A couple of academics teamed up to predict which college basketball teams would make it to the NCAA Tournament. They're bringing those same tools to practical business problems.
Dish Chairman and co-founder Charles Ergen insists: "I don't want to kill ads, I think advertising is great." Instead, he says he wants fewer, more effective and more expensive ads, to yield a better experience for consumers, and prevent cord-cutting and piracy.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the 2011 box office take is expected to fall 4%, as overall moviegoers resisted higher movie prices.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has details on why foreign investors from Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, India, Russia and China are pouring money into Hollywood. The payoff: distribution rights in their own country.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg is watching United Healthcare, Wellpoint, and Blockbuster.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg takes a look at home health care stocks, the Medicare space, and why investors should take caution with Blockbuster.
Dish Network unveils its Blockbuster Movie Pass plan, turning up the heat on competitor, Netflix. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.
CNBC's Brad Goode reports from Los Angeles on why worldwide box office summer sales have slightly risen.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on the video rental chain's auction going on in bankruptcy court.