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  • Daytime TV’s Empty Throne After ‘Oprah’ Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
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    In the year since Oprah Winfrey’s show ended, afternoon TV ratings reports have been rattled, demonstrating that audiences disperse when their favorite shows do the same — a classic case of media fragmentation.

  • America’s Best Dressed CEOs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    When Dress For Success came out in 1975, it set rigid rules for executive attire: The “proper” colors for a suit were blue, gray and beige; the most “authoritative” suit was a dark pinstripe; and the “most acceptable” dress shirt was white or solid colors. (No dresses here; The Women’s Dress For Success Book didn’t come out until 1977.)Today, there are no rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. The proper colors are ones that work with your coloring, the most aut

    These days there are no dress-for-success rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. Here are the CEOs who have it down pat.

  • Discovery's Oprah Effect?   Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
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    Discovery Communications reported a lower quarterly profit as costs and expenses rose nearly 49%. The media company was hurt by losses at the Oprah Winfrey Network. David Joyce, senior analyst at Miller Tabak, offers insight.

  • Cable Divas Face Challenges   Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET
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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia stock dipped more than 4% earlier today on reports that Martha Stewart's flagship show on Hallmark Channel will end this year. And she's not alone, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

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    The ratings are finally in for “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the media queen’s new show on OWN and the Sunday night premiere drew 1.1 million viewers.

  • 10 Serial Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    Serial entrepreneurs can’t seem to stop at one business, and don’t let failures throw them off course. While some of the best-known entrepreneurs, such as Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey, have earned billions of dollars from their ventures, for many it's less about the potential for making money, and more about the excitement of creating and nurturing a company. Some started their first, homegrown businesses as children, while other serial entrepreneurs discovered their drive as adults. They m

    While some stick with their businesses long-term, serial entrepreneurs often are driven by the excitement of creating and investing in new ventures and wind up launching a string of companies.

  • POLL: Role Model Success Stories Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
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    Some say big-business stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Meg Whitman have not only broken the glass ceiling, they've made it irrelevant.  Either way, they're certainty good role models.

  • A Channel Woos the Man With Spare Cash for Toys Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:33 AM ET
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    When Discovery Communications set out to reformat HD Theater, the nine-year-old home of high-definition documentaries, its executives assessed the crowded cable programming landscape and asked what was missing — where there was “white space,” as one later put it. The New York Times reports.

  • Getting OWNed in Sun Valley  Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
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    On day one, the jets landed, and the moguls descended upon the tiny resort town of Sun Valley for Allen & Company’s annual boondoggle.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Five Things to Watch: AIG's Return and More Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:08 PM ET
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    Tornadoes ravage the midwest, hedge fund big-wigs talk their books and AIG's secondary offering makes the grade. Here's what we're watching…

  • 10 Products That Oprah Made Popular Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET
    The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final original episode on May 25, 2011. When that happens, it won’t just signal the end of a popular television show. It will signal the end of a venue that has catapulted obscure businesses to unexpected heights and increased sales beyond their owners’ wildest dreams. It’s known as “The Oprah Effect,” and it’s been known to turn a struggling company into a commercial phenomenon after a single appearance on her show. Click ahead and see some of the products that w

    Click to see some of the products that were put on the map by “The Oprah Effect.”

  • Talk Show Ends, and Oprah Moves On Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:51 AM ET
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    Oprah Winfrey has taped more than 5,000 episodes of her daytime talk show, transforming television and trying to teach millions of viewers how to live life with purpose along the way. She has one more to go. The New York Times reports.

  • Oprah Loses Out as Tweeters Go Gaga  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:32 AM ET
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    Lady Gaga and her 10 million Twitter followers have bumped Oprah Winfrey off the top spot in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.