-home empire preys on poor

"... Promises low-income Americans the dream of homeownership. But Clayton relies on predatory sales practices, exorbitant fees, and interest rates that can exceed 15%, trapping many buyers in loans they can’t afford and in homes that are almost impossible to sell or refinance, an investigation by The Seattle Times and Center for Public Integrity has found"



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L.A. Times editorial: ‘Give the Iran nuclear deal a chance’

New York Times: "A Promising Nuclear Deal with Iran"
Washington Post: "Obama’s Iran deal falls far short of his own goals"
Miami Herald: "until the final details are presented to the public a few months hence, it will be impossible to either condemn or endorse a deal that has been years in the making"

Woman, 32, cuts in Wal-Mart self-checkout line, slugs couple

"They asked her to step to the back of the line and she responded with a string of obscenities"

Died Rudolph R. Perz, 89, created Pillsbury Doughboy

Early incarnations too closely resembled Casper the Ghost

Ousted TV reporter, 59, gears up for nasty legal fight

"There are plenty of male journalists who have been there just as long and who don’t have the awards Sarah Wallace has. But Camille was hostile to Sarah, they butted heads, and Sarah was forced out in late February"

Matthew McConaughey, 45, gets $135,000 for graduation speech

"If UH tells the public how much it plans to pay McConaughey, a 'reporter or someone' might create 'unfair negatives online'"

Restaurateur drops 2% ‘wage equality surcharge’

"This is a multimillion-dollar discrepancy between large and small employers"

Nielsen low for ‘Squawk’

25-54 demo in long-term slump



Writer: ‘Better Call Saul’ won’t inspire new lawyers

"We haven't pictured it as a glamorous life. It's a lot of work. It's a lot of reading and staying up late. It's heavy labor. I hope we showed some of that. I think sometimes it's glossed over. Building a case takes hours of poring through documents. It's reading things and looking through details. I don't know if that makes people want to run out to become attorneys"

-35%: SNDK is worst stock of the 1st quarter

4th quarter's biggest dog, RIG, dropped another 20%

S&P 500 up 0.44% in Q1; Nasdaq up 3.48%

"I think everyone's nervous about what's coming (next) quarter"

Getty heir, 47, dies in Hollywood Hills home

"The cause of death is pending but it appears natural"



Moderator heckled asking about candidate’s son in Chicago debate

"Despite getting booed — and one person in the live audience calling out 'that's wrong Phil' — Ponce doubled down, raising his voice over howls of the audience to ask his question: 'A lot of voters might wonder, commissioner, if you can't keep your own son out of a gang, how can you steer the city away from gangs and violence'"
Freddie Mac board shocker: "Single-handedly, I ushered in the recession. Only you and my mother think that. I appreciate you rewriting history, let me clear it up, I did not cause the recession"

Trader makes $2.4 million in 28 minutes with ALTR calls

"A bot is not as outlandish as it sounds. Traders need to aggregate and filter through tremendous amounts of data quickly and will rely on technology to help if it is available"

Gasparino: Tim Cook, 54, reax to Indiana law is ‘pure paranoia’

"was appalled by the Indiana religion law as much as Tim Cook until i read up on it & realized this reaction is pure paranoia"

Joni Mitchell, 71, found unconscious at Bel-Air home, hospitalized

Briefly quit the music business in 2002

Google drops price of Chromebooks to $149

"At $149, it changes what users expect for their money"

Former CNBC contributor Lynn Tilton faces SEC charges

NYT: "But when some of the companies in the Zohar funds failed to perform and did not make their interest payments, Ms. Tilton did not inform investors, the S.E.C. said. Instead, the agency said that she 'intentionally and consistently directed that nearly all valuations of these assets be reported as unchanged from their valuations at the time the assets were originated'"
Among CNBC's "100 Most Influential" list of 2014: "One of the more colorful women in American business"
December interview: "I'm trying to be disruptive"
Approach: "I always show cleavage. You've got to give men what they want"

Intoxicated woman, 25, passes out in middle of Calif. freeway

"The officer had to break the passenger side window, open the door and put the car in park. The woman was collected from behind the wheel and an open, empty bottle of vodka was visible on her floorboard"

Intoxicated pilot, 63, guilty of crashing ultralight into pickup truck

Struck rear driver's-side door; 5-year deferred sentence

‘Exploding head syndrome’ more common than thought

"You're going to sleep and become relaxed. Then, all of a sudden, you hear an extremely loud noise, or gunshots, or the sound of extremely large guitar strings breaking"

Angry drunkard refuses to be pulled out of sewer hole

"After about an hour, he was located hundreds of feet away from a manhole inside the sewer drain. He refused to come out several times. When he was told a K-9 unit was on the scene, the man wrapped his shirt around his forearm and taunted officers to let the dog loose, according to the incident report"

Sean Penn, 54, explains why he watches ISIS beheadings

"In the '60s, we grew up with the horror of Vietnam on our television screens every day. Today we have become anesthetized by political correctness"

Gaga, 29, Elton John, 68, know nothing about charity concert

"No one has ever heard of these guys. I think the whole thing is BS"



Indianapolis Star: FIX THIS NOW

"The paper called not for repeal, but for a new anti-discrimination law to protect gays, lesbians and transgender people essentially from the 'religious freedom' law the state just enacted"

Gasparino: Tilson says Carl Icahn is charter-school advocate

"Whitney Tilson tells @FoxBusiness he & @Carl_C_Icahn r friends 'both made a fortune on Netflix, and we're both charter school advocates' $LL"
Confronts heckler: "I wld have called u a moron but it wld be an insult to all the morons of the world"



Suze, 63, signs off on CNBC

"Here's what I think about men. I think they are financial fakers. They refuse to also admit that they're afraid when it comes to money and that they need help. ... I think they were maybe afraid that I would come down too hard on them"

‘Spirit in the Sky’ singer, 72, critically injured in Calif. crash

"The Subaru driver was supposed to yield to oncoming traffic and they didn't"




Seema Mody in stripes

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

Rate hike ‘may be warranted later (sic redundant) this year’

"Likely to be gradual"

CNBC’s Jane Wells dines at Big Bob’s Alabama barbecue

"Awesome, awesome, awesome, although I did not have the potato"

Died: Charles N. Shaffer, 82, Warren Commission member

Doubt: "Nothing should have been written in stone. There were later developments that convinced me that maybe we missed something"

N.Y. Times has no Omega info besides Lee Cooperman, 71, letter

"Had the authorities asked us to do so, we would have voluntarily provided them with all the information they seek, but they chose instead to pursue a different tack"

Dean Smith’s estate sends $200 checks to all lettermen

"Enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith"



Sports radio host sorry for boob tweet, but won’t delete

"I own it, and I wish I would have had a second thought about sending it. And I'm learning my lesson about what is appropriate, what is inappropriate to say and I feel bad about it"



Lawsuit: Roger Corman, 88, scammed out of $60 million

"It's like something right out of his horror movies — a nightmare"



Turns out woman, 29, was not kidnapped for ransom

"Was such an incredible story, we initially had a hard time believing it, and upon further investigation, we were not able to substantiate any of the things that he was saying"

Woman claims: Omaha Tinder date turned into gang rape

Cops: It's a reminder to meet in a public place

Keystone XL foes sue over Neil Young beer sales

Beer garden operator: "I don't know where they get their numbers. We wrote them a check, they've never cashed it and this is the first we’ve heard of (a lawsuit)"

Cat question in bizarre interview sets off Cate Blanchett, 45

"Nice to meet you"

Fox News exposes Nebraska legislator’s ISIS remarks

"My ISIS is the police. Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily. And they get away with it"



Yankees worth $3.2 billion

Bought by George for $10 million in 1973



Bill Walton deletes tweet of added Dead SF shows in June

"two concerts June 27-28 at Levi’s Stadium"



SportClips stylist, 32, crushed by gravel truck was pregnant

Shop closed to allow colleagues to grieve; county crisis workers to visit
Town of 40,000 devastated: "The folks at City Hall were just kind of numb"

California Assembly suspects gas-price gouging

Economist: "As inventories go down, the prices go up. This is normal behavior"

Morgan Stanley CFO, 57, shocks Wall Street with GOOG jump

"Ruth has always maintained her ties to California, serving on the Stanford Board, visiting family, and working with clients there. I have no doubt she will succeed in her new role"



CNBC’s Carolin Roth mesmerizes in Europe

Stanchart interview closes with a visual flourish (above)



YHOO fights Mayer, 39, deposition over Buffett, 84, $1 bil. bracket

Claimed to be "central player and decision-maker" by rival party

Mortimer Zuckerman, 77, injured in Aspen

"He suffered a broken shoulder and other assorted injuries. He chose to seek treatment there rather than come back to New York, where it might be more public"



Genre fatigue: New low for Sean Penn, 54, in ‘Gunman’

"Worst start of career for a title playing in 2,000 or more theaters"



Starbucks refuses to let staff talk to columnist about race

"Unfortunately, we will have to politely decline your request to interview Starbucks (employees). We strive to keep our store disruptions to a minimum to avoid interfering with business and our customers"

2 intoxicated drivers collide, kill pedestrian

"One with alcohol and the other cannabis"



UCLA makes Sweet 16

"The selection committee thought we were good enough to play in this tournament, and I think we proved it"

Stocks on fire; Nasdaq over 5K

"If the S&P can hold 2,100 it will be very, very bullish"
"I think the basis of today is the weaker dollar lifting commodities"
"The day-to-day relationships are mixed up. We're just continuing to ride the idea that Janet Yellen is never going to raise rates and even if she does it's going to be so slow that we're not going to notice"



Gary Kaminsky will co-host ‘Wall Street Week’

Advisory Board member taking on-air role with reborn weekly franchise, this site has learned

Dennis Gartman says crude could reach $15

"Storage is going to be topped out very soon"

Paul Tudor Jones, 60, warns of ‘disastrous’ wealth gap

"History always does it. It typically happens in one of three ways—either through revolution, higher taxes or wars. None of those are on my bucket list"

Lucky to make NCAA tourney, UCLA upsets SMU with controversy

Larry Brown: "I'm sick for those kids"



One strange brew-ha-ha

"On Tuesday night and Wednesday, none of the baristas observed at a sampling of locations in Downtown’s Market Square, Oakland, Shadyside and Dormont wrote this message on Starbucks cups"



Janis Joplin biopic producers sue to block development

Claim they paid $117,000 for exclusive rights in August 2014 — but there was a catch



‘Mad Money’ ratings down 26% for Cramer’s 10th anniversary

From 53,000 Tuesday to 22,000 Thursday
Glory: Hoffman hosts celebratory bash at Southern Hospitality



Claim: NCAA brackets could cost businesses $1.9 billion

But: Unclear how much it cost firm to prepare 1,434-word report on this subject

Mayor, circa 40, pens open letter to Madonna, 56

I read with great interest your recent comments about growing up in Rochester Hills and your description of our residents as 'basic, provincial thinking people.' ... Despite your distaste for us, we actually have enshrined you on our Community Wall of Fame at the Van Hoosen Museum"

AP confuses Robert Durst, 71, with Fred Durst, 44

"Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday"

Female prof, 52, jailed after pro-Hugo Chavez disturbance on plane

"I do have a comment. I know that I expressed an act of civil disobedience. But that act was necessary. I'm very knowledgable about that part of the world. I teach about U.S. imperialism in Latin America. And the U.S. has declared war against Venezuela. That means military aggression. They tried to take out Hugo with a coup, and then they took him out with cancer"
University: "We're trying to figure out what the next step is"

Columnist: Drop Jackson from $20 bill, put on Wilma Mankiller

"In his farewell address, Jackson spoke of the 'dangers and mischief' of paper currency, questioned the reliability of corporations making the money and called it 'an engine to undermine your free institutions.' It wasn't just a mention. He went on for a while"

2,000 geese fall dead out of the sky over Idaho

"Outbreaks of avian cholera have occurred sporadically in the region over the past few decades"

Cabbie carjacked by knife-wielding customer near Whataburger

Sustained minor shoulder injury in fall while running from van



Too fast: Paul Walker jokes cut from Justin Bieber roast

"Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it"

AAPL talking with several, but not NBCUni, on TV service

"Hard feelings left over from aborted talk the tech giant held last year with Comcast"

‘Citizen Kane’ screened at Hearst Castle

"It basically insulted 3 women who were not able to defend themselves, and that is probably why Hearst, who had a very thick skin, took such umbrage"

Acclaimed CNBC producer exits ‘to drive executive storytelling’ at firm

Jeffrey Pohlman: "I had an extraordinary run at CNBC, where I worked with some of the smartest people in the TV business, but I am so incredibly happy to be at FleishmanHillard working with Betsy and her amazing team"

3rd season of Marcus Lemonis’ ‘The Profit’ premieres May 12

According to press release, has invested more than $20 million in businesses featured



Critics shocked to see UCLA make NCAA Tournament

Doug Gottlieb: "UCLA safely in is a joke to me. It makes no sense"



Died: Jimmy Greenspoon, 67, keyboardist of Three Dog Night

5 months after asking fans to help fund his medical expenses for melanoma battle
The band: 3 No. 1 singles, "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "Joy to the World," "Black and White"
Listen at YouTube: "Black and White" in 1972

‘Zebra killer,’ 69, found dead in San Quentin

"The killings were among several horrific and bloody events in the late 1960s and 1970s by San Francisco radicals, including the Zodiac serial killer, the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Rev. Jim Jones"

Inmate, 41, mistakenly released turns himself in hours later

Supposed to be serving 4 years; not clear how long he's already been there

Maine’s Game Warden of the Year seems consensus choice

Celebrates by quoting line from "The Outlaw Josey Wales"



