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  • Clank of America Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    The Dow pulled back Monday after a weaker-than-expected profit report from Bank of America stirred concerns about the health of corporate earnings. What's the "Word on The Street?"

  • Ever since media mogul Sumner Redstone split Viacom and CBS into two separate companies (he's chairman of both), they've become increasingly competitive. And just this Sunday, Viacom's Paramount Pictures studio said it's no longer going to distribute movies to CBS' Showtime.

  • NBC Digital Creating New Wave Of Web/TV Programming Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    NBC Universal

    NBC Universal Digital Studio relaunched on Thursday and now it's focusing on branded made-for-the-web content. It already has projects and sponsors in the works. The digital studio is teaming up with a division of ad giant Omnicom, OMG Digital, to create episodic content around certain products for distribution online.

  • Message On A Bottle: Own Your Own, Don't Recycle Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    As people consumer more bottled water, there's been growing concern over how empty plastic bottles are disposed of.  As a result, t consumers are increasingly looking at drinking tap water from reusable water bottles and businesses are springing up to serve them.

  • Media Malaise Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    Media companies are floundering as investors fear recession and, more importantly, the unknown implications of the digital age. Are there buying opportunities amid the rubble?

  • General Electric: Biggest Fall Since 9/11 Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    GE

    GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits.  EPS missed by 7 cents a share.   As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%.  If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks. 

  • ‘Tooning Up Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    In Wednesday’s Web Extra the traders talk about Disney and its plan to make 10 new animated features. How can you trade the news?

  • Disney's Movie Line Up: Big Plans For Big Profits Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    When Disney unveils movies, it's not just revealing what it expects to provide a revenue pop, it's giving insight into what brands could become profit engines moving forward. So, Disney has unveiled its 4-year animation slate and Pixar has announced their animation lineup through 2012.

  • NBC Seeks Buzz With Early Release of Fall Line-Up Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    When NBC Universal presents next season's television schedule Wednesday, it will do so six weeks ahead of the other major U.S. networks, providing its new prime-time shows with an added shot of publicity and buzz.

  • Disney's New Best Franchise: The Jonas Brothers Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 12:58 PM ET
    Jonas Brothers

    Disney has shown that its strategy of inexpensively building a franchise on its Disney Channel to exploit across all platforms is pure gold. The company did it with "High School Musical," the runaway hit made-for-Disney Channel TV movie.

  • Lightning Round: Boeing, McDonald's, Disney and More Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • At the Future of Television conference Tuesday my attention shifted from the tech players to the content providers. Transitioning from traditional revenue streams of TV commercials and theatrical movie distribution, they're all trying to figure out how to monetize digital distribution.

  • Just a few weeks after his star turn as 'Guest Host' with 'vixen' Becky Quick on CNBC's long-time daily staple Squawk Box, Warren Buffett returns to daytime television with a cameo appearance on another venerable soap opera, ABC's All My Children.

  • Music Makers: The New Scene For a New Age Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    The traditional music biz is over as CD sales dropped about 20 percent from 2006 and 2007. And revenues from that physical music business are likely to comprise just 20 percent of an up and coming band's revenue stream.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 12:21 AM ET

    Dow Industrials newcomer Bank of America leads the list as the highest current yielder of all 30 Dow stocks. Chevron, the other recent Dow addition enters the list with a 2.7% yield.

  • 'Horton Hears a Who!' Tops Weekend Box Office Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The computer-animated adaptation "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!" trampled its rivals at the North American box office Sunday with weekend sales of $45.1 million, the biggest opening of the year.

  • If Microsoft's play for a tiny chip of Facebook helped value the company at a staggering $15 billion, then AOL's play for social networking site Bebo makes perfect sense, even at $850 million.

  • Montgomery Tech Conference Sparks Media M&A Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    The Montgomery Tech conference is underway in Santa Monica, Calif. This is where the big media, tech, and telecom giants come to check out the 160 independent firms presenting their businesses. Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Disney, News Corp. -- 100 "buyers" in total are here checking out the start-ups and weighing investment possibilities.

  • Iger:  Disney Strong, No Downturn Yet Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    The president and chief executive of the Walt Disney Company says his company is not recession-proof, but it is positioned well enough to avoid being badly hurt in an downturn.

  • ShoWest: Movie Theaters Moving Towards Digital Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 11:53 AM ET
    Showest

    ShoWest--the annual conference for movie distributors (divisions of media companies) and exhibitors (movie theater chains)--is underway in Las Vegas. This is where the movie studios show off their big products they hope will be blockbusters to get the theater owners excited to fill their seats.