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  • Reem Acra: Designer 'Sews' Staying Power Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    In a sex- saturated culture, ladylike and elegant are not often used when describing fashion design. While Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera have built empires on elegant and stately--they tend to appeal to a demographic older than twenty-something.

  • Fashion Week Looks 'Skyward'  For Buyer Comfort Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 12:53 PM ET

    Baseball, football, basketball and other sports all have those expensive skyboxes in their stadiums, where the "elite" get to sit for a hefty price. But a skybox for fashion? Yup, they've got em too. The video here is my story on them from Fashion Week, that I did on last night's "On The Money."

  • Gatorade G2: Why "Lighter" Might Work This Time Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 10:45 AM ET
    New Gatorade G2

    Pepsi announced today a group of new products, including G2, a Gatorade with half the calories of your normal variety Gatorade. While Pepsi called this innovative and new, it's actually part of a strategy that failed more 25 years ago.

  • Will athletes ever be traded like stocks? That question was posed to me on a panel yesterday on "The Call." I've been wondering this since the inception of ProTrade, an awesome virtual market that does the same thing in the online fantasy world.

  • Coors Light Gal, Game of Cornhole And Me Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    So I'm here in Indianapolis for tonight's NFL Kickoff. But with hours to go until the game, besides my segments I'm doing for CNBC, I have to find something to do with myself. Having done my tours of stadiums and arenas, I'm always up for a game of bean bag toss.

  • Manning, Bush: Marketing The NFL's Most Bankable Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:46 PM ET
    Peyton Manning

    On the day the NFL season kicks off, we're running two stories on marketing of Reggie Bush & Peyton Manning. The New Orleans Saints running back will appear in 12 national spots (including promotional, non-paid commercials) this year, while the Colts' Manning will be doing his thing again--you'll see a series of fun spots coming out from the likes of Sprint and MasterCard today.

  • Consumer, Credit "Concerns" At GS Conference Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 12:25 PM ET

    If you were looking for a sign of the times when it comes to the mood of the marketplace, my location today may be a fair indicator. It is the first day of Fashion Week and rather than being under the tents in Bryant Park, I am at the Goldman Sachs investor conference.

  • Woods, Mickelson: Why They Don't Play Every FedEx Cup Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:58 AM ET
    Phil Mickelson

    FedEx. We have a problem? Tiger Woods, who led the field heading into the Barclay's, the first FedEx Cup tournament, didn't play in it. Now, Phil Mickelson, who just won the second FedEx Cup tournament (the Deutsche Bank Championship) and is now in first place, isn't playing the BMW, the third tournament on the list.

  • Yahoo Buys Behavioral Ad Firm for $300 Million Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 5:56 AM ET

    Yahoo has struck a deal to buy BlueLithium, the fifth-largest U.S. online ad network, for $300 million in cash, in the latest move to consolidate the fast-growing behavioral ad targeting market.

  • The Perfect Contest: America's Ugliest Office Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    I have found it. The perfect contest for the miserable office worker. Acco Brands is sponsoring America’s Ugliest Office. Enter at www.americasugliestoffice.com and you have a shot at either a 42” HDTV, or a TRIP TO HAWAII. Talk about bringing hope to the downtrodden! One mock-up of an ugly office has the chair doubling as a toilet, so you never have to leave. Nice. The contest runs through Nov. 30, and, so far, Jerry’s home office in Columbus gets my vote.

  • John Isner Is A 'Prince' Of An Endorser Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:10 AM ET
    John Isner

    The latest greatest hope for American tennis, six-foot-nine John Isner was officially welcomed in as a Prince endorser this morning. Isner, who recently graduated from the University of Georgia, has been playing with Prince's 03 racket technology that has been the buzz of the tennis industry.

  • Michigan, Appalachian State: Who Really Won? Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 8:44 AM ET

    The University of Michigan's loss to Appalachian State on Saturday was such an upset partly because of the financial differences between the two schools. If Appalachian State sells out every home game this year, they will make roughly $2.1 million (charging a little more than $20 a head with 16,650 seats per game. Michigan has sold out all eight home games already...

  • KFC Has A 'Finger Lickin Good' Mail Call Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 12:35 PM ET
    KFC Delivers in the office.

    KFC is trying to get people to buy its new $2.99 lunch deals by going door-to-door at the office. Literally. It is paying to put plates of chicken on company mail carts making the rounds in office buildings before lunch.

  • David Beckham: One Goal And Done? Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 9:14 AM ET
    David Beckham

    David Beckham's latest, if you haven't heard, is a sprained knee. They say it could take him out until the final three games of the season. To be honest, I'm relieved. I obviously don't wish bad things on Beckham or anyone for that matter, but I'm really glad this thing is over. Why?

  • L'Oreal CEO Confident on 2007 Despite U.S. Slowdown Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 8:14 AM ET

    L'Oreal said on Friday it was confident on the outlook for 2007, despite signs of a slowdown in the United States, thanks to booming demand in new markets and the launch of new brands like Sanoflore and Diesel.

  • Credit Crunch Crunching Internet Advertising? Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    From Wall Street to Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley--the subprime credit crunch is taking its toll. Mortgage and lending companies are among the biggest online advertisers, so if they start cutting back on their ad spending, then it'll be noticed. Financial services comprised 16% of the total $17 billion in Internet ad spending in 2006, and that percentage was likely even larger this year.

  • Yanks/ BoSox Rivalry: Ticket To Big Business Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    I love the rivalries and I love to cover the business of rivalries. Because it’s amazing what people will pay for a ticket and how many people feel they have to be in the stadium. Just got a great number from the folks at eBay’s StubHub. For last night’s Red Sox-Yankees game, there were 9,216 tickets sold on StubHub. Just to give you an idea, that’s about 16 percent of the crowd.

  • New Fashion? There's Not Much New To Buy Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    I have seen the future in next seasons' fashion at America's biggest retailers and to put it bluntly, there is no fashion. This is the new worry to add into the equation of whether (and how much) the consumer will slow his/her spending: there is nothing new to buy. The fashion cycle is stuck. The "style" is a return to classics which means that people already have the items in their closet.

  • A&P Market Rap Video: Eat To The Beets Anyone? Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 8:51 AM ET
    A&P Supermarkets

    Two brothers from New Jersey have been fired from an A&P market for filming a rap video called “Produce Paradise.” Click here to check it out. Yes, it’s juvenile and somewhat disgusting, and it reminds us all to thoroughly rinse our veggies when we get home from the grocery store.

  • Hulu: NBC And Fox Hope It's a Real "Lulu" Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    NBC Universal (owned by GE, which is parent company of CNBC) and News Corp are collaborating on a online video site to compete with YouTube, and today we learned its name: Hulu. (Go to hulu.com) to check out some of the video the on-demand service will be providing--you'll see that Fox's "24" and NBC's "My Name is Earl") are prominently featured.