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CNBC Franchise Archive Trends & Fads


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    The emergence of the new 'Social Media Maven' among Baby Boomers, coupled with the dramatic rise in their time spent on the Internet, indicates that social media has significantly carved out time generally reserved for traditional media.

  • Dorn: Revenge of the Boomers Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 1:15 PM ET

    Apologies are in a bull market.  Not a week goes by without someone apologizing publicly for saying or doing something. This trend has not gone un-noticed by the Boomers.  Just as they have done everything in a big way, they are apologizing profusely. 

  • 2010: A Good Year to Die? Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 2:23 PM ET

    For high-net-worth individuals and their advisors, January 1, 2010 marked more than just the New Year. It marked the beginning of a year of no federal estate taxes, or death taxes as they are known to some, and reduced gift taxes. For many, 2010 is a year filled with confusion with respect to estate planning.

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    Boomers have made a number of fascinating contributions to modern day American life over the last 30 years. Perhaps it’s time for them to reinvent the modern day American retirement as well.

  • Baby Boomers: Be Your Own CFO !! Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 12:35 PM ET
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    It's been a difficult several years and companies have had to take on the unenviable task of cutting expenses to maximize bottom line profits. Earnings have required this as top line growth has been disappointing in the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression. And in this stormy environment, individuals as well are faced with the urgent task of trimming expenses instead of merely focusing on increasing asset values.

  • Boomers: The Case for Age Diversity Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
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    How unemployed Boomers can cope with age discrimination in the workforce, and why younger executives should accept them.

  • Baby Boomers' willingness to take risks makes them a group of remarkable entrepreneurs. They taught us the importance of timing and having the courage to stand up and think for ourselves.

  • Fiorina: Boomers Mortgaging Our Children’s Future Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican Senatorial candidate for the state of California, shares her thoughts on the Baby Boomer legacy of debt, and that impacts the future of the United States.

  • Hirschhorn: Trading Is a Brees Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    Last week, we watched Drew Brees deliver an A-caliber performance as he led the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl victory. I’ve found the similarities between trading and sports are remarkable, which is why there are some great lessons we can take from his performance.

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    Lockstep with Boomer aging, established industries are about to grow exponentially, and new wealth will be created by enterprises yet to be conceived.

  • Aging Boomers Could Spell Big Trouble for Walmart Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:17 PM ET
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    Walmart is a Baby Boomer consumer-based business. As Boomers’ paychecks grew over the years, so did Walmart’s profits. Now, the retailer is facing a daunting challenge and haunting question: As Boomer demand falls and Boomer consumption declines, will WalMart’s sales move in the same direction?

  • It is tempting and oversimplifying to categorize all Baby Boomers as facing similar challenges. Given that Boomers were born across three decades spanning 18 years, each group faces unique financial challenges that must be addressed in different ways.

  • Roginsky: Why So Grumpy, Wall Street? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Bankers went on the record in the paper of record this week to express their displeasure with the anti-Wall Street rhetoric emanating from the president and Democrats in Congress.

  • Hello Kitty Hell Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 3:09 PM ET

    For three years, the professional blogger who prefers not to use his whole name "as the Hello Kitty fanatics are pretty hard core" has been mocking the ubiquitous kitten-themed merchandise from Japanese-based Sanrio.

  • Hirschhorn: Winning In a Traders' Market Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    As you’ve probably heard, we’re in what’s commonly referred to as a “traders market.” This type of market is tricky even for elite traders, which is why I want to share four things you need to keep in mind to be profitable.

  • Twitter, Opposable Thumbs Optional Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    I admit it, I thought Twitter jumped the shark when self-professed luddite Senator John McCain began doing it. I thought Twitter was for the birds and I that I'd never do it. I was wrong on both counts.

  • Scott Brown Action Figure — The Cosmo Edition Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
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    I was not surprised that someone has quickly made an action figure of Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown. After all, he’s the “Scott heard round the world” who threw the Democratic Party into a tizzy with his surprise election victory.

  • Hirschhorn: Making Money Is Easy Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    This week's trading lesson: Making money is easy. In fact, making money in any market is easy. It's keeping it that's hard.

  • Roginsky: Back to Sanity on Wall Street Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 2:54 PM ET

    If losing a senate seat in Massachusetts is what it took to make this administration finally address the excesses that led to the largest financial collapse in eighty years, then the American people owe the voters of Massachusetts a big thank you.