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  • The Size of the Bank Bailout: $29 Trillion (Throwback Thursday)

    08/21/2014 6:58:15 AM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/11/2014 | John Carney
    So this guy from (let's say) Morgan Stanley walks into a bar. He orders drink after drink. Downs a dozen or so high-quality glasses of Scotch. Does a few shots of tequila. Maybe grabs a beer at the end of the night. The bar manager sees the condition the guy is in, takes a look at his tab. Sees the total amount of drinks he’s been served. Grabs the bartender aside and asks him a question. “Bartender Ben, how many drinks did you serve that guy?” “Just one,” Bartender Ben says. “Ben! Be straight with me. I’m looking at his...
  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • Obama to CNBC: FAA Israel Decision Not Based on ‘Politics’

    07/24/2014 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    At the very end of an interview with CNBC’s Steve Liesman Thursday, President Barack Obama addressed the accusations, from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, that the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to ban U.S. flights from landing in Israel for 48 hours was politically motivated. Obama called the move “purely technical,” saying the United States does not make “decisions when it comes to airline safety” based on “politics” or “even our strong alliance with Israel.” He elaborated: “The initial ban that was imposed by the FAA was based on Israel needing to show us that in fact it was safe...
  • You know it’s bad when CNBC admits they thought our GDP growth was a misprint: (Video at Site)

    04/30/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 30 April 2014 | The Right Scoop
    You know it’s bad when CNBC admits they thought our GDP growth was a misprint:
  • Major Democratic donor indicted over campaign contributions

    04/17/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 17, 2014 | Scott Cohn
    A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws. Sant Singh Chatwal appeared Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. The candidates were not identified. Chatwal had raised at least $100,000 for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign against Barack Obama
  • CEOs Of Stock Exchanges Brawl On CNBC Over High Freq. Trading As NYSE Floor Traders Go Crazy

    04/01/2014 1:52:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2014 | Julia La Roche
    Two CEOs of exchanges got in a nasty brawl on CNBC's "Power Lunch" over high-frequency trading.  William "Bill" O'Brien, the CEO of BATS, slammed Brad Katsuyama, the CEO and president of IEX, and author Michael Lewis.Katsuyama is the hero in Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys." His firm, IEX, is an alternative exchange. "I've been shaking my head a lot quite frankly the last 36 hours ... Michael and Brad, shame on both of you," he said, adding that they've possibly scared "millions of investors in an effort to promote a business model."CNBC correspondent Bob Pisani asked Katsuyama if he thought the...
  • Larry Kudlow Retiring, Wrapping Up 'The Kudlow Report' on CNBC

    03/08/2014 11:44:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/08/2014 | Todd Beamon
    "The Larry Kudlow Report" will end its run on CNBC later this month, the network said on Friday, with host Larry Kudlow staying on as a senior contributor. "Larry expressed his love of the network and personal pride in what had been accomplished on his program over the years but now wanted to slow down just a bit," the network's president, Mark Hoffman, told staff in a memo on Friday. "As an interviewer, he is unfailingly polite and energetic, skillfully grilling guests but always ending a segment graciously. "Larry has always brought great enthusiasm to every program and appearance," Hoffman...
  • Vanity: Dear CNBC, you suck and CURLING just pawned you!!!

    02/19/2014 5:13:15 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 02/19/2014 | Kolath
    FaceBook (USA Curling) ‪#‎curling‬ on CNBC between 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday had 2.6 million viewers. Highest ratings ever for a show on CNBC. ‪#‎rockinit‬ Go suck it CNBC!!! And while you're at it tell your homies at MSNBC they suck too. They can "lean forward" over the rock and do a face plant (ala Russian Team Captain)
  • Retail Apocalypse? Major Chains Closing Hundreds Of Stores

    02/11/2014 10:49:47 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 101 replies
    http://newswatch.us ^ | February 11 2014 | D. Jennings
    Hundreds of stores across the nation are closing as some of America’s most famous retailers struggle to stay in business. The country is facing what CNBC has labeled a tsunami of store closings and blogger Michael Snyder has called a retail apocalypse. JC Penney, which lost $586 million in three months in 2013, is planning to close 33 stores in 19 states and lay off 2,000 people. JC Penney’s stock has lost 84 percent of its value since February 2012. Sears has decided to shut down its flagship store in Downtown Chicago, and it has closed 300 stores in the...
  • Barney Frank Joining CNBC

