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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  • NYC Gas Leak: No Harm, No Source Yet
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 11:01 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    "Morning Call" broke into a press conference by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg was answering questions about a "mysterious" gas odor that was filtering through Manhattan and parts of nearby New Jersey today. So far--there's no source for the smell. More importantly--there are no injuries--though some 27 people are said to have felt sick. It's not sure if all are related to the odor.

  • Mixing Oil And "Fast Money"
    By: Mark Koba
    Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 9:07 AM ET

    Oil prices are heading up this morning--currently at a price of $57.27. This comes after a rather steep dive last week. Analysts say the weather (it's 20 degrees warmer than usual right now in New York City) and possible production cuts by OPEC are fueling the rise. Oil is one of the topics tonight on the regular debut of CNBC's "Fast Money" at 8 pm (forgive another shameless plug).

  • Motorola: Bad 4th Quarter Signals Stock Downgrade
    By: Mark Koba
    Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    Bad news from--and for Motorola  today. The company announces poor fourth quarter expectations this morning--lowering its earnings and sales guidance. The cuts come as a result of shortfalls in its mobile devices unit. That news lead to downgrades by six analysts this morning. The stock is trading down nearly 8% in mid-day trading as a result. There was one analyst who may have seen this coming. He downgraded Motorola three weeks ago.