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  • Combine Invite=Free Stuff Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 11:51 AM ET

    The NFL Combine starts today in Indianapolis. It's where players, who are best at the skills tests, can see their NFL draft stock rise.

  • Daytona 500 Outrage, Bud's Pay and Your Emails Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    We've received plenty of comments from you over the last couple days, so it's time to clear out the "SportsBiz" e-mail inbox and give you a taste of what others out there have to say.

  • Dow Ends Within a Point of November Low Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled to November levels Tuesday as investors faced a fresh sign of the deepening recession and dilution worries gnawed at bank stocks. Wal-Mart was the lone gainer on the Dow after the retail giant beat earnings expectations.

  • The Take On A-Rod's News Conference Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 3:36 PM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod had to face the music, so we give him no credit for doing this in front of the media. We have to appreciate his honesty when he basically said he wasn't sure if he'd say anything had it not been for the Sports Illustrated report.

  • Sports Illustrated Edits Out Danica's Tattoo Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    We were reading one of our favorite sites this morning and found out that Sports Illustrated allegedly took the liberty to take the tattoo off the back of Danica Patrick in its Swimsuit Issue.

  • Live Blog: A-Rod News Conference Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    This is a live blog on how Alex Rodriguez is handling questions from reporters in Tampa at New York Yankees Spring Training.

  • Barbie Turns 50 Fashion Show Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 11:56 AM ET
    17 Feb 2009Barbie turns 50 this March but the classic doll was still turning heads recently at New York's Fashion Week, where models styled as Mattel's fashion icon took to the catwalk in designer outfits.Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers, such as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Tommy Hilfilger and Calvin Klein came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks.

    Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks. Check out the photos!

  • A-Rod News Conference: Live Blog Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Alex Rodriguez

    Beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET we'll have constant updates and your reaction to Alex Rodriguez as he goes before the media in Tampa at New York Yankees Spring Training.

  • Gates Foundation Raises Stakes in KO, MCD Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.

  • Futures Slide After NY Fed Report Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:05 AM ET

    Futures tumbled Tuesday as a sharp drop in New York manufacturing activity exacerbated worries about the deepening recession.

  • NASCAR's Daytona Decision Has Consequences Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 7:13 PM ET

    With 48 laps, or 120 miles to go, in the sport's biggest race, NASCAR officials decided to call off the Daytona 500 on Sunday and declare Matt Kenseth the winner.

  • Are You a Compulsive Shopper? Take the Test Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    asking yourself the following questions can give you an idea of whether your score is suggestive of a compulsive buying problem or not

  • Window World Drives Into Daytona 500 Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    Go down the Daytona 500 starting lineup for this weekend and you'll see only two brands are the primary sponsor for more than one car: Red Bull and Window World.

  • Forgot to Buy Flowers? Just Drop the ‘R’ Bomb. Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

    So, you forgot to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Nice going, slick. Well, lucky for you there’s a recession going on, which is offering a convenient excuse for getting out of just about anything from marriage proposals to being cheap on Valentine’s Day.

  • SI Models Rang The Closing Bell — Prematurely Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 5:58 PM ET

    We're shocked this didn't get any coverage, but CNBC's Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani confirmed the rumors floating around today — that the Sports Illustrated models rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange a bit too early yesterday.

  • Game Of G-E-I-C-O Will Be All-Star Weekend Highlight Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    When the NBA needed something to spice up its All-Star Saturday night — as the Slam Dunk Contest (since 1984) and the three-point contest (since 1986) got stale — they unveiled the Skills Challenge in 2003.

  • And Now, A Drink NOT From Your Sponsor! Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    Email graphic reported to have been sent to NCAA coaches.

    The NCAA is in crisis recovery mode today after it is trying to make up for what appears to have been an unnecessary shot taken at one of its biggest sponsors.

  • Retail Sales Surprise: A Glimmer of Hope? Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    U.S. retail sales edged up in January for the first time in seven months. Are we finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel?

  • Lack Of Visibility Means Lack Of Buyers Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    Volume is on the light side; there are not a lot of sellers, just a lack of buyers who are having trouble talking themselves into buying stocks when corporations are coming out with lower first quarter guidance and lower or no guidance for the rest of the year.

  • Behind The "Guitar Hero" Curse Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:16 AM ET
    Playing Guitar Hero

    There has been plenty written about the "Guitar Hero Curse," since the latest ad features both Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps in it. But how about the company that makes the game?