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One Year Later: The Fall of Bear Stearns

  It was a day many on The Street will never forget and in many ways, we probably shouldn’t.  The events of March 17th 2008 will forever be a reminder to me that no one is too big, wealthy, established or smart to fail. The night before, on March 16th, a Sunday, the details about…

TMI, Warren Buffett, TMI.

Are you kidding me with this guy?  Get off the TV already!  Enough! Is it me or has Warren Buffett made more television appearances lately than Ryan Seacrest?  Today was a full court press with Warren on CNBC more than Erin Burnett.  They asked him like 90 questions, he even sat there while they dissected…

NYT: CNBC is on a War Footing

Fairly objective article in the New York Times describing how CNBC can actually make hay while the sun is not shining: “this is CNBC’s equivalent of a war. Just as the first cable news channel, CNN, rose to prominence during the gulf war in 1991, and another one, the Fox News Channel, became a ratings…

Hot Links: LOLFed, Bailout Nation & Bill Singer

Hot Links for Weekend Reading I confess, I am now officially a LOLFed junkie.  This week, they gave us the NYSE’s new Dollar Menu, featuring items like Citigroup, Pier 1 and Vonage.  Alyx, you rule. The week started with another bombshell (non) earnings report from AIG, the hedge fund that happens to be attached to…

This Just In: Nadel Caught in Florida, AG Cuomo Investigating Thain Bonus

Today’s going to be a doozy… Art Nadel just surrendered to authorities in Tampa, Florida according to CNBC. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed ex-Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain and one of his henchmen regarding the bonus snafu according to Dealbreaker. Kind of like the final scene of The Godfather when the family takes…

This Just In: Art Nadel, Where Art Thou? (updated)

My, my, my…and I thought that all of these billionaire “money managers” actually earned the money they were wiping themselves with. CNBC just posted an alert that Art Nadel of Sarasota, Florida-based Valhalla Management is missing, according to his wife, who is “cooperating” with authorities.

CNBC's Most Annoying Commercials

I don’t know if it’s the advertisers who produce the commercial or CNBC who runs them ad nauseumthat I blame, but below is my list of the most obnoxious, annoying and pointless commercials on CNBC. Please put them out of our misery, Network Brass.

Hot Links

Hot Links for Weekend Reading: As Dealbreaker clearly owns the Madoff Story, here is the best of their (relentless) coverage over the past week: Check out the post about the Bernard Madoff Securities promotional item that is a must have if there are any left on Ebay:  The Madoff Emergency Response Kit! Can’t make that…

Doug Kass Rolls Out 2009 Predictions, Ignore Them At Your Own Peril!

In taking a page from Byron Wein of Morgan Stanley fame, Doug Kass has been listing 20 outlying possible events for the coming year for a while now and in ’08, he absolutely killed it. 60% of his 20 predictions for 2008 came to pass, including some of the more far-fetched ones.

Yesterday, Kass’s 2009 list came out…