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  • 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.

  • Caterpillar: Global Sales Offset 'Recessionary Storm' Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
    Catepillar

    Caterpillar reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profit Friday as strong international sales offset what the company characterized as a "recessionary storm in the United States."

  • Citi, Industrials Providing Some Relief Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Citi is providing the main upside impetus, but relief that big industrials like Caterpillar and Honeywell did not repeat GE's concern that last two weeks of March fell apart is also a big help; the dollar has rallied. Today is an options expiration day.

  • Welch's Comments: Accentuating the Negative Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Positive comments are only about half as interesting as negative ones, judging by the site traffic on the Welch-on-Immelt comments.

  • Honeywell Profit Rises 22% on Strong Demand Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Honeywell

    Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International said on Friday profit rose 22.2 percent, topping Wall Street's expectations, on strong demand from the aviation and commercial construction sectors.

  • Manufacturing CEOs Downbeat About 2008 Outlook Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Executives at several top diversified U.S. manufacturers said they are starting to see signs of the slowing economy taking a toll on business, tempering their outlook for 2008.

  • Jack Welch on GE's Jeff Immelt: 'Helluva CEO' Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, wants to make it clear: He still supports his replacement, current CEO Jeff Immelt, despite company's worse-than-expected first quarter earnings.

  • Tech Poised to Gain on IBM, Intel Momentum Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Stocks up

    Strong earnings results this week from IBM and Intel have tech stocks in the midst of a nice rally.

  • GE Capital to Buy Most of CitiCapital Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    GE Capital said Thursday it agreed to acquire most of Citigroup's North American commercial lending and leasing business for an undisclosed price.