CNBC: Consumer Confidence Hits 18-Year High Thanks to Jobs, Wages

Business
October 30th, 2018 5:33 PM
With one week to the midterm elections, the Conference Board released its latest survey of consumers showing their confidence soared to an 18-year high and also found high expectations for early 2019. This might well surprise many news consumers given how little effort the media have spent reporting on the good economy.
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Hilarious: NYT CEO Thinks Paper’s News Coverage Isn't Biased

February 3rd, 2017 1:15 PM
On Thursday, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson stopped by CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the paper’s subscription numbers since the election and hilariously argued that the newspaper doesn’t display a liberal bias because “we aim to be objective and to tell people straightforwardly what's happening.”
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Five Great Media Responses to Clinton’s Tuition Proposal

Business
July 8th, 2016 2:43 PM
Hillary Clinton’s proposal to spend $350 billion on “affordable” tuition may have been outrageous, but at least it provoked some poignant comments on the pitfalls of big government.
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Abby Huntsman: GOP ‘Considered the Jerks’ For Wanting Spending Cuts

February 2nd, 2015 4:06 PM
On Monday, President Obama released his 2016 budget, which calls for increased spending and raising taxes, and on MSNBC’s The Cycle, so-called conservative co-host Abby Huntsman did her best to scold the GOP for opposing the tax-and-spend Obama budget. Speaking to Lauren Fox of National Journal, Huntsman proclaimed that Republicans’ “big thing is we’ve got to cut…
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CNBC's Harwood Hails College Savings Tax: 'Redistribution Obama-Style'

January 23rd, 2015 4:55 PM
Appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama's proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts: "If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you've got to take from some to give to the other, and that's precisely what the President wants to do. Middle class…

CNBC Shows More 'Foreign-Connected' Money Goes to Dems by a 'Healthy M

October 11th, 2010 3:23 PM
It seems like a phony issue for the a struggling Obama administration to be promoting – the allegations that the U.S. Chamber of  Commerce may or may not be using foreign contributions to fuel political ads against Democrats. However, President Barack Obama would be best advised to make sure his party wasn’t doing something similar before using the bully pulpit to push…

CNBC Anchor: Hugo Chávez is 'Funny,' 'Charming,' 'A Seductor,' but 'D

October 7th, 2010 4:21 PM
What is it with Hollywood personalities going to Venezuela and being swept off their feet by the thuggish dictator Hugo Chávez. They come back with these stories claiming he is just misconstrued by the media and that he’s really a great guy. On Oct. 7, at an appearance at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. promoting her book “You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” the…

CNBC’s Greenburg, CNET.com’s Del Conte Suggest Twitter's 'Fail Wha

July 2nd, 2010 3:25 PM
The Twitter "Fail Whale": An irritating part of anyone's day that regularly uses social networking in their day-to-day activities. But could this endanger the viability of Twitter as long-term business? A couple of analysts say think so. Both CNET.com senior editor Natali Del Conte and Herb Greenburg of CNBC Business News suggested Twitter's infrastructure problems could pose issues…

Dylan Ratigan Condemns 'Arizona's Anti-immigration Law,' Calls for Mob

July 1st, 2010 6:22 PM
You have to hand it to Dylan Ratigan.The MSNBC bloviator melded immigration reform, the military industrial complex, and congressional gridlock into a scatter-brained diatribe at the top of his eponymous program on Thursday.In the wake of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform earlier in the day, Ratigan railed against "Arizona's latest anti-immigration law" and praised…

'Power Lunch' Guest Says No to Greek Debt, Warns All Governments Will

February 10th, 2010 5:41 PM
Just one day after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. wouldn't lose its "top-notch" credit rating, one CNBC guest said that ‘"all governments" will default - it's only a matter of time. When asked by "Power Lunch" co-anchor Sue Herera if he would buy Greek debt, Marc Faber said: "No, I'm not interested in government or sovereign debts because I…

Media Oversight: Is GM Stakeholder Federal Government Playing Politics

January 29th, 2010 5:25 PM
The government's traditionally enforced safety standards on automobiles sold in the United States. But the government didn't always own a car company. So you'd expect the media to take a hard look when the government's roles as regulator and competitor converge. But unless you saw the Jan. 28 broadcast of CNBC's "Power Lunch," you might not realize that this is exactly what has…

CNBC’s Caruso-Cabrera Presses California AG on Publicity Stunt/Lawsu

October 21st, 2009 5:06 PM
Want to make a big splash to bolster your chances in a political campaign? A tried and true strategy for some attorneys general has been to champion a populist position by exploiting the legal system for publicity. Just look at the lead up to the launch of former New York AG Eliot Spitzer gubernatorial campaign with his attacks on Wall Street. And that appears to be the playbook California…

Former Clinton Staffer Says 47,000 Die Annually of Un-insurance

October 6th, 2009 8:51 AM
Fans of Douglas Adams’ “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” books will remember that the answer to “life, the universe, and everything” was “42.” For American liberals, the answer to “health, insurance, and everything” appears to be 47. Liberal pundits and politicians, right up to President Obama, have famously – and wrongly – claimed that there are 47 million uninsured Americans. Now, an ObamaCare…

Still Bitter: White House Goes After Santelli Again, but Santelli Fire

September 4th, 2009 4:52 PM
It's been nearly seven months since CNBC reporter Rick Santelli took a stand against the Obama administration, which inspired the tea party movement - and the White House hasn't forgotten. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked by CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood why the administration decided to go after Santelli after his Feb. 19 call for a metaphorical revolt over…