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  • Modest Drop Pretty Decent, Considering.... Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    The news was not particularly good today, and so a modest drop was certainly a decent performance. Consider: 1) semis weak on AMD's poor guidance 2) materials mixed on Alcoa below estimates 3) Fed minutes full of concern about economic slowdown

  • 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."

  • Market Holds Its Breath Ahead of Earnings Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Monday as traders opted to pull over and let some of the earnings traffic pass before deciding what to do next.

  • As Earnings Season Opens, Outlook Just Gets Worse Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 3:01 PM ET
    Alcoa

    Earnings season kicked off Monday, and investors are bracing for some fairly ugly results, especially in the beaten-down financial sector.

  • NBC Says Olympic Ad Sales Are "Golden" Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 2:50 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    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."

  • NHL Using Online "Net" To Get More Fans Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Stock Buybacks Surged in '07, but Pace to Slow Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 12:41 PM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    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.

  • Bank Talk Boosts Stocks; Alcoa Skids Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday, helped by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.

  • Wall Street Braces for Earnings Season Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    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 Open Higher; WaMu, UBS Jump Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday, led by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.

  • 'Leatherheads' Drops the Ball at the Box Office Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | 7:04 PM ET
    Director John Moore, actor Bruce Willis and actor Jai Courtney attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of 'Die Hard' at Fox Studio Lot.

    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 Week:  Reform, Rally, Rebuke...and Joblessness Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Week Ahead: Watchful and Wary Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Meet John McCain, Centrist Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 5:18 PM ET

    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.

  • NBC's New TV Strategy: Prime Time, All The Time Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 12:47 PM ET
    NBC

    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.

  • NBC Seeks Buzz With Early Release of Fall Line-Up Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    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:

  • Subprime Mess Could Hit CEO Wallets This Proxy Season Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    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 to Buy GE Unit for $1.1 Billion Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Santander Sells Interbanca to GE in Asset Swap Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 7:27 AM ET

    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).