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Warren Buffett ranks number one on Directorship magazine's new list of the most admired board directors. Its Annual Survey of Exceptional Directors is compiled using "data from proxy firms, reader polls and governance experts."
Stocks finished flat Monday as traders opted to pull over and let some of the earnings traffic pass before deciding what to do next.
Earnings season kicked off Monday, and investors are bracing for some fairly ugly results, especially in the beaten-down financial sector.
Protests about China's human rights record are slowing the progress of the Olympic flame. But they're not slowing NBC's ad sales for the big sports and television event this summer. NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker says that the company has sold 75 percent of its ad inventory for its Olympics broadcast and that pricing has been "incredibly strong."
On Wednesday the National Hockey League Playoffs start, just as the league launches a new online digital network. The new seven-channel digital network on its web site makes it easy to flip channels (just like on TV) to navigate an unprecedented amount of hockey-related content.
Companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index bought a record $589 billion of their own stock in 2007 as they looked for ways to spend their cash hoards, S&P said Monday.
Stocks advanced Monday, helped by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
As investors come to terms with the fact that the U.S. economy is either in or heading toward a recession, Wall Street is bracing for earnings season, which kicks off Monday with Alcoa.
Stocks opened higher Monday, led by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
George Clooney's "Leatherheads" failed to make a touchdown at the weekend box office, losing the top spot to reigning champ "21." The estimated score: Leatherheads--$13.5 million, 21--$15.1 million.
The first quarter stumbled to a close, the second quarter began with the eighth-biggest daily point gain ever for the Dow Jones Industrials -- and that was just part of a busy week for stocks, traders, analysts and investors.
There's a watchfulness in the stock market that's likely to translate into tentative and choppy trading as the corporate earnings season gets underway.
Watch what politicians do, not what they say: John McCain has been trying to reassure his base that he's an economic conservative. But here's McCain, on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, embracing the new Senate housing bill include federal money for new housing tax credits and state housing bonds.
In a departure from decades-old network TV standards, NBC is unveiling its first-ever 52-week program schedule. Calling this afternoon's presentation an "Infront" presentation, it leads up to the network "Upfront" presentations in May, when the TV networks traditionally present their fall schedule.
When NBC Universal presents next season's television schedule Wednesday, it will do so six weeks ahead of the other major U.S. networks, providing its new prime-time shows with an added shot of publicity and buzz.
A Delaware court ruled in favor of InterActive Corp CEO Barry Diller in his legal dispute with Liberty Media's John Malone in a battle over who could control InterActive Corp's future. This means that Diller can go ahead with his plan to spin off four stand-alone companies:
At annual meetings across the country shareholders are making the yearly pilgrimage to have their voices heard, and votes counted, at the companies they own. In some cases, those shareholders have a hand in changing the way the firm does business.
American Express said it agreed to acquire Corporate Payment Services, a commercial credit card and corporate purchasing business, from General Electric's GE Money unit for $1.1 billion in cash.
Spain's Santander said on Thursday it was selling Italian corporate banking arm Interbanca to General Electric in exchange for consumer finance units in a deal worth 1 billion euros ($1.7 billion).
NBC Universal signed one of its top cable network executives, Bonnie Hammer, to a new contract Monday while also expanding her duties to include control over the development of all entertainment programming for cable channels.