Faith over football: Steelers’ elite linebacker retires at 27

"I am especially grateful of the opportunity to play before some of the greatest fans in football today. Despite any concern and speculation that may ensue, I appreciate those that are respectful of my decision"
Swann on leaving at 30: "There’s not a single day that goes by where I ever regretted it. Now, there are times I wish I was born in 1972 or 1982, but I never regretted my decision to retire"

CNBC digital video has 20 staffers, claims profitable 2014

"Posts about 200 video clips per day, with about 50 original videos per week"
"Speakeasy with John Harwood" ... "Retire Well with Sharon Epperson"

Tim Cook, 54, calls Cramer ‘champion for American innovation’

"We love the fact that you highlight innovation as a centerpiece of your show"
But: "Just last year, Cramer endorsed 'Fibonacci analyst' Carolyn Boroden, who had performed a numerology chart reading and determined that Apple was in retrograde while IBM was ascendent. 'Avoid Apple, embrace IBM say charts,' implored CNBC's 'Mad Money' headline"

FBI probes Ackman (48) fund for possible HLF manipulation

Bloomberg: "The FBI is investigating a consultant hired by Pershing and whether they made false statements to regulators"



Woman gave up Dead ticket in 1995 to finish paper after Dell crashed

"I just didn't see any way around the situation. In the moment I was trying to do the right thing, but knowing what I know now, I would have made a different decision"
Realized: "Say my daughter had the opportunity to go see U2, I would want her to go"
No to Chicago reunion: "I can't put my mind around what a show would be like without Jerry. I just don't have it in me to re-create it"

Classics available at Grateful Dead auction

"The kitchen table from the Grateful Dead's office in San Rafael, California, 'where the band gathered around to drink coffee and consider the day'"

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, 62, stepping down at NBC News

"Covering the Ebola epidemic last fall in Liberia, and then becoming part of the story upon my return, contributed to my decision that now is the time to return to academic medicine"




Dan Greenhaus thinks hike with Seema Mody would be great

"Reykjavik is probably pretty happy to have Seema Mody climbing their glaciers, I'll tell you that much ... believe me, if I was in the U.K. with you, that's- I would've been right next to you my friend"



Streisand, 72, to present Redford, 78, Chaplin Award

Film Society of Lincoln Center screening 7 greats: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Candidate," "Jeremiah Johnson," "Ordinary People," "Quiz Show," "Three Days of the Condor," "The Way We Were"

Died: Richard Glatzer, 63, ‘Still Alice’ director had ALS

"Rich is an incredibly strong person, and never let the disease get him down. He always wanted to keep life as normal as possible"



CNBCfix editorial: CNBC should be at SALT Conference

Lennon-McCartney, a healthy competition

Source on Mark Hoffman’s career: ‘He’s got 2-3 years left’

"Mark's very philosophical. He has it easy. He's got 2-3 years left... He goes from Scarsdale to Englewood Cliffs. He's been there for 10 years ... Here's his attitude: 'I run a worldwide network and it makes money... I don't need headaches in my life'"




Joe Kernen amused by John Harwood prompter glitch

"Are you going into a different business? Are you branching out a little bit?"

Texting woman, 27, walks into path of train, survives

"Wasn't paying attention"

Green Day frontman, 43, opening guitar shop in Oakland

Will cater to musicians, also offer instrument repair



Died: Sam Simon, 59, ‘Simpsons’ co-creator funded PETA

"He gave a voice to children and endangered animals who can’t speak up for themselves. And he gave away his fortune so that they may have a chance at a better life"

10-year-old auctioneer, named Cash, nearly died as infant

"He enjoys life more. I think he appreciates it because he was close to not having one"
Buyer: "I probably buy more hay than what I need just to watch him sell"

State senator apologizes for Obama-ISIS Facebook post

"I apologize for posting this on Facebook. Like too many people these days, I fell into the trap of posting something first and then thinking later"

George Lucas, 70, buys 3 comics at Times Square shop

"He was only in for about 15 minutes, his driver was waiting outside. Fans were pretty excited to see him and he signed a comic book ... he hadn't read any of the new 'Star Wars' comics"

2 Calif. women, 21 & 25, accused of vandalizing Roman Colosseum

"No one considers the damage they are creating"

Mohamed El-Erian, 56: 2015 hike ‘pretty obvious’

"I think Friday was support for the view that the Fed will move either by or at September. So is it June, is it September, I think that's debatable, but it's pretty obvious that they are likely to move"



‘Grey’ area: Idaho theaters told no booze during ‘Fifty Shades’

Frustrated theater owner: "There are so many PG-13-rated movies that almost without exception violate the statute ... Movies like 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' the ladies come to our theater — responsible mothers, grandmothers, et cetera — they watch a movie, they share wine. It's part of an experience. It's part of what they want. We clean up the bottles whether we sell those bottles to them or they sneak them in"

Sean Penn, 54, makes ‘absolutely no apologies’ for Oscars joke

"In fact, I have a big f--- you for anybody who is so stupid not to have gotten the irony when you've got a country that is so xenophobic. If they had their way, you wouldn't have great filmmakers like Alejandro working in this country. Thank God we do"



‘Shark Tank’ hopefuls need the publicity, not the deals

"Not doing the deal and having that exposure was probably the best scenario for us"



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

Bonds take a shellacking in Wall Street drubbing

"We would have sold off much harder if average hourly earnings had increased more"

Oakland girl, 10, soars up Amazon’s best-seller list

"She was invited to meet with Hillary Clinton when the former first lady visited the Bay Area last spring and American Girl has based a doll on her"

Katie Couric, 58, is ‘not welcome back at the ‘Today’ show’

"Currently a global anchor at Yahoo"



California county sees connection to Harrison Ford, 72, plane

"Does the name Visalia on the side of the plane near the nose mean it graced the skies of Tulare County in the 1940s?"



Died: Brian Carman, 69, co-wrote surf classic ‘Pipeline’ at 17

Performed song for Lawrence Welk in 1963: "Our parents absolutely loved it although we might have thought it was somewhat corny. But Welk was an absolute gentleman"
Listen online: The Chantays on Youtube

Man, 82, stricken in bed reading Playboy, dies

Widow: "Now, I think it's funny. Playboy, can you believe it?"



Ex-CNBCer Trish Regan bolts Bloomberg for Fox Business

"Look forward to utilizing her broad industry contacts, along with her expertise in international economies"



Grateful Dead fans allowed 6 hours of tailgating at Soldier Field

"We're not being inundated, but their fans are calling, asking us to reconsider. Some are coming to the stadium and once we talked to them, most of them are understanding and appreciative that the thought was there"

Woman away from home catches intruder on iPhone app

Cops: "We were there within 2-3 minutes, we were there so quick she was telling us as we were getting there, you better hurry he's walking out the door. Yes, we've caught burglars before but never on a 3.99 cent app"
Homeowner: "I went around the entire day grinning, I felt empowered because I had set this thing up. I feel really good that I don't feel like a victim"



$500 million for ‘Fifty Shades’

$352 million internationally; $150 million domestically

Man, 52, claims self-defense, drives dead neighbor to lawyer’s office

"He was clearly undergoing something"

Parks supervisor, 56, crushed by falling tree

Estranged wife declines to give her name


Rex Tillerson, 62, shrugs off Warren Buffett’s, 84, XOM exit

"I understand he has a portfolio he has to manage. We're still a very attractive opportunity for people who want to have a piece of this part of the global economy, which will always be there in the global economy, because there's never not going to be energy demand. ... The stock is largely held for people who are looking to send their kids to college. We pay a lot of pension funds, dividends to people"



Uber driver, taxi collide, send cab into SF tavern

"All things considered, the damage looks minimal — thankfully"

‘Well over’ $1 mil. makeover for last-place TV station of 3 decades

"Included are a set with numerous high-definition monitors, expanded areas for weather and sports reports, and a stuffed red bench for interviews ... had switched to high-definition broadcasting in 2010, but the cameras were 'upconverted' from standard-definition ..."
Used focus groups: "They were very critical, and that's what we needed"



NFL beat writers weren’t amused by Oscars comedy routine

"Neil Patrick Harris' running gag bout his Oscar predictions has been awful and too time consuming! Who cares?"

Popular tavern closes over business partners’ shortcomings

"It's sad to see it go. We had a fantastic customer base, and it was profitable for its first 2 years. We just couldn't invest the time anymore. Running a business like this with several partners is certainly doable, and that was the plan. But when your partners don't provide the support they're supposed to and you're left running it solo, it soon becomes all about what's most important to you"

Target layoffs come at better time for Minneapolis condo market

"Our market is so strong, there is a lack of inventory in the downtown area condo market. If this would have happened a few years ago, it would have had a much greater devastating effect because we did not have a market that could absorb units that people had to sell"

L.A. Times slams Netanyahu, then admits it doesn’t really know

"The details of the emerging deal have not been made public, so it's impossible at this point for us to support or oppose them"

New Nebraska coach, 61, praised for letting all players practice

"This says a couple of things about the new Husker coach. He's serious about evaluation and development. In the past 10 years, I've heard criticisms from former Husker players who went to practice and saw players standing around, not doing anything. That won't happen here"
Still new: "I walk by most of the team and I don't know their names"

Alleged junkie, 59, denies stealing $180K from Greenwich dad, 92

"She said an employee at the hospital told her her brother admitted to having a $1,000 per week cocaine habit and that people were after him to collect debts, the affidavit said"

Auto shop worker caught in pileup; cousin starts crowdfund account

Donated $50: "His car was totaled by a tractor-trailer. It jackknifed, and it crushed him between the tractor-trailer and the railing … All we're trying to do is help them out to get them back on their feet"

After bigoted posts, school board tries personal-views disclaimer

But: "One concern about requring (sic) a disclaimer on tweets is that there might not be room"

Passenger in 18-year-old’s stolen car impaled by pole

$1,000 bond

NTSB could reopen Buddy Holly crash

"I believe that the NTSB will review pilot Peterson's diagnostic actions in the aircraft during this 3.5-minute flight and realize the heroic efforts that took place in those 4.9 miles"



Little League whistleblower, 39, admits intoxicated fiasco

"There's no 2 sides of it. I had too much to drink. I thought I was going to my house. I don't even know these poor people and I scared the hell out of them .. I thought I was going home. I went to the wrong house. After that, I really can't tell you what happened. I have no idea. I read the report, too, and I feel awful. I scared some poor lady. I treated the police poorly who have been so supportive of us ... I'm not afraid of saying 'I'm sorry.' I'm afraid of scaring them again. I've asked the police to relay a message for me and that's not something they can do. I'm better than this. ... There's no 2 sides to it. I messed up"



Kelly Evans gets nowhere questioning Tony Robbins’, 55, book

Kelly: "What troubles me is the actual advice seems to come down to what Templeton as you've invoked has said, you know, buy when others are selling, sell when others are buying, et cetera. But for most people, market timing. Will. Never. Work."
Tony: "Well that's actually not what's in the book. If you read the whole book, it's not even close. Templeton's only 1 of the people. I interviewed them all, and what I tried to find is, what do they have in common. Templeton is blood in the streets. Jack Bogle is buy the index. But the commonalities is what I try to bring out, and then I showed you everybody's strategy ..."
Tony: "Do you play blackjack?"
Kelly: "I- I know enough to know that all you need to do is not try to pick the winners or pick your moments"


Netanyahu, 65, apparently used 60-point type for speech

"Sheer number of pages was quite impressive"

Divorce filing: Hedge fund mogul, 46, makes $68 million a month

"It's a silly exercise to pretend the day-to-day living expenses for the Griffin children even remotely resembles the norm"

Stallone, 68, breaks up brawl on ‘Creed’ set

"Immediately flipped out and began screaming"



No camping outside Soldier Field during Grateful Dead shows

"There's a lot of ideas out there right now to do something for those folks"

$15,000 for 3-day pass to see Grateful Dead in Chicago

Hilton hotel spokeswoman: "We sold out in less than one day. I don't have the amount of hours, but it was for the whole weekend. In seven years, I've never seen anything like that. We have people in our revenue office who've been here since the '90s and they said they've seen anything like it"



Gaga takes Polar Plunge

"Wove through a crush of media with her fiance to privacy and warmth"

‘Wall $treet Week’ reinventing business TV financial model

Resurrection of Rukeyser/PBS staple will pay TV stations around country to air it
Scaramucci: "This way I can control everything"
Scaramucci on caliber of guests: "Peers will want to be on a show like this because they'll want to be on a peer-to-peer conversation"
Thoroughness: 1-source article doesn't ask the source what day of week/time of day it will air on these stations or what guests are lined up for the April 19 premiere, or what the goal (make money, gain influence, etc.) is, nor was any other person (from business TV, Wall Street or otherwise) apparently asked to analyze the project
Gasparino's review: "more great press for my friend @Scaramucci and his new biz venture "



SALT in the wound: CNBC won’t cover Skybridge conference

Anthony Scaramucci: "I can't comment on CNBC's executive decisions as it is sometimes hard to know what they are thinking. We will miss them but welcome Bloomberg and Fox Business to SALT and look forward to breaking news there"




Winklevi admit owning 1% of all bitcoins, insist they
don’t check price daily but claim 300 as chart shows 266

Bob Pisani: "We're at what, what are we today, 250, 270-"
Winklevi: "Uh, closer to 300. 300 ... We don't check the price minute to minute or day to day ... If this is a global payment system that is the future, it should have a market cap of Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover, Western Union combined, which would put it at 400 billion. If it's a better gold, which we think it is, and most people do agree with that, then it should have a market cap of a trillion"



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?

