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    After a season of disappointing ad revenue, the further loss of viewers (and prestige) to cable networks, the end of popular series like “Lost” and “24” and the Jay Leno disaster at NBC, the broadcast networks are going back to an expensive drawing board.

  • Although it was a volatile year for the markets, in 2009 most companies saw dramatic upswings in share prices from March lows. Despite regaining billions in market value, many CEOs came under criticism for recessionary belt-tightening amid high unemployment. Some CEOs, however, are looking at what the Associated Press calls a “once in a lifetime pay bonanza,” in which executives received annual stock compensations when the market was at its lows, and then became considerably wealthier when stock

    For comparison, we’ve also provided information on stock performance over the past year, although for some of these CEOs, their first day on the job was sometime mid-year 2009.

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    "This is the dumbest idea I ever heard, and it doesn't belong on CBS," said C.E.O., Leslie Moonves.

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    What a difference a year makes." That's how Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS kicked off the company's first quarter earnings call.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 5.

  • Stocks pared their losses on Wednesday after a weak open, but the market remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review. Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund and Jim Meyer, chief investment officer and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors shared their insights.

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    CNN and CBS, two suitors with a long history of courtship, have engaged in direct talks in recent weeks about more extensive combinations of their news resources, according to several executives who have been briefed on the discussions. The NYT reports.

  • Markets could see a correction in the June to July time frame, said Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citi. He shared his market outlook with investors.

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    The networks consider this a crucial month not just for Sweeps, but because it's a crucial time to snag eyeballs and ad dollars as the season wraps up, before TV viewing drops during the summer.

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    The media industry may be going through some rough times, with the landscape changing day to day, but at least one aspect is business as usual: big paydays for the people at the top. The NYT explains.

  • The NCAA's Board of Directors has approved the new 68-team men's basketball tournament that will begin next season.

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    Better subscriber numbers, higher revenue per subscriber, and higher advertising helped Comcast beat Wall Street expectations.

  • Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

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    Premium cable channel Epix has finally signed its first national distribution deal—to Dish Network's 14 million satellite TV customers.

  • Advertising

    With the Upfront ad sales period — a bastion of Madison Avenue — a month away, a number of green shoots are emerging from the advertising sector.

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    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • Tiger Woods hits a shot as fans look on during a practice round prior to the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

    There’s little doubt that this week’s Masters in Augusta, Ga., will be the most-watched golf tournament of all-time.

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    As Comcast awaits approval of its acquisition of NBC, the affiliates of rival stations are anxious to ensure that this mega-deal doesn't put them at a disadvantage to NBC. Earlier this week ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates sent a letter to Comcast, asking to set a meeting.

  • At the 7th annual Montgomery Tech conference there's a lot of talk about which company might be "the next Google."

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    How much do you know about one of the biggest business scandals of all time? Take our Enron quiz and find out.