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  • Sirius Showdown: Malone vs. Mel Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Sirius Showdown: Malone vs. Mel

    Liberty Media's John Malone is making an effort to take control of Sirius XM Radio, and the company's boss Mel Karmazin is trying to prevent it. CNBC's David Faber reports on the details.

  • Explosive Sports Feuds Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    What would professional sports be without trash talking, grudges, beefs and rivalries? For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself, and sometimes, a contentious situation between star athletes, their coaches and team owners is as enthralling as the score, and can create additional interest in the main event.Some sports feuds are legendary, such as Mike Piazza and Roger Clemens; Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; John Rocker and the entire city of New York. Some feuds starte

    For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.

  • Apple Up 5% Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET
    Apple Up 5%

    Discussing whether Apple could break new highs in 2012, even as it hit $403/share today, with Jeff Fidarco, Susquehanna Financial.

  • Father and Son Pro Athletes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Professional sports are full of sons who have taken up the mantle of their fathers and gone into the family business. There’s Bobby and Barry Bonds. There’s Archie Manning, who spawned a professional football dynasty in his sons Eli and Peyton. And then there’s the Ken Griffeys and the Cal Ripkens, junior and senior.Unlike some who follow their fathers into the family business, none of these pro athlete sons can be accused of gaining their careers through nepotism. They may have famous pedigrees

    Who are some professional athlete fathers whose sons followed in their footsteps? Find out!

  • 11 Costly Sports Divorces Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    On Oct. 31, 2011, the world was blindsided by the news that reality TV star Kim Kardashian was divorcing her husband, National Basketball Association star Kris Humphries. The couple had married on Aug. 20, 2011 in a storybook wedding worth . A mere 72 days later, however, Kardashian had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.Fortunately, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, so each party is likely to walk away from the union with their finances intact. This puts Humphrie

    However long they were married, the price of breaking the contract was huge -- sometimes even reached nine figures.

  • Million-Dollar Sports Injuries Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    On July 30, 2011, the Indianapolis Colts decided not to mess with success. They renewed the contract of star quarterback Peyton Manning who, in a fit of generosity, agreed to five more years of service for a mere . He didn’t need to be the highest paid player in the NFL, he said, and he would make do with the same $18 million a year that Tom Brady squeaked by on.It turned out to be a better deal than anyone realized. On Sept. 7, 2011, after problems recovering from neck surgery that he had under

    What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.

  • Supermarkets Strike Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    Supermarkets Strike

    CNBC's Sue Herera has the story on a strike issued for three southern California supermarkets: Ralphs, Vons, and Albertons.

  • Netflix's Stock Stumbles & Starz Deal Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 10:52 AM ET
    Netflix's Stock Stumbles & Starz Deal

    Shares of the online movie company dropped after failing to reach a new content deal with Starz. Michael Olson, Piper Jaffray weighs in.

  • 10 Terrible Sports Contracts Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:24 PM ET
    When people hear the term "terrible sports contract," two assumptions are often made. First, the agreement in question must have been orchestrated by a greedy team owner, with terms deliberately designed to bilk the athlete. And second, the athlete must have been a young rube who signed the contract without consulting a lawyer first. While these scenarios have surely played out many times in the past, they're not the only ones possible.Sometimes, a terrible contract is actually terrible for the

    What are some of the sports contracts that had terrible consequences for the teams that wrote them? Click and find out.

  • Record Week For Airbus Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Record Week For Airbus

    Airbus is flying high after scoring a record number of orders at the Paris Air Show, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Smallpox Probe About Influence Says Chairman Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:16 PM ET
    Rep. Darrell Issa

    The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told CNBC that he wants to know whether political considerations drove the government’s decision to steer a potentially multibillion-dollar contract to a company in which financier Ron Perelman's investment firm has a significant stake.

  • Doctor holding test tube

    Financier Ron Perelman’s entry into the smallpox antiviral medicine business has led to a congressional investigation, CNBC has learned.

  • Billions Under Scrutiny Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    Billions Under Scrutiny

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the story on who got a multi-billion dollar, no-bid contract, and whether political influence was at play.