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  • Microsoft Raises Yahoo Bid As Merger Talks Heat Up Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Microsoft, hoping to salvage a takeover of Yahoo, has reluctantly agreed to boost its offer to about $33 a share in cash and stock from $31, though Yahoo is holding out for $37, sources have told CNBC.

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    So I click over to Maria Sharapova's web site today and find this as the top story. "I want all my fans to know that the WTA Tour is forcing me and several of the other top players to do a 4 hour commercial shoot for WTA Tour marketing materials...

  • Under Armour: Putting Thoughts Back "Into The Box" Friday, 2 May 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
    Under Armour Shoe Box

    Every time Under Armour announces its earnings, they get pounded for the same thing: high marketing costs. Wall Street is obsessed with that. Personally, I think it’s overblown. They’re a growing company that’s now going head-to-head with Nike.

  • David Falk

    David Falk is an absolute legend in the agent industry. He's represented more No. 1 picks than any agent and he will always be known as the guy behind Michael Jordan. I always call Jordan the father of modern day sports marketing, but the truth is that Falk really is--Jordan was just the vehicle.

  • Ebay's Lawsuit is Hypocritical, Says Craigslist Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:48 AM ET

    Popular online classified site Craigslist accused minority shareholder eBay Thursday of suing Craiglist over the same business practices used by eBay itself.

  • Microsoft Poised to Detail Next Moves on Yahoo Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:29 PM ET
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    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday that walking away from a deal with Yahoo remained one of "three big options" the company is weighing and to expect an announcement shortly.

  • Sports Illustrated’s Ballpark Rankings Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 4:26 PM ET
    Progressive Field

    There are so many surveys going on these days that you have to generate some sort of controversy to generate any sort of buzz. Sports Illustrated obviously realizes this so I’m sure they are happy with the results of their new ballpark rankings like this:

  • Time Warner: For Shake Up Plan, Plenty Of Work Ahead Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    Wall Street has been waiting for news on how Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is going to shake up the company. Today investors didn't get too many details, but they did get affirmation that he's moving forward with the plan.

  • Yahoo Investors See Imminent Microsoft Proxy Fight Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo recovered from a Tuesday morning drop as investors speculated that Microsoft will launch a proxy fight for the Web search and advertising giant on Wednesday, CNBC has learned.

  • CBS Earnings: Why They Came Out As Well As They Did Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    CBS stock has been beaten down over the past year--down some 30 percent. But today the stock is up on the company's better than expected quarterly results. And good news for shareholders, CBS spacer raised its quarterly dividend from 25 cents per share to 27 cents per share.

  • European Earnings: BMW Up, Daimler Down Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
    2007 BMW 335i Convertible

    Germany dominated earnings headlines from Europe Tuesday, with luxury-car maker BMW reporting a mixed set of first-quarter results, rival Daimler announcing worse-than-expected first-quarter earnings and Continental posting a 29 percent rise in first-quarter underlying operating profit.

  • Lee Elia: Former Cubs Manager Cashes In On Tirade Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:06 PM ET

    Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the greatest rant in coaching history: Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia’s unbelievable tirade. If you haven’t heard it in a couple years, it’s a real treat. Thanks to Neil Best’s Watchdog blog for the bleeped Chicago Tribune version.

  • CBS Earnings Preview: Hoping for Good Reception Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET

    Ratings could be better, so could the economy and advertising spending. What is CBS doing to halt the tumble in it stock price? Stay tuned.

  • Brett Favre

    When I heard on Friday that Electronic Arts was going to name the retired Brett Favre as its cover athlete for Madden NFL 09, I reserved judgment until I heard from you. I put up a poll and 65 percent of you thought it was either ingenious or a good idea, while 25 percent of you thought that it wouldn't affect sales.

  • NFL Draft: Was It "Blind Sided" By A Sports Book? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:08 AM ET
    "The Blind Side" by Michael Lewis

    Some people say Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball” changed the way general managers think about baseball. Well, Lewis has probably done it again – this time in football – with his book “The Blind Side.” And this weekend’s NFL Draft could have proven exactly that.

  • Ericsson Boosts Euro Shares, Banks Steady Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:11 PM ET

    European shares rallied on Friday to end the week in positive territory, led by technology stocks after Ericsson beat forecasts with its earnings, and as the banking sector stabilized.

  • European Earnings: Ericsson Shares Soar Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET
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    Earnings news dominated Friday's European trade with Sweden's Ericsson's shares up more than 12 percent after the company reported better-than-expected results.

  • My Favorite College Football Player Cards Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    As I've mentioned, I'm a big college football fan. It's my sport. And although I'm really not a card collector anymore, I still love opening packs of cards. It's why you'll see me reviewing the latest and greatest every once in a while.

  • View from the Top: What CEOs Are Saying Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    Chief executives from Europe discussed earnings, opportunities and challenges their companies face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Friday.

  • Europe Earnings Preview: WPP, Ericsson, Randstad Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    Some big companies report tomorrow that will give more clarity on the health of advertising and technology spending, and the health of the European jobs market