Javier is CNBC's weekend homepage editor. He joined the site as a writer in 2012, covering energy, markets and general business/financial topics. Prior to CNBC, he covered foreign exchange and macroeconomics for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, where he on occasion covered top Federal Reserve officials. He got his first start in journalism reporting on Forex/macro, capital markets and corporate governance at Reuters, also covering global policymakers. On occasion, he muses independently about movies, music and popular culture.
A Long Island native who currently resides in Brooklyn, Javier holds a B.A. in economics and politics from Long Island University, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. He speaks fluent Spanish, passably conversational French, and can order french fries and chicken in German. Sadly, he never quite mastered Klingon.
A swath of U.S. states are getting a big break at the pump, website GasBuddy said on Monday.
A failure of Congress and the White House to strike a debt deal could have profound consequences for the economy, economist Nouriel Roubini tells CNBC.
JPMorgan Chase swung to a loss in the third quarter, as a raft of legal and regulatory problems forced the U.S.'s largest bank to pay more than $9 billion in charges.
D.C. gridlock could leave a void in futures markets, where contracts move on stockpile data. And drilling leases could suffer from curtailed auctions.