CNBC Morning Anchor Mark Hains Dies Unexpectedly

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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment of silence this morning in honor of CNBC morning anchor Mark Haines who passed away on Tuesday evening at the age of 65. He had been with CNBC for 22 years where he was the founding anchor of "Squawk Box," and co-anchor of "Squawk on the Street." Network president Mark Hoffman called him "one of the building blocks of CNBC from the very beginning."

Haines may be best remembered for his calming and commanding presence during the 9/11 tragedy when he reacted unflappably to the furious stream of incoming rumor and even more astonishing truth with a professionalism that rivaled any television anchor, said CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman.

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