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Susie Gharib NBR Anchor

Susie-GharibAward-winning journalist Susie Gharib has been the co-anchor of public television’s “Nightly Business Report” (NBR) for 16 years. Now produced by CNBC, Gharib co-anchors the program from CNBC’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Gharib joined “NBR” in 1998 after a distinguished 20-year career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, ESPN, and WABC-TV/New York. Gharib launched her career as a business journalist at Fortune magazine where she was a senior writer and associate editor. Her previous work includes reporter positions at Newsweek, Associated Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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We asked you to help me pick the color of my new cast and the results are in…

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The bills are coming in. I spent one hour and fourteen minutes on the phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield the other morning.  It took that long for the BCBS representative to review the bills related to my foot surgery and to explain who’s paying what. We talked about “in network deductibles”, “in network out of …

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As many of you may know from reading Susie’s blog, she is on medical leave to recover from her recent surgery. Susie’s right foot was operated on to correct the alignment, arch and to repair her tendons. Because of the surgery, Susie has had to retire her collection of heels, but she still has a …

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I have been training for a marathon. No, not the road race. I have been prepping for the medical recovery marathon after surgery on my right foot. And now one week since the surgery, I am so glad I went through that rigorous program of exercises. Back in February I was feeling a bit discouraged …

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I am home from the hospital now. It’s really wonderful to be in a more serene environment for recovery. I am so happy to be finished with the chaos and hustle bustle of dealing with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. But now the hard part begins. No, I’m not talking about the healing and …

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Mission accomplished! The surgery on my right foot was a success. The operation came on the 45th anniversary (just a day after) Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. So I felt confident that the universe was with me as I was taking my own giant step. I am getting excellent medical care. From the …

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It’s going to be a long time—a very long time—before I get to wear my Jimmy Choo high heels again. On Monday I will have surgery on my right foot to correct the alignment and arch and to do a tendon repair. During the next few weeks I will be a patient, but also a …

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Tens of thousands are here in Omaha, Nebraska for one of the biggest events in the investment world each year: the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. It’s not about power points and speeches… it’s more like a spring carnival and a chance to spend time with Warren Buffett. His wit and wisdom, about Berkshire, the stock …

This September is shaping up to be an especially difficult one for investors according to the CEO of the the world’s largest bond fund, and Syria is just one of the reasons why you should be worried.

Time will tell if Jeff Bezos is the right person to revolutionize The Washington Post. I hope he has the vision and strategy to pull it off.

Investors everywhere will be waiting for Facebook’s results. This young company—only 14 months old—fascinates investors

Earnings season kicks off July 8, and it doesn’t look good.

Federal Reserve policymakers have a crucial meeting in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday to debate when to scale back on the Fed’s massive stimulus program.

Is it time for the Fed to start cutting back on the massive stimulus it’s been pumping into the economy? Charles Plosser, president of the Philly Fed, thinks so.

Here’s a scorecard on Fed’s hawks and doves. How they vote on policy issues this year will shape what happens in the stock and bond markets, mortgage rates and savings rates.