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Mark Koba

Mark Koba
Senior Editor, CNBC

Mark Koba is a senior editor at CNBC.com. Topics for his feature story writing include the business of politics, health care, employment and the economy.

Before working at CNBC.com, he spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, where among various duties, he was program producer for the award-winning "Bloomberg Small Business" television show.

Koba's background includes a decade of news writing and show producing at CNN, E! Entertainment Television, ABC's "World News Now," "Good Morning America" and CBS' "This Morning."

Follow Mark Koba on Twitter @MarkKobaCNBC.

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  • Analyst: No Big Changes For Home Depot
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Some big news today even before the opening bell. Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli resigned this morning--effective immediately. Vice Chairman Frank Blake will take over the top spot. Nardelli had been CEO for the past six years and had upset many investors with the size of his pay package and the company's performance. Talking about the sudden change on "Squawk Box" was retail analyst David Schick from Stifel Nicolaus & Co. He spoke by phone.

  • REITs: Analysts See Continued Profits in 2007
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    As we've noted before--the U.S. housing market had its up and down in 2006. But when it comes to REITs (real estate investment trusts)--they did incredibly well--up on average of 35% for 2006. As we've been asking the question in other economic areas today--we ask if that kind of return will continue for REITs in 2007? Most say yes. John Wenker is portfolio manager for First American Real Estate and Michael Grupe is Executive VP of Research at NAREIT.

  • Analyst: No Soft Landing For U.S. Economy
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Not everyone is predicting a rosy economic scenario for 2007. There are some who think we could have some hard times this year. One of those is Emanuel Balarie. He's senior market strategist at Wisdom Financial. On "Power Lunch," Balarie says the U.S. housing market is still a concern. In fact, he says that besides housing---recession and inflation are major concerns as well.