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  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

  • Europe Preview: Deutsche Telekom Looms Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Woman on Cell phone.

    When Rene Obermann took over Deutsche Telekom at the end of 2006 he was tasked with the firm's struggling domestic operations. But his non-domestic challenges have been—and continue to be—plentiful.

  • Leading the World in Water Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    Israel has become known for it's high-tech economy.  But this small desert nation surrounded by often hostile neighbors is working on what it hopes will be it's next wave of success: water.

  • Acom in Lead to Buy GE Japan Consumer Lender Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:12 AM ET

    General Electric will likely pick rival lender Acom as preferred bidder for its Japanese consumer loan business, paving the way for a $2.9 billion deal to create the country's biggest industry player, the Yomiuri paper said, sending Acom's shares to eight-month highs.

  • $3 Million for 30-Sec Super Bowl Ad in 2009: WSJ Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 5:41 AM ET

    NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric, plans to say next week that the entry price for a 2009 Super Bowl 30-second ad will be $3 million, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday.

  • Ballmer's Competitive Zeal Was Key to Yahoo Chase Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    For now, it seems Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept his passionate side in check in choosing to walk away from ahostile Yahoo offer.

  • "Iron Man" Shows Strength at the Box Office Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    Comic book adventure "Iron Man" proved its mettle at the North America box office, kicking off the summer movie season with estimated weekend ticket sales of $100.75 million and marking an unlikely commercial rebound for its star, Robert Downey Jr.

  • The Week:  Trading By the Numbers Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    Earnings Season shifted into high gear, both corporate results and economic statistics were all over the proverbial map, and investors and traders found opportunities in some unlikely places.

  • Tribeca Film Fest: The Big Biz of Funny Business Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    Tribeca Film Festival in Lower Manhattan kicked off Wednesday night with the premiere of Universal Pictures "Baby Mama," staring Saturday Night Live comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. This year the movie studios have 62 comedies scheduled for wide release, up from 52 wide-release comedies last year. The economy may be suffering, but Hollywood is bullish on comedies...

  • Why Earnings are Like Oatmeal Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Earnings stories are sort of the oatmeal of the business news diner: It's never going to be a gangbusters offering, but you got to have it on the menu or you look incomplete ... especially that one day when a lot of people want the oatmeal.

  • GE's Immelt: 'Tough Criticism' Was Deserved Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 11:02 AM 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)

    Two weeks after General Electric's earnings shortfall stunned Wall Street, Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said the market reaction was "tough," but deserved.

  • Biggest Companies: Gazprom On GE's Heels Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    With the run up in oil and General Electric's big miss this quarter, Russia's Gazprom could pass GE in the rankings of world's biggest companies by market cap.  Here are the current rankings...

  • Pfizer Falls Below $20 Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    Pfizer's slide continues.  The stock has now fallen below $20 for the first time since 1997. 

  • Soaring Oil a Drag on Markets Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    Stocks dropped mid-morning as oil is spiking just shy of $120. At this point, oil is a major drag on the markets. Speaking of stocks: we are about one-third through with first-quarter earnings, and it is not shaping up to be a great start.

  • Fake Jane is Greened Out! Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:58 AM ET
    Fake Jane

    Sorry, but this whole green thing is making me, Fake Jane... green. As in nauseous. FJ is all for coming up with more sustainable ways of living -- it saves money and energy, and probably even helps the Earth, though, believe me, the Earth will be fine. We may kill ourselves, but not the Earth. Some asteroid may do that...

  • As of this morning, 143 (just under 30%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Stocks Finish the Week In a Bullish Mood Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:16 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday amid hope that the worst is over for financials and after solid earnings from multinationals.

  • Week Ahead: The Big Test Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:09 PM ET

    Whenever the stock market rushes full speed ahead, it is hard not to look for the big let-down. That could be the case in the week ahead... Major earnings reports, housing data, annual shareholder meetings, and Tuesday's Pennsylvania presidential primaries are what traders will be watching to see if the trend continues.

  • NBC Digital Creating New Wave Of Web/TV Programming Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    NBC Universal

    NBC Universal Digital Studio relaunched on Thursday and now it's focusing on branded made-for-the-web content. It already has projects and sponsors in the works. The digital studio is teaming up with a division of ad giant Omnicom, OMG Digital, to create episodic content around certain products for distribution online.

  • European Shares Surge, Led by Banks Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    European stocks surged 2.3 percent on Friday to their highest close in ten days, driven by banks which jumped after Citigroup's update underscored hopes the worst was over in the global credit crisis.