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  • The Olympics Final Gold Goes to NBC Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:19 PM ET

    CNBC's parent company NBC Universal did quite well with the Olympics. More than 211 million Americans watched the games -- that's more than 70 percent of the country -- making them the most-watched ever, beating the 209 million viewers who watched the 1996 Atlanta games.

  • GM's Ad Pullback Hits Oscar Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Automotive advertising has taken a nosedive across advertising mediums, hitting TV advertising particularly hard. And now one of the biggest nights on TV all year is losing its big auto advertiser, General Motors, which has been one of its biggest overall advertisers.

  • Why Analysts Are Wrong About Disney Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    CEO Robert Iger explains why his company has been so successful, even during tough economic times.

  • GM Won't Buy Advertising for 2009 Academy Awards Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    General Motors has pulled out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards, one of the biggest annual events on broadcast television, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • Stock Picks for The Market Shift Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    How to play lower oil prices and a stronger dollar? Jason Trennert of Strategas Research Partners and Doug Mackay of Broadleaf Partners offered their revised sector and stock picks.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
    A Bank of America branch.

    Do you believe that financials, pharma and telecom can maintain through an economic downturn? If so, you might want to take a look at the Dow Industrials where some of the largest companies in the world are currently offering investors notably large dividend yields.

  • Warner's 'Harry Potter' Sequel Pushed Way Back Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:58 PM ET

    Warner Bros. made a surprise announcement Thursday -- it's pushing the release of its Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from November 11 to July 17, 2009. That's eight months!

  • Digital 3-D Movies Coming To A Theatre Near You? Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.

  • Cramer: Long Live Deflation Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:38 PM ET

    With commodity prices coming down, many parts of the market can start their return ascent.

  • Married Men, Banker Pimps, And Underwear Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Banker: And Other Baller Things You Only Get To Say If You Work On Wall Street

    I missed blogging while I was away--there are just too many good stories out there--and I also missed your emails.

  • In The Midst Of Media Earnings-- Ads Are The Focus Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    We're mid-way through media earnings, and a distinct trend is emerging: weakness in local ad markets is now spilling over to national cable and broadcast advertising. The media industry is facing all sorts of hurdles. Particularly unfortunate sector challenges at a time when the ad cycle is at a low.

  • 'Batman' Defeats the 'Mummy' at the Box Office Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    "The Dark Knight" fended off a strong challenge from the new "Mummy" sequel to lead the North American box office for a third weekend, and is on track to become the second-biggest movie of all time.

  • Big-Name Picks In a Volatile Market Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Triple-digit Dow swings; high unemployment; GM plunging as Exxon soars.  What's an investor to do?  Mike Holland has some advice.

  • Dow Drops 205 Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    Despite their record breaking profits, Exxon Mobil dragged the Dow lower Thursday after its earnings fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Also comments from Alan Greenspan made on CNBC added to the downward momentum.

  • Stocks End July Mixed as Oil Falls 11% Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

  • Stop Trading!: More Proof of a Bottom Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    Outside investment in a major bank has Cramer thinking we're ready for a turnaround.

  • Disappointing Earnings Drag on Dow Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Factory Report Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks came off their morning lows after a report showed manufacturing activity in the Midwest shifted into expansion mode July.

  • Disney Finds Cable Is Way To Beat Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
    Disney

    The company's media networks division grew 8 percent with its cable networks driving the company's growth. ESPN's profit grew nine percent, and revenue up more than 10 percent, as the company brings in higher revenue and higher cable affiliate payments.

  • Stocks Tumble After GDP, Jobless Reports Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Stocks plunged at the open as the morning's economic news disappointed: Economic growth was weaker than expected -- even with the boost of the rebate checks -- and jobless claims shot up to their highest level in five years.