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  • Baseball fans have been waiting for the umpires' cry of "Play Ball!" since October, but it's the corporate sponsors, stadium concession operators and media companies that broadcast the games that stand to benefit the most from Opening Day.

  • Sirius, Chrysler Unveil "Back-Seat TV" Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    Sirius Satellite Radio is teaming up with Chrysler to bring digital TV to the back seat of your car. CNBC’s Trish Regan reported live in New York City's Times Square Thursday morning for the first unveiling of the product.

  • Lightning Round for Wednesday, March 28 Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 6:38 PM ET

    Here is Cramer's take on Jones Soda, JPMorgan Chase, Disney and more...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.

  • Ancient Epic '300' Wins Another Box Office Battle Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | 2:23 PM ET

    The brave Spartan soldiers of "300" enjoyed a one-sided victory at the North American box office for a second weekend, making light work of critically lambasted new challenges from Sandra Bullock and Chris Rock.

  • Disney Completes Probe Into Pixar Stock Options Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 4:54 PM ET

    Walt Disney has completed its investigation into stock options grant practices at Pixar Animation, which Disney acquired last year, according to a statement on Friday by Disney board Chairman John Pepper.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | 6:35 PM ET

    For the first Lightning Round of the Cramer's third year, he fires off advice on Disney, Ameriprise, Walgreen and more...

  • Disney Plans to Launch Website for Mothers Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 1:20 AM ET

    The Walt Disney Company is launching a new website aimed at mothers who are increasingly turning to the Internet for answers to everything from problems with teething babies to financing college.

  • Terrestrial Radio: The Comeback Kid? Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The nation's largest radio broadcaster could be the largest media and entertainment sale in history. And if the deal doesn't go through, it's still a big deal. A big deal for shareholders, because if the buyout doesn't happen, the company is likely to be broken up (splitting the radio and outdoor advertising business) or we'll see a stock buyback.

  • The Motion Picture Association of America released data Tuesday showing that 63 movies grossed more than $50 million in 2006.

  • What Traders Are Saying Behind Closed Doors Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 8:36 PM ET

    The talk today is about Blackstone, Palm, Honeywell making flat panel TV's and more.  Find out what top traders say is the "real" word here.

  • Disney Announces Expansion of Disney World Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    Disney said it was planning two big expansions to its Walt Disney World theme park in Florida, including a 900-acre luxury resort and a commercial district outside the gateway entrance.

  • The Warner Bros. film was released on DVD just two weeks ago, the third of the best-picture nominees to hit retail shelves, and its Oscar buzz is likely to lead to increased sales.

  • You Can't Take Oscar To The Bank Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 3:34 PM ET

    For many stars, critical acclaim and commerical success don't go hand in hand and winning an Oscar may not mean big bucks or big hits.

  • Hollywood Hopefuls Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars, it's already counting on a big year in 2007 with a number of potential blockbusters to rally the box office.  And that’s making movie theatre companies popular with investors.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Cruise/News Expertise; Nasdaq 2000 Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Like many people who have chosen news as a profession, I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things. ... One area I can safely say I know a great deal about is the cruise industry, because of extensive field research. ... So you can imagine how happy I was to be involved in today’s breaking story that The Walt Disney Co. would be building two new cruise ships.

  • Disney plans to add two cruise ships to its existing lineup, in an effort to meet increasing demand and provide more trip destinations. "This has been a great business for the company," Robert Iger, Disney's president and chief executive officer, told CNBC.

  • Cashing In On The Oscars Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    The biggest winner of the Oscars has already started to collect. It's not a celebrity or producer, it's ABC. The network recently wrapped up its ad sales for the telecast on the 25th, grabbing more than $1.6 million per thirty-second spot, for over $80 million dollars in revenue. That's double the revenue in 1998, and up from $72 million total last year.

  • Disney Loses "Winnie" Rights Ruling Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 5:24 PM ET
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    Billions of dollars may lie in Winnie the Pooh's 100-Acre Wood -- and Disney was denied the honey today. CNBC's Media Money blogger Julia Boorstin reported that a federal judge granted a summary judgment against Walt Disney's attempts to rake back rights to the lucrative book, film and merchandise brand.

  • Chipping Away Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    With MP3 players and video games eating into sales, toymakers are embracing technology, saying "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." That strategy will be on display at the American International Toy Fair Show in New York starting Sunday.

  • There's some upward bias in stocks this morning but for now the market is without much direction. European markets are higher. Japanese stocks ended higher though Hong Kong slid. The yen is lower against the U.S. dollar as the G7 meets in Essen, Germany today. The yen has widely been expected to be a discussion topic.