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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.

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    Those of us working in television know that the teleprompter can be a very dangerous piece of kit.

  • Katie Couric

    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

  • Katie Couric

    In a return to her old "Today" show stomping grounds, Katie Couric says she expects to make a decision about her future in a few weeks.

  • Twitter

    Twitter is creating an online water cooler, which is driving more people to tune into TV shows to be part of the digital conversation.

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    The annual National Association of Broadcasters convention is underway in Las Vegas — all the industry is gathered to preview new technology and discuss how to stay ahead of the ever-growing competition.

  • Katie Couric

    Moonves wouldn't weigh in on the Charlie Sheen controversy, but he did comment on rumors that Katie Couric is considering leaving the network when her contract expires.

  • Tiger Woods walks up the first hole during the first round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

    As Tiger Woods made the turn to the back nine yesterday, I could feel the intensity. And I was sitting in my man cave at home in New Jersey. As 15 years of data have proven, and it's not going to change, when Tiger is in hunt for a title, more people are going to watch. If it's a major, ratings with Tiger in it will jump up significantly. If it's a garden variety tournament, Woods' presence at the end could be worth double the viewers.

  • Ratings for last night’s UConn-Butler didn’t turn out to be as disasterous as the game. CBS earned an 11.7 rating, down 17.6% from last year’s matchup, which featured Butler and Duke. That game, which got a 14.2 national rating, turned out to be the most watched game since 2005, when North Carolina beat Illinois.

  • Kemba Walker #15 of the UConn Huskies goes to the basket against DeAndre Liggins #34 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal.

    While many have cited Butler’s participation in the finals for a second straight year as one of the reasons people will watch, I’m not in that camp. I believe that the people who would have watched this game anyway will watch, but there will be more people on the fence who won’t watch it than people are accounting for.

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    Television networks which broadcast NFL games stand to lose plenty of programming if the NFL lockout extends into the season. They also could lose money, even if they don't have to pay rights fees and production costs, says a new report by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.