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Wednesday Highlights

By cnbc.com staff
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 7:47 AM ET

Outlook '07 Interviews

Investing -- Audrey Kaplan, Rochdale Investment International -- 12.01 p.m. EST

Audrey Kaplan is a five-star fund manager for Rochdale Investment Management International, which caters to affluent investors and has some $2 billion in assets under management. Kaplan, who also heads Rockdale’s quantitative research group, will share her outlook on international investing.

Media -- Brian Stelter, blogger TVnewser -- 1:01 p.m. EST

The 21 year-old blogger’s scoops have the whole media world following his postings on TVnewser. Stelter talks about the changing industry landscape, where digital media and one-man-band websites are creating new challenges for traditional news outlooks.

Oil -- Tom Petrie, Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch -- 2:01 p.m. EST

Petrie helped found the firm Petrie Parkman, a leading provider of energy-related investment banking and capital market advisory services, which Merrill Lynch agreed to acquire in October Crude oil prices are creeping back up and OPEC --meeting this week-- is determined to support prices, but many are predicting the declines of late 2006 to continue in 2007. The strength of the U.S. economy will be a major factoring the demand side of the equation.

7 For '07 Reports

Bob Pisani -- Stocks -- "Squawk On The Street", "Power Lunch", Closing Bell"

Julia Boorstin -- Media & Entertainment -- "Squawk Box", "Morning Call"