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Willie Geist remembers CNBC's Mark Haines on the May 26, 2011 episode of "Way Too Early".

Why Mark Haines was one of television's great ones

05/26/11 02:10PM

Here's a secret I'll share if you swear not to tell anyone: some people in television are phony. That stays between us. Mark Haines was not one of those people. Mark appeared several times a week on Morning Joe to give us our daily update from the New York Stock Exchange, and we always knew what we were getting: brutal, and often hilarious, honesty. If you asked, "What's going on down on Wall Street today, Mark?", you might get a response like, "I've got nothin' today. read more

Save Detroit with immigrants?

Save Detroit with immigrants?

05/26/11 12:10PM

On this morning's show, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg repeated some controversial statements he made earlier this month on Meet the Press: Could immigration save America's struggling cities?Mayor Bloomberg was on the show to talk about the role of small business in creating U.S. jobs and opportunities for women.Quotes from his appearance, below:In Washington, they keep talking about job creation don’t focus on three things that will create jobs in this country: one is immigration. Immigrants are twice as likely to start new businesses. read more

Knowing Your Value: What We Learned Today

Knowing Your Value: What We Learned Today

05/26/11 11:35AM

In a special edition of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski hosted a discussion on the disparity in men and women's salaries.Among the highlights:Mika talked about how she almost quit the show after discovering that co-host Joe Scarborough was making 14 times more than she was. Brzezinski says that she was spending more to do her job (clothing for the broadcast, childcare, etc), than she was actually making on the job. Joe Scarborough gave her his ratings bonus ("an investment," he says), but that situation was awkward for both of them. read more

Scarborough on Medicare: Democrats aren't going to do anything

05/26/11 10:55AM

Joe Scarborough: "We've been asking the White House to do this for years , to lead because it's so critical. Right now, Paul Ryan is the only person that's done that and he's being savaged by the left. It really is akin to a doctor opening up a patient, seeing cancer everywhere inside and closing the patient back up and saying, 'You're doing fine.' I think Democrats aren't going to do anything. I think they're going to demagogue this issue over the next couple of years. read more

Top Talker: Knowing your value

Top Talker: Knowing your value

05/26/11 07:48AM

 Mika brings the message from her new book, "Knowing Your Value," to the table. Even though more women are going to college, they're still getting paid less than men in the workforce. What's going on? How can women take themselves to the next level? Watch what industry leaders have to say on a special edition of Morning Joe. read more

Morning headlines: Thursday, May 26

05/26/11 05:43AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The Senate rejects the Ryan budget.Obama heads to the G8 Summit in France.The Red Cross and other relief groups are scrambling to raise money for relief to help tornado victims.Sarah Palin: Is she running? Is she not running? What's going on?According to a judge, the man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others is unfit to stand trial.Check out where Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be resting his head. You know you wanna.Oprah says goodbye read more

'Knowing Your Value': An excerpt

'Knowing Your Value': An excerpt

05/26/11 12:08AM

In "Knowing Your Value," best-selling author and "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski reflects on her own mistakes at the negotiating table and takes an in-depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth. Read an excerpt:Introduction: Success and Failure, All at OnceFEBRUARY  2008 Joe Scarborough sat across from me in the windowed café at the bottom of Rockefeller Center. Outside, the rink was filled with bundled-up skaters enjoying the winter chill. read more

Mark Haines, 1946-2011

Mark Haines, 1946-2011

05/25/11 09:18PM

Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years and a regular on Morning Joe, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old.CNBC President Mark Hoffman called Haines a "building block" of the financial network's programming. Hoffman said Haines died at his home.Our thoughts are with his family at home and at CNBC.     read more

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