As Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, Lori Ann LaRocco has the ear of some of the world's biggest business minds. LaRocco has been working at the network since 2000. She was first hired as one of Maria Bartiromo's producers on her first prime-time show "Market Week." LaRocco produced, and booked interviews with some of the biggest unattainable names in business. LaRocco's track record has garned the trust and respect from Wall Street rainmakers to Washington. Establishing relationships with some of the best in business, LaRocco's contacts have told her first of business deals in the billions of dollars, enabling her show, "Squawk Box" to break the news first. LaRocco is also the author of "Dynasties of the Sea" (Marine Money International 2012), the upcoming book,"Opportunity Knocking" (Agate Publishing, 2014)and "Thriving in the New Economy" (Wiley, 2010). Prior to joining CNBC, LaRocco was an anchor, reporter and assignment editor in various local news markets around the country.
The latest confirmation of troubles came with the Empire State mfg index.
History suggests the calendar and politics haven't played much of a role in Fed policymakers' thinking.
Corporate America will focus on buying back stocks and issuing dividends in 2016, according to Goldman Sachs.
While there are 40 days before the next Fed meeting, markets already believe they know what's going to happen.
Markets seem to be be moving higher and shirking off bad news no matter what, strategist Michael Farr says.
Barclays was hit by a $108.5 million fine on Thursday as it allegedly worked with super-rich clients in a way that could have facilitated financial crime.
A class action lawsuit accuses banks of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.