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Joey Ramone's Punk Bonds

The Ramones singer was a huge fan of “Squawk Box” regular Maria Bartiromo

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In her nine years on CNBC, anchor and Squawk Box regular Maria Bartiromo has gotten under many investors’ white collars. One unlikely fan of the 34-year-old ”Money Honey”: punk-rocker Joey Ramone, who died of lymphatic cancer last April at 49. His final album, Don’t Worry About Me, due Feb. 19, even includes a track titled ”Maria Bartiromo.” While singing about his portfolio of tech stocks like Yahoo! and Amazon.com, Ramone rhapsodizes: ”I watch you on the TV every single day/Those eyes make everything okay.” A flattered Bartiromo recalls exchanging e-mails with Ramone before his death: ”He was a true gentleman…[and] very intelligent about the market.” Sounds like Ramone should have renamed one of his classics: ”Gimme Gimme Stock Treatment!”

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