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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • The “Real” Breakfast of Champions? Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
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    I was always waiting for a high-powered Wheaties and rumors are circulating that General Mills is in the planning stages of making that happen. The idea we’re told, is a male-targeted product that would give the brand some more credibility.

  • Retailer Best Buy said it sees sales at stores open at least one year falling between 2 percent and 3 percent for its current fiscal year and said its market share continued to gain, while General Mills raised guidance.

  • Macke On Wal-Mart: "Two Strikes" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 6:05 PM ET
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    "I’m starting to see some chinks in the armor which is concerning," says Jeff Macke. Is he changing his view on Wal-Mart?

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Traders Ask, "What Urgency?" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    Despite tremendous fear that the nonfarm payroll report would be a complete disaster tomorrow, traders acted like there was little urgency. Volume was light, volatility was low and with the exception of one sector (retail) all S&P sectors were up or down less than one percent.

  • Michael Jordan on Michael Jordan And His New Shoe Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 3:12 PM ET
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    Michael Jordan was in New York City today to unveil his latest sneaker called the Air Jordan 2009. We talked about him being the most popular athlete on the planet, Brand Jordan and the new shoe.

  • Stocks Pare Losses, Helped by Microsoft Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Analyst Still Sees Some Bright Spots in Retail Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    Despite dismal December chain store sales numbers, Kimberly Greenberger, retail analyst at Citi, told CNBC's investors to prepare their portfolios accordingly as retail stocks will make a turnaround in 2009.

  • Hunting For Value in Consumer Staples Stocks Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    Will Nasgovitz, portfolio manager of Hartland Advisors told CNBC he sees a few consumer staples stocks that will help boost portfolios.

  • Wal-Mart Hits Stocks; Microsoft Boosts Tech Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Weak Wal-Mart Sales Send Futures Lower Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.