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Mark Koba

Mark Koba
Senior Editor, CNBC

Mark Koba is a senior editor at CNBC.com. Topics for his feature story writing include the business of politics, health care, employment and the economy.

Before working at CNBC.com, he spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, where among various duties, he was program producer for the award-winning "Bloomberg Small Business" television show.

Koba's background includes a decade of news writing and show producing at CNN, E! Entertainment Television, ABC's "World News Now," "Good Morning America" and CBS' "This Morning."

Follow Mark Koba on Twitter @MarkKobaCNBC.


  • Some of you have asked for help. Here are some links to give you information that may be of aid in your trading. I've included such areas as earnings, economic calendars and other financial web sites (though CNBC.com is still a great source!)

  • Hey everyone. A quick note on the Portfolio Challenge trading. The best trades made by contestants seem to be overwhelming triggered by news events and earnings. Here's a look at  the top trades from Tuesday...

  • Time to check in on our Trading With The Stars celebs and see where they stand. Overall their approach is a lot more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders - more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks, and it might end up being a race to see who can lose the least.

  • Well--the first weekly winner has been declared--Nancy Beaumont and she will be removed from the leaderboard. So how are the others doing? Here's a look from yesterday's action. Scott Wrynn maintains the top spot in the leaderboard for the second day in a row with his...

  • Nancy Beaumont

    The first weekly winner for the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge in now in the books. It's Nancy Beaumont from Walnut Creek, California. Here are some quick facts on her:

  • Folks--please read: In response to your inquiries, CNBC has posted a clarification to the rules. It states that each Participant may only receive one (1) place in the Finals, irrespective of the number of portfolios entered. The Official Rules have been modified to reflect this clarification.

  • We have some good news for those who answered today's video trivia question. As some of you found out, the answer to the "correct" video trivia question was entered incorrectly into the system today--meaning people who did actually guess the right answer were told they did not get it correct. Our Bad!

  • So where's comedienne and Emmy winner Judy Gold spending her dollars in "Trading With The Stars?" She's the celeb stock picker for the first hour of "Morning Call." You may remember in an earlier post, she said she liked gold--and not just because it was her last name. So--here's her portfolio after one day.

  • Where does a professional say you should put your contest money? The one answer is small caps. That's according to Scott Billeadeau who is managing director at Fifth Third Asset Management. Scott was on "Squawk on the Street."

  • We've learned that Chris Moneymaker HAS made some stock picks. The "Squawk on the Street" staff is glad that did. (remember, the shows are competing against each other). He's apparently set up his own account--off our site--but we'll get him squared away.