CNBC Anchors and Reporters

Lisa Auret

Assistant Producer, CNBC


  • Spain

    Spain should be restructuring its debt right now, Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, told CNBC's "European Closing Bell," suggesting a 50 percent haircut on Spanish sovereign debt holdings now in order to get the country back on track.

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

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    Investors shouldn’t worry about the current market selloff as global indices are due for a "healthy" pullback of three to five percent, according to Alec Young, Global Equity Strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

  • Mario Draghi

    The euro zone debt crisis will not be a big deal for the markets within the next few months, Larry Kantor, managing director and head of research at Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

  • In light of Ash Wednesday, Barry Dixon, Head of Davy Research, has given CNBC his top stocks to “give up for Lent.”

  • The US is going down a similar road to that of Greece and Portugal with regards to its budgetary decisions, John E.Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, on Wednesday.

  • The recession may be over, but it has certainly left a mark on the drinks industry. During the period, the biggest alcoholic brands found their market dominance increasingly challenged by newer, cheaper brands, according to the findings of brand consulting firm Intangible Business. The company collected 200 experts on the drinks industry and researched nearly 10,000 brands in the spirits and wine sectors to come up with a list of 2010's 100 most powerful spirits and wine brands. The ranking is b

    Despite market share gains made by smaller liquor brands, they still haven't cracked the top echelon of the industry: The strongest liquor brands remain large ones. Click ahead to find out the power certain brands wield around the world.

  • Blondes parade through the streets of the capital Riga, during Blonde Weekend. An army of 500 blondes will try to put a smile back on the face of recession-weary Latvians by staging a festival this weekend designed to show that they really do have more fun.

    Organizers expect 800-1,000 blondes to participate in the parade on Saturday to show that they really do have more fun. They also hope the event will bring positive energy to Latvia, which is forecast to see its economy contract by 3.5 percent in 2010.

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    As Greece gets its first instalment of aid from the European Union Tuesday, investors and traders are concerned about the fiscal strength of the other PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

  • The Dow is going to break out of its current trading range to the downside, as the U.S. economy continues to face major headwinds, Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at ValuEngine.com and Niagara International Capital, told CNBC on Monday.