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On CNBC Monday afternoon, as anchor Kelly Evans went to commercial, the song they used as an outro contained uncensored usage of the n-word. The song in question was B2K’s Fizzo Got Flow, and needless to say, it’s a pretty colorful song. It was a few segments later, towards the end of the hour, when Evans apologized for airing the song “and for any offense that it may have caused.” [Mediaite]

  • 18 Nov 2013 at 6:03 PM

The Money Honey Is About To Leave The Building

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Happy Halloween. Be glad you’re not trick or treating at Joe Kernen’s house, where they’re giving out copies of this in lieu of candy. [@Natiello via @andrewrsorkin]

The bank has recently put in place a policy of super-casual Fridays. Jeans, T-shirts, and even sneakers are acceptable on Fridays, according to people who work for the bank (and spoke on the condition of anonymity because banks keep everything top secret, even stuff like the rules of permissible footwear). The idea, apparently, is to make Barclays a better, cooler place to work. It’s one of a number of initiatives the company is taking to make employees enjoy their workplace more…A spokesperson for Barclays declined to comment about the policy or about what she was wearing as CNBC.com spoke to her. [CNBC]

Back in December, CNBC anchor Scott Wapner officiated an interview with hedge fund managers Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, on the topic of Herbalife. In addition to describing Ackman, Icahn’s sworn enemy, as a “crying Jewish boy” not unlike the ones Icahn used to “beat up” in the schoolyards of Queens, going on record to say that he wouldn’t invest with Ackman if the Pershing Square manager was “the last man on earth,” and noting that he “rued the day” he met Ackman (referred throughout the interview by Icahn as “this Ackman guy”), Carl also had some choice exchanges with Wapner. They included:

  • Icahn: “If you want to take…hello?” Wapner: “Yeah, we’re listening.” Ichan: “Well, if you’re listening, let me talk!”
  • Ichan: “I want to say what I want to say. And I’m not going to talk about my Herbalife position because you want to bully me.” Wapner: “I’m not bullying you. I’m asking the question everybody wants to know, Carl that’s all. But you can make your statement.” Icahn: “I’m going to talk about what I god damn want to talk about.” Wapner: “Okay.” Icahn: “If you want to take that position I will never go on CNBC. You can say what the hell you want.” Wapner: “Okay.” Icahn: “But I’m going to tell you, I’m going to talk about what Ackman just said about me, not about Herbalife. And I’ll talk about Herbalife when I god damn want to, not when you ask me.”
  • Wapner: “Guys, we are going to end it there. Bill, so much appreciate you coming on today. Carl, I hope you’ll come back. That’s all I can say. It was a good conversation and it wasn’t anybody’s –” Icahn: “I don’t hear you tell me that you appreciated me coming on.”

Which is why viewers might have been surprised to hear Carl’s voice once again grace the CNBC airwaves today, in a call-in with Wapner during the Fast Money “Half-Time” report, but were probably not surprised to hear him spend a good portion of the interview telling Wapner to get off his lawn. Read more »

Maria Bartiromo: We’ve talked a little bit in the past about you following CNBC, following your investments. Do you have money in this market? Charles Barkley: I do have money in this market. The key when you have money, and I’m not bragging, I am just blessed to have money, you only probably want to risk 20-25% of it. 70% you want to just put in safe stuff. You know 70% of professional athletes go broke. MB: I know, that is amazing. I feel like the more money you have, the more at risk you are to lose it. CB: No, the more freeloaders you have, actually. You just have to learn to tell your family and friends ‘no.’ Once you start giving people money, they never stop. You become an enabler. Once you start giving people money, they never stop. It is not like you say, ‘Here, let me give you money,’ but they keep coming back. You have to learn the magic word, ‘No.’ ‘I am not giving you any money.’ [CNBC]