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."

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  • HD Lawsuit: Lots More "Holy Cow" Moments Ahead
    By: Mark Koba
    Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    Home Depot shareholders want to stop the payout package that ex-CEO Robert Nardelli is expected to get. They've filed an injunction to stop the payments all together. So far--there' s no ruling yet on the legal action. Nardelli resigned his post last week--leaving with a rather large $210 million severance deal (including a cash payment of $20 million).

  • Update: Investors "Shouldn't Touch" Venezuela
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 2:22 PM ET

    What do the analysts say about the recent moves by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to nationalize much of his nation's economy? We're updating our prior post with two guests from "Power Lunch." Thierry (pronounced Terry) Wizman is Global Emerging Markets Strategist for Bear Sterns. Peter DeShazo is Director of Americas Programs and CSIS.

  • Venezuela Heating Up The "Wrong Way"?
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Venezuelan stocks are plunging today. This comes in the wake of Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez's call for nationalizing power and telecom companies in his country. Later today on "Power Lunch" Theirry Wizman head of Latin America investing at Bear Sterns will be on to talk about what this all means for American companies (we'll update this story with Wizman's comments). But how important is what Chavez said? Is it all talk? Well--it's evidently important enough for the New York Times to make it their second editorial of the day.