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Jane Wells

CNBC Reporter

CNBC business news reporter Jane Wells is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles.

Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.

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    The researchers say the most vulnerable region to kidney stone outbreaks will probably be in the ever-hotter Southeast. "If, however, the risk suddenly climbs steeply at some threshold temperature, a band stretching from Kentucky to northern California would likely see the most new cases."

  • The Good And Bad From Nation's Foreclosure Capital Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    First, the good. Home sales are on the rise in Stockton, California. Coldwell Banker Grupe-TrendGraphix reports that in June, 493 homes sold in Stockton (mostly foreclosures), compared to 141 a year ago. And for San Joaquin County, sales hit a six-year high, 921, up 200 percent from a year ago.

  • Tankers, Blimps And The "Gay Top Gun" Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    I’ve got to stop talking about IndyMac and the banking crisis. Time to move back to the Air Force tanker crisis involving Boeing and Northrop Grumman. As I got home from DAY 3 of "THE INDYMAC BANK RUN" I finally got a chance to open up this week’s Aviation Week (aka “Aviation Leak”) which has an interview with Boeing CEO Jim McNerney.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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