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  • Media M&A on the Rise Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    Get ready for a busy year of media mergers and acquisition activity – that’s the headline from PwC’s Entertainment and Media Report.

  • Oscars May Give News Corp. a Much-Needed Boost Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:27 PM ET
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    The Academy Awards may give News Corp. the most-needed revenue following an abysmal year at the box office through increased viewership of its two best picture-nominated films — “The Descendants” and “Tree of Life.”

  • General Electric Profit Beats Forecast, Revenue Misses Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 10:06 AM ET
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    The industrial conglomerate reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations but revenue missed, sending its shares sharply lower in pre-market trading on Friday.

  • 2012 - The Year You Rightsize Your Finances Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    I’m a big proponent of rightsizing personal finances to match one’s goals and desired lifestyle, with the ultimate aim of a seamless transition to retirement. That’s right: retirement.

  • Primetime Shows With the Most Product Placement Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 12:53 PM ET
    When a company pays for its product to be featured in a movie or a television show to increase brand awareness, it’s called product placement. This form of advertising has been around almost as long as movies and television shows themselves, and has long been a secondary source of income for networks and content producers. When factoring in commercial-skipping technology like DVR and on-demand programming, product placement becomes even more attractive for advertisers.However, this type of brand

    Nielsen has compiled the top programs with product placement, and the following is a list ranked by number of product placement occurrences in 2011.

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    Disney and Comcast have struck a comprehensive, 10-year distribution deal, covering 70 Disney networks and services including ESPN and ABC.

  • Skip Bonds, Buy Stocks: Oakmark's Bill Nygren Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Investors should have a long-range plan and buy stocks rather than bonds, Oakmark Fund portfolio manager Bill Nygren tells CNBC.

  • 20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop (Q4 2011) Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 4:31 PM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or down?To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. With data from Thomson Reuters, CNBC.com took a look at

    From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest pops? Click to find out.

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    NBC is paying $950 million a year to extend its rights to Sunday Night Football through the 2022 season. But NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus told “CNBC SportsBiz” that he’s confident the entire NBC Universal family will make a profit off the investment.

  • Goldman Sachs' Consumer Stock Best Buys for 2012 Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Goldman Sachs' latest "Conviction List" for the Americas, a roster of "buy"-rated U.S. stocks, highlights 11 consumer companies. TheStreet.com details the profiles, market cap, potential upside and 2011 return of these companies.

  • For Chase, a TV Show to Promote Its Charity Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    In a gambit to promote its charitable work — and maybe polish its image, which has suffered since the financial collapse in 2008 — JPMorgan Chase is financing and sponsoring the “American Giving Awards,” which will be televised by NBC on Saturday night.

  • Cable, Netflix Should Fear Verizon's Web Plans Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:56 PM ET

    Reports that Verizon is working on a web TV service sent Verizon shares higher and Netflix shares lower. The media has been focused on how this would impact Netflix, but the cable and satellite TV giants should also be in the spotlight.

  • Stocks End Flat, but Post 7% Weekly Gain Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flatline in thin trading Friday, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend following a robust rally all week. Still, all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7 percent for the week.

  • Futures Hold Strong Gains After Jobs Report Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    Futures held their sharp gains Friday following news employment growth picked up momentum in November while the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than two years.

  • Asset Sale May Be Next for AT&T Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Rethink possible. That is both AT&T’s marketing slogan and an apt summary of the challenges it faces now that its planned $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA looks increasingly doubtful.  The New York Times reports.

  • Disney-YouTube Strike Deal for Movie Rentals Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 2:44 PM ET
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    Consumers just got yet another option for entertaining their kids with Disney movies. Disney just agreed to rent its movies on YouTube -- it will offer hundreds of films from Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks Studios on YouTube starting today for between $1.99 and $3.99. The studio controls pricing and will receive the majority of revenue.

  • Tough Times for November TV Sweeps Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    The "November Sweeps" period -- when ratings set local affiliates ad rates -- ends Wednesday. But this year the buzz on Madison Avenue is about how little sweeps matter. Yes, local affiliates still certainly matter -- they account for north of $20 billion in advertising revenue, with just under $10 billion of that based on sweeps, according to Horizon Media's Brad Adgate. But, with the growth of cable, not to mention the impact of DVRs, logging real-time viewing in a Nielsen diary seems antiquated.

  • 5 Companies That Sold the Most to Survive Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Some companies haven't had the luxury to make acquisitions since the financial crisis and instead have been using ventures and business line fire sales to stabilize bleeding operations.

  • Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
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    NBC announced Monday it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News, the New York Times reports.

  • Disney Beats Earnings Forecast; Shares Rise Slightly Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:09 PM ET
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    Walt Disney topped analysts' expectations for its quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday as advertising held strong at its ESPN sports channel and other media networks, sending shares higher after the closing bell.