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  • 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.

  • The Cubs Sue Under Armour Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 8:31 AM ET

    The Chicago Cubs filed a lawsuit yesterday saying that Under Armour backed out of its five-year, $10.8 million sponsorship agreement.

  • CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" Bracket — Elite Eight Voting Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    We've received more than 200,000 votes on this "As Seen On TV" bracket and we're down to the final eight now, so cast your vote to send your favorite products/infomercials to the Final Four.

  • Beanie Babies Maker Sells Sasha, Malia Dolls Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    The company that makes the popular Beanie Babies is hoping for two more big winners with dolls named "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia."

  • "As Seen On TV" Sweet 16 Results Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 8:24 AM ET

    There's so much "chalk" entering the Elite Eight this morning that it almost feels like I'm looking at the women's basketball tournament. All four No. 1 seeds are still left, three No. 2 seeds and, accompanied by the shocker, the No. 14 seed Bowflex.

  • 64 products become 16. Billy Mays is down from six to two products, OxiClean and Mighty Putty, and in the "Everything Else" region, all four top seeds have advanced. They all do battle below and you're in control.

  • Obama Family Fashion Gives Designers a Boost Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama Inauguration

    Michelle Obama mixed her wardrobe choices on her first day as first lady, showing that she is indeed that modern style icon who embraces new designers as well as retail standbys, high fashion and mass market.

  • "As Seen On TV" Round 2 Results Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 10:29 AM ET

    Another strong showing by you, our voters, in CNBC.com's search to name the best "As Seen On TV" product. Here are the results for Round 2.

  • Playing Video Games Good For You? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    You've heard the complaints over and over again. Kids playing video games instead of playing the real version outside. But the folks at Electronic Arts are here to say that there's some value in playing one of their most stalwart franchises, "Madden."

  • So we're pushing hard on the "As Seen On TV" bracket front and that's why we're proud to announce we got our first response from a "As Seen On TV" magnate.

  • CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" Bracket -- Round 2 Voting Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    After a great turnout for Round 1 with more than 150,000 votes, it's now on to Round 2 and time for you to vote for the best TV product in our contest, "As Seen On TV."

  • The Clapper

    It was quite the battle over five days as the first round of our "As Seen On TV" bracket got underway and you voted more than 150,000 times. Take a look at who's in the lead after Round 1.

  • Super Bowl XLIII Marketing Spotlight: Larry Fitzgerald Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    If there’s one guy who can benefit the most from of this Super Bowl, it’s Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He’s emerging as the league’s best receiver, but only has three deals in Nike, EAS and Alltel.

  • Safe Landing Does More Than Super Bowl Trip Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    There's a big difference between what is real and what is fake. What is real is the unbelievable water landing by US Airways pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles that contributed to no lives lost in the crashing of Flight 1549 on Thursday. What is fake is US Airways' official sponsorship of the Super Bowl bound Arizona Cardinals.

  • Kurt Warner, Vegas Killer Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 8:56 AM ET

    If Kurt Warner leads the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl XLIII victory, I'm pretty sure he's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he would also permanently put his name on the "Most Wanted" list in Las Vegas, where bookmakers still don't have a handle on any team the quarterback leads.

  • Can Dennis Green Cash in Now? Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 12:17 AM ET

    Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green was so sure that people would want to use his, "They Are Who We We Thought They Were", statement that he trademarked it. So now that the Cardinals have made it to Super Bowl XLIII, can Green cash in? Well, the question we're asking here at SportsBiz is, who are "they?"

  • The Best Product “As Seen On TV” Bracket Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 2:50 PM ET

    We’re doing it for real now. Settling it once and for all. CNBC.com presents the search for the best “As Seen On TV” product of all time. Here is the 64-product bracket. Let the voting begin.

  • Kobe Signs Deal With Chinese Web Site Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 11:35 PM ET

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with Chinese Web site Sina.com today. It gives Bryant his own site on the news portal, which will include a blog that Bryant will update multiple times a week.

  • Your Ultimate Guide to "Obamabilia" Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 4:14 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    I think it's safe to say that Barack Obama is breaking records for the most merchandise sold of a single person in the history of the world over the last two and half months. Now, we have your ultimate guide to "Obamabilia."

  • Find A Fossil In A Pack? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 12:31 PM ET

    The game-used memorabilia market is kind of old hat. Card companies have gone from dicing up jerseys to bats to hats and to even including dirt. But dinosaur bones? That's a new one to me.