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  • Why DVRs Are Actually Helping Television Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
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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.

  • YouTube Takes On Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
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    Google's taking big steps to turn YouTube into a true entertainment destination, and to compete with Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and even Hulu. Along with the rest of those giants, Google wants to distribute content to consumers, so it can cash in on advertising and now rental revenue as well.

  • CEO Pay Exceeds Pre-Recession Level Friday, 6 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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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.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled in the final hour of trading to close lower as investors took profits ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday, and as energy shares extended losses after crude oil plunged below $100.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close; Energy Sinks Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled in the final hour of trading as investors took profits ahead of a government jobs report on Friday, and as energy shares extended losses after crude oil plunged below $100.

  • Stocks End Lower in Selloff as Silver, Oil Slide Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
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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.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of the Close; Intel Gains Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:10 PM ET
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    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

  • 6 Large-Cap Plays For Investors: Pros Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Investors should look into high-quality, large-cap companies for profits, said Arne Espe, portfolio manager at USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Comcast to Focus on NBC Programming: Roberts Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
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    With quarterly earnings reflecting solid performance in subscribers and ad sales, Comcast will accelerate attention to its latest acquisition, NBC Universal, company CEO Brian Roberts said Wednesday.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
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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.

  • In Comcast's first quarter since acquiring a majority stake in NBC Universal, CNBC's parent, the cable and media giant beat expectations. The cable division continues to draw more, higher-value subscribers, despite growing competition. NBC Universal reported far more granular numbers than it did when it was wholly owned by GE, and as expected, the cable networks thrived while the broadcast network continued to struggle.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 3 Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, May 3.

  • Comcast Adjusted Profit Rises, Beats Forecasts Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 5:19 PM ET
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    The cable operator on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that improved from a year earlier and topped analysts' expectations.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
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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.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Ahead of the Close Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
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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.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Utilities Gain, Pfizer Falls Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
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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.

  • New HBO Go App Could Boost Media Biz Monday, 2 May 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
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    Today HBO officially launched its new app, HBO Go, to allow HBO subscribers to access its content from anywhere. Ben Swinburne, Morgan Stanley's media analyst, says this could be a win-win-win — helping Time Warner grow its subscriber base, enabling cable and satellite TV companies to hold on to their subscribers, and giving consumers more access to content.

  • NBC Expected to Pick Curry as ‘Today’ Co-Host Monday, 2 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
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    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.

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    The film, television and video game industries are all facing seismic shifts in their fields and are trying to find ways to avoid the same fate as the music industry while using very similar tactics.

  • Advertising Drives Strong Media Results Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    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.