As Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, Lori Ann LaRocco has the ear of some of the world's biggest business minds. LaRocco has been working at the network since 2000. She was first hired as one of Maria Bartiromo's producers on her first prime-time show "Market Week." LaRocco produced, and booked interviews with some of the biggest unattainable names in business. LaRocco's track record has garned the trust and respect from Wall Street rainmakers to Washington. Establishing relationships with some of the best in business, LaRocco's contacts have told her first of business deals in the billions of dollars, enabling her show, "Squawk Box" to break the news first. LaRocco is also the author of "Dynasties of the Sea" (Marine Money International 2012), the upcoming book,"Opportunity Knocking" (Agate Publishing, 2014)and "Thriving in the New Economy" (Wiley, 2010). Prior to joining CNBC, LaRocco was an anchor, reporter and assignment editor in various local news markets around the country.
In today's digital age, if you're slow delivering information to your clients, you are literally yesterday's news. The demand for up to the minute information is on and for the institutional investment manager, there is no excuse for waiting.
The markets face two pivotal events next week: the midterm Congressional elections and the two day Fed meeting.
The midterm mud is being slung at a ferocious pace and U.S. Subsidiaries are now in the cross hairs.
After my interview with Andy Sandler of Buckley Sandler, who said he is seeing a freezing of the credit markets because of the foreclosure fiasco and put-back tsunami, I decided to call on one of the well known banking experts in the market—David Ellison, Portfolio Manager of the five star FBR Small Cap Financial Fund.
When news broke that problems with the foreclosure process at several large banks broke, several Capitol Hill lawmakers began calling for a national moratorium on foreclosures. Although the Obama administration has refused to jump on this bandwagon, it’ s worth considering the likely consequences of a national freeze.
Investors are wrapping their arms around a lot more this earnings season besides the results. You have the "will they, won't they" debate on if the Fed does QE2, the "when" will the U.S. Treasury release their report declaring China as a "currency manipulator", the blossoming mortgage fiasco and come November third will there be any political will to tackle spending and cutting the deficit.
China's salacious appetite for energy has lead it to the Lone Star State, buying into a $2 billion joint venture with Chesapeake Energy. The story peaked my interest after remember China's first attempts to tap into the US energy reserves. In 2005, CNOOC's multi-billion dollar bid was dropped for Unocal after a firestorm of controversy exploded amid national security concerns. So will China have better luck this time around?
Wall Street is slowly coming to a grips not with breakout growth but with more mediocrity that could keep rates on hold.
With the S&P 500 advancing 11 percent since last year's Sohn Conference, here are the winners and losers for the year.
CNBC reports that both Keith Meister's Corvex and Dan Loeb's Third Point have taken large stakes in Yum Brands.
Tracking electricity usage is helpful in discerning broader market movements, according to Notre Dame research.
The U.S. top court ruled against a man, saying he couldn't appeal a court rejection of his bankruptcy plan.
A glum Bill Gross sees both himself and the bull market facing the same long road to oblivion.
U.S. corporations continue to buy back stock at a near-record pace. Purchases could ramp up after earnings season blackout periods end.