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  Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

Will 'Carried Interest' Get Carried Away?

Posted By: Allen Wastler
Libor…"Fiscal cliff"…business jargon is creeping into a lot of general news headlines these days. Next up: carried interest »Read more
  Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 3:27 PM ET

CNBC to D.C.: 'Rise Above'

Posted By: Nikhil Deogun
CNBC

The election is over, but the American economy will only be unleashed if we avoid the fiscal cliff, pare our deficit and rise above partisan politics. On this point, nearly every business leader and investor who appears on CNBC has been consistent: The status quo leads to economic stagnation or worse; solutions could release powerful forces that propel the nation out of its post-recessionary funk.

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  Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

Natural Gas' Silver Lining...For Some

Posted By: Allen Wastler
The latest earnings season had its fair share of short revenues, dimmed outlooks, and layoff announcements. But for a few companies and industry segments, there is a silver lining: energy costs are staying in line, thanks to the natural gas glut. »Read more
  Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 7:13 AM ET

There Is a Skills Gap...Just How Big?

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Have you heard about the so-called skills gap?

That's the cute term for the notion that employers have jobs, but just can't find people with the right education or abilities to fill them. (We journalists love cute terms such as "skills gap." Like "fiscal cliff" and "mancession," it's catchy headline shorthand for a pretty serious issue).

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  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

Should This Be Today's Google Doodle?

Posted By: Allen Wastler

A little newsroom humor for you....

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  Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

Welch's Tweet and the Jobs Number Conspiracy

Posted By: Nick Dunn and Allen Wastler, CNBC Managing Editors
It’s nothing new for people to question economic data—in fact it’s a sport here at CNBC. The fast approaching election just amps up the volume on this conspiracy claims. » Read More
  Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:22 PM ET

The Futures Now: New Web Show to Debut Tuesday

Posted By: Allen Wastler
It's going to be pretty exciting on CNBC.com Tuesday. It's the debut of "Futures Now," our first live Web show. » Read More
  Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

Apple, Berkshire...Are They Really THAT Expensive?

Posted By: Allen Wastler

What makes a stock expensive? Or cheap?

Gregor Schuster | Getty Images

A lot of people were asking that question this week with Apple shares rocketing past $700. On the surface it looks kind of pricey…for $700 you get one lousy share of Apple, but for the same amount of money, you could get about 30 shares of Facebook stock .

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  Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

What Congress Could Learn From One Fed Official

Posted By: Allen Wastler
If you want a lesson in how to handle disagreement, check out the interview with Richard Fisher from CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning. » Read More
  Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

Jargon Can Kill a Hot Business Story

Posted By: Allen Wastler

There's nothing more frustrating for an editor than having a hot news story that involves a deadly headline word.

Oppenheim Bernhard | Digital Vision | Getty Images

Boy, do we have that now.

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About Two-Way Street With Allen Wastler

  • What’s happening at CNBC.com? Two Way Street is the place to find out. Managing Editor Allen Wastler writes about the latest goings on - technical and editorial - at the Web site and at the Network. He also answers your questions (well, some of them – just don’t ask about the cigar: a man needs a little mystery and at least one vice) and points out some of the media issues hanging in the headlines.

 

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