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  • GE, Santander in Deal Over GE Money, Interbanca Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 6:09 AM ET
    GE Building

    General Electric said GE Commercial Finance will acquire Banco Santander's Italian commercial bank Interbanca, and the Spanish bank agreed to buy GE Money's businesses in Germany, Finland and Austria, and its card and auto businesses in U.K.

  • 'Sex' Sells at Theaters in America, Europe Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:08 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    "Sex and the City" fashioned a surprisingly strong opening at the North American box office on Sunday, as frenzied female fans used the romantic comedy as an excuse for a big party.

  • Fire Destroys Buildings at Universal Studios in LA Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
    Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City firefighters battle a fire in the backlot of Universal City Studios in Universal City, Calif., north of Los Angeles Sunday, June 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

    A fire roared through part of Universal Studios film and TV studio on Sunday, damaging well-known movie sets and a popular "King Kong" attraction before being brought largely under control after 12 hours, fire officials said.

  • Mounting Costs Slow the Push for Clean Coal Friday, 30 May 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    For years, scientists have had a straightforward idea for cleaning up the carbon dioxide emissions from coal power, but national efforts to develop the technique are lagging badly.

  • NBC Universal, Blackstone Bid for Weather Channel Friday, 30 May 2008 | 4:34 AM ET

    A consortium including NBC Universal and Blackstone Group bidding for the Weather Channel is offering about $1.8 billion in equity for their bid, or roughly half the total offer, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Comcast Web Unit on Target For Profit Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    Comcast

    Comcast 's digital unit is on target to turn profitable this year as revenues from search and advertising partnerships with Google and Yahoo exceed expectations, senior executives said.

  • LG Electronics in the Lead for GE's Appliance Unit Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 8:45 PM ET
    ** FILE ** General Electric (GE) Chairman, Jeff Immelt at Isaac Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia, in this file photo from April 25, 2006. General Electric Co. expects sales in China to double in the next four to five years, while its Chinese researchers should play a growing role creating products for global markets, Immelt said Monday May 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke,File)

    The chief executive of General Electric named several "players", including LG Electronics, when asked about the future of the company's appliance business, which the huge U.S. conglomerate recently said it may spin off.

  • Market Pros Think It's Time To Buy US Stocks Again Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    Investors who spent the past nine months avoiding the US stock market and economy by snapping up multinational companies are now coming back home.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Shinsei in Lead to Buy GE Japan Money Lender Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 12:20 AM ET

    General Electric will likely pick midsize lender Shinsei Bank to buy its Japanese consumer finance business, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

  • Petrobras Seeing Results in New Offshore Fields: CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    Petrobras, the Brazilian oil producer that’s rapidly emerging as one of the world’s top companies, is “finding very good results” at its newly discovered off-shore deposits, Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo told CNBC in an exclusive interview.

  • Time Warner Cable Spinoff And Those NBC Universal Rumors Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    This morning Time Warner revealed how it plans to spin off its 84 percent ownership stake in Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the cable company will pay a one-time $10 per-share dividend.

  • Energy Report Plays Havoc With Short Traders Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    There was an active attempt to short energy stocks going into the weekly oil inventory numbers at 10:30 ET; volume on the XLE (the S&P Energy Sector ETF) was particularly strong.

  • Netflix Drifts into the Clouds Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:47 PM ET
    Netflix

    Today's Netflix announcement with Roku about a new way to get movies from the net directly to your TV screen and bypassing the computer screen in your home office, is cool for a number of reasons.

  • Europe Preview: German Economy Headed for Trouble? Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    Europe’s first quarter GDP growth was surprisingly strong, with Germany in particular benefiting from booming exports to the emerging world.  Unfortunately it does not look like this will continue.

  • Television Cable Show's Buzz Words Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    Here at the National Cable Show in New Orleans there are a couple of big buzz words I'm hearing--whether I'm in the Panasonic or Google booths, or the NBC Universal booth where my coverage has been based. First, Video-on-demand is huge

  • Our AOL Deal and the Internet's Bedfellows Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    So have you seen the news? We've done a deal with AOL! They are going to have our content on their site! What a long, strange Internet this is.

  • The Week:  You Can Count On Oil Saturday, 17 May 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    The week was chock full of economic angst and M&A intrigue. But one dark constant loomed over all ... rising oil prices.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line; Techs Lead Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.

  • Techs Lead Stocks Higher; Oil Recedes Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 2:42 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a weak open after a better-than-expected report on manufacturing.