Erin Burnett anchored CNBC's "Street Signs" and co-anchored CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," with Mark Haines. She also appeared regularly on NBC's "Today" and "Meet the Press" and as a contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Erin Burnett is focused on global business reporting. Burnett has hosted her live shows from five different continents and all of the BRICs. She's also filed special reports from Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her work includes several primetime documentaries, "India Rising: The New Empire," "City of Money and Mystery," "The Russian Gamble," "On Assignment: Iraq" and "Dollars & Danger: Africa, The Final Investment Frontier."
Burnett is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was selected as one of Fortune's Top 40 Under 40 in 2009.
US oil prices fell more than $1 on Monday after rising sharply overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened the U.S. Gulf Coast and a deadly explosion shut down Venezuela's largest refinery.
U.S. oil futures topped $91 a barrel for the first time in two weeks, surging over 4 percent to post the biggest one-day surge for oil prices since June 29. The September WTI crude contract closed the NYMEX floor trading session up $4.27 at $91.40 a barrel.
Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.
Gold priced in euros broke above of key trend line Monday morning, as safe-haven buying and upward technical momentum continue to help the precious metal rally.