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.
The Capital Markets Subcommittee was put on the map by Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), the present chairman of the subcommittee who penned the "Too Big To Fail" legislation otherwise known as the "Kanjorski Amendment."
The global backlash against QE2 is growing and the showdown between the G-20 nations, President Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is on. The outcry of criticism over the Federal Reserve's policy of putting more dollars into the economy by buying government bonds has been attracting criticism at home and abroad.
The lame duck Congress goes back to "work" next week and the House GOP is getting ready for the gavel. We are learning more and more each day on what the Republicans plan to do in the 2011 Congress. But with a Democratic majority in the Senate and a President armed with a veto pen, can the GOP effectively execute their initiatives?
The GOP leadership have been out in force in the media to communicate their message for change.
Despite the Fed announcing QE2, there are still huge headwinds facing the real estate sector. Many hope the lower interest rates will help the limping market, but others suspect QE2 just another crutch designed to keep the market artificially afloat for a few more months.
Optimisim has spiked the water on Wall Street with a cocktail of the GOP taking back the House, QE2 and the employment numbers. So what's the smart money banking on as we rapidly approach the end of 2010? Billionaire, vulture investor extrodinaire Wilbur Ross, Chairman and CEO of W.L. Ross & Co, is always a step or two ahead of the pack.
Change is in the air in Washington and we are hearing more and more from the GOP leadership their plan to get America back on the path to prosperity. One of the top House Republicans who will take the lead in shaping Wall Street reform is Representative Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama).
No question. Our long ailing economy played a deciding role in delivering the Republicans a victory in last night's elections. Six out of ten voters say that the economy was their primary concern.
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.
Greece and China bear watching but will have limited on the U.S. economy or markets, strategist Tom Lee says.
No matter which way the Greek vote goes, the European Central Bank on Monday will face a series of agonizing decisions.
Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible "bail-in" of depositors, sources said. The FT reports.