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Herb Greenberg

Contributor

Herb Greenberg is the editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check, a subscription newsletter designed to help investors better manage risk. He writes a daily blog for TheStreet's main free website and contributes to its Real Money's "Columnist Conversation" column as well as being a regular contributor for CNBC.

Greenberg has been a financial journalist for more than 30 years, working most recently as a senior stocks commentator on CNBC's Business Day programming and on CNBC.com. He was also co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MartketWatch.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for TheStreet.com. He previously spent 10 years as the "Business Insider" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and nearly seven years as Fortune magazine's monthly "Against the Grain" columnist.

He also was the New York financial correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a financial reporter in its Chicago newsroom. Greenberg has held various positions at other media outlets including Crain's Chicago Business and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Greenberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Miami.

Follow Herb Greenberg on Twitter @herbgreenberg.

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  • Greenberg: Questions Shorts Want Netflix to Answer Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    With its stock in nosebleed territory, Netflix can’t afford to miss any kind of expectation—even perceptions. That means the questions it receives on its earnings call after the close today—and the way it answers them—will be as important as the numbers.

  • Greenberg: 10 Possible Takeover Targets Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    A week ago, Michelle Leder at Footnoted, a Morningstar site, put out her Top 10 list based on the kinds of things she looks at in regulatory filings.

  • Salesforce.com, a leader in customer-relationship software, is a poster child of positioning itself as a non-GAAP company. Wall Street obliges by valuing the stock on earnings excluding options and such things as the accretion of debt. These are, after all, non-cash expenses—as if they just vanish into thin air. (Sarcasm, intended.)