First thing you see on TV, that is, as ARS is replacing Carl Quintanilla on Squawk Box. Apparently the CNBC team searched high and low for the right person to recreate the raw chemistry between the long-running threesome of Joe, Becky and Carl and concluded Sorkin’s the man for the job. Read more »
Not feeling so hot today? Kind of wishing it wasn’t frowned upon to catch a few winks under your desk or curled up in the stall of the men’s room? Vowing to never again consume the amount of alcohol you did over the past three days, so help you god? CNBC knows it’s not possible for you to lay off the sauce for more than 12 hours but if you’re willing to get real for 1 sec, would like to help. On Worldwide Exchange this morning guest Tina Hedges recommended “prevention” as the best cure for a hangover, which comes in the form of a drink she suggests downing before alcohol called “Mercy,” marketed and sold by her firm. Mercy apparently works its magic through “a propriety blend of amino acids, vitamins and minerals” and is available online. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested, CNBC’s John Carney, who anchor Nicole Lapin billed as “our resident expert of sorts” when it comes to hangovers, offered his his 5-Step Cure, which are as follows: Read more »
That’s right gang, we’re all going to be aunts and uncles in 4-5 months, ’cause Becky Quick’s having a baby. Read more »
…her colleague, Brian Steel, who “couldn’t help but notice” Mandy’s resemblance to Rapunzel, wants to know? According to Drury, when she’s “naughty at work” they lock her up in the studio out back, but she’s not sure that constitutes a tower, or if she’d let her hair down for Mark Haines to climb up. Read more »
In what appears to now be a series of desk-side interviews on a Flip-Cam, MCC tells colleague Brian Steel that she likes basketball because the players are tall and the 40 pairs of shoes she bought in the two days after Lehman Brothers went under, including her favorites (a pair of Christian Louboutins for $100). Read more »
If you’re worried about tearing up yourself at work, remind yourself this isn’t good-bye forever. Read more »
No one has said anything but…the standing ovation on the floor of the NYSE, the “good luck, Erin” from Jane Wells, the hints being dropped by Haines and, as one of you noticed, what appear to have been tears in EB’s eyes at the start of the program seem to suggest yes?
Update: And yes, it’s been confirmed today is the day (though Burnett will say her final good-bye Street Signs at 2PM).
She will also be taking on (soon to be) former colleague Steve Liesman in his own den as a “senior economics correspondent.” Read more »
The news of Burnett’s departure from CNBC for CNN broke Wednesday night but apparently she’s been waiting for CNBC president Mark Hoffman to get back from vacation to make it official face to face. While there’s been no indication what EB’s last day on the network will be, we suggest you start thinking now about how you’d like to comfort Mark Haines, who is more than likely an emotional basket case, so you’re ready when the time comes. [BI]