CNBC’s Money Maven Under the Microscope

A study released this month has brought some unwanted press for CNBC and its popular Wall Street correspondent, Maria Bartiromo. The study, based on 20 weeks of her reports and
conducted by finance professors at Emory University's business school, shows that traders reaped profits of about 61 basis points by buying their positions 10 minutes before her
report and then dumping stocks on eager buyers after the report aired. The authors of the study say they doubt Bartiromo is knowingly involved, but that Wall Street insiders
likely are guessing from her pre-airtime calls which stocks she will mention. CNBC vehemently denies any involvement by Bartiromo or other staffers.(Victor Rogers, victor_rogers@bus.emory.edu)