Peter Schacknow has served as Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk since March 2006, producing breaking news stories for the daytime shows as well as serving as writer and copy editor for CNBC's flagship morning show "Squawk Box." He also writes and voices weekend features for CNBC Radio. Prior to that, Schacknow spent seven years as morning anchor and reporter at Bloomberg Radio, specializing in business news and financial market coverage.
While at Bloomberg, Schacknow was nominated as Best Business Anchor by the New York Air Awards, and won an award from the NYS Society of CPAs for his "Tax Smart Now" series. This marks Schacknow's second stint at CNBC: he was an original employee of the network back in 1989, serving as producer and on-air reporter until 1999. His experience also includes time at the CBS, ABC, and UPI Radio Networks, as well as radio stations WOR (New York), WGSM and WLIR (Long Island), and WVBR-FM and WTKO (Ithaca, N.Y).
U.S. stock futures and European markets were tanking this morning, after trading in Chinese stocks lasted less than a half hour overnight, before a 7 percent drop triggered a volatility circuit breaker suspension for the second time this week.
U.S. futures and stocks around the world were sharply lower this morning, after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. Meanwhile, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were seen as extinguishing the chances of major producers cooperating to cut output.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Chemtura soared in the premarket Monday after accepting a $2.5 billion buyout offer from German chemical maker Lanxess.
Cal-Maine Foods shares slumped in premarket trading on Monday after the egg producer's fiscal first-quarter results fell short of expectations.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
The presidential debate and OPEC could rock markets in week ahead, while data could reveal if economy starting to sputter.
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
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Sara Eisen is a correspondent for CNBC, focusing on currencies and the global consumer.