Funny Business with Jane Wells


  Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 3:13 PM ET

Seinfeld, All About Bees, And How I Made Jerry Laugh

Posted By: Jane Wells
My head is buzzing at the moment. I've been out on the farm trying to separate fact from fiction in the "great bee disappearance of 2007." This on the same week Jerry Seinfeld debuts in an animated movie in which he plays a bee. It's all about the bees lately. Seinfeld's film, "Bee Movie," is his first big splash since his hit show's final broadcast in May 1998. »Read more
  Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

Mozilo, Bernanke Do 'The Housing Hula' And Your Emails

Posted By: Jane Wells
Now that I'm back at my computer I see you've been responding to all kinds of Funny Business posts...(though I'm still honoring the reader-requested moratorium on Ann Coulter feedback). Check out this link about Angelo Mozilo and Ben Bernanke which made me laugh. Thanks to Ed L. for forwarding it. »Read more
  Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 11:41 AM ET

Psychic Predicted Fires! (And Pats To Super Bowl?)

Posted By: Jane Wells
A psychic says he’s been predicting last week’s disastrous wildfires in California since 1994. Toronto psychic Anthony Carr claims that he’s long seen visions showing "fire and terror will decimate the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area. Some of which is natural, some of which is man made." Um, well, predicting fire in Los Angeles is like predicting the Patriots will go to the Super Bowl. »Read more
  Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:48 PM ET

California Wildfires: My Notes From The Fire Line

Posted By: Jane Wells
There's nothing quite like the smell of smoke mixed with the smell of portable toilets. By late Thursday, it seemed most of the evacuees still at Qualcomm Stadium were homeless BEFORE the fires. »Read more
  Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET

So Cal Fires Turn Insurance Agents Into "Heroes" 

Posted By: Jane Wells
Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:17 PM ET

California's Fires: Some Lose Almost All, But Feel Lucky

Posted By: Jane Wells
You know the fires are everywhere when you wake up in the morning but no longer notice the smell of smoke. You've just gotten used to it. When you've given up trying to keep ash off of everything, even though the actual fires are miles away. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 8:11 AM ET

Not So Funny Business After All

Posted By: Jane Wells
Folks, I have been out covering the California fires since 2:30 am Monday. No time to blog. Nothing funny about this business, just heartache. Will get back to the blog once things calm down. Talk to you soon. »Read more
  Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 2:57 PM ET

The Dixie Chicks, Eagles And That L.A. Traffic

Posted By: Jane Wells
I was lucky enough to get two tickets to the opening night of the new Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.  Who was playing? The Eagles AND The Dixie Chicks. Full disclosure: I got the tickets for free. »Read more
  Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:31 PM ET

"Daddy's In A Meeting, But He's So Proud of You!"

Posted By: Jane Wells
I am out here in Mojave, California, about as desolate a patch of scrubby desert as you will find. The wind is blowing, the dust is flying.  This is where about a half dozen private companies are designing or building rockets and spaceships. »Read more
  Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

Hangover Cure, Puffer Fish Safety And "Nix"The Knife?

Posted By: Jane Wells
I’ve gotten so caught up in Ann Coulter’s perfection and Dionne Warwick’s tax issues that I’ve missed some other "wonderful" blog worthy subjects. Such as: Self-proclaimed party animal Clay Cooley has created an item which will revolutionize the adult beverage industry. »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.


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


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