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  • Super Bowl Ads Still A "Touchdown" In Slow Economy Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 11:41 AM ET
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    CNBC's parent company, NBC has already sold about 75 percent of the big event's commercial time, whereas in past years only 50 or 60 percent would be sold by now. These faster sales are particularly impressive considering the fact that prices are up some 10 percent this year to as much as $3 million for just a 30 second spot.

  • Stocks Stagger as Lehman Rumors Swirl Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil flirting with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Stocks Wobble Amid Lehman Buzz Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil bouncing higher after its brush with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • What Options Are Betting on Financials Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The developments at Lehman Brothers are making the options market swirl in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Warren Buffett Throws Better Than Mariah Carey Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 2:14 PM ET
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    We now have video evidence that Warren Buffett's pitch to catcher Jack Welch at Boston's Fenway Park last night wasn't quite a "perfect strike."   We also, however, can go to the videotape to prove that Buffett throws better than Mariah Carey.

  • NBC Universal Makes Big New Media Deals Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
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    It's a big day for CNBC's parent company, NBC Universal, aiming to move the company's TV distribution strategy to the next generation.

  • Warren Buffett and Jack Welch on the field at Fenway Park in Boston

    Warren Buffett and his good friend Jack Welch (the former General Electric Chairman) took the field at Boston's Fenway Park Tuesday night for the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays continued their pennant fight.  Here are some behind-the-scenes photos taken by CNBC Producer Tom Rotunno as Buffett toured the historic ballpark and warmed up with Welch for their debut.  Also included: official Red Sox photos of Buffett on the mound.

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    When Warren Buffett first revealed to us that he would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Red Sox game in Boston, he seemed to be hedging his bets.  He told CNBC's Becky Quick he would be prepared to throw any pitch catcher Jack Welch called for, even the tricky "ball that bounces four or five times before it gets to the plate."   Buffett had nothing to worry about.

  • Jobs Unveils Apple's "Thinnest" iPod Ever Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
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    Apple Inc.  Chief Executive Steve Jobs poked fun at reports of his poor health on Tuesday as he introduced new iPod nano and Touch music players.

  • Bonds Regain Favor After Fannie & Freddie Takeover Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
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    Investors are snapping up mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds and Treasuries , which are offering better yields than stocks.

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    Warren Buffett has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at baseball games before, but he's never had a business all-star as a catcher.  Tonight (Tuesday), Buffett is scheduled to take the mound at Boston's Fenway Park just before the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays.  His catcher: Jack Welch, the legendary former Chairman of General Electric, and a devoted Red Sox fan.

  • Medivation's Presentation Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:18 AM ET
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    A little more than 24 hours after announcing its big, lucrative Alzheimer's drug partnership with Pfizer, Medivation had the lead-off position (I wonder if they told organizers they'd be a newsmaker) at today's BioCentury/Thomson Reuters biotech investment conference in New York City.

  • After Bad Summer for Stocks, Fall May Be Worse Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
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    Stocks may have had a tough summer, but Wall Street is gearing up for an even rougher fall.

  • Super Rich Fleeing Stocks and Bonds for Cash Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Many of the world's wealthiest people have moved their money out of stocks and bonds and into cash, the head of HSBC's Swiss private banking unit said.

  • A Bad Summer for Stocks? This Fall Could Be Worse Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
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    After a rough summer, Wall Street is gearing up for an even rougher fall as the financial crisis,  housing slump and economic pressures show no signs of abating.

  • US Stocks May Stage Relief Rally as Hurricane Fades Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 2:11 PM ET
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    There will likely be some relief on Wall Street after it appeared that Hurricane Gustav hadn't damaged the Gulf Coast as badly as many feared — and in turn sent oil prices falling sharply.

  • 'Tropic Thunder' Remains Top Movie Over Weekend Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Action film parody "Tropic Thunder" clung to the top spot at the North American box office for a third straight week as the summer moviegoing season sputtered to a lackluster close, Hollywood studios reported Sunday.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 8/29 Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    The market rallies on Friday with the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P all up 1% or more, on light volume, but Friday's gains are not enough to boost the market's weekly performance out of negative territory.  Energy stocks dominate.

  • Schwarzenegger's Plan to Jumpstart Hollywood Spending Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 6:07 PM ET

    You'd think the streets of Los Angeles would be constantly buzzing with movie shoots. But right now, there's only one major film shooting in the City of Angels. Compare that to the seven films shooting last August. What's to blame?

  • 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.