A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important.» Read More
Disney is taking inspiration from its board member Steve Jobs, whose Apple stores have thrived despite the downturn in consumer spending.
As we await the media giants’ third quarter earnings, some optimistic signs are emerging that the ad markets may be about to turn around. Double-digit declines in ad spending across the board has particularly slammed companies like CBS, which relies on ads for more than two thirds of its revenue, and dragged down the results at ABC and NBC.
New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.
The markets are higher today, with the Dow reaching within 68 points of 10,000 in this morning's trading. The Dow, which closed on Friday at a new high for 2009 at 9864.94 is currently trading near October 2008 levels, as it also managed to reach a new intraday peak for 2009 today at 9931.82.
Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week.
Good news on the advertising outlook from J.P. Morgan, which this morning revealed some upbeat results from a proprietary survey about ad spending for the second half of the year.
Monday Night's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers has broken the record for the most watched sporting event on cable television.
Monday night Disney appointed Rich Ross, the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, to take the post of Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in hopes the success of its global Disney Channel will translate to the big screen.
When news got out that Conde Nast was cutting 25 percent from many of its magazines' budgets, industry insiders speculated some magazines would cut back on the number of annual issues and that it would shutter one of its two food magazines. So today's news comes as a surprise: the publisher is shuttering Gourmet magazine, as well as Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride Magazine.
All major U.S. Indexes declined 1.8% or more for the week, logging weekly losses for a 2-straight week. A pullback in Industrials, a worse than expected ISM Manufacturing September reading, and continued weakness in the U.S. jobs data also pushed the CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) up by 11.8% for the week.
Now may be the time to take profits on many of your winners and add to names that can weather a bit of an economic setback, according to the Fast Money gang.
As David Faber reported, General Electric and Comcast are in talks to spin off GE's NBC Universal, parent of CNBC, into a new company that will be merged with the content assets of Comcast. What might this deal be worth? Start by looking at comparable valuations.
Cisco's play for Tandberg is a real sign of the times for cash rich tech companies. Here's a company trading at or near its 52-week high, and yet dips into its swollen coffers and pays for the $3 billion deal all in cash. And why not, with $35 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Cisco can certainly afford it.
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Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nike and Huntington Bancshares popped while Biogen and Saks dropped.
The quarter ends on Wednesday and so far, 197 companies have posted positive outlooks while 282 companies posted negative. Will earnings be the market’s next challenge? Craig Peckham, equity trading strategist at Jefferies & Co., and Ashwani Kaul, global head of research at Thomson Reuters, shared their insights.
"About five or six years ago, I got together with my team, and we started our own marketing company, and decided to tweak some things. Go in a different direction a little bit, and a lot of patience and perseverance and working with brilliant people, and here we are," Kobe Bryant tells me in an exclusive interview.
Today Disney announced the first-ever digital children's book platform, which also happens to be the media giant's first digital subscription business.
After missing in action for much of this year's stock rally, mergers and acquisitions are making a big comeback.