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Two-Way Street With Allen Wastler


  Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:14 PM ET

Uncertainty is Currently a Certainty

Posted By: Allen Wastler

There’s been some complaints about uncertainty lately.

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“I think the major thing that we all need in business is certainty,” John Chambers said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell ” as his company, Cisco Systems , cut its outlook for the year. “Businesses don't spend or react well when it's an uncertain environment, whether it's from the economy or the policy. If they understand what the issues are, then we will make decisions about where we grow our business, where we invest in resources, how much we give in dividends versus how much we do in share buyback, how much we do in acquisitions , et cetera. [It’s] the uncertainty that bothers my customers the most."

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  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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  Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

Facebook: Hating the Stock, Loving the Story?

Posted By: Allen Wastler
We're having an interesting phenomenon the last couple of days...huge interest in a stock even though people aren't really buying it. » Read More
  Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

And the Answer Is...David Faber on 'Jeopardy'

Posted By: Allen Wastler
If you are a fan of CNBC and the game show "Jeopardy," tonight is must see TV. » Read More
  Monday, 14 May 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

Another Facebook IPO Webinar Is Set

Posted By: Allen Wastler
The first one was so popular we decided to do one more: a Facebook IPO webinar! » Read More
  Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 5:06 PM ET

A Facebook IPO Media Frenzy...Get Ready!

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Have you heard that Facebook will be going public next week?

Yes, some would say there is a veritable media circus revving up. I prefer to think of it as enthusiastic, exhaustive coverage of an event that to many minds marks the coming of age for social media.

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  Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

Is the 'Shareholder Spring' Under Way?

Posted By: Allen Wastler
There’s a new term beginning to make the rounds in financial news … “shareholder spring.” » Read More
  Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

Books Deals: Hooray for Long Form Content

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Books are back...at least in the news.

We had three major announcements in the book business early this week.

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  Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

Our Facebook IPO Webinar: Sign Up

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Interested in the Facebook initial public offering? Well then, we have an opportunity for you. A webinar dedicated to the subject.

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  Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

Journalistic Value in 'Hanging Out?'

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Will the new age of journalism be just virtually getting together with reporters and editors and chatting about the news?

John Carney
John Carney

The idea would have frightened me not so long ago. Now, not so much. At the behest of our social media team, I sat in on a Google Plus hangout with our NetNet blogger John Carney yesterday. It was my first \(despite my job, I am kind of a luddite. I didn’t even have a Twitter account until a few weeks ago\).

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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.