Cop posing as Oakland protester pulls gun after being outed

"Just as we turned up 27th Street, the crowd started yelling at these two guys, saying they were undercover cops. Somebody snatched a hat off the shorter guy's head and he was fumbling around for it. A guy ran up behind him, knocked him down on the ground. That guy jumped backed up and chased after him and tackled him and the crowd began surging on them. The other taller guy had a small baton out. But as the crowd started surging on them, he pulled out a gun"



Marcus Lemonis imposes terrible name on gyro restaurant

CNBCfix review: Should've just renamed it "My Big Fat Gyro"

Homeowner, 53, sends pair of intruders to hospital

"He did say he emptied his magazine and believes one of the subjects should have been hit"

Oakland Web sites knocked out in cyberattack

"Tango down: oaklandpolice.com"

Blow to Bharara, 45/46: SAC-related insider convictions tossed

"Appellate judges said that the circumstantial evidence in the case was 'too thin' to conclude that the corporate insiders received any personal benefit, casting further questions on the status of a number of other of the government's cases"

Advertisers waste $6.3 billion on phony Web traffic

"Some 11% of digital ads and 23 percent of video ads were served to phantom bots"

3M film may protect birds from Vikings’ glass

"Asked the team to change out clear glass with 'fritted' glass"

Day 4: Oakland protesters shut down California highway

"Got into fights with residents and more peaceful protesters who tried to stop them"

Man caught trying to hitch ride on Oakland ship to South Korea

Claims to have purchased a $500 "vessel pass" from man in Chinatown



Robbers trailing van steal $500K in jewels at Interstate 90 rest stop

"Slashed the tires of the van and then they smashed the windows and attacked the van"


Gasparino was right: CNBC renting Midtown ‘Squawk’ space

“The culture there seems to be kill your colleague. They [the hosts] seem to think they’re more important than the guests"

Portland asks judge to ban Uber

"Demand was reportedly high and the new competition appeared to trigger a weekend uptick in the number of traditional taxis in and around downtown"

Former Uber driver, 57, charged in crash killing girl, 6

Company: Was never an "employee, agent, joint venture or partner of Uber"



Guest, or participant? Seema Mody at Victoria’s Secret show

"There was a lot of buzz around this event; I did attend the fashion show"

Brady Hoke, 56, shows incredible class attending Mich. banquet

But: "It was like going to a funeral and the departed was very much alive and sitting up front"

Massive Berkeley march closes Interstate 80

One man uses skateboard to break window at Trader Joe's


Protesters shout down Ferguson committee meeting

"Man, your two minutes are up. Get off the mic"
"Well, technically this meeting is over"



Subject of ‘The Profit’ calls experience ‘awful’

"How awful this whole experience was for us ... My father is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet ... He also had a good reputation ... They were getting threatening emails, calls and people driving by their house. It was SCARY"



Ridley Scott on non-Egyptian cast: ‘I say get a life’

Needed "best possible" cast for a film "on a budget of this scale"



Businessman on ‘The Profit’ faulted for trying to make sale

Marcus: "He called me for a piece of my business. Well that was the last straw for me"
CNBCfix review: "Somehow, it's perhaps the first time in series history that the subject has tried to sell Lemonis its product. Somehow, that's deemed a no-no"



Seema Mody tells flirting Wilfred Frost it’s OK for her to drink

Frost: "You were out late, drinking, on a weeknight?"
Mody: "It was 5 p.m., happy hour. I'm allowed to do that Wilfred"



Zucker: Shane Smith an ‘a------’

"You can leak that!"

Dick Costolo, 51, selling family trust’s TWTR stock in bunches

"Unloaded 75% of Twitter stock held in his family trusts earlier this year"

‘Boxing fan’ Buffett’s, 84, favorite Omaha restaurant is popular topic

"When Lampley asked Buffett for his favorite restaurants in Omaha, he said, 'Gorat's and Piccolo's.' That's funny, Lampley said, because everywhere the crew went to eat in Omaha, they were told it was Buffett's favorite spot"

$7.5 million buyout impeded Florida hiring of CSU coach

"The University of Athletic Association announced it will pay CSU 3 million over a period of six years and McElwain will personally pay the school $2 million over a period time. The Gators also agreed to play Colorado State in the Swamp some time between 2017 and 2020, with UF paying the Rams $2 million for the game"
Legacy of ex-coach: "The UAA already owes Muschamp and his staff more than $8 million, with $6 million due Muschamp. He will receive $2 million per year for the life of the contract"


TheStreet shareholder demands: Cramer sell TST, or quit CNBC

"Why in the very worst years for TST shareholders must you pay yourself more than $3.5 million per year? How will you reflect upon on your legacy?"

Small store closes, blames showroom shoppers

"We've seen a dramatic increase over the past year of people 'shopping' at our store, getting in-depth service from our knowledgeable staff and then telling us they'll 'think about it' and leaving, presumably to buy online" ... some even make Web buys in front of store staff

10 shopping tips from CNBC’s Sharon Epperson

"Be frank with your children about your family's finances"



Rex Tillerson, 62, says XOM can withstand $40 oil

"There's been a lot of people entering this space. Some are good. Some are not as good"

Nebraska athletic reserves can easily pay Bo Pelini, 46, $7.9 mil.

Prof: "Most athletic department budgets include reserve funds, although I am not familiar with many programs that would have 10-plus-million dollars sitting in such a fund for this kind of expenditure. Even for the five major conferences, that strikes me as a lot"

Gasparino hints CNBC eyeing Manhattan site

"gonna be fun running into my old pals @SquawkCNBC when they move into new digs on 6th avenue where the mets are now and CNN used to be"

Female ex-Zillow staffer alleges harassment culture

Claims: "She and other women at the Seattle-based real estate services provider were ranked by breast size ... propositioned relentlessly ... adult frat house atmosphere in which male managers frequently had sex with female subordinates ..."



Minneapolis dedicates street to Bud Grant, 87

"After listening to all these people, I'm going to come back and be coach again"
"He made the Vikings what they are today"
"Not just a great athlete, but a great man and a great advisor"

FEYE: Email hackers targeting exec accounts for stock info

"Information that only has value to a criminal when used in relation to the stock market"



Gasparino, desiring publicity, renews attack on Insana

"This guy takes a shot at me on Twitter, so I came back at him ... People in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones. He is an unctuous, disgusting, balding jerk ... you should not be attacking my street cred as a reporter"

Father’s purple heart stolen in home invasion

"It was like a punch in the gut"



3 thugs, 25, 26, 51, charged in Oakland looting

"Forcing open a locked front door ... a garbage bag full of liquor ..."

Alleged Ponzi schemer tries to plead guilty, fails

"To plead guilty, he has to admit he violated the law. And I am not hearing that"
Lawyer: "I think my client and the judge were just talking past each other"



St. Louis police say Rams apologized; team says no

"Regretted any offense their officers may have taken"

Nebraska writer floats Craig Bohl, 56, as next coach

"Thousands of Nebraskans just rolled their eyes"




Supposedly lazy relative outduels Marcus Lemonis

CNBCfix review: Mouth-watering PR proves win-win for everyone at Shuler's Bar-B-Que



Bill Cosby in 2002 awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

"for especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors"



Zzzz: Suze Orman, 63, exiting CNBC for syndicated show

"Money Wars" will be "a bit like a 'People's Court' for money"

Ethel Kennedy, 86, violated Medal of Freedom rules

"She loaded the audience with over 20 members of the Kennedy clan"

Oakland resident denounces Ferguson-inspired rioting

"I've lived in Oakland my whole life. F— these m------------. It’s f------ stupid, these out-of-town, lifelong activist whatevers"

Arrested newspaper editor warns trooper of payback

"'No wonder everyone hates the (expletive) cops, and I’m trying to defend you guys, (expletive) you, I’m writing a column as soon as I get out of (expletive) jail, you (expletive)' ... stated that he would get Trooper Isbell’s badge ... insinuated his political connections and position as a reporter formed a basis for special treatment ... 'You guys (expletive) up, that kid is an idiot, I’m the (expletive) editor of the local paper, you (expletive) arrest me, what a dumb (expletive) (expletive) move' ... The defendant’s vitriolic tirade lasted the entire 23-minute trip all the way to the Lake County Jail and continued through the booking procedure where the defendant was verbally abusive with jail staff ..."



Twitter embarrassment: CFO publicly tweets acquisition plan

"Presumably intended for a fellow Twitter executive"

Drunkard’s, 45, dash at Denny’s lands female manager on car hood

"When it came time to pay his $9.23 bill around 2 a.m., all he could produce was a stack of his business cards and a $5 bill"
"Mimicked the stance of 'The Karate Kid' ... begged for his freedom not to be arrested"

Brian Belski: It’s Year 6 of 20-year bull market

"Nobody believes it and we're not there yet"

Hewlett-Packard cuts 66 jobs in Houston

"Each employee was given 60 days of pay and benefits, according to HP"

Appaloosa returning 10-20% amid subpar year

Palomino Fund down year to date (sic) more than 2.3% through the end of October

Larry Ellison, 70, airline wants $4K early holiday bonuses repaid

AP: "Pilots who deposited bonuses into retirement plans will have those returned. Those who received a cash disbursement will have the amount taken out of paychecks over the next four months, or they can just write a check"
Criticized for pushback to 2015: "The bookkeeping and tax complications, plus the waste of staff time, simply do not justify recovery of monies today just to repay in a short period"

Drunkard at the wheel, 20, plows into neighbor’s home

"He called out our names. He said he's sorry and said his brakes locked up. I didn't think he was [drunk] at the time. He could have been. He was freaking out"

Bob Pisani in 1,300 words never says how Kensho data is verified

"What happens to South African mining stocks immediately after resolution of labor strikes?"

‘Carnal Knowledge’ part of TCM’s 3-film tribute to Mike Nichols, 83

Surely you can guess the other 2

Drunkard, 29, asleep at the wheel on Highway 101, foot on brake

Passenger in similar state; "extremely intoxicated"

Reader correctly predicts ESPN would miss postgame story

"During Monday’s telecast, reader Paul Curran emailed us to predict ESPN would not show whether, if or how Tomlin and Whisenhunt interacted at game’s end. He was right"



Marcus Lemonis apparently vows no more sponsor shout-outs

Tweeter: "@marcuslemonis @TheProfitCNBC used to be the best show until it became a credit card commercial/endorsement. #TheProfit #SmallBusiness"
Lemonis: "I hear you. Not happening again"
CNBCfix review: Used the same terminology Chase uses in its commercials ... volunteered endorsement to business partner who indicated he's already satisfied with his bank ... aired business partner's endorsement of the product even though he apparently has never used it ... suggests phony drama is being manufactured with the business partner(s) ... makes one wonder if Tyler Mathisen and Sue Herera are going to start asking guests to invest with Fidelity or thinkorswim ...



Kelly Evans asks Norman Lear, 92, if sex abuse is ‘endemic’ to TV

Kelly Evans: "Was it something his character- something that people had discussed in the industry"
Lear: "I've never been in a discussion about Bill Cosby in that sense in the industry"
Evans: "It's a surprise to you?"
Lear: "Well, it would be a surprise to anybody"
Evans: "I simply wanted to ask. Especially because when I spent time recently in the U.K., there were a series of uh, of revelations about former TV stars along these lines, and you do start to wonder, going back to the question about the impact that television and its culture has, uh if there's something endemic to the industry"
Lear: "Ha ha ha ... would there be something endemic that's illustrated by that kind of behavior? Uhhhhh ... it's uh ... can I say it's a ridiculous question?"
Evans: "You absolutely can. I hope it's a ridiculous question"

CNBC launching Kensho Stats Box graphics

New York Times: "The analytics will tell viewers and visitors to the CNBC website, for example, how energy stocks have historically responded after a huge snowstorm, or how stocks of Apple suppliers have typically performed after an iPhone release"



Gorgeous weatherwoman Cheryl Scott, 29, nearing new job

"Eventually would succeed Jerry Taft as the ABC-owned station’s top meteorologist"

Oakland thugs, 32 and 31, guilty of plotting killing

"Law enforcement did a spectacular job preventing a murder from happening"

Reuters: ‘Steady stream’ exits during Obama speech at rally

"You've got to vote"



Ferguson homes still selling

"I was shocked when I pulled the data. It doesn’t really look that bad"

Woman, 30, rescued from chimney, arrested

Had to be chiseled, lubricated with dish soap



Glitches in CNBC's new graphics

Probably could've said something about volatility



Castro, 88: Teaming with U.S. ‘with pleasure’ to stop Ebola

"The greatest example of solidarity that a human being can offer"



Hero’s welcome in Greenwich for Marcus Lemonis

"It's not like he's Donald Trump. He's not recognized everywhere. But Greenwich is such a financial community that he couldn't even walk down the street. Everyone stopped him. Everyone knew who he was in Greenwich"

Syracuse disinvites WaPost photojournalist who was in Liberia

"I am pissed off ... I am angry that they missed a great teaching opportunity"

Gasparino apparently thinks rival is overdoing outbreak coverage

"it is funny that after initially ignoring Ebola's impact on the mkts how @CNBC is now in the process of blowing it outta proportion"

Blind man, 60, falls out of 6th-floor apartment window

Saved by hitting air conditioner on 3rd floor

Starbucks boosts starting pay, allows visible tattoos

Ban on "unnatural (hair) colors" continues



Workers rappel up St. Louis Arch

Adrenaline "high"

Skateboarder, 19, towing himself on pal’s car dies in fall

23-year-old driver cooperative with officers, no alcohol in system, not issued ticket

San Francisco Giants fans face $100 parking

"It's kind of gouging a little bit"

‘CNN Money with Christine Romans’ is axed

So is Jeff Zucker's "Crossfire," "Unguarded with Rachel Nichols"

TV crew carjacked, held at gunpoint at prayer vigil

"Camera man attempted to offer the man money, but he refused"

FedEx package filled with cocaine, meth, heroin had wrong address

"A tip pointed deputies to the house where the trio and the child were staying"



Woman spotted riding bicycle on major expressway

"Obviously we slowed down, rolled down the window and he was like, 'You can't be here!' She was like, 'I know, I know.' Then we felt bad. You could hear it in her voice"

American owner of Mexico refuge, 70 or 60, stomped to death by camel

"The camel kicked and bit him practically to death, and when he was almost dead, he sat on him. Between the blows and the weight of the camel on top of him, he was asphyxiated"



Marcus Lemonis’ fashion turnaround tests 46% price hike

CNBCfix review: Can Noemie sustain the momentum at Courage. b?

