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CNBC Franchise Archive Trends & Fads


  • 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
    Walmart Stores

    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
    The Scott Brown action figure

    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.

  • Hirschhorn: Stick to Your Shorts Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    This week’s trading plan should be to stick with your shorts. Top traders have spent the past few months positioning themselves for a 10- to 15-percent correction. As their coach, I can tell you it’s rare for these Wall Street titans to be wrong for so long.

  • Hirschhorn: Success in 2010 Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    This year will prove to be challenging, even for elite traders. Here are four things traders can do to tip the probabilities of success in your favor.

  • CES: Innovation Big and Small Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    CES is all about innovation. 3D TVs, touch screen PCs and interactive video games are the stars of the show here. They're the heavy weights. The must have gadgets that every nerd and techy worth their salt rushes out to buy.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting Trader Trepidation Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    The theme for this week and probably for the next few months is “trader trepidation.” Here are three reasons why.

  • 10 Best Dressed Men of 2009 Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Another year, another amusing award bestowed upon yours truly by hard-hitting political consultant and fashion aficionado Roger Stone.

  • Ugly Reality For Beautiful People Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Nothing like starting the new year as a big fat failure. The dating Web site BeautifulPeople.com has thinned itself of members deemed too fat, according to the BBC.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting Trader Trepidation Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    The theme for this week and probably for the next few months is “trader trepidation.” Here are three reasons why.

  • Recession Slows Population Rise Across Sun Belt Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 11:15 AM ET
    Miami, Florida

    States in the South and the West that grew by exceptional leaps and bounds during the real estate boom of just a few years ago are now experiencing sharply slower growth in population, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.