5:22 am (Hawaii) I got up with the alarm clock at 2 am, then slid back into slumber until about 4:15. I kept the TV off until about 15 minutes ago, roughly 5 am. That's where my morning changed. Checking charts and the market without the TV on can be calming, even clarifying. Then I turned on the TV and was stunned. With the passing of CNBC's Mark Haines, it's a bit surreal. Wasn't he on the air just yesterday? Just like that, gone. He was one of the few TV interviewers who had the green light to put any CEO to task on any issue. Not sure they can really, fully replace his experience and candor. Prayers and best wishes to his family and friends.
New York Times: Mark Haines, CNBC anchor, dies at 65 (May 25 2011)