    12/20/2013 11:07:20 AM PST · by taildragger · 58 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | December 20, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is joining CNBC as a contributor. CNBC's managing editor Nick Dunn tweeted Friday that the former congressman and prickly liberal firebrand had joined the channel. Pleased to announce former US Congressman @BarneyFrank has joined @CNBC as our latest contributor. — Nick Dunn (@NickDunnCNBC) December 20, 2013 CNBC is happy to announce that former Congressman Barney Frank has joined @CNBC as our latest contributor — Ryan Ruggiero (@RyanRuggiero) December 20, 2013
  • Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC

    11/20/2013 7:56:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2013 | Julia La Roche
    This is a total bombshell for the financial media world. CNBC's "Money Honey" Maria Bartiromo is headed to Fox Business Network, Matt Drudge first reported while she was anchoring "Closing Bell" this afternoon. CNBC has confirmed this for us. "After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th. Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best," CNBC's Brian Steel said in a statement to Business Insider. This summer,...
  • Maria Bartiromo Headed For Fox Network.Well It's About Time!

    11/19/2013 3:29:54 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 24 replies
    Has anyone beat me to this thread? Never the less, this is great news! Maria would be an very impressive asset to FOX, and hopefully she will rip any liberal guest/commentator to shreds as we go into 2014. And you got to admit, she is Pretty Hot !!! {just like all of the FOX Conservative Ladies}.
  • Starbucks’ Schultz: Obamacare Execution Is “Off the Rails”

    10/31/2013 1:04:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    Schultz was interviewed by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo Wednesday, and during his time on the air, he explained how his support of the health law has turned stale on account of its poor execution. He told CNBC that, ”Unfortunately, in this kind of situation, execution trumps strategy. It might be a great strategy, but the execution is really flawed. It’s off the rails.” The statement is surprising coming from Schultz, considering he has long been a firm supporter of President Barack Obama’s health law. This reality is highlighted by the Huffington Post, which reports that he described the Affordable Care Act...
  • An apology from Steve Liesman (CNBC Racist)

    10/23/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/23/13 | Steve Liesman
    <p>Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.</p> <p>Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.</p>
  • CNBC host Steve Liesman: Let’s play some “Mexican music” and talk about Ted Cruz (Comcast/NBC)

    10/23/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/13 | Jim Treacher
    Who isn’t Mexican. Racist lies, man. But whatever, right? Cruz is a Republican, and he thinks Obama is wrong, and therefore we’re not supposed to like him. Truth Revolt: On Tuesday morning’s CNBC Squawk Box, senior economics reporter Steve Liesman blamed the weak jobs report on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He said, “We’re going to call this the Senator Ted Cruz jobs report. These are the jobless claims of Senator Ted Cruz.” As CNBC showed a picture of Cruz, Liesman added, “There he is! There he is! Can we get some music to go along with that, some Mexican music...
  • Tea party grows from 'imperial White House': Zell

    10/08/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/08/13 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    **SNIP** "What makes this man different than anyone else?" he asked. "The president is elected to negotiate." "We treat the tea party like they are some kind of disease, and the very same thing on the other side the press don't even cover it," continued Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments. "Can you imagine the press vilifying the ACLU?" Zell said he's "not a big tea party fan at all," but added that they are "significant percent of the voting population" with a "right to have a view."
  • CNBC poll: Majority opposes gov’t shutdown to defund ObamaCare (Only Tea Party Supports it)

    09/23/2013 7:18:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This week will be crucial for Ted Cruz’ future, according to Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan at the Washington Post, with the fate of ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, and continued funding for the government at stake. It doesn’t depend on victory so much as it does to his impact on opposition to ObamaCare, the two write: To be clear: A Cruz bounce back should not be judged solely on whether he can round up the 40 additional votes necessary to keep a bill that keeps the government funded but strips the Obamacare defunding off the floor of the Senate. Unless...
  • Santelli Rants Against The Intellectual Arrogance Of The "Intellectuals"

