CNBC Anchors and Reporters

Madeline Laskoski

Special to CNBC.com


  • Amazon.com

    More and more states are moving to impose new sales taxes for online purchases to make up for budget deficits. As online prices move in line with brick and mortar retailers, will online stocks take a hit?

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    Amazon is rumored to be testing a smartphone that could be released in early 2013. But does the online retailer stand a chance against Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android? One analyst says that an Amazon smartphone may not be the smartest move.

  • Netflix

    Netflix stock has tumbled more than 70 percent in the past year since killing its hybrid subscription plan and jacking up prices for DVD and video access. With streaming costs and competition on the rise, can Netflix stay on top?

  • Concerns about Europe and slowing IT spending in North America were central in Nomura’s decision to trim estimates for numerous software companies on Monday. One analyst said that while the sector is suffering, they may be safe haven for investors.

  • Retail shoppers

    Big retailers including Costco Wholesale, Macy’s, Target, and Kohl’s reported June sales that failed to meet estimates. Some retailers even changed their earnings forecasts as a result. As the back-to-school season and the holidays get closer, a rotten retail stock could start to stink. Here’s what analysts are looking out for.

  • New home construction

    PulteGroup and Lennar hit new 52-week highs, as homebuilders showed signs of strength. But one analyst cautions that the housing recovery is not immune to macro-turmoil. Here’s what to watch in the second half of 2012.

  • The Sprint Nextel Corp. sign is seen on the facade of a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in San Francisco, California.

    Telecommunications, the best performing sector in the first half of the year, surged on Monday to trade at levels unseen since June 2008. Although Verizon Communications and AT&T are the biggest players in the sector, they may not be the best bet for investors.

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    Hundreds of billions of dollars have been put into cancer research over the past 40 years and death rates have declined about one percent per year. As federal funding is drying up, some wonder if the one percent is worth the cost.

  • Eric Cantor

    With the nation awaiting a landmark ruling, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC that “we need to repeal” President Barack Obama’s health care reform.

  • A shopper leaves the Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ellisville, Mo.

    Bed Bath & Beyond is up 41 percent over the past 12 months. But shares tumbled more than 15 percent on Thursday following a weaker-than-expected profit outlook for the current quarter. Is this a minor hiccup or a long-term setback for the home furnishing store?