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Buzzword of the Week: Open Kimono

As political correctness gets ever more pervasive, business jargon is one of the last bastions of old-fashioned, rough and tumble crudity. Little surprise, then, that boardroom buzzwords sometimes veer into racism, sexism, or -- in the case of "open kimono" -- a combination of the two.

CEOs 'Encouraged' by Business Talks with Obama

The CEOs of 18 big companies, including Google, Boeing and General Electric, met with President Barack Obama to discuss the U.S. economy and the country's international competitiveness Wednesday.

Six Reasons Why Goldman Is Wrong on a Banking Recovery

On Thursday night, venture capitalist and DailyFinance columnist Peter Cohan went on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" to debate whether the banking industry is at the start of a period of recovery, as Goldman Sachs claimed this week. Here's why he argued that Goldman was dead wrong.

Google TV Gets Ready for Prime Time

Google has announced a list of content partners for its much-anticipated new entertainment offering. Among them are HBO, CNBC and the National Basketball Association. Notably missing are big TV networks -- or any mention of price.

How The Wall Street Journal Sounds Like Fox News

If you have any doubt that The Wall Street Journal is fast becoming steeped in the corporate culture of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., I invite you to read a couple of quotations from today's news.

CNBC's Dennis Kneale Set to Exit, Say Sources

Dennis Kneale's turbulent but entertaining tenure at CNBC is set to end, barring a last-minute plot twist. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Kneale, the business channel's media and technology editor and one of its most recognizable faces, is likely to leave after his current contract expires sometime in the next several weeks.

CNBC Anchor's Book Is a Fly on the Wall for Lehman's Fall

This week marks the second anniversary of an event that shook the financial industry to its core. In her newly released book, 'The Weekend that Changed Wall Street,' CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo gives an insider's look at the fateful days surrounding the fall of Lehman Brothers.

How to Beat Jim Cramer's Portfolio for Free

Finance expert Dan Solin has a simple gripe with CNBC's Jim Cramer: The "Mad Money" host acts like he has some special insight into the markets that is of value to investors, despite clear evidence that he doesn't. So how can you get better returns than Cramer? Read on.

CNBC Loses Gasparino but Keeps Faber

Did Fox Business Network score a major coup when it hired tough-talking CNBC reporter Charlie Gasparino (pictured) to be its new senior correspondent? Charlie Gasparino certainly thinks so. In fact, he's already tweeted about a scoop: "I've already started kicking ass!"

Famed Investor Jim Rogers Says Food Shortages Coming

A severe food shortage is on its way, according to famed investor Jim Rogers. Food inventories are the lowest in decades and "[m]any farmers cannot get loans to buy fertilizer now, even though we have big shortages developing," he said.

Goldman Sachs' giant bonus PR headache

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) faces a gargantuan public relations headache when it reports third quarter results Wednesday. Investors will be angry...

Why Don Imus won't rescue Fox Business

It looks like Don Imus really is headed for Fox Business Network. The crag-faced radio host is parting ways with RFD-TV, the small cable network that...

Obama takes on Fox News, loses

When is Barack Obama going to learn that presidents shouldn't play press critic? It didn't work for Richard Nixon. It didn't work for Bill Clinton or...

Lessons from Twitterland

I'm here at the 140 Characters Conference at New World Stages in Manhattan, where the topic is Twitter, Twitter, Twitter and more Twitter....

Would it be better to liquidate GM?

The CNBC Power Lunch shouters love to moan about how horrible it is that the government is putting money into General Motors (GM). They shout: "Why...