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  • Ex-News Corp. Executive Said to Be a Deal Adviser Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
    Peter Chernin, former president of News Corporation

    Peter A. Chernin, the former president of the News Corporation and one of the most prominent media executives not tethered to a major conglomerate, is advising Comcast in its bid to acquire a majority stake in NBC Universal, according to executives briefed on the matter.

  • Verizon Ups the Ante To Compete With Cable Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon is being very savvy about marketing to cash-strapped consumers as we head into the holiday shopping season. Consumers who sign up for Verizon's new fiber network—FIOS—get a $150 pre-paid Visa card.

  • Hurdles Remain as FCC Ponders Internet Data Rules Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | 4:50 PM ET
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    With Democrats in charge in Washington, supporters of so-called "net neutrality" rules seem poised to finally push through requirements that high-speed Internet providers give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.

  • Prepping Your Portfolio For Next Week's Earnings Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

    The positive tone set by this week's earnings reports will likely shift toward mediocrity in the upcoming week, said Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group and Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading.

  • Asking the Wrong Vivendi Question Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 5:07 PM ET

    There’s been lots of attention paid to Vivendi’s board meeting today as a sign of whether it will sell its 20% stake in NBC Universal and thereby clear the way for the deal I have been reporting on that is close between GE and Comcast. But whether Vivendi decides it wants out of its partnership with GE is not the point.

  • Stocks End Mostly Lower After J&J Miss Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks ended mostly lower Tuesday after J&J's revenue miss stirred worries about this earnings season.

  • Stocks Slide as J&J Earnings Disappoint Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    Stocks skidded Tuesday as earnings season took a turn for the worse. After a few companies delivered what analysts want to see this quarter, improvement in revenue, J&J delivered more of the same from last quarter.

  • Futures Flat as Earnings Resume; J&J Falls Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 8:06 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, after the U.S. market's record-making day on Monday where the Dow Industrial Average reached a new 2009 trading high, close to the 10,000 mark.

  • Debate Over Effects of Leno’s Show Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
    Jay Leno

    Two weeks into a new season, the talk of television is the Leno effect — and whether it is hazardous to NBC’s health.

  • Yoshikami: Earnings Estimates are Merely Guesses Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 | 10:08 PM ET
    Stock chart

    Have a healthy dose of cynicism when taking in earnings estimates. They are merely guesses; measured guesses, but still just educated speculations about the past and future.

  • The market is only about halfway through what is historically typical of a bear-market recovery—and this time around, the rebound is likely to be even bigger, said Barton Biggs of Traxis Partners.

  • Yoshikami: Take a Tip from GE and Shake Things Up Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | 7:39 PM ET
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    General Electric is an example of a company making changes based on a dramatic shift in the environment.

  • Stocks Fall for 2nd Week; Jobs Report Disappoints Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 7:32 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Friday as a dismal jobs report capped a string of disappointing economic reports this week, which cast doubt on the recovery. It was the market's second straight down week in which stocks have lost more than 3 percent.

  • Stocks Try to Push Higher as Dollar Retreats Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 1:52 PM ET

    Stocks tried to push higher Friday as the dollar's retreat helped the market but investors remained worried about the recovery in the wake of some disappointing economic reports.

  • MGM Lion Roars, and Gets a Break From Debt Payments Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    MGM Studios

    MGM, the debt-laden privately held film studio, has been given a temporary reprieve on its interest payments.

  • Stocks Slide After Dismal Economic News Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 10:03 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and manufacturing.

  • Futures Tumble on Unemployment Report Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:09 AM ET

    Stock index futures plunged as September nonfarm payroll declines were far worse than Wall Street estimates.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Stocks Hang on Monthly Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 6:25 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Wall Street's bears have the upper hand ahead of Friday's September jobs report, expected to show a decline in September of about 200,000 non-farm payrolls and an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent.

  • Dow Drops Over 200; GE, Comcast Slide Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:57 PM ET

    The Dow fell more than 2 percent Thursday, it's largest one-day loss since right before the summer rally began, as a weak ISM reading rattled confidence in the recovery. Shares of both GE and Comcast fell amid buzz that the two are in talks about GE's NBC Universal unit.

  • Stocks tumbled on the first day of the quarter and Dave Rovelli, managing director at Canaccord Adams, and Warren Meyers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd,  said this may be an opportunity for bears to seize control.