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  • Biggest Loser from A-Rod Story Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 8:47 AM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    The question was posed to me over the weekend. Who loses financially if Alex Rodriguez did indeed take performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, as reported? Is it Rodriguez? Of course not. He'll likely leave baseball as the richest player ever.

  • Subway Keeps Phelps Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 7:52 PM ET

    One day after Kellogg's decided it would not attempt to renew its deal with Michael Phelps, which expires at the end of the month, Subway has decided to keep the most decorated Olympian on their roster.

  • Pull The Frosted Flakes! Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 4:38 PM ET

    With 25 days left in their contract, the folks at Kellogg's decided to make a statement to the media that they wouldn't be renewing Michael Phelps. This statement didn't say anything about the fact that they likely wouldn't have renewed him anyway.

  • Phil Knight Talks College Athletics Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 3:30 PM ET
    Phil Knight

    Phil Knight one of the college athletic world's biggest donors (University of Oregon) talks about the state of college sports in this economy.

  • Stocks Rally On Geithner's Stimulus "Stew" Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Some traders are starting to think that the "stew" of stimulus, TALF, TARP, and Geithner might stabilize the economy, or at least convince more that the bottom is somewhere in sight.

  • Debbie Phelps' Endorsements Doing Fine Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won't be doing another deal with Kellogg's after the company said yesterday they weren't going to renew their deal with him. But, don't worry, it appears like Phelps' mother Debbie is unscathed at this time.

  • How Confused Are We? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Futures moved in a 10-point range (up and down 5 points) within minutes of the non-farm payroll reports at 8:30, which reported a loss of 598,000 jobs.

  • Monthly Job Losses Could Top 500,000 Again Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 6:26 AM ET

    Economists predict another steep decline in payrolls for January, with the jobless rate expected to reach 7.5%.

  • Phelps' Suspension Is A Joke Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 11:48 PM ET

    So minutes after Kellogg's says they won't renew Michael Phelps' contract -- which likely wasn't going to renewed even sans bong photo -- USA Swimming suspends Phelps for three months.

  • Phelps' Kellogg Deal Won't Be Renewed Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 7:18 PM ET

    Kellogg's will not renew Michael Phelps' endorsement deal when the Olympic swimmer's contract with the company expires at the end of the month, an inside source confirmed to CNBC.

  • High-End Gemstones Are Diamonds in the Rough Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:58 PM ET

    For so long, it's been all about value in the retail sector, and looking at the latest retail sales results, that hasn't changed yet. But an often overlooked type of retail business is emerging as a new diamond in the rough: gemstones.

  • I was just told that the gloves that MVP Santonio Holmes supposedly wore during Super Bowl XLIII are up for auction.

  • Can Phelps Really Not Swim In 2012? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    The latest on Michael Phelps has him contemplating whether he wants to swim in the 2012 Olympics, which was previously a given.

  • Retailers Top Estimates, But Sales Remain Weak Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Many retailers saw weak sales as consumer spending largely dried up after the holiday season.

  • Shopping For Teen Retailers' Stocks Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    Laura Champine, senior retail analyst for Cowen & Co., has been at the mall, shopping for good retailers, and she's got some very definite ideas about the few positive trends out there.

  • The Details In Retail Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

    The BoE got a step closer by cutting 50 bps to 1% as expected, The ECB has decided to sit the race out by keeping rates unchanged at 2%.

  • Tim Teufel: The Lone Met? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    The New York Mets are all over the Madoff client list document released last night. But the only New York Mets player on the list is Tim Teufel, who is linked to four accounts on the list.

  • Greatest Sports Deal Undone ... By Madoff? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    The Madoff lists indicate that perhaps some money was lost from what many have called the best deal in the business of sports

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders talk earnings from Kellogg's, News Corp, Mastercard as well as retail sales and more. What's the trade?

  • This Season's Must Have: Guidance From The Retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:07 PM ET

    January retail sales are tomorrow, but the big event will be lowered earnings guidance.