Jeff Cox is a finance editor with CNBC.com where he covers all aspects of the markets and monitors coverage of the financial markets and Wall Street. His stories are routinely among the most-read items on the site each day as he interviews some of the smartest and most well-respected analysts and advisors in the financial world.
Over the course of a journalism career that began in 1987, Cox has covered everything from the collapse of the financial system to presidential politics to local government battles in his native Pennsylvania.
Cox joined CNBC in 2007 just as the worst of the credit crisis was about to explode and as the website was still in the infancy of its new rollout.
He helped chronicle the collapse of Bear Stearns and then Lehman Brothers, writing insightful and important stories about the demise of some of Wall Street's leading names and how investors could navigate their way through the crisis. His articles are often picked up by other CNBC syndication partners such as Yahoo and AOL Money and have been cited in a number of national publications, including USA Today.
Prior to coming to CNBC, Cox worked at CNNMoney where he wrote a series of analyses, which were the first to tie the surging demand for ethanol to rising prices at the supermarket. He wrote extensively on alternative energy while at CNN and covered technology as well.
In his print career, Cox's writing and editing projects were honored on multiple occasions by the New Jersey Press Association and Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, which cited him twice for commentary, including a series of columns he wrote after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
He also served as lead editor for award-winning projects on gangs, child molestation and the cost of education, a project on which he spoke at Columbia University. The cost of education series was honored by the NJPA for public service journalism.
In all, Cox spent 18 years in print, including nine years in senior editing positions.
A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Cox lives in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River, with his wife, Mary Ellen.
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The Charles Schwab Impact 2012 conference starts Tuesday in Chicago, but at least in part will take place under the shadow of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington.
All the problems investors face — from the fiscal meltdown to the economic woes around the world — add up to one daunting prospect: there may be another US recession coming.
"The market has been propped up by these sugar highs," says one pro. "QE half-trillion a year is not sustainable" and "Obama is going to raise revenue and cut entitlements. The combination of the two cannot be good for the economy."
An election that was supposed to be about change actually could end up being an intensified dose of more of the same for investors.
A newly re-elected President Obama will push for higher taxes—including a dividend-tax hike that will cause a substantial drop in stocks, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC Wednesday.
Whoever wins the presidential election might feel more like the loser when he realizes what lies ahead for the US economy.
Too much regulation is standing in the way of the key to America's energy future and in turn its economic growth, former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch said on CNBC.
American job creation improved in October with 171,000 new jobs but the unemployment rate moved higher to 7.9 percent, setting the stage for a final push to the finish line in the heated presidential campaign.
Bill Gross thinks conditions are ripe for a crisis, and he points a finger at Pimco to be at the center of the storm.
Puerto Rico isn't turning out to be the golden opportunity hedge funds and other big money investors once thought it was.
Billionaire investor John Paulson is looking to make more money on health care.
When it comes to municipal bonds, the headlines can drown out the news.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that his key valuation indicator is flashing warning signs.
The Fed is in the early stages of an analysis on changes in bond market liquidity, amid signs that liquidity may be less resilient than in past.
Janus Capital acquired a majority interest in Kapstream Capital and said Kapstream's Palghat will support Bill Gross as co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy.