CNBC’s Nicole Lapin reports on disappointing government GDP figures on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.”
I may have been born in the Year of the Rat, but it’s no coincidence that my last name - Lapin - is also the French word for “rabbit.” According to the Chinese Zodiak calendar, this is my year - and also the year of Albert Einstein and Queen Victoria. So what is a “Lapin” personality, anyway?
- “A person born in the year of the Rabbit is the emblem of longevity and is said to derive her essence from the Moon.” Well, that explains my nocturnal schedule! With “Worldwide Exchange” airing from 4-6am, it’s just me and the moon on my morning commute.
Here’s what we can expect this year, courtesy of our furry Chinese Zodiak sign:- As we see playing out overseas right now, “good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force.” Especially in light of the violence in Egypt, let’s hope that this holds true.
- “A placid year, which will be very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger.” (Market rollercoaster, anyone?) The Zodiak calendar advises that we go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the last year.
My CNN report when I returned from Cairo more than a year ago feels ominous watching today. As Jared Cohen has long rightly evangelized, young people in the middle east are the biggest opportunity or liability for peace.
CNBC’s Nicole Lapin Presents: “States of Pain” (Part II) — CNBC’s Nicole Lapin discusses the condition of the U.S. state economies with governors from across the country.