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Stocks gained Tuesday amid a low-volume session, led by gains in energy, as the dollar declined to a one-month low.
Reacting to Apple's latest developments, anticipating Nintendo's new console and minding Bernanke's every word. Here's what we're watching…
Social media isn't the only hot category here at the "All things D" conference. Some of the hottest companies here are focused on content — helping consumers navigate the nearly infinite content out there and access exactly what they're looking for.
Shaquille O'Neal was larger than life not only on the court, but in the marketing world. After he announced his retirement, I called up Leonard Armato, who represented Shaq from his rookie year in 1993 through 2000 and Perry Rogers, who has represented him since then, to talk about some of his greatest marketing moments.
Oprah's absence will deal a blow across the broadcast networks — to CBS which distributed the syndicated show, as well as airing it on its affiliates, along with ABC, Fox and NBC. And it wasn't just a place filler — Oprah's reliable ratings played a key role drawing viewers into local newscasts.
Veteran journalist Mark Haines, a fixture on CNBC for 22 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old. CNBC President Mark Hoffman called Haines a "building block" of the financial networks' programming.
Dick Ebersol, the head of for the last 22 years, left the network on Thursday after he could not come to terms on a new contract.
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.
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.
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 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 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 closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.
Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities.
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.
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.
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.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, May 3.
The cable operator on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that improved from a year earlier and topped analysts' expectations.