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See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
I hope the Super Bowl will be as exciting as expected. The commercials, that is. USA Today reports that six automakers will create a traffic jam during commercial breaks on Sunday, promoting nine different brands.
With the running time of games stretching to four hours or more, the game may not be over until close to 11 p.m. ET Sunday. Some have wondered if the game and the event might be better suited to Saturday. What do you think?
It appears as though the disastrous weather that came to Dallas this weekend, won't affect the ticket market much, as fans — for the most part — have been able to get down here.
Lawyers representing Sterling Equities, whose principals Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz also own the New York Mets, said Wednesday that the lawsuit that is being built against their clients by Madoff bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard is without merit.
“Bernie was part of the business plan for the Mets,” according to a former employee of the team, reports 'The New York Times.'
Cash-strapped cities and states are finding it almost impossible to justify fat financing deals for state-of-the-art football arenas.
For some, the Super Bowl is as much about the TV commercials as the sporting contest—unless, of course, your favorite team is on the field. Still, with all the commercials, is the game too long?
If weather cooperates, I will be leaving tomorrow to cover the business of the Super Bowl live from Dallas. But Friday night, after I do my last on air appearance, I’m boarding a plane and flying home before the game.
You know you're in La-La land when you don't have an NFL team, you don't have an NFL-approved stadium, but you do have the most enormous branding deal ever.
Counterfeiting costs American businesses alone more than $200 billion and, not surprisingly, the sports apparel counterfeiting business is continuing to grow.
The baseball columnist known for his in-depth analysis loved by baseball’s stat lovers told CNBC.com he is headed to SB Nation, a network of 295 sports blogs with more than 500 contributors that has raised nearly $24 million in funding since it was started by Tyler Bleszinski and his AthleticsNation blog in 2003.
Under the leadership of co-founder Jon Congdon and Carl Daikeler, the company has developed a business model that seems to be Teflon, turning successful converts of its programs into network marketers who ensure that the brands flourish.
On Wednesday, high school football recruits can formally declare their allegiance to a college by signing a National Letter of Intent. The document must be signed in order for a player to get a scholarship.
Good idea:bacon flavored vodka. Bacon, like chocolate, makes everything better. Bad idea: smoked salmon flavored vodka. Enjoy the rare and complex character ..." That works for a Cab Franc blend, not fish-infused vodka.
On Friday, the Wilpons, who own the New York Mets, had a press conference to announce that they were exploring the idea of selling up to 25 percent of the team in order to raise funds for a possible settlement in the case brought against them by the trustee in the Madoff case.
How much do you know about the big game and the business of football?
It appears so, says one ad industry expert. “It makes sense that the share price would go up because its driven by people’s belief in that company having momentum, being aggressive, and taking their marketing seriously," says one ad industry executive.
Chances are you'll be watching the big game on a smaller-sized, lower-priced LCD set, even if the picture quality isn't as good as its rival. In the cutthroat, deflationary world of consumer electronics, the debate over which flat-panel TV technology is superior has taken a backseat to price.
“It’s like a little litmus test of what the year could look like. We’re seeing good signs at this point,” says one pundit of Super Bowl retail spending. Some $10 billion is expected to be spent on the big game.