Natalie Erlich reports on Latin American markets for CNBC.com. She has also covered other emerging markets, such as China, and interviewed CEOs and Chinese officials at the NYSE. Prior to CNBC, she covered the London bombings and Supreme Court for NBC's Investigative Unit in Washington, D.C.
While earning her master's degree at Columbia University, Erlich reported on Lehman Brothers and contributed to investigations of Bernard Madoff's accountant. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, she lived in Brazil and Spain, and learned Portuguese and Spanish . Her travels have taken her to Panama, Argentina, Hungary, Russia and Israel.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 38 new highs since last October, and with those spikes, many investors fear another correction is coming. Standard & Poor’s Chief Technical Strategist Mark Arbeter told “Squawk on the Street” that all the worry is actually good for Wall Street.
Chiquita Brands has a new packaging twist for its bananas, and the produce company is betting you’ll buy single bananas at candy-bar prices, at your local convenience store. Greg Bauer, vice president of GEN3 -- Chiquita's partner in the packaging venture -- revealed secrets behind the new version of nature's treat, on "Power Lunch."
Nearly half the world’s population subsists on $2 per day, according to the World Bank. But Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has a quick fix solution: He told “Street Signs” that small donations from the world’s richest would do more to end poverty than all the combined governmental aid -- which is falling short. ... “We have about a thousand people who have about three and a half trillion among them on the Forbes [billionaires] list,” Sachs said....
The Wall Street Journal reported that a Wal-Mart employee was fired for recording phone calls with a New York Times reporter last month. And now, the man claims he was part of a more elaborate corporate espionage scheme. Labor and privacy experts joined “Street Signs” to analyze the case. David Garland, co-chair of the employment and labor group at Sills Cummis, explained to CNBC's Erin Burnett that at times, employees will go too far when snooping for the company...
The Ford HySeries Edge is the first car to run on both electricity and hydrogen. While its lithium battery generates electricity, the fuel cell extends the vehicle’s range to hundreds of miles. Ford Motors' manager of fuel-cell engineering, Mujeeb Ijaz, explained how it works on “Morning Call.”
Small caps have outperformed their larger counterparts for several years now: the S&P SmallCap Index returned 45% in the last three years -- that’s almost double the S&P 500’s 26% gain. Will the run last through 2007?
Beazer Homes, the nation’s sixth-largest homebuilder, is the subject of an investigation by the FBI and IRS, among other government organizations. Problems surfaced after The Charlotte Observer newspaper reported an unusually high number of foreclosures in one Beazer community.
Can NBC Universal and News Corp's new online video network compete against Youtube? James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research, told “Closing Bell” that the site won’t outdo Google’s YouTube in the near future. “They’re competing with tomorrow’s YouTube,” he said.