Zuck gives $25 mil. to fight Ebola

"We need to get Ebola under control"



Signs for Sen. Susan Collins, 61, vandalized with swastikas

"I don't know what religion Sen. Collins is or what her family background is — it's not for me to ask. However, we do take it seriously and will report it to the attorney general"
Wikipedia: "Collins has Irish and English ancestry"

Threatened feminist, circa 30, cancels speech over concealed carry

"Pulled out after learning that concealed weapons would be permitted"



Cheers in SF: Willie McCovey, 76, exits hospital, attends NLCS game

"I have been following every pitch of this postseason and am excited to be here with the fans to welcome the team back from St. Louis. I also want thank everyone for the outpouring of well wishes and support during my recovery. Your notes, cards and messages have been the best medicine anyone could ask for"



Fox yanks lousy NFL announcer, 49

"Goldberg made a series of mistakes that included misidentifying players and coaches, mispronouncing names and losing track of the down and distance. But that probably all would have been forgiven by FOX if it hadn’t been for the profane Twitter tirade"



Bill Cowher, 57: Steelers ‘soft’ on defense

Tomlin: "I don't worry about that. That's elevator music as far as I'm concerned"



WWII veteran, 92, wondered ‘Who the hell is Brad Pitt?,’ 50

"They asked what life was like on a tank, what we did for excitement, what we were eating ... I wouldn't give up my experiences if I had for a million dollars, but I wouldn't take 5 cents to go through it again"

CNBCfix editorial: CNBC can be leader in dumping the Dow

Inclusion of needless extra market average only clutters new graphics scheme

Woman moving food truck from Maine to West

“We feel we need a longer operating season in order to be truly successful and make this business flourish ... As a European, I'm used to fresh food and not microwaves, fast food and quick meals. ... I figured, why not? I have a passion for cooking and everybody is still alive after eating my cooking"

CDC chief, 53, qualifies apology over nurse’s Ebola

"I apologize if people thought I was criticizing the hospital"

Google shopping service to start charging membership fees

$95 annual, $10 monthly, or pay a delivery fee per order

Barber, 22, slices customer’s neck, accused of attempted murder

Arrested without struggle near aunt's house

Top chef, 37, faces 3rd DUI

"He stated several times during the interview that he was 'drunk'"



Peter Thiel, 47: ‘Government bubble of massive size’

"I think the thing that is most distorted is the bond market and fixed income, and perhaps less on the equity side, but we certainly are back on a government bubble of massive size"

Momentum grows against offensive coordinator, 47, in Pittsburgh

"The Steelers won’t make anything that can be described as real progress again in this league until someone else is the offensive coordinator"



Kmart: No customer info stolen by hackers

SHLD drops another 2% after hours

Casino closed after dueling tribal factions’ armed standoff

Sheriff: "When they move the war into the casino, it meant we had to stop this"

Knucklehead, 23, climbs guardrail at zoo, is scratched by cougar

No staff saw what happened



Angelina meets the Queen

"As an American citizen, the actress cannot become a Dame, but can use the initials of the award after her name"



Karen Finerman: Nadella’s remarks ‘condescending,’ ‘sexist’

"Every once in a while, a good man briefly takes on the condescending, paternalistic, stifling, sexist role we thought we’d only see from someone else ... Here’s the problem — he probably assumed the hypothetical woman asking for a raise was already being paid fairly. Sadly, we can safely assume that statistically, she was not ... Thank you, Satya Nadella, for igniting the discussion on equal pay once again. And women, part of this is on us"



Satya Nadella, 47, says women should ‘have faith’ in raises

"It's not really about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. And that, I think, might be one of the additional superpowers that quite frankly women who don't ask for raises have. Because that's good karma. It'll come back"
Rethinks: "I answered that question completely wrong"

School scrambles after girl falsely says dad evaluated for Ebola

"I think they're bombarded with whatever's on TV"

Woman, 38, burglarized purses in jury room, stole $520: cops

"This was a pretty bold and brazen theft"

Mountain lion that caused stir in May is killed on interstate

"Looking at the places he's been, it doesn’t strike me as prime lion country. He was living quite close to a lot of people in Daly City and Pacifica. Despite how close he was to people, he didn't cause any harm to anyone and I find that quite fascinating"

Amazon picks Manhattan for first brick-and-mortar store

"It's about marketing the Amazon brand. Same-day delivery, ordering online and picking up in store are ideas that are really catching on. Amazon needs to be at the center of that"

Peter Boockvar: ‘Dear Saver, May You RIP’

"I can't advise buying stocks that have only been more expensive in 2000 on some metrics ... and I can't recommend buying any long-term bonds as the yields also stink relative to inflation ... maybe you should buy some gold, but I know that yields nothing either"

Geese ‘out of control’ at park; ‘goose shoot’ mulled

"Might be done as a lottery open to those licensed to hunt in Missouri"

Mike Farr disagrees that now’s the time to buy stocks

"From time to time markets go down. Stocks can go down"



Hoffman tells WaPost: Surprised at popularity of ‘The Profit’

"We're really a start-up when it comes to this kind of content"
Writer: "It wasn't until CNBC landed the rights to 'Shark Tank' reruns when people began taking notice of the network’s new strategy"

NFL’s Rob Bironas, 36, tried to run at least 2 cars off road

1. "His window was down, and we pulled up and I said, 'Hey man, just a heads-up, something's burning from your exhaust. Your exhaust smells horrible, just wanted to let you know.' He looked over at me and said, 'I'm going to kill everybody in your (expletive) vehicle.' It was so random, so bizarre, I was like, 'What?' And he said the exact same thing again ... It was a fight or flight situation and, unfortunately, we had to take flight at about 110 miles per hour. It was very scary ... He's been swerving all over the road. We're exceeding the speed limit, but it's because he's literally trying to do whatever it takes to hit us ... I am not trying to soil this guy's reputation or his legacy. I know this community thinks very fondly of him. I am just being honest, and I'm trying to get this off my chest. He tried to kill us. He told us he was going to try and kill us. I've never gotten a look from somebody like that, I just don't understand it. That's a face that's been in my head the last few days"
2. "As we got closer, the white SUV took like a bat out of hell and passed us. He passed us going very fast. We were like 'Holy crap, what was that?' It was startling how fast he was going. He was going very, very fast. He was stopped, and he just floored it"
Wife to cops: Bironas told her good night at 10:30 p.m.
Wife to 911: Last spoke with Bironas around 9:40 p.m.

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


Beautiful actress in AT&T ‘Lily’ ads is Milana Vayntrub

Credits include "ER," "Days of Our Lives"


Cat Stevens, 66, launching 6-city ‘Peace Train’ tour

"I've been a bit slow in coming around to the United States, but there were so many people asking me to do that, that I just felt an obligation. I wouldn't be writing songs if I didn't have something to say"

Rutgers apologizes for Jerry Sandusky, 70, T-shirts

"Photos including the shirts and 'a banner with stick figures portraying a sex act with Penn State written on the top' appeared on the official Rutgers football Facebook page"

Man who claimed needle in burger fails to show for hearing

"Wasted the time and resources of the defendants and their counsel, and those of the court"

Man shot to death driving car in East Oakland at 8:10 p.m.

Crashed nearby; no arrests



BMW plows perfectly through tavern’s double doors

"Pretty much destroyed the bar area ... All I can say is it's a miracle no one was killed"

Gavin Newsom, 46, demands 49ers bench Ray McDonald, 30

"Painful affront to every victim of domestic violence and sends a troubling message to our community and especially our children that 'zero tolerance' are empty words, not real actions"



Proposal to carve California into 6ths fails to make ballot

"Six Californias will conduct a review of the signatures determined to be invalid by the registrars in several counties to determine if they were in fact valid signatures"



TV anchorman tells viewers he only has months to live

Goal: "A few more days and make them the best they can be"

Pia Zadora, 61, seriously injured in golf cart

In ICU, able to speak

Gasparino questions investor rights at Alibaba

"how can u have shareholder rights on @AlibabaTalk when a-the co is run by the communist Chinese b-the ownership structure looks like enron"



SkyBridge didn’t return CNBC’s call

Business Insider: Business channel had 2nd thoughts about ending partnership with Anthony Scaramucci after ultimatum, got no reply

Senator, 67, challenges Zuck, 30, to hire American workers

"Let me just say one more thing: Facebook has 7,000 workers. Microsoft just laid off 18,000. Why doesn’t Mr. Zuckerberg call his friend Mr. Gates and say: Look, I have to hire a few hundred people; do you have any résumés you can send over here? Maybe I will not have to take somebody from a foreign country for a job an unemployed U.S. citizen might take"

Male, female Ravens fans proud to wear Ray Rice jerseys

"The way the NFL is doing this whole thing is wrong"

It’s over, Bud Fox: Daryl Hannah, 53, dating Neil Young, 68

"She's a huge Neil fan"

Fake online students scam $200,000 in financial aid from college

Alert professors "helped us put two and two together"

After 2-day search, man, 69, on ATV found stuck in mud

Should've called 911, but "we were able to find a needle in a haystack with a little help"

Robber, 23, in Walgreens bust admits a dozen others

"This is a gentleman who has terrorized a minimum of 14 people when you look at the number of robberies and contacts he made … This is a prolific robber and we are happy to get him off the streets"


49ers suspend announcer, 57, over remarks about Rice’s wife

Notre Dame grad: "I want to unconditionally apologize for my comments the other day"
"The Pac-12 Network said Robinson will undergo sensitivity training"

Facebook testing letting users schedule post deletion

But: "Posts deleted from your profile can remain on Facebook servers for up to 90 days"

Woman, 65, hit by TV is first Napa earthquake death

Complained of headache, did not seek treatment until feeling dizzy next day

Homeowner pulls out bedroom pistol, guns down armed intruder, 25

"Wearing a mask 'like a hoodie (but) only his eyes were showing' ... The bullet hit the shotgun before striking Ziminack in the stomach"

Fitch cuts Sears credit rating deeper into junk status

"We don't agree with their action given our demonstrated history of honoring our financial commitments while continuing to invest in our transformation"



Jamie Foxx surprises fans at Mall of America

Greeted members from Big Brothers/Big Sisters program at screening of "Annie"

Hero cops stop girl, 14, from jumping off Brooklyn Bridge

Grabbed after walking across construction beam

Colorado hiring construction workers starting at $15/hour

"Some days you go home and realize you helped build this building and help build this bridge"

Man, 20s, dies in golf-cart accident

Pair were heading downhill when driver lost control

Grieving dad balks at $50 increase for burying cremated remains

"I lost my son last September. And they didn't have to go down more than 2 feet [for burial.] This increase is excessive. How long does it take to fill a hole?"
Chair: "It's tough when you lose someone. We can find a revenue source somewhere else"



Died: Bob Suter, 57, member of 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ heroes

1st player on team to pass; stricken by apparent heart attack in lobby of his ice rink
Off the ice: "One of Bob's unique talents was connecting with kids. ... He helped them with equipment and gave them quarters to play bubble hockey. For children aged 5 to 105, Bob was like the fun uncle for a thousand kids that came through those doors. Bob did not care where a kid came from or what his or her name was. He helped them" ... "It's all about the kids. He dedicated his life to kids and hockey. They were his passions"

Anthony Scaramucci, 50, signs exclusive deal with Fox Business

Contract "doesn’t specifically include 'Wall $treet Week' but has 'great flexibility'"

Jon Friedman’s 5 things to reverse CNBC ratings crisis won’t work

CNBCfix comment: 1. They're glad they unloaded Bartiromo's salary; 2. Kelly Evans/Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has already been emphasized; 3. David Faber got a heightened role a few years ago; 4. Discovering a "greater number of stars" is like saying "Draft a bunch of Hall of Famers" ...

