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  • 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.

  • Four Hot Stocks in Four Diverse Sectors Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 11:47 AM ET

    Paul Noglows, director of research at Lazard Capital Markets, suggested four stock picks in four different sectors that will see growth over the year.

  • Behind the Stock Swoon Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks are swooning again — down seven straight days — and threatening to break below a November 20 bottom. Part of this stems from bad economic data, including today’s announced plunge in December retail sales. This of course follows last Friday’s outsized drop in payroll employment.

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Super Bowl Ticket Prices Falling  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:56 PM ET

    LiveStub, says the average selling price is $2,278 per seat and eBay's StubHub has the average this morning at $2,790 per seat.

  • LeBron’s Mystery Commercial Solved Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Partners of LeBron James had us thinking after we saw this commercial teasing forward to an announcement this Sunday and something tells me the announcement isn’t that he’s going to play for a certain team.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

  • Gottschalks Files for Chapter 11 Protection Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:35 AM ET

    Retailer Gottschalks says it put itself up for sale and has filed to reorganize in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • Wednesday's Futures Are Lower Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    Futures are lower, after retail sales came in lower than expected, and after weakness in Europe due to poor earnings news from Deutsche Bank. The German bank expects a loss of about $6.4 billion. Trading down 10 percent pre-open.

  • New York Mets: Passing on Lowe Not Related To Madoff Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

    People are starting to speculate that the Wilpons losing millions in the Bernie Madoff Scandal might be having a material impact on their offseason spending. But when asked whether balking at free agent pitcher Derek Lowe had anything to do with the Madoff losses, a team spokesman told CNBC on Tuesday night that it was "categorically unrelated."

  • First Dog Already Upstages Obama Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 3:13 PM ET

    I just got two boxes of the Barack Obama Topps set. It's 90 cards, plus 18 stickers. No offense to our new leader, but the most coveted card in the set isn't of Obama. It's of his pooch.

  • NY Town Needs This Boston Star Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    Henderson and Rice

    Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.

  • What Is The Greatest TV Product Ever-Vote Now Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 2:04 PM ET

    I've written a lot in this space about endorsements and commercials that don't work. It obviously involves athletes because that's what I talk about. So I think it's appropriate to talk about an ad that doesn't involve any jocks, but might be the best Made-For-TV commercial of all time.

  • BlackBerry Bold Commercial Badly Misses The Mark Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    BlackBerry Bold

    When Hollywood does sports movies, they are always careful to bring in consultants to make sure the action looks authentic. Well, it's only 30 seconds, but it appears like the folks at Research in Motion, parent company of the BlackBerry, should have brought in a sports consultant for its spot that has been running incessantly during NFL games.