Aneri Pattani

Multimedia Reporter and Student Journalist

CNBC

As an intern on the assignment desk and the strategic content departments at CNBC, I pitched and wrote business news articles for CNBC.com, including daily stories and longer form features for sponsored topics, such as business icons and modern medicine. I also operated CNBC Travel social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I wrote for-TV news updates to be distributed to NBC affiliates around the country. I also worked as a production assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and assisted with man-on-the-street interviews and transcriptions.

New opioids could relieve pain without dangerous side effects

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Once hailed as saviors of pain patients everywhere, opioids — including oxycodone and fentanyl — have caused an addiction epidemic in the United States and earned the scorn of doctors, patients and lawmakers. Some scientists think it's time to give opioids a second chance, by developing a new generation of drugs with all the painkilling power of conventional opioids but without some of the dangerous side effects.

Illumina's secret to success now its greatest genetic defect

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Shares of genome-sequencing giant Illumina plummeted 25 percent after the company, which has risen 600 percent in the past five years, shocked the market with a weak sales forecast. With no quick rebound in sight, analysts are pointing to a unique problem for Illumina. Its dominance in the genetic sequencing market was the cause of its decline.

Why Apple may have jumped the gun with AirPods

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Apple is confident it made the right decision to remove the wired headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and launch the wireless AirPods, but it could take some time for the new Apple product innovation to prove to consumers it's ready for prime time in the premium headphone market.
Several audio executives told CNBC the AirPods can't quickly catch up to wired headphones, because of failings in three key attributes.

Answering this one question could save the lives of 1 million babies

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As a newborn, Aidan Lamothe wore his father's wedding ring on his wrist like a bracelet. Born 11 weeks early, Aidan weighed 3 pounds and measured 16 inches long. He spent nearly the first two months of his life in intensive care as he battled jaundice and struggled to develop basic abilities, like breathing, sucking and swallowing.

Today, Aidan is a feisty, bright third-grader who loves to sing and play piano and aspires to become an artist. He suffers no lasting effects from his premature birth. But the question of what caused his early arrival remains unanswered, even as he celebrates his ninth birthday.. 

With $200,000 and two ideas, these guys aim to revive Rust Belt cities

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When Hajj Flemings looked at his hometown of Detroit, he noticed a strange discrepancy. In midtown and downtown, businesses were thriving, people were excited to explore the area, and signs of a growing economy abounded. But go one mile east or west and suddenly that sense of development disappeared. He set out to correct that imbalance, envisioning a project that could help local business owners elevate their stories and build a brand to attract people to their neighborhoods. . 

Threats at abortion clinics rise since Trump's election

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Abortion providers across the country are seeing increasingly aggressive tactics since election night, and they fear that's the new normal.
A clinic in Kentucky had to replace its windows after a protester threw rocks through them, and a clinic in North Carolina saw 2,500 protesters on one day — more than double the number it's accustomed to — holding Trump/Pence signs saying, "We won, you lost." Online threats against abortion providers in November more than tripled the yearly average. Some advocates say they're facing the fight of their lives.