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  • Solar Power Edges Towards Boom Time Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:08 AM ET

    Solar power could be the world's number one electricity source by the end of the century, but until now its role has been negligible as producers wait for price parity with fossil fuels, industry leaders say.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Week Ahead: Earnings Tell Two Tales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.

  • Stocks End Higher on M&A News, Strong Retail Sales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 7:43 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Friday following strong retail sales and renewed mergers and acquisitions activity. "It seems that people are buying the pullbacks," said Joe Ranieri of Canaccord Adams. "There's just too much value in large caps and growth is starting to chase small- and mid-caps, so look for any kind of pullbacks to be buying opportunities."

  • 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.

  • The chief financial officer of General Electric said Friday he is "not losing sleep" over the possible slowing of the U.S. economy, driven by troubles in the housing market.

  • Consumers Bail Out Stocks Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:58 AM ET

    Surprisingly positive retail sales data changed the course of stocks this morning as Wall Street once more put its faith in the resilience of the U.S. consumer. Stocks opened higher after futures pointed lower much of the morning.

  • Market Moves Up, But Inflation Worries Exist Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:13 AM ET

    Here are my thoughts this morning: 1) Producer Price Index is hot, above expectations, but core (ex-food and energy) below expectations, retail sales stronger than expected, so market has moved up on this because it watches core inflation and is happy retail sales are stronger than expected.

  • GE Profit Rises 14%, Helped by Turbine Sales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 8:42 AM ET
    GE

    General Electric said Friday that third-quarter profit rose 13.8%, matching expectations, boosted by demand for heavy equipment like gas turbines and jet engines and strength at its financial units.

  • Countrywide's Mozilo: Was He "Wrong" To Sell Stocks? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 1:44 PM ET
    Angelo Mozilo

    I don’t own any stock. That’s not by choice, but by CNBC edict. I just want that out there. Reporters are not allowed to own stock, unless it’s GE (parent company) in the 401K, because we report on companies constantly, and there cannot be any appearance of bias for gain, etc. We report on companies, we do not run them. That’s my preface to this post.

  • Infosys Profit Rises 18%, Outlook Hits Shares Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 3:18 AM ET

    India's Infosys Technologies said quarterly profit rose 18%, in line with forecasts, but its shares fell 7% on investor concern over a rising rupee, soaring wages and a U.S. slowdown.

  • 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.

  • Box Office 'Heartbreak' for Stiller Comedy Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 12:35 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.

  • Ultrasound Drugs Face FDA Warning: WSJ Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 11:14 PM ET

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to warn physicians about hazards with drugs that use ultrasound imaging machines to enhance the diagnosis of heart problems, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Sunday.

  • MSNBC Interactive News Buys Seattle-Based Newsvine Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    MSNBC Interactive News said it acquired Newsvine, a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.

  • Jack Welch, Former CEO & Chairman, GE Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Discussing leadership, motivation and career success with Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO.

  • GE to Shut Lighting Plants, Cut Up To 1,400 Jobs Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 6:12 PM ET

    General Electric said Thursday it will close a number of lighting plants in Brazil and the U.S., as part of a plan to restructure its consumer and industrial division, potentially cutting more than 1,400 jobs in the process.

  • AEP, GE Energy to Cooperate on Smart Meters Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    American Electric Power and General Electric's GE Energy will cooperate to build and deploy advanced electricity "smart" meters designed to help consumers cut their energy costs, the companies said Thursday.

  • 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.

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