Crackdown: Omaha Lyft drivers keep pink mustaches in trunk

"It seems like it’s about intimidation"
State: "The law is on the books. It's our obligation to enforce the statutes"

Butter hits record $2.99 a pound at CME

Paper: "Trans-fat laden butter substitutes have fallen out of favor with consumers"

Popular Berkeley blogger, 76, passes away

"Even the neighborhood security guards would pull over to chat when their shifts ended. Ron was a fixture. In a lot of ways, he was our mayor" ... "He had that old-fashioned sensibility, but he adapted it to a modern format. And he did it just the way he wanted: on his own terms"

Politico columnist: Snap out of it, Mr. President

"He has always understood optics. He just temporarily stopped caring about them. It was as if he wanted to escape the theatrics of his office, if only for a few weeks"



Driver, 69, causes crash, found covered in cocaine

"Trail of a white powdery substance on his nose and around his nostrils, around his mouth and chin, on the front of his shirt and the front of his pants"

Starter gun idea wins $10,000 student startup prize

"Wickersham says his Race Torch would be a lower decibel, less expensive option to starting guns and the blanks that are fired from them at track meets"
Others: "My Combine," an assessment system for high school athletes

NBC online producer, 30, busted for posting sex tape

Girlfriend found out month later, split, called cops

Web map suggesting record snowfall is a hoax

"As is often the case with stories from similar hoax news sites, the slightly plausible nature of the headline induced many users to post and repost the link without careful examination"



Baltimore TV critic calls for resignation of Roger Goodell, 55

"He's pathetic. The national media did to him what we didn't do here in Baltimore: Publicly shame him for the joke 2-game suspension he levied against Rice. If Goodell has any shame, it's time for him to think about an exit strategy"
Bill Plaschke: "If a coverup is confirmed, he should lose the public's faith, his owners' good will, and ultimately his job"


Arsonist tries to torch Marcus Lemonis’ Jacksonville building

"It's a little bizarre. I don't think anyone's targeting me. I've got other businesses and no one's trying to light them on fire. I'm hoping it's just kids pranking. I worry about it, though"



Gasparino’s ‘rent-a-cop’ once made heroic bank bust

Tells Imus about trip: "This is Fox country ... they ask about you, they ask about Cavuto ... It's not something I wanted to do; it was something that I was asked to do ... took me 2 days to get there ... transfer from a fleabag hotel to, uh, less of a fleabag hotel ... I'm told by one of my producers- I'm there with Charlie Gould and Elka Worner, whose uh, you know, one of the producers- 2 of the producers here at Fox, that we should go to this party because it's open to the press ... I didn't get a lot of sleep, I'd like to go home and relax ... So I walk in, duh duh duh duh duh, hands in my pockets ... not bothering anybody ... out of nowhere, the goon squad descends upon us ... Brian Coughlan, he's a New York City cop ... Now Charlie Gould is not exactly the biggest guy in the world if you ever see him; you know, he gets manhandled ... if you put your f-ing hands on me, there's gonna be a problem, and I will walk out of this party. I will not be thrown out. This lasted about 4 minutes ... The next morning we get up to do our thing ... actually had a good sleep, the air-conditioner, condition (sic) worked. ... When he started pointing his finger in her face, I lost it"
Imus: "Did he put his hands on you?"
Charlie: No, but it got close, because what I said to him, you know, you know- I caught him, I caught him being, being a bully to a woman. And when I caught him, he lost it"
Imus: "What was he saying to her?"
Charlie: "Between the curses and the finger-pointing, something along the lines that she should've known that the event we went to was, was, was off-limits to the press. Now here's the backdrop to that, that event, every year, was on-limits to the press. We didn't know"
Not drinking: "Anybody that knows me, if I'm tipsy, I'm actually nice"
Suggests rationale: "He may have gotten amped up by then, he may have had no sleep ... this guy Coughlan accused Elka of havin' a few. Elka doesn't drink"
Suggests conspiracy: "I know a lot of cops. And this guy and I probably have 5 or 6 at least mutual acquaintances, maybe mutual friends ... often these Wall Street guys will sit there and tell them, when we give you the signal, we want you to, like, grab that guy and throw him out"
Smokescreen: "What I wanna know, if Mr. Coughlan stubs his toe, you know people, as he's throwing Charlie Gould out of that party, and needs to take off 3 days from the New York City Police Department, do we have to pay for his sick leave?"
Imus: "Well he wasn't in Sun Valley Idaho working for the New York City Police Department, was he?"
Charlie: "No no. But he's on the job. Remember he's still working here"
Flop: Imus not interested in hearing Zuckerberg/Christie story
Says 3 times he loves/likes NYPD cops: "I love New York City cops ... I've been sticking up for cops forever, particularly in this onslaught from Bill de Blasio. So I'm not a cop-hater. ... I love the cops. I have friends, I defend 'em ... I like cops. I'm a big supporter of the New York City Police Department ..."
Gasparino's "rent-a-cop" antagonist is bomb-squad sergeant, elite musician, father of 4, heroically busted bank-robbery thugs: "Since I was old enough to remember, the only job I've ever wanted was to be a member of the NYPD ... My most memorable moment was the day 2 colleagues and I interrupted an armed bank robbery, on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan. We chased two heavily armed gunmen and apprehended them in a taxicab along 2nd Avenue"


Gawker: Gasparino ‘instigator’ of Sun Valley embarrassment

"Attempted to barge into a private event at Duchin, a bar within the Sun Valley Lodge … confronted the head of security, screaming: 'How dare you put your hands on my producer?' … given a trespass citation and kicked off the entire property for trying to cause a scene …"
Scoffs: "question: if youre (sic) a producer 5'2'' 100lbs getting verbally abused by a 6'3" 300lb rent-a-cop u want me backing u up or the ppl at gawker?"


CNBCfix review: Excitement in backwardation in Secret Club

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

Famed J-school’s diplomas include misspelling

"The irony and the jokes are just too easy to come by"

Heckler suggests Gasparino couldn’t beat S&P 500

Response: "stick to mowing your lawn because i dont do stock picking and if i did i wld recommend the vangaurd (sic) 500 fund"



Died: Stephanie Kwolek, 90, Kevlar inventor saved countless lives

Signed over patent royalties to the company

Berkeley ready to mandate climate warnings on gas pumps

"The labels are a hopeful message that we all are capable of changing the outcome of the global warming problem. The label identifies you as part of the problem. It's a gentle reminder that says, 'Hey, you can do something with what you drive. We need to cooperate to deal with this problem'"
"This isn't just lefty kooky Berkeley speaking. Berkeley is doing something rational. This is in line with the city's and the state's climate plans"

Ex-Goldman trader sues, claims $8.25 million bonus too low

Saw dropoff from $15 million in prior year, happened to gloat about subprime

Deputy, 49, accused of prostituting wife

"Very volatile" marriage led to "fairly bitter" divorce

DUI charges mysteriously dropped against TV anchor, 55

"No reason other than the word 'other'"



Man at NYSE takes photo of Kelly Evans’ back

Carpe diem


Drunkard, 21, drives boss’ Maserati into public transit pit

Discovered in maintenance yard around 3:44 a.m.


Psychiatric hold: Man laughs on highway as truck burns

"Whether he started it or not, I don't know. We'll have to investigate"

Judges give car-owning L.A. homeless a break

"You will never solve this problem if you paint all homeless people with the same broad brush ... You've got to look at this like your son or daughter was on the street"

Family barred from amusement park attacks cops

"They were jumping on officers' backs. One officer was kicked in the head. They were punching and scratching. It was a melee"

Democratic ex-congresswoman, 52, is JPM’s new Midwest chief

"Will help recruit high-level talent in the Midwest, oversee charitable contributions and play a role as the public face of the New York-based banking giant"

Female on Harvard rowing crew rescues stranded woman in river

"If was definitely a team effort and we couldn't have done it without everyone there"

Gasparino: Goldman Sachs fears permanent trading downtrend

"my sources @GoldmanSachs say lloyd and the boys are praying the trading downturn is cyclical if not the firm will be downsized big time"
Dis of CNBC's Scott Wapner: "In the Jacksonville @CNBC news stand and staring at me: a photo of @ScottWapnerCNBC which is why I'll be skipping breakfast"

Uber requests meeting with Orlando mayor, 55

"Uber reached out to us, which I see as a positive thing. We're an aggressively technology-centric city, and Uber is the new thing right now, with a new way of doing things. ... They just make blanket statements that they do background checks and have insurance, and don't say much else about it"

Man, 79, fights off robber at 7-Eleven

"He said, 'Give me your wallet, old man.' The main thing going on in my mind is, 'You aren't going to get my wallet.'... He was kind of slow. I think I could have taken him, to tell you the truth. ... I'm 79, but I really don't feel like 79"

Mom angry at child’s haircut ransacks hair salon

"Started an argument," but, "employee left the woman inside the store alone"

Up to 12 squatters ejected from foreclosed house owned by BAC

Woman, 47, "had 9 bags of heroin, a pipe, a scale and more packaging in her possession"

Tax attorney, 58, gets 1 year for not filing returns

Paper: "Did not report any income he earned from 1999 through 2010"

Bears wander onto soccer fields, steal kids’ lunch boxes

"After this, she says the campers will eat elsewhere and store their food indoors"

Woman, 44, gets DUI summons after knocking out telephone pole

"We had some very rude, irate motorists. Quite frankly, I’m appalled"


Senator, 59, questions relevance of high-frequency trading flap

"If I am doing a $2,000 trade, you're concerned about a conflict of interest where I might have to pay an additional 40 cents? Is that what this is about?"
Indignant study author: "No, it's about the fact that you didn't get to trade. Your assumption that you trade is wrong"

Rick Perry, 64: ‘I’m more Jewish than you think I am’

Mulls move to California, "if I could afford it. Why wouldn't you want to live out here? Seriously?"

0.17%: Drunkard, 42, asks cops for Breathalyzer, is refused

"Apparently he decided to drive anyway"


Bear walks down Main Street, smashes garbage cans

"These bears are exactly the kind of bears we don't want to see"

5 Oakland brushfires might’ve been arson

"Oh my God, I'm right back to '91. We went to get lunch and smelled the fire. There was lots of ash around our house — I'm talking one-inch-size ash. I saw people packing up their cars with scrapbooks and hard drives, because in '91, it was like, 'You don't wait, you do it now"

Dr. Oz, 54, actually trumpeted ‘magic weight loss cure’ on show

Sen. Claire McCaskill, 60: "I get that you do a lot of good on your show ... I don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true"


1-cent ‘Mona Lisa’ of stamps sells for $9.5 million

Last owned by John E. du Pont: "You're not going to find anything rarer than this. It's a stamp the world of collectors has been dying to see for a long time"

MailOnline gushes about Jon Steinberg, late 30s, CNBC interview

3rd graf: "praised MailOnline for ‘having done a spectacular job in the U.S.’"

Oakland pitcher, 25, put on 15-day DL after punching chair

Had just given up 8 runs in 3⅔ innings


Died: Stanley Marsh 3, eccentric millionaire artist facing charges

"It is unfortunate Stanley died before he had the opportunity to clear his good name"
Landmarks: Cadillac Ranch observing 40th anniversary this week

Man’s body found in submerged car

Witness calls 911, on hood of vehicle when police arrive



No show: Harry Reid, 74, skipping Skins games until name change

AP: "In a letter Monday to the team's president ... rejected Bruce Allen's invitation to a Redskins home game until the team does the right thing and changes its name"

B of A fined $32 million for ripping off charity, retirees

"Merrill Lynch, which was acquired by BofA in 2009, added extra mutual-fund charges for small business retirement plans for five years, even after discovering that it shouldn't"

Chicago up in arms over letters on Donald Trump, 68, building

"The complaints run from the purely aesthetic (it's ugly!) to dubious claims about regional values (modest Midwestern Chicago versus egotistical East Coast New York)"

Gasparino implies White House has wrong focus

"headline of the day: TERRORISTS CONTROL IRAQ; OBAMA TALKS ABT CLIMATE CHANGE"

13-year-old boy electrocuted atop train

"There is no fence around the yard. Right now we're investigating what happened"


Lightning triggers house fire

No one injured


Rick Perry exceeds Joe Kernen’s ‘really high bar’ for being offended

"The psychologists — they've already weighed in. They've dismissed the idea that sexual orientation is a mental disorder and they've told their mental health professionals to avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation"

Mom, 24, of 3 sticks head out car window to vomit, dies

"It's just a shame of the amount of people that are getting killed in drunk driving accidents, it's just something that shouldn't be done"

Glitch backs up checkout lines at Target stores

"Delays at some checkouts, but is not in any way related to a security issue"



Terry Bradshaw ‘proud to have played for’ Chuck Noll

"You start thinking about Chuck and when all of the wonderful things that come to mind, you realize he's in heaven and spending eternity in peace. That's very refreshing. I’m proud to have played for him. It was a great honor. My relationship wasn’t good, as you well know, but he made me understand my job responsibilities, because I had to grow up. ... I learned how to be mentally tough with him, and for that I can never say thank you enough, because that got me through divorces, Super Bowls, and those times when I had bad moments in big games. He made me mentally strong, which I wasn't. And he instilled in me a great work ethic. I had a good work ethic, but preparation was paramount with him, so we spent a lot of time going through preparations for the games. He was an amazing guy. ... You try to get better and better, and then when it's all said and done he says, 'Thank you. You were a great quarterback.' And you say, 'Wow!' He was different than anybody I had ever been around and played for. He was smart, really smart"

Man, 37, killed within hour of being mistakenly freed from jail

"Weird stuff, huh?"

Paralegal, 42, secretly settled cases, stole $327,000

Continued contacting clients and taking cash even after being fired

Barry Ritholtz, Josh Brown both make top 5 business blogs

No word about ranking in wealth-management standings

Judge tosses harassment suit of Wayne Chrebet, 40, vs. cops

Judge "argued that Chrebet claimed that he personally suffered damages in the suit but that the restaurant was actually controlled by a corporation"

Woman, 72, dies in overgrown yard, kitten on lap

"I wish we would have known about this. We probably could have salvaged her"

Brothers, 42 and 44, accused of fraudulent tax-filing scheme

"The falsifications often included incorrect and made up business expenses"

Man, 67, finds $640 in unpaid medical debt; credit score falls to 660

"Even if you pay it off, it won't be removed. It will only show a zero balance. The only way it can be removed is if the credit report is inaccurate. In the eyes of the collection agency, he owes $640"

Died: Glenn Britt, 65, critical of Warner, AOL combinations

"Both deals were very lopsided in favor of one set of shareholders"



Kate Upton turns 22 in Chicago

River North tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash: "She wasn't in a bikini"

Mayor caught throwing dog feces on neighbor’s walkway

Resident "thinks it was in retaliation because he opposes a neighborhood dog park"

Pittsburgh Uber drivers refuse to be photographed with cars

"I am worried my insurance company might drop my coverage, because I know people this has happened to"
Wages: Lyft driver works 20 hours a week, makes $550

Donald Sterling, 80: No sale

"While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled"

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, 52, has mastered the art of parsing

"In hindsight, should we have done more to investigate Donald? I'm frankly not sure. In this case, I mean, in addition to the fact that this tape in essence was broadcast to the world and so quickly became available to us, in the past these were issues that did not directly impact the NBA. And we're not the government. He was investigated by the Department of Housing, the Department of Justice. There were individual lawsuits with him that settled out. So I was at the League during that time, and when we monitored those events, at least it felt at that time that we were doing the appropriate thing. It's a fair point that in hindsight possibly we should have done more. Certainly if I had to do it again, maybe we would have done more but our eyes are open going forward"
Bill Clinton coincidentally speaks same day: "In a larger sense we are too divided, not because we shouldn't argue but because we don't want to resolve ..."

