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  • A Little Less Drama at NBC Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 8:01 AM ET
    Steve Burke, Comcast's Chief Operating Officer

    NBC Universal’s chief executive will try to revive the NBC lineup and end the public discord that was often more interesting than the network’s shows, .the New York Times reports.

  • Olbermann Split Came After Years of Tension Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:08 AM ET
    Keith Olbermann

    Many people inside the television industry are astonished that a cable network’s highest-rated host, whose forceful personality and liberal advocacy had lifted MSNBC from irrelevance to competitiveness and profitability, would be ushered out the door with no fanfare, no promoted farewell show and only a perfunctory thanks for his efforts. The New York Times reports.

  • Can Immelt Shine a Light on Corporate Tax Cuts? Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Jeff Immelt

    Immelt has been appointed to the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which replaces the disbanded Paul Volcker Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Immelt was a member of that original board. Now he has a more elevated position in the Obama 2.0, allegedly pro-business, move-to-the-center Clintonesque White House.

  • Olbermann's Exit From MSNBC Was Long Time Coming Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 | 12:31 PM ET
    Keith Olbermann

    Keith Olbermann's exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved "in a relationship that's been failing for a long time," an NBC Universal executive said Saturday.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Banks, Tech Slide Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong results from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading. Bank of America and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.

  • Stocks Extend Losses; Apple Falls, IBM Gains  Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses Wednesday following a handful of weak earnings results in the financial sector and strong reports from tech giants IBM and Apple, although the iPad maker's shares slipped in afternoon trading.  BofA and AmEx fell, while IBM rose.

  • Jan. 19: Unusual Volume Leaders Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks Trade Flat to Down as Banks Slump Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Wednesday amid mixed earnings results from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. IBM rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Citi, Apple Slump Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Comcast

    Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Ahead of Close; Citi Skids Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week.  Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks Gain as Energy Rises, Banks Slip Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed amid worries over Apple's future as CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and disappointing earnings results from Citigroup. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • Economy Growing 'Step-by-Step': GE's Immelt Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Jeff Immelt

    “The economy is growing “step-by-step,” Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, told CNBC Friday.

  • CES Preview: Tablets, Streaming, and 3D Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    CES kicks off today and buzz is already building about the hot new devices and services that will grab the attention of consumers and investors. Some clear themes have already emerged and it's all about new mobile devices, seamless integration of streaming and traditional content, more powerful chips, and persistent 3D.

  • The Pogies: Best Tech Ideas of the Year Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    Yes, it’s time once again to recognize the best tech ideas of the year. Not the best products — sometimes, a Pogie award-winning feature crops up in a product that, over all, is a turkey. No, these awards go to the best ideas in products, clever twists that make life just a little bit better.

  • Despite the high unemployment rate, we may see an increase in labor costs in 2011 that will put pressure on corporate margins, Tobias Levkovich, Citi’s chief US equity strategist, told CNBC.

  • In NBC’s Shadow, Comcast Ponders an Olympic Plunge Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 8:27 AM ET

    Comcast, which is poised to buy control of NBC, may be more cautious than the network’s current owner, GE, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Mixed, but Higher for the Week Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range amid a quiet pre-Christmas session following several economic reports that were mostly in line with expectations. Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Stocks Remain Mixed Ahead of Close Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks turned negative Thursday afternoon amid a quiet pre-Christmas trading session following several economic reports that were in line with expectations. BofA and Walt Disney fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • FCC Chairman Seeks Conditions on Comcast, NBC Deal Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 3:51 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission

    The head of the Federal Communications Commission is laying out regulatory conditions to ensure that cable giant Comcast cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal.