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  • Stocks End at 2 1/2-Month High; BofA Skids Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Stocks Rise Amid Job Hopes; RIM Falls Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Cautious Hope for US Jobs Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    S&P futures rose 5 points following a better-than-expected ADP employment report. The firm reported a slightly better-than-expected gain of 42,000 private sector jobs (vs. up 39,000 expected) in July, giving hope of a better government July jobs report on Friday.

  • CBS Beats Expectations on Ad Upside Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 6:55 PM ET
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    CBS posted earnings two and a half times last year's earnings per share and 11 percent higher revenue — beating analyst expectations, on a combination of an ad recovery and operating efficiencies.

  • Stocks End Lower; P&G Skids, Pfizer Jumps Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, led by consumer discretionary and materials, amid disappointment in the latest round of earnings and economic reports. Pfizer rose, but P&G fell.

  • Market Is 'Still Schizophrenic': Schwab's Sonders Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back on Tuesday, after rallying to a 10-week high in the previous session. What is driving the big market movements? Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab discussed her insights.

  • Ad Strength Pushes Discovery Earnings Higher Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Discovery beat Wall Street expectations and raised its guidance slightly on broad-based advertising gains and international growth.

  • CBS' Big Deal and Earnings Preview Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
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    CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.

  • Earnings Roundup: Aug. 3 Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    Here's a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday. Aug. 3.

  • Jon Najarian's 'Mother of All Rallies' Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    The optionMONSTER.com co-founder discusses what companies he thinks will soon pop and why.

  • E-Books Fly Beyond Mere Text Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
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    The new multimedia books use video that is integrated with text, and they are best read — and watched — on an iPad, the tablet device that has created vast possibilities for book publishers.

  • Earnings Ad Upside Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • My 'Beastly' Comments—Bring 'em On Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET
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    Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.

  • Sumner vs The Beast Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:30 PM ET
    Electric Barbarellas

    Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.

  • Sun Valley Media Moguls and Power Players Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 3:43 PM ET
    The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the  of media moguls.From television and film to video games and the Internet, industry leaders mark their calendars for this event.  They meet and greet, eat and drink, and most importantly, discuss deals.Disney's acquisition of Cap Cities/ABC, the AOL-Time Warner merger, and Comcast's pending purchase of a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric (CNBC's parent company) all were hatched, encouraged, or negotiated during secret meetin

    The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the biggest annual gathering of media moguls. See some of this year's Sun Valley power players.

  • Hulu Plus Subscription Service Launches Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET
    Hulu Plus on an iPad

    Hulu's long-awaited premium service "Hulu Plus" just went live. The premium, HD service is available on the iPhone, iPad, and even certain TVs and costs $9.99 a month.

  • Youtube

    A judge granted Google's YouTube motion for summary judgment in Viacom's copyright lawsuit against the online video giant. Viacom filed a $1 billion suit against YouTube back in March 2007.

  • Microsoft Goes Hollywood: Bing Entertainment Launches Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
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    Microsoft literally went Hollywood Tuesday night, unveiling its new "Bing Entertainment" search service to a star-studded audience at a private West Hollywood club.

  • Adobe Begins to Turn the Tide Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.