Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.
Shares of United Continental surged after the announcement Scott Kirby would become president.
Private prison shares continue to slide for a second day in a row, after the federal government signaled it may end more contracts.
Financial stocks were top performers for a third day Tuesday, as traders continue to bid up the group on expectations the Fed will raise interest rates this year.
Shares of Hershey fell as much as 11.2 percent on Tuesday, a day Mondelez said it was no longer in talks to purchase the chocolate company.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Senior Producer - Breaking News
Dominic Chu is a markets reporter for CNBC.
Evelyn Cheng is a markets writer for CNBC.
Sara Eisen is a correspondent for CNBC, focusing on currencies and the global consumer.