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CNN financial news replaces stock show with real estate segment

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In a move that proves real estate is hot, cable news network CNNfn is replacing a program about stocks with a new segment focusing on real estate. CNN personal finance editor Gerri Willis will host "CNNfn Open House," to debut on June 28, according to a New York Post report. The new show will replace "Money & Markets," hosted by David Haffenreffer. The new show is a consumer-oriented, how-to approach to everything real estate, Ken Jautz, EVP of CNN's business news operations, said. Willis, the show's new host, is also the author of "The Smart Money Guide to Real Estate Investing." The greatest housing boom in U.S. history has made real estate a hot topic. Amidst the buzz, dozens of television shows have emerged with themes of home improvement, buying and selling houses. *** Send tips or a Letter to the Editor to jessica@inman.com or call (510) 658-9252, ext. 133....