Marcus Lemonis is a man of many talents. In addition to his status as a self-made millionaire, the entrepreneur and philanthropist has taken turns on multiple reality TV shows, including Secret Millionaire, Celebrity Apprentice and the soon-to-air The Big Fix. Basically, he serves as a business turn ... More >>
Prepare your Costco-sized box of Kleenex for that friend who gleefully shelled out fistfuls of cash to obtain some of the last packages of Twinkies on earth.
First because a U.S. bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. on Monday gave Hostess Brands Inc. permission to auction of its Twinkie and Wonde ... More >>
Maybe it's because he's trying to temper expectations.
Or, maybe it's because he doesn't want Republicans to get complacent and stop working.
Or, maybe it's because he's naturally dickish and can't help himself.
But Gov. Rick Scott doesn't believe the latest polls that say Mitt Romney is up by s ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott was a guest on CNBC's Squawk Box program this morning, answering questions about everything from Mitt Romney to Florida's unemployment rate. The most interesting discussion, however, occurred when he was asked by the hosts about his announcement that Florida was not going to comply w ... More >>
PoliakoffOn June 7, Southwest Ranches Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff sent an email to (now deceased) Town Administrator Charlie Lynn, town staffers, and his consulting and lobbying colleagues. The email urged town leaders to maintain a "cone of silence" about a proposed 1,800-bed immigrant detenti ... More >>
via Photobucket user bluejessaminePresident Barack Obama turns 50 years old today -- according to both his "Kenyan" birth certificate and the real one -- and policy decisions aside, it's been a magical ride.That's right, magical. The president has managed to invent a few new states, made fun of N ... More >>
You may remember the post about Bill Mathis, the psychologist hired by the board four years ago after it was discovered during the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that the board was "dysfunctional." He was also contracted to help the school board do its dog-and-pony show evalu ... More >>
There's very little New Times columnist Bob Norman hasn't told you about infamous Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, but it's still fun to see the whole debacle accompanied by horror-flick music and narrated in solemn tones by Stacy Keach. Tonight, Rothstein will star in an episode of the CNBC ... More >>
Florida Fraudster-in-Chief Rick Scott has named his economic advisers, and it's not a pretty list. The biggest name on the list is Arthur Laffer, Ronald Reagan's trickle-down voodoo economist whose "Laffer Curve" was aptly named.
It was certainly laughable. Laffer claimed that ... More >>
Sen. George LeMieux is beginning to doubt whether this Barack Obama fellow really is the Chosen One. Because if he were, Obama would be standing on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, parting the sea. Oil to the left. Saltwater to the right. And his people (Americans) would be free.Seriously, what's w ... More >>
Marc DreierWhy didn't the financial press adequately inform the American public that its national economy was a colossal scam? Maybe because this meltdown has given the financial press the Story of a Lifetime. They're positively basking in it. CNBC's enjoying record ratings -- the financial news cha ... More >>
A middle-aged Fort Lauderdale brunette named "Janet" laid out her finances on television Saturday for CNBC financial advice maven Suze Orman. And it was kinda sad, in a rich people tumbling into the middle class way. Janet and her significantly older husband had entrusted Madoff with $5 million ... More >>
CNBC just reported that Sun-Sentinel parent Tribune Co. has just filed for bankruptcy.
How fast was that?
"It's one of the fastest bankruptcy filings on new issue of debt since Worldcom -- since Worldcom," answers one of the prettier talking heads on the network.
The good news is that at least the ... More >>
On the day the company declares Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Tribune's Chief Innovation Officer, Lee Abrams, issues a "think piece" to staff in which he says Tribune newspapers must "own" the recession:
THE RECESSION: Discussion on we should position our papers and TV as the vehicles that helps peo ... More >>