    09/13/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/13 | Tyler Durden
    The American public is "just too darn stupid to get it." That is the message that CNBC's Rick Santelli hears from the mainstream media when discussing polls that suggest US citizens are against a rise in the debt ceiling. Perhaps, as he exclaims, "we should only poll the Harvard and Princeton professors," since they have such a good grasp of reality. But, it is the "giant leap of faith" that the Fed can really move unemployment and keep the economy humming along to support the level of equities that has the Chicagoan irate. Congress - listen up - he explodes,...
  • Bank of America intern dies after reportedly working 3 straight days

    08/20/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/20/2013 | CNBC
    A 21-year-old intern who worked grueling hours at Bank of America's London office died just a week before his internship was to conclude. Moritz Erhardt, who studied at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, reportedly had worked until 6 a.m. for three days straight and was found dead in his flat.
  • CNBC Pulls Video of Elizabeth Warren Smacking Down Anchor Over Glass-Steagall (VideoProvided Here)

    07/19/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 19, 2013 | John Aravosis
    Earlier this week, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) went on CNBC last Friday to debate the Glass-Steagall banking regulations that were adopted in 1933, and her proposal to update and strengthen the law in a way that would likely force the big banks to spin off some of their business and stop being so damn big. As you can imagine, CNBC is no fan of Glass Steagall, regulating banks, or Elizabeth Warren. During her appearance on CNBC, Warren basically kicked ass, the video went viral, with over 700,000 views in a matter of days, so CNBC pulled it. Here’s what...
  • As Its Ratings Slide, The Confessions Of A Recovering CNBC Pundit(Or what happened to Larry Kudlow)

    07/11/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2013 | Jerry Bowyer
    The latest Nielsen ratings show that business network CNBC is in a ratings free fall. By some measures the cable channel is experiencing its lowest numbers since 1994. Particularly hard hit are Jim Cramer’s Mad Money and Larry Kudlow’s show, The Kudlow Report. Kudlow’s is showing the worst ratings declines year over year of any program in the network, and keep in mind, the network itself is once again suffering a big ratings slide. The Kudlow Report’s numbers have fallen 60% in the last year. I wish all of this would have come as a surprise to me, but it...
  • Friendly Reminder: CNBC Viewership Plunges To Eight Year Lows

    05/08/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 8, 2013
    Nowhere is [the result of mainstream media bias] more obvious than in the relentless imploding viewership of once financial media titan, CNBC, which lately has become a sad, one-sided caricature of its once informative self, whose only agenda is to get the most marginal Joe Sixpack to dump his hard-earned cash into 100x P/E stocks, and where according to data from Nielsen Media Research, the total and demographic (25-54) viewership during the prime time segment (9:30am - 5:00 pm) just tumbled to 216K and 40K - the lowest recorded viewership since mid 2005 and sliding. So why the relentless collapse...
  • When It Comes to Diversity, White Male Managers Not Doing So Hot

    04/07/2013 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/4/2013
    How are white male managers doing when it comes to diversity? Great! At least that's what the white male managers said in a recent survey. What do the non-white, non-male managers think? Not as upbeat. But according to the study, it's not entirely the fault of white male managers. What we have here, it claims, is failure to communicate. Lack of candor was a key culprit identified in the "Study on White Men Leading Through Diversity & Inclusion," which compiled results of anonymous surveys of about 700 leaders at eight major companies. How are white male managers doing when it...
  • CNN AND MSNBC SHOWS DEBUT IN RATINGS TOILET

    04/07/2013 6:49:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | April 6, 2013
    What do "Big Rig Bounty Hunters" and "Swamp People" on History Channel have in common? They both pummeled CNN and MSNBC's brand new shows' debuts last week in the ratings. CNN's attempt to mimic Fox News' hugely successful "The Five" with a five person panel show called (get to) The Point" seems to have crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. The week-long tryout at 10:00 PM ET, in place of an Anderson Cooper repeat, was dead last in cable news ratings, finishing behind CNNHLN and CNBC.
  • Anchor Hits Back At Cantor: ‘No One’s Asking You To Marry Another Man’ (VIDEO)

    04/06/2013 12:22:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 5, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    CNBC host Joe Kernen took House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to task Friday over the Republican Party's opposition to same-sex marriage. In a rare discussion of social issues on the financial news program "Squawkbox," Kernen argued that the GOP has squandered its appeal with fiscally conservative voters by virtue of its opposition to gay nuptials. Cantor said some people, himself included, have legitimate religious objections to same-sex marriage. “There are those of us who have personal religious convictions about the issue," Cantor said. "And I think that we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not...
  • Video: Brussels' Naked Ambition Revealed?

