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.
It's been a big week in Washington since Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived. Congressional members have not been afraid to speak their minds when it comes to China's economic, monetary and domestic policies.
As expected, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal President Obama’s health care plan by a vote of 245 to 189. Republicans say this vote was a mandate of the American voter.
The day of reckoning is here for health care. The Senate is expected to vote in the early evening on the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill.
As more and more states go deeper in the red, the possibility of "health care rationing" becomes more and more probable. Arizona recently decided to halt Medicaid reimbursements for organ transplants, for example.
Former Republican Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty may not have officially announced his candidacy for President but the Governor is busy laying out his plan on how to cut the government spending.
While the U.S. markets were closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Steve Jobs sent a letter to his employees saying he was taking a medical leave of absence but was still retaining his title of CEO. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook would again be responsible for the day to day activities.
The fears of the debt contagion spreading throughout Europe has been a source of concern this week as investors question which are countries too big to bail out. The acronym for the countries in question—Portugal,Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain is perfect—PIIGS.
The partisan bickering has stopped this week as Congress pulls together supporting their injured colleague and honoring those who have lost their lives in last Saturday's shooting rampage in Tuscon. But don't expect this quiet lull to continue.
It's a big week for energy bulls. Crude is pushing higher on the supply disruption worries from the Trans Alaska Pipeine closure, the floods in Australia is increasing U.S. coal demand and higher natural gas prices are expected in the future due to lower surplus.
The bank stress tests are back and you'll sure be hearing the phrase "Too Big To Fail" uttered over and over again.
The Republicans' pledge to support the U.S. shale oil and gas industry would likely bolster U.S. drillers, Daniel Yergin said.
A wave of profit-taking would be no surprise following a nine-day win streak for the Dow, Needham's Chris Retzler says.
Jim Gilmore says Trump's acceptance speech hit all the right points, from the economy to terrorism.
Unlike Trump, Hillary Clinton is appealing to every American, ex-Clinton advisor Ann Lewis tells CNBC.
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