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  • Farrell: Behind the 'Good' Headlines Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    The week started out with nothing but good looking news. Overseas a bunch of countries reported their Purchasing Managers surveys (PMI) and they were almost uniformly good.

  • CBS Wins New Viewers for Grammys Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:32 PM ET
    Grammy Award Trophy

    While singers brought home plenty of awards from the Grammys last night, the biggest winner was CBS. The network scored its highest ratings in six years — preliminary Nielsen ratings show a 35 percent increase in viewers to 25.8 million viewers.

  • CBS Sells Out Super Bowl Advertising Spots Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 12:58 PM ET
    Super Bowl XLIV | South Florida 02.07.10

    CBS has sold all the advertising spots for the television broadcast of the National Football League's Super Bowl championship game this coming Sunday, the television network said Monday

  • Grammy Awards and Piracy Update Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:07 PM ET
    Microphone and Record

    The Grammy Awards are shaping up to be a showdown between four powerful women -- Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.

  • CBS Super Bowl Inventory Check, Ad Controversy Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:11 PM ET

    The Super Bowl isn't just about football; it's the biggest advertising event of the year with 100 million viewers tuning in. Ad prices are watched as a key indicator of the health of the ad market.

  • Carmax Finds Super Bowl Ads At Half Price Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:01 PM ET
    Carmax retail store in Naperville, Illinois.

    Used car retailer Carmax wanted to advertise during this year’s Super Bowl, but realized that its 100 locations were only within reach of half of the population. So company officials worked with CBS to buy four spots in each of the 48 local markets in which they sell their cars.

  • A Look At A Super Bowl Ad CBS Did Reject Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    There's been a lot of debate as to whether CBS should have rejected the Tim Tebow Focus On The Family ad, which is speculated to include a pro-life message. I've said that the state of the economy likely pushed CBS to say yes on that one. But then, there's this.

  • What Does Apple's iPad's Mean for Media? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 5:00 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    The news is out, Apple's iPad will compete with e-Readers, portable game devices, and it will create a whole new category of portable video players. The good news for content creators is the fact that it'll sell for $499.

  • How Controversial Is The Tebow Ad? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 4:23 PM ET
    Tim Tebow

    There's been much ado about the Tim Tebow ad that is scheduled to run during the Super Bowl. What we know is that the ad was paid for by an organization called Focus on the Family.

  • Apple's iPad: Live Blog Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 3:11 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    This is a live blog from Jim Goldman who is in San Francisco attending an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where it is expected Apple will unveil and share details of its newest product, The iPad.

  • Can Apple's Tablet Save Publishers? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 2:55 PM ET

    Steve Jobs revolutionized the music business, creating a new way for consumers to listen to music on the go, and buy songs.

  • Avatar movie character

    James Cameron's sci-fi spectacular replaced his maritime melodrama as the biggest international release of all time during the weekend and is on the verge of claiming its worldwide crown, which also includes North American receipts, distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday.

  • Why CBS Wants The Jets To Lose Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 1:08 PM ET
    Quarterback Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets walks off the field after the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on in San Diego, California.

    It’s the barbershop and water cooler talk across the country. What Super Bowl matchup will yield the biggest ratings? Many fans immediately look to market size and figure that the New York Jets have to be one of the teams. And they’d be wrong.

  • Golden Globes: Celeb Seating, Philanthropy Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | 10:03 PM ET

    There were digs at NBC throughout the night at the 67th Golden Globe Awards.

  • The Science Of Hollywood Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

    Based on what little I know about the way Hollywood works (Julia Boorstin's our go-to reporter on that stuff), when I saw that CBS Films was releasing "Extraordinary Measures" in January, I assumed that couldn't be a good sign.

  • Super Bowl XLIV | South Florida 02.07.10

    The Super Bowl is now less than a month away, and it's not just football fans who are getting geared up. Advertisers and media giants are carefully watching this year's super bowl as a barometer of the health of the advertising economy.

  • Broadcast Battle Heats Up Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    It's hard to turn on the TV or open a newspaper without catching sight of the fight Time Warner and News Corporation waging in the court of public opinion. If they can't strike a deal by the moment the ball starts to drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve, then you can forget about watching a Sugar Bowl game on Time Warner Cable on New Year's Day.

  • Nasdaq Closes Higher But Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks are indicated to extend the previous session's gains, aided by European markets that hit 14-month highs on a broader index, helped by energy and banking stocks.

  • What's Behind CBS's 'Smear' Campaign? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Looking for a last minute gift for the woman you love? Skip the little blue box. CBS suggests you get her “the gift of a pap smear.”

  • Stocks Flatten As Housing Plays Scrooge Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Stocks are indicated to extend the previous session's gains, aided by European markets that hit 14-month highs on a broader index, helped by energy and banking stocks.