Squawking Sochi curling, vodka and Fashion Week
Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME from the notepad of the show's senior executive producer.
Comcast (yes, the mother ship around here at CNBC) went on a $45 billion shopping spree this week, agreeing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock transaction. The purchase would increase Comcast's lead as the nation's largest cable provider. We're just happy that after the announcement, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts made his first stop "Squawk Box."
CNBC @ the Olympics
We sent two of our best: "Squawk on the Street" anchor and Squawk brother Carl Quintanilla (Twitter @carlquintanilla) along with international superstar Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (Twitter @MCaruso_Cabrera) to cover the Olympics. Each story they found is worth another look, so check out the links below.
Carl also ate caviar-flavored potato chips, attempted a downhill ski run and talked about the spring-like Sochi weather.
We like Bob
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is one of our favorite lawmakers, and it has nothing to do with politics. We just love how he plays ball with us when we goof off on air.
I'm sorry …
The CEO of AOL really stepped in it. But does Tim Armstrong's apology hold water? And should he have apologized in the first place? We kicked the story around this week, and believe me, there was a lot to kick.
Tom Lee of JPMorgan is the best for two reasons. No 1., he's been right; No. 2., he's very humble about it. So when he comes on Squawk and tells us that the buyers' strike is over and the markets are ready to rally, we tend to humbly believe him.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., explains why the lack of access to higher education holds many people back. The problem is that we have a dated model, which may be good for some students but not for everyone.
When does parody go too far? I guess the lawyers at Starbucks will have to decide. Sure enough, the day after we ran this story, city health inspectors magically showed up. It gets even weirder. It turns out the whole thing was a publicity stunt by Comedy Central comedian Nathan Fielder.
- Earnings on tap
- Monday: No major earnings reports, as the markets are closed for President's Day
- Tuesday: Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Fluor, Medtronic, Waste Management, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Wolverine Worldwide
- Wednesday: Carlyle Group, Devon Energy, Marriott International, Williams Cos.
- Thursday: DirecTV, Hewlett-Packard, Groupon, Intuit, PriceLine, Wal-Mart, WebMD, World Wrestling
- Friday: Boise Cascade, Donaldson