Funny Business with Jane Wells

Jane Wells

Jane Wells
CNBC Reporter

CNBC reporter Jane Wells is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles.

Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.

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    Americans are spending less. Well, some Americans. Which city do you think has the most per capita spending on expenses? Newport Beach? Palm Beach? Greenwich?

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    She fights childhood obesity in a single meal! Capable of planting arugula with one hand! The First Lady is a no nonsense woman who is now getting the comic book treatment. For the second time.

  • Business Woman

    I don't really think you can have it all, no matter what they tell you growing up. Sorry. If you work full time (or more) and raise a family—sometimes on your own—something's gotta give. However, even though you can't have it all, you can have a lot.

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    Gary L. saw my funny post about the White House and gave a serious reply: "Our country is in real trouble. We who live in California have a state with major fiscal problems. The federal government earns just so much. Its spending is out of control. Are there forces trying to cripple America?"

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    Breaking up the emails into two posts, as Funny Business readers speak out in force! Here is part one.

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    A group called The Beta Cup claims that 65 percent of North Americans drink coffee, or nearly two out of three of us. If we drink five cups a week on the go, that's about 58 billion cups thrown into landfills every year. The group claims this is the equivalent of 20 million trees and 12 billion gallons of water used to make the cups.

  • Rear Gear

    "Americans are expected to spend nearly $48 billion on pet products this year, a number that has continued to rise despite the recession. Where do we draw the line? I may have found that boundary.

  • Austin, Texas

    A new study by Portfolio.com names Austin, Texas, as the best market in the country for young adults.

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    I'm standing inside a custom built 8,000 square foot home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The massive house, sitting on more than an acre, was built two years ago in this prestigious area of Phoenix. It's never been lived in.

  • Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO.

    She's done it again. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has released another attention-grabbing campaign video, as she seeks to beat out two Republican rivals and take on Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.

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