    03/28/2013 11:12:05 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 6 replies
    Brussels' Naked Ambition Revealed?
  • Freep a Poll! (Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout?)

    03/17/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 3-17-13 | CNBC
    Would You Agree to a Tax on Your Savings for a State Bailout? Yes No Don't Know/Can't Say
  • CNBC's Bartiromo Takes (Barney) Frank to Task Over Lack of ’08 Financial Crisis Prosecutions

    02/16/2013 8:27:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 15, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Bartiromo Takes Frank to Task Over Lack of ’08 Financial Crisis Prosecutions • Frank: 'Individuals' should be prosecuted on Wall Street, will not say who Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) advocated criminal prosecutions against “individuals” involved in the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent collapse on Wall Street Friday on CNBC. Maria Bartiromo reacted incredulously to Frank’s refusal to name specific individuals who may have perpetrated criminal wrongdoing, accusing the former Congressman of playing populist politics by making specious allegations against the financial industry. Frank attempted to deflect the criticism by stating as Chair of House Financial Services...
  • Westminster Dog Show 2013 - Night One

    02/11/2013 5:14:04 PM PST · by llevrok · 240 replies
    2/11/2013 | llevrok
    And here come the dogs !!!
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli's Economics Lesson: "ALL KIDS LEFT BEHIND"

    01/07/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    CNBC TV "Santelli Exchange" | January 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    At 9:45 AM CST today Rick Santelli white-boarded the total debt that our children are currently charged with. The amount is $ 3.5 MILLION per baby born today! Rick named this economics lesson "All Kids Left Behind," and encouraged all to use this term often.
  • Cramer's TheStreet.com Charged With Accounting Fraud

    12/18/2012 2:06:11 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/2012 | Tyler Durden
    wonder if CNBC will finally cancel the ludicrous Jim "truth" Cramer campaign once this news breaks. We doubt it - ... SEC Charges Financial Media Company and Executives Involved in Accounting Fraud. Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital financial media company and three executives for their roles in an accounting fraud that artificially inflated company revenues and misstated operating income to investors. ... The SEC alleges that TheStreet Inc., which operates the website TheStreet.com, filed false financial reports throughout 2008 by reporting revenue from fraudulent transactions at a subsidiary it had...
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • Dow futures -120

    10/23/2012 5:02:12 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 11 replies
    cnbc ^ | 10-23-2012
    How low can it go? I bet we see a dow dip below 13000 today. Obama built this on his own.
  • Only a Fringe Kook would Buy these OLabor Numbers

    10/05/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 10/5/2012 | Scott Ryan
    To the shock of very few, the Labor Department came out with some help for Barack Obama today. (Not that the numbers are good but the degree of the move is dubious.) Knowing how adroit Obama and his 3rd world administration are at using federal agencies to usurp power, they probably had these employment numbers planned as their "ace in the hole" long before the Wednesday night debate. If Obama had performed competently in the debate, I have little doubt the numbers would have been calculated differently. What fool wouldn't believe that this administration WOULD NOT cook the books to...
  • Wall Street Prepares Clients for Obama Victory

    09/30/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday September 30, 2012
    As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shooting emails to clients with a similar theme: It's time to start preparing for an Obama victory. What many in the market worry about isn't that high earners may pay more in taxes if Obama is re-elected. It's gridlock in Washington come January, when more than $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes could kick in just as the country smacks into its borrowing limit again. There is reason to expect a deal. If Obama wins, the...
  • Dalio Fears Social Unrest That Led to Hitler’s Rise

    09/22/2012 5:58:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/21/12 | Maneet Ahuja
    In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture. “When people get at each other’s throat, the rich and the poor and the left and the right and so on, and you have a basic breakdown, that becomes very threatening,” Dalio told CNBC in an exclusive interview on “Squawk Box.” “For example, Hitler came to power in 1933, which was the depth of the Great Depression, because of the social tension between the factions. So I think it very much is dependent on how the people work this through together and worry about the social elements.”
  • CNBC Host Slams Paul Krugman And HuffPost Writer As ‘Co-Communists’

