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CNBC Franchise Archive Trends & Fads


  • Roginsky: The Republicans Bizarro World Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 11:04 AM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Unlike the modern Republican Party, President Obama is smart enough not to commit political suicide by curtailing senior access to health care.

  • Hirschhorn: Smart Risk, Stupid Risk Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

    For now, the market really has no idea where it's headed. Are we set to take off, test new lows or stay flat for the foreseeable future? The truth is, people always speculate, but no one knows for sure what's going to happen. And that's why it's a market.

  • Who's Full of (Red) Bull? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 3:42 PM ET
    No Ho Drink

    The beverage business can be brutal, just ask Gatorade over the whole "Got G?" thing. But few companies have managed to do so well so quickly as Red Bull.

  • How You Can Get An Endorsement Deal With Nike Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 3:40 PM ET

    There's a new company called Udorse. It allows you to get paid - in cash and in product - by companies whose products you wear in pictures you tag on social media sites.

  • Roginsky: The Wrong Way To Punish Bad Behavior Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    In an effort to address the very real epidemics of smoking and obesity, the Senate Finance Committee approved a well-intention but reckless amendment that would allow employers to hike premiums by as much as 50% on those who engage in so-called unhealthy behavior.

  • Hirschhorn: Dow 10,000. Who Cares? Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:47 AM ET

    There has been an incredible amount of hype lately about the Dow Jones Index hitting the magic 10,000 level. So, I had to ask myself, does the Dow hitting 10,000 really matter? Well, here are four reasons I don’t think it carries the weight it used to.

  • Hirschhorn: Why Many Americans Aren't Great Traders Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    Generally, I'm just as patriotic as the next guy. I mean, I even got married on July 4th. But when it comes right down to it, there are six reasons why Americans can be, well, dumb when it comes to investing.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The events of the past year should have put an end once and for all to the misguided notion that government and Wall Street are not inextricably interconnected.

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    In today’s financial economy, many of us are re-evaluating our financial situations and making increased efforts to spend less and save more. As you make these changes, you may find that there are people and obstacles in your life that keep you from meeting these goals…this is what I call your “Crabs in Your Bucket.” Every time you try to make financial improvements, they reach up and pull you back into the bucket with them.

  • AOL's Tim Armstrong: The Recession’s Silver Thread Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Interestingly and painfully, the very economy we’ve been suffering through for more than a year is accelerating a third Internet wave and is opening up the media business of the future, writes Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL.

  • Hirschhorn: Why You May Never Make Money as a Trader Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 3:47 PM ET

    It’s time for a wake-up call folks. Here are six reasons why you do not — and may never — make money as a trader.

  • Winkers Jeans, The Love Story Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 12:11 PM ET
    Winkers Hipnotic Jeans

    Last week we made quite a splash writing about Winkers Jeans, the jeans that "wink" at you if you are walking behind someone's...behind...who is wearing them. The YouTube video demonstrating how the jeans "work" is now closing in on 650,000 hits.

  • Puma Unveils Bodywear With Strip Show Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    If an iPhone app is good or crazy, it’s going to get a lot of attention and certainly draw some downloads. While it’s probably not cool to have the medicinal marijuana locator app on your iPhone, the new iPhone app from Puma has all the ingredients of scoring plenty of viral buzz.

  • In a Recession, Get Married at the Heartbreak Hotel Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 11:59 AM ET

    Today they're expecting big wedding business in Las Vegas, as 9-9-09 is considered a lucky day to tie the knot. Vegas has always been a cheap and quick way to get married. No expensive wedding, no stressing about a guest list. Nothing, however, may be as economical as a the 99 cent weddings being offered to nine couples this morning at the 99 Cents Only store in Hollywood.

  • Hirschhorn: Are Women Better Investors? Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Traditionally, men dominate the financial services industry. But given recent events, many people are wondering if that’s a good (or bad) thing. Here are five reasons why your wife or girlfriend may be a better investor than you.

  • New Product May Distract Terrorists Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
    Winkers Hipnotic Jeans

    I've found it. An American-made product which can defeat terrorism without firing a shot- Winkers jeans. The jeans, created by retired Seattle designer William Jones, "wink" at you if you're walking behind someone wearing them.

  • Roginsky: The Meritocracy Myth Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 10:03 AM ET

    So much for the meritocracy myth on Wall Street. According to a recent study...the top five executives at the 20 banks receiving the largest amount of federal bailout dollars took home an average of almost $13.8 million in personal compensation last year – or 37% more than the average leader of an S&P 500 company. This most recent revelation underscores that rewards on Wall Street are completely disconnected from job performance.

  • Sir James Dyson: Why the World Needs More Engineers Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    I have always advocated for investment in engineering – to both improve society and stimulate economies. It’s true that as engineer myself I have a vested interest. But following the financial fallout this is no longer just a point of view. It’s a necessity, writes Sir James Dyson.

  • Hirschhorn: Trader Talk with Todd Gordon, Pt. 2 Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Todd Gordon is a senior technical strategist & trader at Forex.com. In part two of this interview with market coach Doug Hirschhorn, he discusses style and having trust in yourself, something he's learned in his 10 years of trading.

  • Roginsky: Selective Amnesia on Deficit Spending Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apparently, a little hypocrisy never hurt any of the politicians and pundits who decry health care reform as a budget buster that the nation cannot afford.