John Melloy was the executive producer of CNBC's "Fast Money" and the "Fast Money Halftime Report" until October 2013. Before returning to CNBC, he was chief executive officer of StockTwits.com, the leading social networking platform for stocks. He began his career at Bloomberg News in 1999 and rose to team leader of U.S. stock market coverage there before leaving for CNBC in 2006 to launch "Fast Money."
The troubled Hollywood star not only brought a massive audience to the social media site, he used the platform in a new way.
Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment—make up more than a third of US wages. “The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” says one economist.
The Dollar Index put in significant bottoms in early 2008, late 2009 and late 2010, forming a solid trend line. But after a violent move, its threatening to break that trend line.
They are the forgotten victims of the great financial crisis, the despondent folks that have stopped looking for work. Are they about to break out the classifieds again?
Last year, Wal-Mart Stores lost U.S. market share to its competitors for the first time in a decade, according to calculations by Credit Suisse. Why did the retailer hit a wall?
Cash-strapped states combined with the rapid advancement of e-books could spell the end to the public library over the next 10 years.
The Goldman Sachs executive who coined the term “BRIC” for the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China says that a post-revolution Middle East and North Africa could rival that economic group one day.
CNBC Pro highlights the top performing stocks this week and analyzes whether the good times will continue for these companies.
"Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian bought shares of SeaDrill after spotting unusual activity in the options market.
Six traders are each given a theoretical $100,000 to invest in five securities. Track their trades and portfolio performance over the course of the year and read the analysis behind their moves.
Fourteen fund managers are given $100,000 to invest over 2015. Follow their buys, their sells, their winners, their losers and get inside what makes them some of the smartest investors on the planet.