Carl Quintanilla joins HBO’s ‘Real Sports,’ kinda overdoes it

"The quality of their reporting is as good as there has ever been on television"

Venture capitalist mocked as ‘Palo Alto resident’

"He was so arrogant. Somebody had to say it. It was obvious"

Baupost up nearly $1 billion on Merck-Idenix deal

"Boston-based firm has been accumulating shares since the 2nd quarter of 2011"


Sue Herera — The Pride of Alpine

"I bought a very old house that needed a ton of work. We didn't have kids so we figured, it was so close to work and the taxes were low. Quiet town. I fell in love with it. I really loved it ... There's a great sense of community commitment by the local businesses here, whether it's Tenafly or Alpine or Closter, that I didn't find in Los Angeles. It's just a different feel ... I like the small-town atmosphere and small-town living ... I couldn't imagine living anywhere other than Alpine"

CNBC done with daytime Nielsen

"A source said the network has told advertisers that only half its clients asked for guarantees, anyway ... Instead, said a source close to the network, the company is offering guarantees based on its own internal measurement of ad deliveries"


Phil LeBeau got Rick Wagoner scoop after swimming laps

"A source had left him a hot news tip: General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner was being fired. As CNBC's automobile and airline industry reporter, LeBeau knew this was a huge story"
Reporting: "We hit a story pretty hard. The people who watch CNBC are investors. The investors, they're focused on what's going to happen to the business, not what's going to happen for the consumer. The two don't always come together"
Refuses companies' offers of free cars: "I don't do car reviews. My job is not to talk about how great a company is. If they have great sales, I'll report that. But I've got good news and bad news stories on all automakers and airlines"

Oakland shootings plummet 35%

Robberies down 38%: "There is still an important distinction between celebration of good news and announcing conclusions about cause and effect"



CNBC promotes Sara Eisen to co-host

Deogun: "Has been so ably contributing to Squawk on the Street, will permanently join the team as a co-host of the 10 am ET/7 am PT hour, effective immediately"
Oh by the way: Launching "Squawk Alley" at 11 a.m. Eastern hour



Marcus Lemonis sues business he tried to save in ‘The Profit’

"You go in and try to help people and they defy your trust. It blows my mind"
Rebuttal: "There was never any talk about giving us the $190,000 to purchase Brooklyn Burger until the filming. We plan on giving him back the money. That was always the understanding"
Actual program comments that Daily News failed to quote (show review here):
Lemonis:
"And how much do you need?"
Howard Mora: "About 200,000."
Lemonis: "You know, I can't just give you the money. I can't just write you a check and give you a gift, as much as I like you guys ... in order for me to give you that money, I'm gonna need to get a return on my money. And the only (thing) that I can think of is that I buy Brooklyn Burger from you. And I'll repackage it. And I'll get it back on its feet."
Howard Mora: "We're willing to do whatever it takes. But uh, with your guidance now, I think that um, that, things will work out, mu- much much better"



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 ..."


Fox Business has trouble spelling ‘Gasparino’

Looks like someone finally fixed it




‘Ukrainian situation’ at NYSE during Wright’s off-kilter interview

Launching CNBC: "Enormous challenge ... brutal effort ... very, very difficult thing"
Bill Griffeth: "We forget Bob, that back then, no e-mail, no Internet, no cell phones, I mean, the, the information flow was a lot different than it is now. So, for people who wanted up-to-date information about the stock market or whatever market they were trading, I mean, FNN was it for the '80s, but CNBC did a much better job of providing that information when it went on the air 25 years ago, right?"
Bob Wright: "Well, it was also remarkable how much the trades were actually generally daily newspapers. They covered the networks like it was, every day was a presidential election. Every little thing was covered, every argument, every default, every- every issue was covered. So, you couldn't get out of the-, uh, of print."
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: "Well, what do you think is the next 25 years for CNBC. What does it hold?"
Wright: "I hear a lot of sirens. Is this- is this kind of Ukrainian situation you're in?"
Caruso-Cabrera: "No, you know what it speaks to, it speaks to the fact that the floor is so empty now they get bored and there's a guy whooping over here like crazy, I don't know why."
Griffeth: "Well it's the day before a 3-day weekend and they usually do something like that. So, It brings in a holiday mood."
Wright: "They don't-"
Griffeth: "Don't take it personally Bob."
Wright: "They don't have Russian flags. They don't have Russian flags, do they?"
Griffeth: "Yeah, no, no, everything's fine here."
Unanswered MCC question: "Why didn't we have the peacock way at the beginning?"
Wright: "The peacock was like 'The War of the Worlds' with the affiliates. Uh, We had knock-down, drag-out battles, uh, 6 months ahead of time about using the peacock. It was uh, very- you have no idea how difficult this was"
Caruso-Cabrera: "Glad it finally happened."
Names: Ted David, Chuck Dolan, Tom Rogers, David Zaslav
Omitted: Roger Ailes


Ron Insana defends call for 10-20% market correction

"I don't think, you're an individual investor it's something that you get all, you know, ginned up about ... I don't like this rally ... either the Fed is perceived to be moving more aggressively ..."
Claimed HFT as possible catalyst: "In the wake of Michael Lewis's "Flash Boys" hitting store shelves, moves by regulators to slow down high-frequency trading (HFT) could also affect the market at some juncture"


Ovation, cake in powerful tribute to Larry Kudlow

"I am a grateful camper. I really am. The Lord has blessed me, a beautiful bride, a great life, a 2nd chance, a new career, some wonderful friends, and some of the best debates on TV that there ever was ..."



CNBC’s Sara Eisen says Gwyneth Paltrow sounds ‘crazy’

MacKenzie Dawson: "I think Gwyneth is a little bit tone-deaf"
Ylan Mui: "She kinda hated on everybody else ... why does it have to be a competition?"
MacKenzie Dawson: "She may be assuming that most jobs are 9 to 5"
Sara Eisen: "I think it's like crazy, out of nowhere ... Paid millions of dollars to work for a few days, I mean, it's like, crazy to me"
Scott Cohn: "She's being very well-compensated for all of those hassles"
Kelly Evans: "We did by the way reach out to Paltrow so she could comment or clarify; didn't receive a response"



Neil Young calls CNBC’s Kelly Evans ‘Michelle’

Kelly: "And Neil when you're choosing, what I think a lot of people are trying to understand is, is this just a way of presenting music files differently, or if you become part of this whole ecosystem that you're pushing for, does each artist have to record it specifically, have it be distributed one way and then played on your device in order to capture that full experience?"
Neil: "That's a good question, Michelle. Uh, uh, the, the uh, artists get to do exactly what they want to do. There is no format with Pono. It's completely different. It's not a CD or an MP3. It plays back exactly what the artist gave you. ... Whatever the artist created in the studio is exactly what you hear"
Interruptions: Every Evans question afterward cuts off a Young answer
Neil: "Kelly, I'm sorry I called you Michelle, that was my mistake"
Kelly: "Oh no, hey, that's a compliment, come on"



Possible Iger successor listens to inner voice, quits

Anne Sweeney praised "for knowing what she wants out of life"

Ex-UPS night supervisor’s family aghast at extent of iPad thefts

Relative "asked how many items were stolen and gasped when the reporter told her 26"
"Police say this case is not connected to the thefts of packages delivered by UPS and left outside recipients' front doors"

Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban ‘bossy’ gains traction

Too often used as a put-down for girls

Columnist decrying Hillary rumors only manages to spread them

"In case you haven’t heard, Hillary Clinton may have a secret terrible illness ..."

Prosecutors call ‘Mariano Rivera of blood spatter’

Defense gripes he "had all the answers to the test before he ever took the test"

Mondelez exec predicts customers making 3-D Big Macs at home

"McDonald’s might actually go into the printing business"

Art writer, 39, who dissed Grand Rapids dies in Uganda

"Perhaps ArtPrize is a masterful piece of performance art. A carnivalesque happening of the sort Warhol would have loved, sly and subversive precisely because of it preposterous openness, a giant paper-mache middle finger rising out of flyover country, gesturing toward the bastions of the elite"

Pilot on Malaysian plane once invited hotties to cockpit

"We were standing in line at the boarding gate, just with everybody else and the pilot and co-pilot walked past us and came back and asked us if we would like to sit with them in the cockpit during the flight so obviously we said ‘Yes!' ... Throughout the whole flight they were talking to us, they were actually smoking through the flight which I don’t think they’re allowed to be doing. They were taking photos with us in the cockpit while they were flying. I was just completely shocked ... possibly a little bit sleazy. They asked us if we could arrange our trip to stay in Kuala Lumpur for a few nights ... they could take us out. ... I'm really not saying that I think co-pilot was in the wrong on this flight at all"


Man, 31, working on pickup in driveway is crushed to death

Girlfriend called friends, who lifted car with jacks and blocks, but victim already dead

Pre-Slamma Jamma: Former U. Houston hoops star, 52, dies

Rob Williams led 1982 Final Four team featuring Olajuwon, Drexler

Gasparino unable to shake Brett Arends in Twitter feud

"@BrettArends #loser"
Time-consuming: "Jerking Charlie Desparino's chain is just too tempting. I've had to block him to get work done!"

Stacey Widlitz gets poor service at Michael Kors

"Just met worlds worst sales person at $KORS. How did that one get through. Total outlier"

Oakland woman, 22, driving on I-80 crushed to death by falling tree

Wearing seat belt, not speeding

Subscribers of new L.A. paper to get free baseball, soccer tickets

Columnists "will clearly support the protection of individual liberties and freedoms"

Seth Rogen testimony is C-SPAN’s 2nd-greatest download

"It's C-SPAN's second most watched video after Obama’s inauguration"

Would prosecutors target mom of baby left at BK 27 years ago?

Young woman searching: "I would really like to see somebody who looks like me, and maybe I have (biological) brothers and sisters ... I'm really frustrated. I just wish I knew more about her"
State's attorney: "Most" prosecutors would "exercise sound discretion"

Richest guys in Michigan are the Meijer brothers

Amway co-founder not that far behind

University food writer cooked up fake quotes

Note to editors: "I should have quit from week one really, but I didn't and allowed myself to take shortcuts. These shortcuts — although temporary in easing my stresses — have hurt you, your staff and your publication, so widely cherished around our campus and beyond"

Which Oscar winner’s dad played for the Green Bay Packers?

"Defensive end. ... Sacked Johnny Unitas twice in one game"
Married to actor's mother 3 times; divorced twice

How to buy a bitcoin

"The process was much more enjoyable then (sic) opening up a bank account and the people involved were nice, accommodating and friendly"

Cop with 16,000 Twitter followers experiences ‘Streisand Effect’

"Blog and Twitter feed were suspended, causing an outcry"



Kudlow ‘was tired’

CNBCfix comment: Fine program and host; 10 years of same routine a bit much

Skydiver, pilot collide; both escape serious injury

"The plane caught the side of the canopy, flipped the plane 180 degrees and flipped the skydiver into the air. You heard the airplane hit the parachute, which sounded like you falling on your face into your pillow; a 'woof' sound"

Intraday record for S&P

JJ Kinahan: "Weighing on the market is the fact it's a Friday, and we've had a very nice run over the last couple of weeks, and world tensions, or the Ukraine situation, is still stirring, so to speak, so it's not surprising to see some people take profits"

‘Kudlow Report’ canceled

Hoffman: "A new 7PM strategy ... In my career, I have encountered few television hosts with Larry’s range ... Larry has always brought great enthusiasm to every program"



CNBC’s Robert Frank overdoes it during Sank & Frank bust

Brian Sullivan doesn't know what McD's 3rd drive-thru window is for:
Brian Sullivan: "So some Mcdonald's are now adding a 3rd window, order, you know pay, pick up, and then a 3rd window to respond to this. When does it end"
Sank: "It's not gonna end, the next thing they're gonna have is a 4th window where you can get your diabetes medication. Just gonna dangle your arm out the window"
Frank: "We want our McFlurrys in 2 minutes instead of 3. I mean, IT'S INSANE"
Sank: "It's now 3 minutes and 15 seconds and that's WAY too long to wait for your Big Mac. People are not happy."
Sank: "We're gonna see new advertising throughout Canada now. The Canada Board of Tourism, their new slogan is, 'Canada — we're not that boring after all,' with a picture of Rob Ford. So ..."

Bloomberg’s Sara Eisen jumps to CNBC

"Excited to announce I'm moving on. Will start at @CNBC dec 16"



Maria Bartiromo struggles to connect with Mike Tyson

Ending is cut from video clip at CNBC.com; here's the transcript you won't see:
Mike: "My goal now is to be helping people, and be sober, and be responsible for our children and if, um, be present for the day."
Maria: "And be what?"
Mike: "Be present."
Maria: "You wanna be president."
Mike: "Be present. I'm present. I'm present for the moment. I'm present with you."