    09/11/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/11/12 | Andrew Kirell
    t appears New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman is a frequent punching-bag for CNBC host Joe Kernen. On Monday morning’s edition of Squawk Box, Kernen took to calling Krugman and Huffington Post economics blogger Dean Baker communists while defending CNN’s Erin Burnett against criticism from the two. Burnett had said on her show Friday evening that commodity prices have spiked since November 2008 because of the Federal Reserve’s policy of “quantitative easing.” In a HuffPost fact-check article aimed at “debunking” Burnett, Baker and Krugman were cited. “They quoted Paul Krugman and this other idiot, Dean Baker, who’s...
  • Business exec Patricia Fili-Krushel new NBC News head (Comcast castrates Steve Capus)

    07/20/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/20/12 | CLAIRE ATKINSON
    NBCUniversal chieftain Steve Burke shocked insiders with his pick to lead the company’s far-flung news operations, passing over several veterans for the top job. Burke tapped NBCU business exec Patricia Fili-Krushel — who hasn’t been involved in a network news operation for years — as chairman of a newly created division that includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Burke’s decision to appoint Fili-Krushell, a longtime confidante, was described by network news insiders as “crazy” and “bizarre” given her lack of news credentials. “The timing sucks,” said one person close to NBC’s news division. “[Burke] didn’t go out and hire a...
  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012

    07/10/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    Texas has done it again. The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings. “Listen, there is a reason that Caterpillar [CAT 80.27 -2.87 (-3.45%) ] moved their hydraulics manufacturing and their engine manufacturing to the state of Texas,” said Gov. Rick Perry in November during the CNBC Republican presidential debate. We can attest to that. In our sixth annual study, Texas racked up an impressive 1,604 points out of a possible 2,500, with top-10 finishes in six of our 10 categories of competitiveness. Texas has never...
  • The Ungodly Business of Pornography

    05/26/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 50 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 26, 2012 | JP
    The porn industry was featured last night on CNBC, which took its viewers “inside the $13 billion business of pleasure.” Well, there is no doubt that millions of Americans derive pleasure from porn, which may be found at the magazine stand, in the video store, on regular and pay-per-view cable and, of course, all over the Internet. But it is the passing pleasure of sin, as the Scripture warns us. It has a corrosive effect on our souls. That is borne out by the powerful testimonies of men and women alike who have experienced, first-hand, the deleterious effects of porn...
  • CNBC ‘freaking out’ over decline in ratings for Andrew Ross Sorkin and Maria Bartiromo

    04/30/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 39 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:00 AM
    Andrew Ross Sorkin is apparently not too big to tank. The same goes for “Money Honey” Maria Bartiromo. CNBC insiders tell us executives at the cable business channel are “freaking out” because viewership levels are down essentially across-the-board, particularly with its marquee shows, “Squawk Box” and “Closing Bell." “Their biggest attractions have become their biggest losers,” says one TV industry insider familar with the cable channel’s numbers. According to Nielsen ratings obtained by Gatecrasher, from April 2011 to April 2012, “Squawk Box” is down 16 percent in total viewers and 29 percent in the important 25-54 demographic bracket that advertisers...
  • U.S. weighs release of oil reserves, world frets about Iran (Turbo TaxCheat Timmy says on CNBC)

    02/24/2012 11:38:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/12 | Rachelle Younglai and Jeff Mason - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering a release from its strategic oil reserves, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Friday, acknowledging the harm that supply disruptions from Iran could have on the global economy. Rising tensions between Iran and the West .. have fueled a rise in oil prices, pushing benchmark Brent crude above $125 a barrel on Friday. "There is a case for the use of the reserve in some circumstances and we will continue to look at those and evaluate that carefully," Geithner said on CNBC television. "Obviously Iran can do a lot of damage to...
  • CNBC Correction: Romney's Former Firm Bain Didn't Advise Obama (on auto bailouts)

    01/13/2012 7:33:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/13/2012 | Eamon Javers
    A previous story incorrectly reported that Mitt Romney's former firm, Bain & Co., was part of a team of consulting companies that advised President Barack Obama on a decision to shutter car dealerships during the auto bailout. Bain & Co. said it has no connection to the "Bain Consulting" firm referenced in government documents.
  • Newt Gingrich Highlights from CNBC Debate.. (I am starting to like this man...)

