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  • CBS' Big Deal and Earnings Preview Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    CBS

    CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.

  • Earnings Ad Upside Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; RIM Gains Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Earnings Roundup: July 28 Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 5:09 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, July 28.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Beige Book; RIM Up Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:49 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."

  • Stocks Slide After Weak Durables Report Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday after a weak durable-goods report and disappointing earnings report from Boeing.

  • Comcast Net Profit Dips on NBC Universal Deal Costs Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    The cable company reported an 8.6 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday partly because of costs related to its pending takeover of NBC Universal, yet it saw improvements in advertising and demand for pricier television services.

  • S&P to Hit 1300 by Year-End: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.

  • The Other Housing Indicator Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Everyone tracks home sales closely for a sign about how the economy’s doing. But there’s another housing indicator you might not know about.

  • Consumers Beating Manufacturers at Their Own Game Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:27 PM ET

    Forced to tighten their belts during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, consumers realized they weren't missing much. Recent research from Deloitte reinforces the idea that manufacturers are selling their products to a new type of consumer.

  • Cable Rivals Partner to Battle Blackouts Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Cable companies and content providers have repeatedly battled over fees, with channels getting temporarily yanked from the air during negotiations. Today 31 video distributors are partnering to form the "American Television Alliance," to address the rules governing broadcast signals and the threat of blackouts. The group says it aims to "protect consumers in today's changing TV environment" — to keep their favorite shows from being collateral damage of negotiations, as when Disney pulled ABC off Cablevision's air right before the Oscars.

  • FCC Restarts Review of Comcast's NBC Universal Bid Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 5:55 PM ET

    The Federal Communications Commission has restarted its review of Comcast's plan to take control of NBC Universal after the companies provided the agency with additional details about their businesses.

  • June 28: Unusual Volume Leaders Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

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

  • Dow Loses 1.4% After Late Selloff Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, dragged down by disappointing housing data and weakness in energy shares.

  • Disney vs. Dish: 4 HD Channels Pulled From Air Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
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    Dish stock dropped 3.75% and Disney shares slid over 2% Tuesday as the companies battle over compensation for Disney/ABC's high def channels.

  • Stocks Tumble Further In Final Hour of Trading Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:12 PM ET

    Stocks fell further in late trading Tuesday as energy stocks dragged and technology and health care stocks were higher.

  • Netflix Profit Taking Following Barron's Article Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Shares of Netflix continue to slide Tuesday after falling over five percent Monday following a critical Barron's article.

  • Stocks Slide After Drop in Home Sales Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday after a surprise drop in existing-home sales. The dollar rose agains the euro and commodity stocks weakened.

  • Futures Falter; Yuan Boost Evaporates Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 5:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Tuesday as euphoria over China's pledge to allow the yuan to appreciate faded.