There have been two examples over just the past few days of guys whose careers depend on America's ongoing and abusive love affair with Wall Street saying something unbelievably tone deaf.
Citigroup just sent me its annual statement and ballot to vote on suggestions from its Board of Directors, which, among other things, extends its flirtation with a reverse split that began two years ago.
Blazoned on the top of the CNBC News page was the headline, "US Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News." The article goes on to advise that OPEC was considering raising production for the first time in two years.
Commentators today are repeatedly referring to the level of oil reserves held by the Libyan oil fields, projecting concerns that these reserves are in danger of being cut off from the world market. That concern is spurious to say the least.
Many top financial institutions are producing original video programming in-house. And we got an overview on the Reuters Insider by Managing Director Mike Stepanovich.
An 18-day peaceful revolution has just toppled Egypt's 30-year Mubarak dictatorship. As the free-falling government dispatched American-made F-16s to...
A new book will prove indispensible for those interested in the problems and benefits of replacing human traders with algorithmic machines -- in one of most important markets in the world.
Today on CNBC's "Fast Money," Arianna and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong discussed the just-announced merger of The Huffington Post and AOL. When asked if the...
My day started with a debate focused on global employment. The most memorable part was a powerful video highlighting the global unemployment crisis. Watching it leaves you feeling like you have to do something before it's too late.
To attach the emergently celebrated name of 'Facebook' to that of a company whose actions at a time when the country needed financial help and vision rather chose to profit heedlessly is profoundly sad.
We know the lights are flickering in 48 of 50 statehouses right now. The question has become, do you light a candle or pray the water won't shut off, too?
Once upon a time, 2-1/2 years ago, just as the financial crisis was starting to deliver a series of swift kicks to the stock market's nether regions, CNBC was a terrific, informative, "must-watch" business news channel. Then something happened.
McLean and Nocera don't give us an idea as to where to look for angels. But the book is comprehensive, and I feel certain that all the devils are here.
The truth is that the sanity of the majority of the American people never had to be restored. It has been there all along. What was lacking was the passion and the commitment to make sane ideas happen in the face of fear and opposition.
Moving forward, the first quarter of the 2011 fiscal year will be a true test of how far the states have come in repairing their bruised economies. For some, it's not a question of hitting rock bottom, but how to climb out of the fiscal hole once they do.
Mike Ragogna: Smokey, there's so much to go over, but let's begin with your new album for Cracker Barrel, Now And Then. Can you tell us about the project?