• CNBC, SOX, Warren Buffett

    What Sarbanes-Oxley Cost Warren Buffet

    You know sometimes you walk into a restaurant and you see a couple of people you know. You stroll by the table to say hello and immediately you get that feeling—the one that tells you that you are interrupting something. Something intimate. This isn’t just a dinner. Not just friends out for drinks. This is […]

    / Mar 13, 2007 at 11:39 AM
  • CNBC, Wall Street Warriors

    Making $, The Sykes Way is in the midst of running its Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Since the gargantuan sum of one million dollars is at stake, the business news channel brought in a couple of experts to offer some advice on how best to play the game. As this […]

    / Mar 12, 2007 at 11:52 AM
  • CNBC

    DealBreaker Is So On The Money

    We were guests on CNBC’s On The Money last night, discussing this week’s market action, hedge funds and the role of finance blogs. The other guests on the panel were Eddy Elfinbein of Crossing Wall Street and Jon C. Ogg of 24/7 Wall Street. It was a quick and informed discussion. And Melissa Francis won […]

    / Mar 2, 2007 at 10:31 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, CNBC

    Bernanke: “Dow Drop? No Biggie. Social Security? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES”

    If any of you out there coping with major losses as a result of that thing that happened yesterday were looking for a shoulder to cry on in the form of our Chairman of the Federal Reserve, keep looking. The Beard of Reasoning told Congress this morning that the U.S. financial markets are functioning normally […]

    / Feb 28, 2007 at 11:46 AM
  • Banks, CEOs, CNBC, Electronic Trading, Exchanges, Goldman Sachs, NYSE, Specialists

    Niederauer, For One, Welcomes Our New Robotic Masters

    Word hit last night that the New York Stock Exchange would as of right now be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs and specialists would be scheduled for immediate extermination. That, at least, was the reaction coming from a couple of specialists we spoke to today about the news that Goldman Sachs managing partner Duncan […]

    / Feb 27, 2007 at 3:09 PM
  • Citi, Citicorp, Citigroup, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo

    Please Place Your Afternoon Anchor In Her Upright and Fixed Position

    Yesterday Maria Bartiromo, uhm, scored with a top Citigroup executive. Sorry. Scratch that. Yesterday Maria Bartiromo scored an exclusive interview with former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill. There was a bit of a double news hook for the interview. Yesterday Citigroup had revealed in its annual report that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the […]

    / Feb 27, 2007 at 9:02 AM
  • CNBC, Hedge Funds

    Philip Goldstein Makes Watching CNBC Bearable: Brass Knuckles Edition

    There are only two reasons we watch CNBC here in the DB HQs—1. For the off-chance that the $Honey will slip up and say something about Todd Thomson (“No bulging bracket there”) and 2. To objectify man candy Dylan Ratigan. Carney also watches Erin Burnett on mute at home in the dark by himself but […]

    / Feb 22, 2007 at 11:23 AM
  • Business Hacks, Business Media, Citi, Citicorp, Citigroup, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo

    Maria Bartiromo Is An _____ To Business Journalism

    Is all not well in the house of CNBC? We’ve mentioned again and again the love that CNBC executives, and their bosses at GE, have for Maria Bartiromo. But is their love unrequited? San Antonio Express-News business columnist David Hendricks writes that Maria didn’t even so much as mention the network at a recent speech […]

    / Feb 21, 2007 at 10:29 AM
  • Banks, Business Media, Citi, Citicorp, Citigroup, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo

    Is Chuck Prince Being Protected By A Cabal of CEOs on Citigroup’s Board?

    That was the allegation (*cough*) flying around last week. Several large Citigroup investors were quoted in a Financial Times story complaining that Citigroup’s board was dominated by chief executives from other large companies who were sticking up for Citigroup chief executive Chuck Prince because he is one of their own. Some of Citigroup’s biggest shareholders […]

    / Feb 20, 2007 at 11:36 AM
  • Business Hacks, Business Media, Business Week, Citicorp, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo, Todd Thompson

    On Clowns, Elephants, Maria, Todd, the Circus and Citi

    The rather under-whelming reaction in much of the media to the revelations about top dog CNBC reporter and “Closing Bell” anchor Maria Bartiromo‘s relationship with former Citigroup honcho Todd Thompson—today, for instance, the New York Post‘s Keith Kelly reveals that both Business Week and Reader’s Digest are keeping Bartiromo on board as a columnist—brings to […]

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM
  • CNBC, Goldman Sachs

    But Have Any Of Them Nailed A CNBC Reporter?

    From a regulatory filing made by Goldman Sachs last week, Financial News found the salaries of Lloyd’s henchmen, namely the base pay for its partner managing directors. At $600,000, the paychecks clock in at around three times “what regular managing directors make at Goldman and other comparable banks,” to say nothing of the sizeable year-end […]

    / Feb 13, 2007 at 3:22 PM
  • Citi, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo

    Todd Thomson Might Beg To Differ

    So, News Corp. is going to have its own business channel, yada, yada, yada. Aside from being immune to self-inflicted irony—yesterday at a press conference announcing the venture, Rupert Murdoch shamed future rival CNBC for being quick to “leap on every scandal,” the septuagenarian also confirmed that Fox would be producing a Borat sequel, when, […]

    / Feb 9, 2007 at 4:53 PM
  • CNBC

    David Faber: Now With More Balls

    This morning CNBC premiered new introductory music for David Faber’s reports. The old music was a little tinkle of bells. The new music is much more, well, it caused Mark Haines to use a word we’ve never heard before on morning television. Describing the music with approval Haines noted that it had a quality he […]

    / Jan 8, 2007 at 2:15 PM
  • admin, CNBC, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Eddy Elfenbein, Telepath

    “I watch CNBC in my office with the sound muted. Strangely, even with no sound, I can always understand what Rick Santelli is saying.” –Eddy Elbenbein, Crossing Wall Street. [Editor’s Note: Every now and then we like to call a feature “… of the day.” You know, like “Deal of the Day” or “Stock of […]

    / Dec 21, 2006 at 2:09 PM
  • bonuses, CNBC, Narcissism, video

    This Morning’s Bonus Debate, Again

    At the risk of appearing completely narcissistic, we’re posting an embedded version of the video from this morning. Our ostensible excuse is that certain browsers have trouble with the new CNBC videos. Firefox, for instance, doesn’t seem to play anything but the sound of the video. And we still think CNBC’s got to loosen up […]

    / Dec 15, 2006 at 12:30 PM
  • bonuses, CNBC

    Bonus Watch: DealBreaker On CNBC

    This morning CNBC talked us out of our usual Wall Street morning haunt with promises of a automobile tour of scenic Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. In return, all we had to do was talk about Wall Street bonuses with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and guest host Alan Murray. And now CNBC has gone and put […]

    / Dec 15, 2006 at 9:01 AM
  • CNBC

    Becky Quick Not Pulling A Runner Today

    When CNBC named one of its programs “After Hours with Maria Bartiromo” a trader friend of hours responded, “Holy crap! Why don’t they just call it ‘Under The Sheets With Maria’? And then they can launch ‘Making Out In A Cab With Bianca Golodryga’ or ‘Waking Up Next To Becky Quick.’ If you’re going to […]

    / Dec 11, 2006 at 11:08 AM
  • Business Media, CNBC Launch Day Extravaganza: The Videos!

    The blogging at might be a little creaky but at least they’re making major use of their video content. This was always the strangest thing about CNBC’s web presence: a network that produces video all day long had almost zero web-ready videos. Sometimes they even resorted to posting videos on YouTube. Well, all that’s […]

    / Dec 4, 2006 at 3:56 PM

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