CNBC’s foxy Courtney Reagan gets on-air proposal from boyfriend

It was actually during taping of "Nightly Business Report," CNBC's PBS vehicle ... Tyler Mathisen used great puns, but Jared's presentation was a little awkward

Reporter tries to contact Cramer about Lightning Round KR call

"He didn't return a phone call and email seeking more of his insight"

Only 1 ‘Breaking Bad’ fan actually dialed 911 during Cablevision outage

Police Department removes Facebook overreaction gripe

Radio boss excited about return of TV retread

"Bob is going to be better than he’s ever been before. Because if he isn't, I'm going to put a [expletive] cattle prod up his a–… I’m going to do him on TV. I'm going to do him at Cubs games… We're going to make this station alive"

Drunkard, 21, missing in innertube on river turns up safe at home

Parents "having a talk with Bryton"

Maine gov says Obama ‘hates white people’

Fundraiser: "It was a typical, off-the-cuff, off-the-script, Paul LePage comment"

Prof: Buffett has made $6.4 billion on Bank of America stake

Dines with Moynihan at the Happy Hollow Club in Omaha

It’s over for 101.9 The End and DJ Jimmy Chunga

"They did it again. I dont (sic) really know what I can and can't say at this point"
Aloha: Last song before format changeover was "It’s the End of the World as We Know It;" first song under new format is "Listen to the Music"

Caroline Kennedy might be worth $500 million

"She's very rich"

Person falls 100 feet off cliff near Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton

Airlifted after 2:10 p.m. incident

Angry viewers call 911 over Cablevision outage

State senator: "If you look at my Facebook and Twitter feeds, lots of constituents have been contacting me about this"

Union: Chicago City Colleges trying to dodge ObamaCare

Paper: "City Colleges of Chicago retreated — at least for now — from an effort to force part-time and administrative employees who are both tutors and adjunct instructors to choose between the two jobs. An employee and union representatives think that effort was meant to keep the employees’ workweek under 30 hours, which could mean they wouldn’t qualify for health-care coverage under the Obama administration’s health-care reform law"

IRS agent faked pastor’s letter to claim deduction

"We would still be outraged if this was not a revenue agent. But with a revenue agent, it’s like 'Are you kidding?'"

Woman faked own kidnapping with multiple stories

"A bank receipt was found in the car, even though she previously denied visiting the bank"

Chinese blame brokerage computer flaw for stock roller-coaster

Shanghai index surges 6% in 3 minutes



Doug Kass e-mail blasts Scott Wapner’s AAPL coverage

"Lee purchased only 31,000 shares of APPLE! I think your emphasis on Apple/Omega is hyperbolic and in the interests of good reporting you should quantify the importance of his Apple buy" ... "They should say, we advise investors to be careful after Apple shares appreciated. That is the obligation of the media business. The job is not to regurgitate the headline, but to provide additional information to the retailer. These activists have learned how to basically manipulate the news purveyors and it’s a very dangerous thing. It’s good for people’s careers and you all do it to gain favor without thinking about it. This is a very important story"


Town officials might be fired for not sounding storm sirens

"Just because it's not the best system is not an excuse for us not using it"

Herbalife great, 58, commits suicide

John Peterson made $3 million a year, catapulted by Internet-based lead-generation business



Last half-hour dooms ‘Jobs’

"The main flaw of 'Jobs' is that it limits itself to the ancient history of Jobs' rise and fall and rise at Apple. The movie might begin in 2001, but it never returns to the 21st century ... Another problem is that when Jobs is in conflict with his board of directors, it's not entirely certain whose side is right"
L.A. Times: "Even TV movies are done with more verve than this"
2 stars out of 4: "Amounts to a glorified TV movie"
2 stars out of 4: "Kutcher is everything except interesting"
1.5 stars out of 4: "Instead of showing, there's reams of expository dialogue"

Herb Greenberg expected ‘haters’ to mock CNBC exit

"Once again, I was wrong!!!! ;-)"
Joe Terranova: "While I have the ultimate respect for @herbgreenberg as a journalist, I have even more respect for him as a true class act and gentleman"

Jennifer Coolidge: ‘I hate Spanx’

"They're so tight, who knows what you're cutting off?"

7-year-old boy attacked by swarm of hornets

"It's a 'stop everything, drop and go' priority"



Herb Greenberg exits

"Today is my last day as a full-timer at CNBC. Tomorrow my status shifts to CNBC contributor. ... It's about Southern California. Many people thought my wife and I were crazy (no — nuts!) to leave San Diego, where we lived for 10 years, for the East Coast. Turns out they were right. This, our third time doing the East Coast stint, was strike three"

Gasparino: Steve Jobs would tell Carl ‘to pound sand’

"re icahn and apple: isnt co in middle of a buyback and doesnt it need $ to innovate? if this were steve jobs he'd tell carl to pound sand"
Challenge to Twitterer: "i bet whatever is in my pocket u have no idea why carl is doing what hes doing and probably neither does he"



Gasparino tripped up by candid revelation of aluminum thoughts

"I wanna tell you that I did not understand that story. OK, I read it 3 times ... I don't quite get the scam ... I read that story, how many times, I read it 5 times. Somehow, they manipulated the price of aluminum, I don't know how ..."
Orders shoe shine, tuna on rye from Twitter critics: "i luv the twitter hate mail i receive when one of my dopey comments makes the dailyshow: 20-something; under or unemployed probably stoned ... srsly i know my biz better than u; likewise i wont be telling u how to clean pools ... meanwhile before u come over w ur shine box i need a tuna sandwich from the diner as well ... i also hear steve needs someone to mow the SAC lawn that pay $4 an hr not bad for u ... i need my lunch delivered arnd noonish when u come by ill leave $1.50 tip on my desk hey its better than foodstamps ... i have blocked ur ass ... remember tuna on rye ... dude: prozac ... i see unemployment office closed early ur back on twitter ... are u fat? ... hey there are always dental implants ..."

CNBC reality venture: ‘We knew we were in for the bumpy ride’

"There's a lot of stuff out there, you have to be willing to take shots. And you have to be willing to say, hey that didn't work, let's move on. The commitment is as strong as ever"

Dominic Chu jumping from Bloomberg to CNBC

"What a day! Sad to be leaving @BloombergTV & very excited to be joining the team @CNBC! Tks for all the support! The best has yet to come!"


Gloria Steinem: Huma Abedin could have ‘Stockholm syndrome’

"I have no way of knowing whether Huma, for whom I have great respect, is responding out of new motherhood, the Stockholm syndrome or a mystery. I strongly object to holding one spouse responsible for the other’s acts. He's the one who should get out of the race"


Phish invites ‘asshole’ fans to stage, requests clarification

"We never hear that type of stuff from Trey these days, but there he goes, calling the 'fan holding up the sign' an asshole. ... So finally, the whole band asks this guy 'what do you mean by that' they just decide to give this guy a voice. To bring him on stage, and to give this fan, who is complaining to their face, a chance to make his case. ... They say they are from Philadelphia before saying 'Harpua is our favorite song, but you've been telling the story wrong.' ... One fan then mentions the emergence of Al Gore, before the rapping begins, and ends when one fan says 'I believe in women's right to choose.' ... Trey asks the audience if the 'fans told it right' or 'do I usually tell it right.' ... Trey kicks them off the stage, saying it was 'really weird...'"

Died: Bert Trautmann, 89, ex-German paratrooper POW won over U.K.

"He came as a soldier and war enemy to England and became a celebrated hero"
"There are fewer better examples of the power of football to build bridges than Bert Trautmann"

Cohen case: All feds have got, or start of something big?

Brad Bondi: "I think the fact that the SEC has gone first indicates that there is a, a less of a likelihood now that there'll be criminal charges against Steven Cohen. Usually, if there are criminal charges, the prosecution goes first with those charges. So the fact that the SEC's moving now should be a sigh of relief for him"
New York Times: "Though a legal deadline to file some insider trading charges is approaching, authorities are planning to navigate around that requirement by filing a broader criminal conspiracy case against SAC" ... "The meeting was separate from the agency’s typical weekly gathering to discuss enforcement cases, a measure that allowed the agency to keep a tight lid on the case." ... "'Please keep this to yourself as obviously not well known,' Mr. Horvath wrote. ... Three hours after the earnings release, Mr. Cohen e-mailed Mr. Steinberg: 'Nice job on Dell.'"
Bethany McLean: "There's something strange here ... I have been hearing whispers of something against the firm coming, coming, coming, criminally"
Ron Insana: "From the time that I was there and as you know it was only 5½ months, uh, both Peter Nussbaum, the general counsel, and, and Steve Kessler, the head of compliance had, had schooled me quite a bit in, in the strictures of, of compliance activity at SAC"
Bethany McLean: "When SAC makes a big deal about how strong their compliance is, when you look at the specifics of some of the e-mails surrounding these, these charges it does make you wonder, and what some people have, have alleged, that it is compliance in name rather than in, rather than in actuality. When you, when you look at some of the e-mails that were sent, you say, 'Well, why on earth didn't this raise red flags at SAC's Compliance Department if its Compliance Department is so good?' And the only answer I've gotten was that it was 2008 and that was a different time than, than today. But that's not really a satisfying answer"
Bloomberg: "'They face a very high burden of proof if they’re going to get some sort of conviction' of Cohen"
AP: "Coffee said it is significant that the SEC did not charge Cohen with insider trading. That suggests none of his subordinates 'flipped' and told investigators that they provided Cohen with information, he said. ... The actions could signal a new direction and strategy under SEC Chairman Mary Jo White, who assumed office in April"
WSJ: "His decision to keep buying trophy properties, even as his former employees and firm were facing charges, privately irked government officials"
Gasparino: "Mary Jo White making her mark: SEC didnt offer Cohen chance to settle ala Corzine, i am told"
Gasparino on CNBC: "also hate to tout brand-x but go back and look at preet's explanations about possible RICO charges against a hypothetical firm"
Andrew Ross Sorkin: "But the SEC case, I understand most lawyers who have seen it so far think it's actually a very, very strong case"
David Faber: "I think if the SEC is successful in this, with these civil charges ... it doesn't have the power to stop him from managing his own money ... Again, if the SEC is even successful in, um, in getting the conviction on the civil charges, much of SAC would still be intact potentially"
Ed Butowsky: "I'm not pulling any money out ... Since the mid-1990s, he has returned about 4,000% back to his investors. The, the trades that are in question right now, where he failed to supervise, represent $275 million. Now, that's a big number, but put it in the context, it's less than .005% of the gains that he has, uh, returned back to investors since the mid-1990s. So I have never thought about moving money out. Matter of fact, I've often thought about how can I get more money back to this wonderful investor"
Scott Wapner vs. Ed Butowsky: "You seem to be making the argument ... I don't know, money trumps morality. You don't care if he did anything wrong, his returns have been astronomical over the years"
Butowsky to Wapner: "Those are words that I didn't say, and I resent the way you're putting it"
Anthony Scaramucci: "I think at the end of the day, Steve is gonna have to make a decision which way to go ... this case is gonna go on for a while ... If we're on a witch hunt to nail somebody, and then we, we spend 10 years and we back 'em into a corner of failure to supervise, it doesn't seem like you have a guns-blazing case there, and I respect Steve for not settling"

Died: David McCourt, 71; wife, daughter, friend were on 9/11 jets

"Ruth and Juliana were my life and my passion. I was going to end it all. If faith could justify taking these two beautiful creatures, I just didn't want to go on. But something kept me going"

Died: Alan Whicker, 87, globe-trotting U.K. broadcaster

Wife: "A few years ago a poll asked who was the most envied man in the country — and Alan won by a country mile! He said that he didn't know where work ended and private life began. Quoting Noel Coward, he would say 'Work is more fun than fun'"


Jerry Bowyer: Larry Kudlow demanded market optimism

"Over time it became gradually more and more clear to me that my job was not to fight for certain principles, but to fight for Larry’s personal agenda. Although the show adopted The Kudlow Creed, 'I believe that free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity,' that dogma was being supplanted by another more foundational creed: economic and market optimism. My job was to come on the air and make the bull case. ... More recently his columns have been praising the zero interest rate and 'unlimited easing' policies of the U.S. and Japanese central banks. This is free market capitalism? ... The constant pressure for optimism, producers calling and saying 'Larry's looking for the optimism case.' Larry putting formerly optimistic guests 'in the penalty box' for not providing it. Larry dropping good thinkers with good minds when they turned pessimistic. And even worse, those who stayed around, bending their minds and their principles to always find good news so they could continue in his good graces and get the publicity they needed"

Died: Edmund S. Morgan, 96, reinvented Colonial-era study

Gordon Wood: "When he was first writing, the dominant thinking among historians was that ideas didn't matter, that the founders only cared about the rich and that they didn't mean what they were saying about freedom and government. But Morgan started with the assumption that their ideas were to be taken seriously. He was really bucking the tide"

  

N.Y. Post: Kayla Tausche ‘in mix’ to take over Larry Kudlow slot

CNBC considering "rapid-fire talk show about stocks"

Died: Michael Hastings, 33, story ended McChrystal’s career

"Michael was a great, fearless journalist with an incredible instinct for the story"

Ex-CNBC host Nicole Lapin doing ads for Allstate

"Energy-efficient appliances, you can get a tax write-off for those"

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"

Israeli Herbalife kingpin accused of running cult-like operation

"Rituals of confession and humiliation"

No charges for woman who apparently doctored bottles at Starbucks

"We don't feel that we can prove the she committed any crime"

Paul Tudor Jones: Babies zap women’s trading focus

"Every single investment idea . . . every desire to understand what is going to make this go up or go down is going to be overwhelmed by the most beautiful experience . . . which a man will never share, about a mode of connection between that mother and that baby. And I've just seen it happen over and over"
Dean insisted audience keep it off the record: "No quotes with attribution should leave the room. We must prohibit any discussion or description of the event in print or video, through electronic media or through Internet-based technologies including Web sites, blogs or social media, such as Twitter or Facebook"
Female hedge funder: "Given Paul's fine reputation, if the quote is accurate, I am stunned"
Clarification: "My off-the-cuff remarks at the University of Virginia were with regard to global macro traders, who are on-call 24/7 and of whom there are likely only a few thousand successful practitioners in the world today. Macro trading requires a high degree of skill, focus and repetition. Life events, such as birth, divorce, death of a loved one and other emotional highs and lows are obstacles to success in this specific field of finance"

