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  • Analysts say the TV spectacle will play a critical role in rekindling consumers' desire to spend on lingerie, which was hit hard during last year's recession

  • Sumner Redstone's Companies Face Off Yet Again Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    Since Sumner Redstone split up CBS and Viacom, the two companies have had an increasingly acrimonious relationship.

  • Eyeing the Growth at CBS Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    CEO Les Moonves boasted on CBS' earnings call that each consecutive quarter this year the company's results have improved and that the operating environment for the business continues to improve.

  • What The Street Thinks of The Jobless Report Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    S&P Futures dropped about 10 points as the October Unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent, the highest since April 1983. While this will be the headline in the papers, bear in mind that unemployment in the 1982 recession peaked at 10.8 percent at the end of 1982.

  • Is Oprah Ready to Go on Her OWN? Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
    Oprah Winfrey

    Rumors are swirling that Oprah will give up her daytime syndicated talk show, to bring the show, and her full focus to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, in mid-2011.

  • Many companies have reported impressive third-quarter earnings results, but expect better numbers next quarter, said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s. He shared his earnings outlook and what he expects in the fourth-quarter.

  • What To Expect From Viacom's Earnings Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    Viacom kicks off a barrage of media giant earnings when it reports before the bell Tuesday morning.

  • Viacom and its Paramount studio, Lionsgate and MGM broke off from CBS' Showtime last spring when they couldn't strike new distribution deals, so they decided to launch their own premium movie channel.

  • CBS Shares Fall, So Why are Traders Still Bullish? Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    Shares of CBS have fallen 16 percent in the last week, but option traders were bullish on the network yesterday.

  • Analyst Upgrades Push Media Stocks Higher Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's been a major media Monday -- Wall Street analysts have been upgrading media conglomerates left and right. The stocks have been benefiting, gaining more today than the major indices.

  • "Google Editions" Sure to Rev Up E-Book Business Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Google is sure to shake up the digital book business with is new platform to sell e-Books. In classic Google-fashion it's becoming a "frenemy" — both a competitor and a new driver of revenue — for the likes of Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

  • National Amusements to Sell Shares of Viacom, CBS Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 9:01 AM ET

    Media mogul Sumner Redstone's holding company, National Amusements, said Wednesday it is selling a portion of its stake in CBS and Viacom to pay off its debts.

  • An Increase in Advertising Optimism for Media Giants Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 1:40 PM ET

    As we await the media giants’ third quarter earnings, some optimistic signs are emerging that the ad markets may be about to turn around. Double-digit declines in ad spending across the board has particularly slammed companies like CBS, which relies on ads for more than two thirds of its revenue, and dragged down the results at ABC and NBC.

  • Debate Over Effects of Leno’s Show Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
    Jay Leno

    Two weeks into a new season, the talk of television is the Leno effect — and whether it is hazardous to NBC’s health.

  • Call Of Shame Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 3:58 PM ET
    Call of Shame

    I think you're going to have a pretty tough time deciding who deserves to be named Worst of the Worst this week in the realm of business, finance, and money. Here are our nominees for this week's Call of Shame. Vote at the bottom for a winner...er, loser.

  • JP Morgan Releases Upbeat Ad Insights Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    Good news on the advertising outlook from J.P. Morgan, which this morning revealed some upbeat results from a proprietary survey about ad spending for the second half of the year.

  • Letterman Apologizes on the Air to His Wife Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    David Letterman

    David Letterman apologized on the air Monday to his wife, Regina, for his revelation last week of his sexual relationships with staff members, saying she had been “horribly hurt” and adding, “I’ve got my work cut out for me” to mend the relationship.

  • How I Found Success In A Tough Job Market Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 12:07 PM ET
    Job Losses

    In the interest of maybe helping someone who’s out of work and losing hope, this is my story. When I heard this morning that the unemployment rate is at its highest level since June 1983 I went “wow.” That’s when I happened to enter the job market after graduating from USC in mid-May of that year. Or, at least that’s when I tried to enter the job market.

  • Stocks opened lower Friday after a report showed job losses were far worse than expected in September. Is this the beginning of a market correction? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds and Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors and CNBC contributor shared their insights.

  • What are Media Conglomerates Worth? Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    As David Faber reported, General Electric and Comcast are in talks to spin off GE's NBC Universal, parent of CNBC, into a new company that will be merged with the content assets of Comcast.  What might this deal be worth?  Start by looking at comparable valuations.