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CNBC.COM LAUNCHES PREDICTIONS 2011

Special report offers CNBC anchors, reporters, bloggers and contributor's forecasts of what the coming year in the world of business and finance will be

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 2, 2010 – With a new year just around the corner, CNBC.com has, for the third straight year, assembled its in-house team of experts and guest contributors to offer their predictions on what 2011 will hold for the markets and the global economy. Predictions 2011is bigger and bolder than in years past and features even gustier calls from contributors including Stephen Schork, President, Schork Group; Michael Farr, President and Chief Investment Officer, Farr, Miller & Washington; and Tony Fratto, a strategist focused on economic and regulatory matters and former spokesman for both the Treasury Department and the Bush White House.

“Call it forecasts or estimates, in the world of business, predictions are more common than one might think,” said Allen Wastler, Managing Editor, CNBC.com. “Each year we look forward to tapping into our deep bench of business expertise to get their best thinking on what the year ahead may hold. Sometimes bold, occasionally surprising, we have even found over the past few years that our established team of prognosticators can also be right.”

Predictions 2011features CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo , Jim Cramer , Joe Kernen , Larry Kudlow and Pete Najarian all answering The Big Picture, five of the biggest questions facing global finance. In addition, NetNet’sJohn Carneyweighs in on Wall Street, The Strategy Session’sGary Kaminsky offers his call on the markets and Senior Stocks Commentator Herb Greenberg gives his thoughts on which companies will be hot and which will not. From Autos & Energy to Real Estate & Retail, Predictions 2011offers the best thinking of close to thirty CNBC anchors, reporters, bloggers and guests on a wide variety of sectors and topics.

Also included in the predictions of those who contributed last year is a 2010 Scorecardthat grades their accuracy and veracity. Before closing the door on 2010, CNBC.com is inviting users over the next week to cast their vote in a Winners & Losers poll featuring a baker's dozen of people and concepts that were big news this year. Complete results and rankings of the poll will be published on Wednesday, December 8.

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