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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.

  • The Presidential Candidates and their Star Power Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:12 AM ET
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.