    11/10/2011 5:01:05 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 29 replies
    Newt Gingrich's YouTube Channel ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | ngingrich
    Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate, discusses the economy in the CNBC GOP Debate. The debate highlighted a simple but profound fact regarding the economy: returning to prosperity and job creation will not be easy. It will require fundamental change of the big government policies of Barack Obama and the Washington establishment.
  • A memorable debate, for the wrong reasons (How the candidates did in the CNBC debate)

    11/10/2011 9:31:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The Republican candidate held their first debate in weeks last night, a forum dedicated to economic policy hosted by CNBC’s John Harwood and Maria Bartiromo, and for the most part they seemed to have improved with the time off. For the first hour or so of the debate, everyone seemed sharp, with crisp answers and very little to criticize. Even Rick Perry seemed to have improved — and then, one of the worst moments in decades of major political debates took place when Perry got lost on an easy listing of Cabinet-level agencies he wants to eliminate. Worst of all,...
  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo's question (aimed at Herman Cain) sounded like a loaded question

    11/10/2011 8:46:48 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    11/10/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    From what I read today at the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times: "The CNBC host asked that if corporations care about the character of their chief executive officers, why shouldn't Americans care about the character of their presidential candidates?" 1.) Why shouldn't Americans care about the character of their presidential candidates... When did Cain ever say that Americans don't care about the character of their presidential candidates? 2.) On top of this apparently loaded question, this was shifted to Romney, who was - somehow - fortuitously placed right next to Cain during this debate. Coincidence? 3.) Now the MSM...
  • "Weak Field" Spanks CNBC Liberals (in debate)

    11/10/2011 8:40:55 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-10-11 | C. Edmund Wright
    Putting aside Rick Perry's awful 53 seconds, the real story of the CNBC debate last night was how thoroughly the so-called weak field of Republican Presidential candidates collectively embarrassed the panel aggregated by the financial network. This was not lost on questioners Maria Bartiromo and Jim Cramer, whose demeanor change was obvious as the debate wore on. Meanwhile, in the post debate questioning, manchild Carl Quintenilla asked perhaps the worst question in the history of American journalism by trying to couch Herman Cain's "Queen Nancy" reference in light of his "problems with women." Puh-leeze. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/weak_field_spanks_cnbc_liberals.html#ixzz1dJyZwnGK
  • Scoring the CNBC Debate: Romney and Gingrich Shine; Perry Doesn’t

    11/10/2011 7:09:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2011 | Rich Lowry
    No one touched Romney. He was unflappable and knowledgeable. He again showed the right political instinct to want to address the struggles of the middle class, although his tax plan doesn’t do it. His China-bashing will probably play well in the Midwest, although it’s foolhardy on the merits. He consistently got applause. I remember one of the early debates when Romney was flying above the other candidates and Pawlenty–I think–attacked him and he declined to reply, saying “that’s fine.” He said the same thing tonight when Santorum went after him. After all the churning in the race, Romney is in...
  • Debate crowd boos CNBC moderators for asking about Cain allegations

    11/09/2011 6:22:38 PM PST · by martosko · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Alex Pappas
    The crowd at the Republican presidential debate at Oakland University in Michigan made it clear Wednesday night that it wanted to hear about the economy, and not harassment allegations against former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain dating back to the 1990s. The crowd booed CNBC moderator Maria Bartiromo as she alluded to the allegations and asked Cain, “why should the American people hire a president if they feel there are character issues?” The debate was marketed beforehand as a discussion on the economy. Cain responded: “The American people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion...
  • Debate crowd boos CNBC moderators for asking about Cain allegations

    11/09/2011 6:22:35 PM PST · by martosko · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Alex Pappas
    The crowd at the Republican presidential debate at Oakland University in Michigan made it clear Wednesday night that it wanted to hear about the economy, and not harassment allegations against former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain dating back to the 1990s. The crowd booed CNBC moderator Maria Bartiromo as she alluded to the allegations and asked Cain, “why should the American people hire a president if they feel there are character issues?” The debate was marketed beforehand as a discussion on the economy. Cain responded: “The American people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion...