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  • How to Buy a TV Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | 11:28 PM ET

    David Pogue walks you through the minefield that is shopping for a new HD set.

  • Why Super Bowl Tickets Were Not That 'Cheap' Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | 3:55 PM ET
    The Business of the Super Bowl

    Fans were left out on the streets outside Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. Many had come because they thought the economy—and the lack of Cardinals fans—made the ticket market soft. But the reality was the average price on the secondary market didn't fall as much as expected.

  • Got Milk? Ad Doesn't Work Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Business of the Super Bowl

    Every year, the folks at America's Milk Processors do an ad with the Super Bowl stars and put it in USA Today . It's normally a good bit, with the players sporting those now familiar milk mustaches. But this year's ad clearly doesn't work.

  • My Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:45 PM ET

    I've picked my favorite Super Bowl ads, here's your chance to vote for the best commercial.

  • Super Bowl May Mean Gold For Ed McMahon And MC Hammer Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:10 AM ET
    MC Hammer and Ed McMahon

    We think the site that can cash in most is Cash4Gold.com, which announced today that they will have a national spot featuring Ed McMahon and MC Hammer, who have obviously had their share of financial problems.

  • Putting The "Face" On The Super Bowl Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is a strange beast in that it's one of the only events where there isn't a true public sale.

  • NBA Says New Card Deal Is "Bellissimo" Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    Yesterday, I wrote a piece about the NBA's exclusive trading card deal with Italian company Panini. Given the fact that the Panini name seemed to come out of nowhere, I thought it would be good to talk to the league to find out what drove this deal.

  • Amazon Prepares to Meet Wall Street's Tall Order Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    Amazon has already tipped its hand a bit when it comes to earnings by calling this past holiday shopping season its "best ever, and now the question remains, is that good enough to beat the Street's expectations, and raise guidance from here forward?

  • Topps No Longer Tops With NBA Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    The NBA announced yesterday that they are ditching Upper Deck and Topps by granting an exclusive trading card deal with an Italian company named Panini.

  • Wade "1" Is A Shoe-In For Dwyane & An Update From Converse Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 11:50 AM ET
    Dwyane Wade

    How do you sell a signature shoe of a player that doesn't wear it? It's a tough question to answer. But one shoe brand has been dealing with dilemma for almost three months now.

  • Mean Joe Greene - 2009 Style Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 9:48 AM ET
    Troy Polamalu

    Coca-Cola is recreating the famous Mean Joe Greene spot that ran during the Super Bowl 29 years ago. This time the company is using Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.

  • First Interview with Vince from ShamWow! Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:29 PM ET

    Earlier today, the ShamWow! won our “As Seen On TV” bracket by beating the George Foreman Grill in the championship round. Now, "Vince Offer" does his first ever interview with us here on CNBC.com.

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    First, this headline: Kimberly-Clark says people are not only trading down in this economy, they're actually buying less toilet paper. Let me think this one through...

  • ShamWow! Wins CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" Tournament Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    After more than 300,000 votes over 11-day period, CNBC.com readers have made their decision. The ShamWow! is the best "As Seen On TV" product of all-time!

  • Spot a Good Deal? Tell Us! Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    We want to know what kind of steals and deals you're seeing out there. Send them in and you could be on an upcoming show.

  • Buffalo Wing Shortage...What About Celery? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 2:01 PM ET
    Buffalo Chicken Wings

    The story you'll hear today is about some chicken/buffalo wing shortage. And while I doubt you'll really have problems finding your wings, it's hard denying that there are only so many young chickens to breed, especially given the recent bankruptcy of a company that produced chicken wings.

  • Breaking News: "Rod Tidwell" Will Be In Tampa Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 12:56 PM ET
    Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell in

    CNBC has confirmed that "Rod Tidwell" himself will be at the Super Bowl as his Arizona Cardinals play in the game for the first time. It is not known whether "he" will be wearing his No. 85 jersey around town.

  • FS_rumble_tv_jungle.jpg

    We are less than 24 hours away until we can declare a winner in CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" bracket. We're now down to the final two products: the George Foreman Grill and the ShamWow.

  • George Foreman and his grill hoping to stay undefeated.

    Well, we're finally here. CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" Bracket - The Final Four. We're so excited we're thinking of printing up T-shirts.

  • One On One With Malcolm Gladwell Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 11:36 AM ET
    Outliers -  by Malcolm Gladwell

    One of my favorite authors is Malcolm Gladwell, who has course written both “The Tipping Point” and “Blink.” His latest book called “Outliers: The Story of Success,” tells the interesting stories of why certain groups of people are successful and it’s often very surprising. I sent Malcolm an e-mail asking him to participate in a Q & A based on his latest work and he graciously obliged.