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  • Why DVRs Are Actually Helping Television Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
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    When TiVo launched a dozen years ago, industry-watchers worried the DVR would be the death-knell of television. But here we are in the midst of yet another Upfront ad sales season, and DVR technology is actually playing a crucial role in keeping certain shows alive. Instead of killing the networks and their precious advertisers, in many cases, DVRs provide crucial technology to understand exactly who is watching what, and when.

  • Ashton Kutcher

    CBS signed on Ashton Kutcher to its hit show 'Two and a Half Men' just in time for the TV Network Upfronts, which start on Monday.

  • Disney Shares Tumble After Results Miss Forecasts Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:57 PM ET
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    The entertainment giant's slumped slipped in after-hours trading Tuesday after the Dow component posted earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations.

  • What to Expect From Disney Earnings Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
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    Will Disney benefit from an advertising rebound and a return of consumer spending? That's what Wall Street will be looking for when the media giant reports its fiscal second quarter earnings after the market close.

  • CEO Pay Exceeds Pre-Recession Level Friday, 6 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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    CEOs at the nation's largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today.

  • Stocks End Lower in Selloff as Silver, Oil Slide Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
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    Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of the Close; Intel Gains Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:10 PM ET
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    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
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    Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 3 Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, May 3.

  • CBS

    CBS blew past expectations, with net income growing more than five fold, on double digit increases in advertising, its NCAA March Madness deal, and stronger results from the company's non-advertising businesses.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
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    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of the Close Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
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    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading on Tuesday amid a sell-off in energy and materials stocks, as commodities sank in the wake of a nearly eight percent decline in silver prices.

  • Another Huge TV Deal Proves Sports Is King Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 2:07 PM ET
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    The Pac-10/12 will be announcing a 12-year television deal with Fox and ESPN reportedly worth $3 billion. How is possible? Easy. Sports are the best bet on the entire television landscape. People get sick of sitcoms, reality shows and soap operas, but fans don't lose interest in a sport.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Utilities Gain, Pfizer Falls Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
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    Stocks turned mixed in quiet trading after a varied batch of earnings reports, as investors took a step back after sending the market to multi-year highs in April.

  • NYSE Trader

    Stocks started May on a softer footing, in a day of mixed signals from markets.

  • NBC Expected to Pick Curry as ‘Today’ Co-Host Monday, 2 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    Ms. Curry is known and liked by viewers, but making any change to the cast of “Today,” the most profitable television news program, carries some risk, the New York Times reports.

  • Advertising Drives Strong Media Results Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    The volume of ads marketers are buying has increased, and the amount they're spending on each ad is higher as well. This strength in the first quarter bodes well for the Upfront ad sales period, when networks look to sell a big chunk of their ad inventory for the coming year.

  • Creator of Teleprompt Dies; On-Air Mistakes Live On Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
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    Those of us working in television know that the teleprompter can be a very dangerous piece of kit.

  • Katie Couric Confirms She's Leaving 'CBS Evening News' Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
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    Katie Couric has confirmed that she's leaving her anchor job at the "CBS Evening News."

  • Netflix

    Netflix continues to add subscribers at a breakneck speed — it's now the largest subscription entertainment business in the US, beating Comcast