Died: Chuck Muncie, 60, NFL greatness derailed by cocaine

Ripped league's addiction program: "That's what (ticked) me off for so long. I kept saying, 'What's wrong with this picture?' I needed help, and I got help from another program when I got out (of jail), but it wasn't from the NFL. Back then, the NFL program was a joke. They send you away for 30 days and when you're done they send you back to the same environment that got you there in the first place"

Angelina undergoes double mastectomy

"I can tell my children they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer"

Critic: CNBC taps tiresome reality formula in ‘Crowd Rules’

"So unabashedly unoriginal, it just might work"

Died: Alan Abelson, 87, Barron’s stalwart for decades

Influence: Wrote "Up & Down Wall Street" since 1966
Training: Bachelor's in English and chemistry, CCNY, master's from Iowa Writers' Workshop
Litigation: Often sued, sometimes accused of conspiring with short sellers; "To the best of our knowledge, Barron's never lost a lawsuit while Alan was editor"
Tough: Filed 1975 libel suit against BusinessWeek over alleged leaks
Performance: 1995 study found stocks recommended in column outperformed by 2% on day appearing
Setback: Asked by Dow Jones to step down during redesign, agreed
Critic: "Though he is a clever and talented writer, by any objective standard Abelson has the distinction of being one of the worst market forecasters in history, He has been skeptical, if not outright bearish, on the stock market for his entire career as a Barron's columnist"
Homes: Split time between NYC apartment and Croton-on-Hudson
Successor: Randall W. Forsyth, who took over during 3-month medical leave


Marissa Mayer: on fire

Media mastery: "Why create a PR firestorm ... To create a storm of discussion and keep Yahoo in the news for a few news cycles … Perhaps, the press exposure was considered more valuable than any ill will this might create ... Case in point, we have the NYT, the Economist, and every tech blog on the planet … and a whole bunch of other companies coming out with statements about telecommuting, all of which constitute free press for Yahoo (the most they have gotten in years, even more than when Mayer was appointed CEO last year) …"
Prompted Karen Finerman essay: "Think about this: Have you ever been at the office and your boss is working from home? Can you honestly say that you work quite as hard, are just as diligent, and get just as much done as when your boss is there? Honestly, probably not"
September: Less traction from buying phones for employees, BlackBerry dis
Cute: "The overwhelming and immediate response was that yes, the blonde-haired-blue-eyed Mayer is, in fact, hot … It goes without saying that Mayer is brilliant. … But Mayer has always been savvy — leveraging both her brains and her beauty in the media ..."
"Gorgeous": "Young and personable to the point of investor fawning"
"Beautiful": "Blonde hair and blue eyes with an arresting smile; it seems likely Brian Wilson anachronistically wrote 'California Girls' about her"
Stock: Up 46% in 8 months since day of hiring announcement
Future candidate? Hosted President Obama at her home for $30,000-a-plate fund-raiser
Priorities: "For me it's God, family and Yahoo, in that order"

CNBCfix review: Not much behind Marriott’s closed doors in ‘Hotel’

Flat CNBC documentary struggles with visuals, overloads on corporate talking points

Today’s TV newswoman eschews business suits

  
    
    
    

Kayla Tausche refers to self as "anchor": "If you're esteemed, you can wear a bright-colored dress. But for younger anchors like myself, I worry that wearing bright colors might appear amateur. In classes, some of the clips professors are using to demonstrate a successful reel include interviews with Diane Sawyer from early '90s. You're supposed to focus on content, but students can't help but wonder, 'What was Diane Sawyer wearing? How can I re-create that?'"

Lone AAPL ‘sell’ analyst ‘taking a break from interviews’

Edward Zabitsky reportedly focusing on other parts of his business

Barton Biggs dies at 79

Obituary: Given $150,000 portfolio of 15 stocks at age 18, went to Yale
Wife was Judith Anne Lund, 3 children; marriage ended in divorce
Stephen Roach: "We were a U.S.-centric business, and within 3 years, he said, 'Look, I'm going to step down as U.S. strategist and redefine myself as a global strategist'"
Good calls: 1999 U.S. tech, "the biggest bubble in the history of the world," 1982 U.S. beginning major bull market, warned against Japan in 1989
Bad calls: "Blindsided" by 2008 credit crisis, sold stocks in September 2011 and July 2010 just before 20% S&P gains
Fiction: Regularly cited bullish plumber in 3 years worth of reports, acknowledged fabricating all quotes but "buy the dips" after Bloomberg identified plumber
CNBCer Josh Brown: "Barton Biggs was a giant, founded $MS Investment Mgmt, has been relevant since before many of us were even born. Godspeed. $$"

Ted Rones named CNBC mobile advertising sales director

Press release from boss Lou Tosto sounds kind of corporate-y: "With our large suite of mobile products and services growing in usage and scale at exponential rates, it became apparent that we needed a dedicated sales leader on board to help our clients best leverage the strength of CNBC’s unique cross-platform value proposition"

Maria Bartiromo’s ‘WSJ Report’ averages 45,000 CNBC viewers

Does much better on NBC outlets in syndication

Gasparino receives Italian-American honor in Yorktown Heights

"We welcome him to help us recognize the achievements of our scholarship winners and hope his success will inspire them ... probably sat in the very same seats in class, had some of the same teachers, played sports around town and worked after school at many odd jobs including washing dishes at the Silver Moon in town. Gasparino has always remembered where he came from. Through hard work and a drive to succeed, he made it. Young people need positive role models"

Hobbs scolds Cramer: ‘We do not have a Lehman situation’

Hobbs: "To tell people at home we have a Lehman situation is simply not correct"
Cramer: "No we're not there at this stage, but I think it's important to tell people that's what the scenario is ... I do know that there's large hedge funds that are concerned about the liquidity of banks and they're gonna try to do what they did here"
Hobbs: "... Hedge funds that are attempting to make money by destroying the equity of the banks and you're citing that as a golden light of what we should follow"
Cramer: "I never said that you should buy Bear Stearns I said it's OK to keep your money there"
Hobbs: "You told people to buy Bear Stearns. That's a very different argument"
Melissa Lee: "You guys are not really too far off"
David Faber: "Simon and Jim are both right"

CNBC stars wear American flag ties, scarves to honor Haines

Steve Grasso: "i am best efforts going to wear the american flag tie every friday"
Mandy Drury: "I'm joining the American flag tie brigade ... If you have one, wear one too"

CNBC legend Mark Haines passes away at age 65

N.Y. Post: Insider says felt ill Tuesday, left work early
Special Report: Erin Burnett takes part in CNBC hourlong tribute
Obituary: Wife, Cindy, reported death, at Marlboro, N.J., home, cause of death not released ... born April 19, 1946; grew up in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Graduate of Denison University (Granville, Ohio), 1969; law degree, University of Pennsylvania, 1989 ... member of the N.J. state bar ... 2 children, Matthew and Meredith
Pioneer: Joined CNBC in 1989, became first host of "Squawk Box"
Tribute: Traders on NYSE floor observe moment of silence
Mark Hoffman: "One of the building blocks of CNBC since the very beginning"
Sandy Cannold: "The toughest day I have ever had in my TV life"
Joe Kernen: "His fingerprints were on everything," finest hour 9/11 coverage
Jane Wells: "I'll miss his bluntness, his patriotism, his skepticism"
Barry Ritholtz: "A no-nonsense straight shooter. He knew what questions to ask and how to ask them. He was trained as an attorney. He brought that keen lawyer's eye to everything he did. It wasn't something often seen in the financial media"
Pete Najarian: "Mark was the best and just a solid pillar for us all from the exchange"
Mark Cuban: "I really enjoyed being interviewed by him. Smart. Witty. Quick. None better"
Kate Kelly: "A sad day at CNBC. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark Haines's family"
Guy Adami: "I was fortunate enough to meet him ... A very sad day"
Sharon Epperson: "He found his way into the hearts of many of the traders here at the NYMEX"
Gary Kaminsky: "I'm probably not here if it's not for Haines ... I have admired his transparency, and the way he handles himself"
Herb Greenberg: "I thanked him for being the first one to get me on air here"
Matt Quayle: "Simply put, Mark Haines made my career"
Darren Rovell: "He was who many of you would have been if you had been on our air"
Darren Rovell: "Along with dinner tonight, CNBC staff will be treated to Cheetos & ketchup, one of Mark Haines' favorite combos. Great tribute"
Courtney Reagan: "Unbelievably sad day here at CNBC"
Nicole Lapin: "Mark Haines, you've inspired me to be a fine business journalist"
Melissa Lee: "Whenever he walked in, he sort of just made everybody smile"
Melissa Francis: "My favorite memory, his steel cage death matches with Arianna Huffington"
Steve Grasso: "The absence of the 9am call ... 'Live from the financial capitol of the world' will be a constant reminder of the loss of mark haines"
Jon Najarian: "Such a fun guy, truly enjoyed each talk with Mark"
Bertha Coombs: "This is a guy who didn't put on airs. He came to work in ratty sweatpants and god-awful bright-colored Crocs. He didn't suffer fools, but at the end of the day he really was always fair"
Rebecca Jarvis: "Mark Haines was the best - he always made me laugh and think. I will miss him dearly and my thoughts & prayers go to his family"
Carl Quintanilla: "Words can't describe our loss at the passing"
Mary Thompson: "He was a masterful interviewer, our best I always thought"
Ron Insana: "Mark had a style ... he called it the way he saw it"
Sue Herera: "Mark's legacy will be the way he challenged all of us to be better at what we do ... He was also an incredibly kind man"
Tyler Mathisen: "There was no phoniness about him, no pretense, no self-consciousness"
Bill Griffeth: "He loved his family ... So many CEOs, politicians ... who Mark interviewed over the years and was especially hard on, many of them are the ones coming in and saying, 'I grieve along with everybody else'"
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: "We're just gonna miss him so dearly ... I think he'd be mortified that we spent so much time talking about him"
NYSE: "Mark was an outstanding professional and pioneer in business journalism, and we are proud that his legacy includes years of excellence in reporting from the NYSE"
Charles Gasparino: "For all my battles at cnbc i never battled mark haines; a class act thru and thru. i used to call him the real chairman of the board; RIP"
David Faber: "Skill as an interviewer coupled with his wonderful wit, that I will miss the most"
Larry Kudlow: "Unspeakably sad passing of my CNBC pal Mark Haines.Great broadcaster. Total pro. Sharpest questions. Sincere condolence to his family. RIP"
Amanda Drury: "I watched Mark Haines from Asia, well before I met him, and thought, 'I want to be a journo like that.' He didn't put up with nonsense. RIP."
Erin Burnett: “He made it clear he accepted me from the get-go. He treated me as an equal. He made me feel important ... He loved to do things for his kids. He was always on the Web looking for things his kids might like”
Jim Cramer: "Mark Haines was our Huntley, our Brinkley, our Cronkite all rolled up into one giant of a business journalist. He was the first business journalist ever to ask a CEO a hard question that I had ever seen. When I met him 15 years ago, I was scared to death of him. I was a guest co-host. He said to me when he shook my hand, 'No free passes, to you or anyone else.' He stayed that way. Forever"
Maria Bartiromo: "Mark Haines was a true hero. His coverage of 9/11 was historic. He handled the adversity incredibly well. He will be missed by all"

Erin Burnett, at CNBC since 2005, jumps to CNN

Network: "Erin is the kind of all-star player that knows how to connect-the-dots"
Anchor: "I began my journalism career at CNN, so this is like coming home for me"
34 years old: "We are going to develop a show with her and for her"
Pop: Time Warner shares gain 1.7% on the day

Joe Battipaglia: ‘Gentle giant,’ ‘very generous guy,’ dies at 55

Chief investment strategist at Stifel Nicolaus was CNBC pundit since network inception
Barron's: "Died on Thursday of a heart attack, Fox Business News reported"
Son Jeff star tackle for Naval Academy: "He's been a model Midshipman. He's done well academically. He's excelled at every phase of the academy"
Navy community loss: "Joseph and Mary Ann Battipaglia never missed a road game"
Doug Kass: "I knew Joe well ... He will be badly missed"
Neil Cavuto: "The gentle giant ... who never forgot ... the little guy"
Obituary: Died at 55, was at Georgia speaking engagement
Last CNBC.com video April 8: With Jim Iuorio and Doug Roberts on "The Kudlow Report," said, "You continue to buy this profit season. You continue to watch for the U.S. economy and the global economy to expand, to absorb the higher cost of energy; nobody likes it ... you have to continue to buy this market." Favorite investments: "Industrials, the energys and materials still work."

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 nashuatelegraph.com

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


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Fast Money review

Josh has a curious explanation for why Uber is worth $50 billion


Wall Street Week

Novogratz on the president; Agassi on charter schools


CNBCfix reviews:
‘The Profit’


Larry Kudlow’s
powerful sign-off

Photos, transcript from final episode of "The Kudlow Report"


CNBCfix.com 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
Drudge
eWallstreeter
Niall Ferguson
Bill Fleckenstein
Jon Friedman
Charles Gasparino
Brent Hunsberger
Ron Insana
Zachary Karabell
Paul Krugman
Larry Kudlow
Howard Kurtz
Sarah Lacy
Lex
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


Greatest
commercials
and jingles in
advertising


Where did they
go to college?


Supreme Court


Death tolls of
catastrophes,
world events