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  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah's absence will deal a blow across the broadcast networks — to CBS which distributed the syndicated show, as well as airing it on its affiliates, along with ABC, Fox and NBC. And it wasn't just a place filler — Oprah's reliable ratings played a key role drawing viewers into local newscasts.

  • Lance Armstrong

    On “60 Minutes,” a Lance Armstrong teammate said that riders led double lives revolving around drugs, the New York Times reports.

  • Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

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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.

  • Cinderella's Castle

    The entertainment giant's slumped slipped in after-hours trading Tuesday after the Dow component posted earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations.

  • Disney corporate headquarters in Burbank, California.

    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.

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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.

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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.

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    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Pac-12 Conference

    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.

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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.

  • Ann Curry

    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.

  • 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.