It's a slow day in which the dollar degrades and everything melts up (where have I heard that before), so onto the gossip column.

For you CNBC fans, looks like Erin Burnett is set to sign a long term deal with CNN.  Maria B must be pleased... the queen retains her throne on CNBC. ;)

  • The CNBC anchor Erin Burnett is poised to sign a long-term contract with CNN, according to three people with knowledge of her plans.  Ms. Burnett, who was considered a rising star within CNBC and its parent, NBCUniversal Media, held talks with two broadcast networks, ABC and CBS, before deciding to join CNN, according to two of the people. They insisted on anonymity because the deal had not been made public.
  • Ms. Burnett has been an anchor at CNBC since 2005. Before then, she worked at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Bloomberg Television.