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  • 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.

  • The Presidential Candidates and their Star Power Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:12 AM ET
    John Mccain on The Jay Leno Show

    Barack Obama is at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with a cadre of celebrity supporters from Jennifer Lopez to Kanye West scheduled to make appearances around town. Meanwhile, John McCain is drumming up star power of his own. How does this all add up?

  • Pops & Drops: Lowe's, Starbucks... Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of China Precision Steel and Tree.com popped while Lowe's and Starbucks dropped.

  • Five-Star Stock Picker: Size Matters Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Patrick Becker Jr. says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.

  • Vote Sanjaya! (The Nationwide Ad Campaign) Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 11:59 AM ET
    Sanjaya Malakar

    Nationwide is on Sanjaya's side. The insurance company is reaching out to the growing number of Americans of South Asian descent by launching a hair-raising commercial featuring former "American Idol"contestant Sanjaya Malakar.

  • Tracking the Deathwatch, Carefully Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Our coverage is shaping up to be all about financials this week. A "deathwatch" of sorts.

  • Today's Top Videos: Time to Be Bullish on Gold? Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 5:59 PM ET

    Chairman of Cumberland Advisors predicts more bank failures while the managing director at Louise Yamada tells investors why now is the time to be bullish on gold. Following are today's top videos:

  • 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.

  • Video: Good News -- For Bears Only! Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    Good news -- for bears: The markets are still heading lower, according to Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group. He tells CNBC that investors are being overly optimistic when it comes to equities -- because the U.S. economy isn't even close to a recovery

  • 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.

  • GE's Immelt Plans Deals In Financial Services Sector Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:32 AM ET

    General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt Monday said the conglomerate would be making acquisitions in in the troubled financial services industry and seemed to rule out a spin-off of the company's media unit, NBC Universal.

  • Phelps' Triumph Pushes NBC Audience to 18-Year High Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    Day nine of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, featuring swimmer Michael Phelps' historic gold-medal triumph, gave NBC its most watched Saturday prime-time broadcast in 18 years, the network said Sunday.

  • 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!

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • NBC Viewers Setting Olympic Records Of Their Own Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    NBC

    NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.

  • Are US Stocks a Better Bet than Foreign Shares? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 1:52 PM ET

    The rest of the world's economic pain could mean American gain as investors once again place their trust in the US stock market.

  • Switch From Commodities To Stocks May Not Last Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    The rapid slide in commodities prices is fueling the runup in stocks. But market pros think the switch might be short-lived.

  • Market Finishes Higher on Back of Oil Drop Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks finished with modest gains as oil dropped modestly, continuing their almost-perfect inverse relationship on a day that also saw the further resurgence of the dollar and solid gains in technology.