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Five Things Moe Tkacik Is Sick of Hearing on CNBC

Since being laid off, writer Moe Tkacik has had all the time in the world to wallow in coverage of the economic crisis. And there are a few things that are pissing her off.

By Moe Tkacik

CNBC Slashes Budget

But the network won't make changes to personnel.

By Jessica Pressler

The CNBC Emotional Index

CNBC spends its days tracking the Dow, the S&P, the NASDAQ and lately even the LIBOR. But in these panicky times, shouldn't someone be tracking CNBC?

By Adam Winer

What Does Not Kill CNBC Makes It Stronger

It's hard to pick just one beautiful moment from today's rollickingly emotional story about CNBC's success, despite, or perhaps because of, the introduction of Rupert Murdoch's rival Fox Business Network. But pick one we did.

The Bear Market

The latest on the Bear Stearns fallout, and what Charlie Gasparino has to do with it.

Charles Gasparino Is a Good Tipper

Charles Gasparino
Name: Charles Gasparino
Job: CNBC's hunky on-air editor. Also, author of the recent bestseller, King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange.
Age: 40s. (How's that for a hedge?)
Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Town

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? My dad. The last man I knew to have such a distinct, New York accent that he used to pronounce the words toilet "terlet" and oil "earl"

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes at San Pietro. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Scream at sources to get stories, scream at producers to put them on CNBC, and then scream at editors to get more time for stories that I'm writing.

Oprah Will Eat Ellen DeGeneres for Breakfast

MEDIA • CNBC's Dylan Ratigan proposes a toast at the anniversary of his show Fast Money: "Here's to destroying … well, 'destroying Fox' is what I was going to say, to be totally honest about it. And I was going to say something even more profane than that except there's press in the room." [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Oprah Winfrey won't stand for Ellen taking her place as America's favorite TV personality. The Queen of Talk announced plans to start her own network. And what's it called? OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Which is only appropriate for a woman worth upwards of $2.5 billion. [HuffPo, NYP] • Will the Academy Awards suffer the same fate as the Golden Globes? WGA president Patric Verrone confirmed the guild has no plans to give the Oscars a pass if the strike hasn't been settled, and it's still unclear whether the Screen Actors Guild will cross picket lines to attend the awards. [B&C]