Funny Business with Jane Wells


  Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

Tax Man: I know Where Dionne Warwick Is!!

Posted By: Jane Wells
Hey California Tax Man! I know you're looking for Dionne Warwick, because you claim she owes you $2.6 million (see my earlier post). We found her! »Read more
  Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

Ann Coulter: More Of Your Email Replies

Posted By: Jane Wells
More email from readers on my blog Monday over Ann Coulter's comments on Christians and Jews. From Michael C: "I think you have come close to articulating the views of a sizable contingent - we'll call them the Silent Majority. »Read more
  Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:03 PM ET

O.J. , Useless Food Holidays And My Ann Coulter Tease

Posted By: Jane Wells
I've been blown away by the response I've gotten to my blog yesterday about Ann Coulter. More of it can be read in my next post! (Notice how I worked her name into the headline). Meantime, I'm too shallow to swim in deep thoughts for long, so let's get back to more ridiculous topics, like O.J. »Read more
  Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:13 PM ET

I Vent (On Ann Coulter) And You Respond!

Posted By: Jane Wells
The response to the Ann Coulter blog streams in! From Roald M: "Miss Wells states very well what christians believe. Ann Coulter, as is her style, put christian beliefs in a way that meant to bring on discussion or comment, but believe me, was not mean spirited.. »Read more
  Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

Ann Coulter Doesn't Speak For Me

Posted By: Jane Wells
This is a challenging blog to write. It’s very personal. The funny thing about being a Christian in this country is that, while Christianity is the dominant religion, I find it difficult to say, “I am a Christian.” I feel some people jump to conclusions, few of them flattering. »Read more
  Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 4:51 PM ET

T.G.I.F. Vlog!

Posted By: Jane Wells
All stories lead to eBay, and in this week's Funny Business vlog, could the subprime meltdown lead to a rubber bubble? »Read more
  Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

You Are Funnier Than I Am! (At Least Your Email Is)

Posted By: Jane Wells
From the Funny Business email bag, a treasure trove of frivolity! Countrywide wristband for auction on eBay. Letter of commitment to company could be thrown in for free!  Reader Ed L. directed me to this listing... »Read more
  Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

It's Good To Be Fake Jane

Posted By: Jane Wells
Fake Jane has not been this happy since she dated that handsome professional (unfortunately he turned out to be a professional shaman running a commune with three “wives”). Here’s the good news: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fake Jane’s favorite charity, has determined that face transplants can go mainstream! »Read more
  Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 8:09 PM ET

Wine Labels: Should They Include The Fish Bladders?

Posted By: Jane Wells
You like wine? I do. That's one reason an estimated $30 billion in wine was sold in this country last year. You think wine is made out of fermented grapes? Well...mostly. Here's what most winemakers don't want you to know: they put other stuff in wine, and they use a lot of non-grape materials in processing it. »Read more
  Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:11 PM ET

The Ethanol Bubble?

Posted By: Jane Wells
Monsanto stock hit an all-time high Tuesday going into earnings. Turns out earnings reflected a fantastic 2007. Sales hit a record $8.5 billion. Corn seed and traits sales rose 76% in the fourth quarter alone! The company reported a loss for Q4, which I'm told is normal, since they use that quarter to build up seed inventories -- like a really big squirrel storing nuts for the winter. »Read more

About Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • If it was up to Jane Wells, she’d spend her entire day combing Mother Earth for stories and observations just for this blog. She has more fun writing Funny Business than anything else she does... professionally, that is. Funny business is whatever Jane considers hilarious, strange, fishy, or ridiculous, which pretty much covers everything on Wall Street. It is her hope this blog makes you smile, even when the news is grim. After all, it's only money.


  • Jane Wells

    Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.