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  • Funny Business with Jane Wells Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

    Fake Jane is very excited about 2008! She hopes to afford major reconstructive surgery which will turn back the hands of time. Or maybe she can at least afford better skincare products. Maybe she'll even go on a date! She's very optimistic that, even if she doesn't meet Mr. Right, she'll meet Mr. Desperate. Yes!

  • Mike Ditka Finds Out Charity Work Has Its "Costs" Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:17 AM ET
    Mike Ditka

    Mike Ditka will get crucified today for the negligence over his Hall of Fame Assistance Trust.  He dissolved it yesterday and gave out the $600,000 in the coffers after it was discovered the organization spent more than it distributed. Ditka lent his name to the charity, which made sense because of his drive to boost the pensions of retired NFL players.

  • The Office Christmas Party

    Sad. There are no new episodes left of "The Office" because of the strike, which means we will instead have to experience the real-life insanity of communing with colleagues at the holiday office party.

  • China's Advertising Revolution Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    The growing middle class in China is looking for ways to spend its hard-earned money. Who better to show them than Focus Media?Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Falcons Doing Just Fine (Financially) Without Vick Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Michael Vick

    When everything happened with Michael Vick--who of course got sentenced to 23 months in jail yesterday--many of the critics said the Falcons would take a big financial hit from this. But the honest truth is the Falcons are doing just fine.

  • Lights, Camera, No Action Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Entertainment stocks are finally feeling the heat from Wall Street as the writer’s strike drags on with no end in sight. Which media companies are best prepared to weather the storm as they stare at a long, cold winter with no new material?

  • Allison Stokke 18-yr old Pole Vaulter

    You might remember her name: Allison Stokke was a high school pole vaulter who turned into an internet sensation because of her good looks. But, after a Washington Post article that chronicled her apparently unwanted rise , the hits slowed down for Stokke. After the article, the unofficial Allison Stokke Web page even shut down for good.

  • The 2008 Beijing Olympics present an unparalleled marketing opportunity for global brands looking to expand their presence in the dynamic Chinese market.

  • Lenny Dykstra

    Lenny Dykstra, baseball player turned financial analyst, is now adding another title to his resume: Publisher. He's coming out with a magazine called The Players Club in conjunction with Doubledown Media, publisher of Trader Monthly.

  • November may have been sweeter to stores than many thought. Don't get me wrong--stores aren't going to be AHEAD of plan but it is sounding increasingly like they may NOT miss those meager plans they set for themselves at the beginning of the month. Meeting expectations COULD be a real positive for retail stocks tomorrow.

  • Hey, Kids! Watch the Internet Bubble Burst--On Video Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:58 PM ET

    For any investor who thinks the Internet bubble is about to burst again, this video is for you.

  • Brett Favre: Why Isn't He More Ad Compelling? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 3:19 PM ET
    Brett Favre

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has won up SI's "Sportsman of the Year" award. It's hard to argue with Favre's resurgence. As the ironman prepares to play his remarkable 250th straight game this weekend, his team is a surprising 10-2. And while Favre has always been a top 10 jersey seller--which means more because the Packers jersey has never changed--it's interesting to consider that he's not really that relevant in the marketing world.

  • Google Looking to Ad Partners Beyond DoubleClick Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 10:13 AM ET
    Google

    Google is looking to more advertising technology partnerships outside of its proposed purchase of DoubleClick as it expands beyond Internet search advertising, a top executive said on Tuesday.

  • Universal McCann Cuts Ad Spending Forecast Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

    Universal McCann sharply scaled back its outlook for U.S. advertising spending for 2007 Monday, forecasting growth of 0.7 percent compared with an earlier estimate of more than 3 percent.

  • BCS Bowl Games: The Financial Winners Are In Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:47 AM ET

    It was a crazy weekend in college football. We know that No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia went down and out of all the teams that will travel to their bowl games, LSU has Les Miles than anyone else (OK, it would have been better if his name was Fewer Miles.) So who were the financial winners? Here's the best list I could compile.

  • Dell Picks WPP to Handle Ads and Marketing Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 5:55 PM ET

    U.S. computer manufacturer Dell said Sunday it will invest $4.5 billion in marketing over three years as part of an agreement to form a new agency with Britain's WPP that will handle all of the company's advertising and marketing.

  • Victoria's Secret

    Post an image of scantily clad supermodels, like I'm doing here, or run a video of the same and you are virtually guaranteed to get air time. CNBC will never get tired of airing stories about Victoria's Secret and its iconic runway show.

  • Presidential Candidates Still Depend On TV Ads Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    Before the campaign is done, the TV ads will run the full range from nutty to nasty and tens of millions of Americans will battleground states will see them. But for now, candidate commercials are largely confined to Iowa and New Hampshire television screens. And they are having an impact.

  • Helio Castroneves and Juliana Hough

    I thought that Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Apolo Anton Ohno would all get a business boost from their role on "Dancing With The Stars." I was very wrong. While I did notice that Rice had more women than usual on line at an autograph signing soon after his appearance on the show, he's really not relevant today.

  • The New York Yankees contract with Alex Rodriguez will reportedly pay him $6 million for every home run milestone--for surpassing Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762) as well as an all-time home run leader bonus. So is $30 million a rational payment?