Lori Ann LaRocco is senior editor of guests for CNBC business news. She coordinates high profile interviews and special multi-million dollar on-location productions for all shows on the network. Her specialty is in politics, working with titans of industry. LaRocco is the author of "Opportunity Knocking" (Agate Publishing 2014), "Dynasties of the Sea: The Ships and Entrepreneurs Who Ushered in the Era of Free Trade" (Marine Money 2012) and "Thriving in the New Economy: Lessons from Today's Top Business Minds" (Wiley 2010).
LaRocco has been working at the network since 2000. Her track record has garnered the trust and respect from Wall Street rainmakers to Washington. Establishing relationships with some of the best in business, LaRocco's contacts have told her first of business deals in the billions of dollars, enabling CNBC to break the news first.
Prior to joining CNBC, LaRocco was an anchor, reporter and assignment editor in various local news markets around the country.
The bullion bull run is strong as investors flock to gold and silver as a safe haven from the turmoil in the Middle East. On Thursday, the spot price of gold and silver hit an all time high in Mumbai, India's largest bullion market.
From prank phone calls to protests, the state budget battles are getting uglier every minute. And this is just on the state level—what's going to happen on the national stage? I caught up with former House Majority Leader and Tea Party Leader Dick Armey on all the political jabs.
While Congress battles over the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Bill, there are some policies that are being implemented that not will only give more transparency to CEO pay, but it will actually tie pay to performance. I asked Robin Ferracone, Executive Chair, of the independent executive compensation consulting firm Farient Advisors on what these changes might mean for the upcoming proxy season and will investors finally be satisfied.
The unrest in Libya sparked the 9 percent spike in black gold today and the unrest is spreading. $100 oil is nothing new to the energy markets but the fact that the turmoil contaigon has picked up steam, just how high can oil go? I decided to speak with David Wyss, Chief Economist at Standard & Poor's.
Since yesterday was President's Day, I found it only fitting to focus my column on some of the most important policy decisions that have helped shaped our nation. Nick Ragone, a presidential historian whose latest book is called "Presidential Leadership: 15 Decisions That Changed The Nation," sat down with me and offered me his perspective on some of these key economic and foreign policy events.
For many sporting and music fans, live events are a must. But rising ticket prices and a fragile economic recovery have made attending live events prohibitively expensive for some. Saturday is NASCAR's coveted Daytona 500 but if you want to go, the access comes at a hefty price.
The budget battle lines have been drawn. The barbs are being thrown from both sides of the aisle and with hearings starting today on the President's budget, you know you can expect more verbal sparring.
The President's right hand man on budget, Jack Lew, will be making a trip to Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify before the House Budget Committee on the President's 2012 budget proposal.
The budget battle is official on and it's going to get ugly fast. Criticism over the proposal has been puring out all day and it will hit a feverish pitch on Wednesday when the House has its first cut on Budget cuts.
U.S. companies stand to reap a "huge benefit," says Mary Ann Bartels.
The last shutdown in 2013 lopped about 0.3 percent off GDP that year.
Being jailed during the Obama administration is "probably a badge of honor," Don Blankenship says.
Infrastructure in the United States is "25 years behind at least," U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) discusses the Senate's looming deadline to pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
Deane Dray, RBC Capital Markets senior analyst, discusses General Electric stock hitting a six-year low and the probability of a breakup of the industrial giant.
CNBC's Deirdre Bosa breaks down the details of IBM's quarterly earnings report.
Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president and CEO, and Marc Metrick, Saks Fifth Avenue president, provide insight to the retail space and how the new tax law will impact the sector.
Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, discusses raising wages, corporate bonuses and where he sees flaws in the tax reform bill.
Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, talks about strength in corporate earnings, and whether it impacts economic growth and the markets.
Joe Kernen is co-anchor of "Squawk Box," CNBC's signature morning program.
Becky Quick is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" and also anchor of the nationally syndicated "On the Money."
Andrew Ross Sorkin is a co-anchor of "Squawk Box," a financial columnist for "The New York Times" and the editor-at-large of NYT's DealBook.