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  • CEOs on the Record: Disney, Southwest and SAP Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:04 PM ET

    What's on the minds of today's chief executives? Here's a sampling of what CEOs are saying on CNBC.

  • Media Firms Team Up On Online Copyright Guidelines Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:20 PM ET

    Media companies including Viacom, Microsoft, News Corp.'s Fox and MySpace units and others have agreed to guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Disneyland's California Adventure was never a hit like the rest of the parks, largely because it lacked the draw of Disney's brands. Now a $1.1 billion overhaul aims to fix all that, starting by tapping into the power of Pixar with a "Cars World" theme, pegged to the successful digitally animated feature.

  • Google's biggest challenge for its online video site YouTube, is getting professionally-created content on board. That means having a serious anti-piracy plan. So, YouTube has finally unveiled its new filtering tools to find copyrighted material.

  • Nielsen Expands Tracking For Online, Cell Phones Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    You may know Nielsen for its TV ratings, but the company also tracks all your entertainment consumption online. Today, Nielsen is announcing two new divisions--Nielsen Online and Nielsen Mobile--to give more detailed analysis of how people are spending their time and their money online and on their mobile phones.

  • Ad Dollars Flood Web, but Do They Go Far Enough? Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 12:30 PM ET

    Companies will spend a record $31 billion this year to advertise everything from toothpaste to home loans on the Internet, supporting countless news sites, social networks, video exchanges and blogs.

  • Trading Toymakers Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    If JAKKS Pacific makes the announcement at its analyst meeting that Cramer expects, the stock could go much higher.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Box Office 'Heartbreak' for Stiller Comedy Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:56 AM ET

    Ben Stiller's new comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" barely registered a pulse at the weekend box office in North America, in a badly timed setback for its underappreciated studio DreamWorks.

  • Hollywood 'Striking' Itself Down? Could Be Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    The Writers Guild of America is asking if its members to authorize a strike. Leaders of the powerful Hollywood guild asked its 13,000 members for strike authorization: saying that the movie studios and networks are basically giving them no choice, are refusing to engage in serious negotiations, and are rejecting all the proposals.

  • 'Game Plan' Surprise Champ at U.S. Box Office Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 1:04 PM ET

    In a major upset, the family comedy "The Game Plan" beat the terrorism thriller "The Kingdom" for honors at the weekend box office in North America, the Hollywood studios reported Sunday.

  • Wall Street Edges Toward Quarter End With Positive Tone Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 8:54 AM ET

    The Street is edging toward the end of one of the most volatile quarters in recent memory ... and for all those a bit tired of the excitement, it looks like it might actually have a laid-back and happy ending.

  • EyeBlack Out To Give Business A "Black Eye" Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 2:54 PM ET

    Just when you thought that all the advertising space was occupied on the field, here comes the folks from EyeBlack.com. The company will sell millions of pairs of EyeBlack--yes, the stuff that's supposedly used to cut down on glare--with college and high school logos on it this year.

  • GM (Strike Settlement) Giving Boost To Stocks Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 9:58 AM ET

    A relatively swift resolution to the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors is giving some lift to stocks this morning. The dollar is defying gravity and is bouncing off its lows against the Euro but that move looks like it will be short lived.

  • KB Home Bets on Disney-Inspired Houses Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 9:04 AM ET

    Faced with the worst U.S. housing market in years, KB Home is wishing upon a star.  The No. 5 U.S. home builder said Wednesday it would begin to offer homes customized with Walt Disney characters -- such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • California Court Sides with Disney in Pooh Case Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 8:03 PM ET

    A California appeals court on Tuesday declined to reinstate a long-running case against the Walt Disney over royalties it paid for its popular Winnie the Pooh character.

  • Fall TV Trade Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:18 PM ET

    With the fall TV schedule picking up and advertising week beginning, who will be the big winners among the giant media companies?

  • Ad Supported Models In, Subscription Based Are Out Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Free is the big trend these days when it comes to TV and newspaper content on the web. Television networks and newspapers are adopting free, ad-supported models online. They're ditching pay-per-episode and subscription services to go after a bigger audience and higher profits. The new approach? More, more targeted ads.

  • Emmys: Nice To Get, But Do They Matter? Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    The Emmys kicked off the awards season last night--worst dressed lists are already up and starlets have begun collecting the season's "gifting suite" loot. The Emmy 'prizes' were doled out to some of the usual suspects--"The Sopranos" team collecting the gold statuettes for 'top drama series', best writing and direction.

  • Consumers Could Face Higher Toy Prices Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 4:54 AM ET

    For now, toy makers and retailers are sharing the burden, but that's only expected to last until the holiday season. Next year, American consumers will be facing price increases of up to 10% to pay for the industry's increased vigilance after more than 3 million lead-tainted toys from China were recalled worldwide since June.

  • Who Do You Want By Your Side During A Disaster? Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:40 AM ET
    MacGyver - Richard Dean Anderson

    Here's the funny thing about the business of Hollywood (okay, ONE funny thing, there are a million others): you can never predict what characters will stand the test of time.  In an effort to nudge more Americans to plan for disasters, the McCormick Tribune Foundation surveyed people about which fictional character they'd like help from during an emergency.