Becky Quick is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET). Quick is also anchor of the nationally syndicated "On the Money."
Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world's richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference. Quick also authors a regular column for Fortune magazine as well as contributes to CNBC.com.
Previously, Quick, a seven-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network's partnership with Dow Jones.
Prior to joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site's International news editor.
She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
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Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-WY); and Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Clinton, discuss jobless claims and import prices, and the stalemate in Congress. "We tried to do the things that really made a difference for people who desperately need social security," says Bowles.
"Reform is the cop-out word," comments Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, discussing solutions needed to reduce the nation's growing debt, with former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-WY), and Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Clinton. "We have to have about a $trillion of revenue," adds Bowles.
"Everyone know we need something done, and they did their job and Congress has not done its job," says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, commenting on the Simpson-Bowles plan to reduce the federal deficit, with former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-WY), and Erskine Bowles, former chief of staff to President Clinton. "Deficit solutions are painful, but there's no other way out," explains Sen. Simpson.
Europe is trying to put patches on something that leaks, says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, commenting on the EU's current fiscal problems, adding "the system cannot survive" the way it is currently designed. Buffett also weighs in on the Libor rate scandal and JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, calling him "one of the best bankers in the world," despite the company's huge trading losses.
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy; the decline in Europe over the past several months; and a pick-up in the homebuilders space, adding a strong comeback in housing is necessary for an overall recovery.
Warren Buffett says that Berkshire Hathaway is buying shares in two U.S. companies and will continue to buy them today, especially if they become cheaper in today's global stock sell-off. As usual, he's not naming those stocks, but does say they are names that are already in the Berkshire portfolio.
Warren Buffett is preparing for the main event of this year's annual meeting with tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: tomorrow's (Saturday) marathon question-and-answer session at Omaha's CenturyLink Center arena. The recent announcement that he'll be treated for an early stage of prostate cancer is sure to be a major topic, along with continued questions about the company's succession plans.
News that Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with Stage One prostate cancer has once again fueled the long-running guessing game on who will be running Berkshire Hathaway in the (Buffett hopes) far future. Here are some of the leading candidates.
Reflecting on the financial crisis, Ben Bernanke tells CNBC he was most troubled by this firm's failure.
Bernanke also said there's been too much reliance on the Fed, and other policymakers need to step up.
Stock selling looks like it has become exhausted for the moment, said Nuveen Asset Management's Bob Doll.
The Fed has fallen into the trap of following markets, and a rate increase this year would be a "major shock," Komal Sri-Kumar said.