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.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is in talks to purchase Dick Clark Productions, its owner says.
Former president Bill Clinton talked to CNBC last week about his foundation, Hillary Clinton's campaign and free trade.
The ashes of iconic American author Truman Capote were sold to an unknown bidder for $45,000, an auction house said.
Donald Trump and Mark Cuban went at one another, with the GOP nominee calling him 'dopey' and threatening to bring Gennifer Flowers to the debate.
A YouTube video purports to show iPhone 7 users how to self-install a headphone jack—with predictably disastrous results.
There's a definitive chill in the high end real estate market priced, yet there is still a "great deal of activity" in others, experts say.
Donald Trump warmly embraced the endorsement of former rival Ted Cruz, even as many Cruz supporters expressed disappointment.
New York City residents who tried to hail Uber cabs during Saturday's explosion in Chelsea were hit with surge premiums, which Uber switched off.
An explosion apparently shook the Chelsea section of New York City on Saturday, with reports of injuries.
Slightly better growth and liberalization lifted Hong Kong and Singapore over the U.S. as the most free economies, according to a new ranking.