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The chief executive of Dow Chemical on Tuesday shot down speculation that the company is in talks with private equity for a leveraged buyout. “We are not in discussions with anyone in LBO,” Andrew Liveris told CNBC’s David Faber.
Time Warner's AOL division will introduce a paid search service on Monday backed by Google's technology to help advertisers better target AOL users.
Here's our update on "Trading With The Stars." Willie proves himself as not another flash in the pan, and maintains the #1 spot two day's in a row. (and just like Willie--almost- Johnny Bench holds onto 7th place!) Interesting note: all of our celeb portfolios are above the $1 million benchmark. Congrats to all for that!!
Despite a volatile first quarter, stocks aren't much above where they were at the beginning of the year. But even if the major averages aren't showing big gains, smart investors know where to look for growth opportuntities.
Wow--a big move and an exciting day for the celebrities in "Trading With The Stars." In a big upset--really big--actor Willie Garson propels himself from last place to take the top spot on a HUGE gain with his trade on Robbins & Myers. All our celebs showed gains in their portfolio except for Ernie Hudson who lost out on AgioDynamics which he held a day too long, erasing his earlier gains and dropping him into last place..
This week NBC's "Nightly News" regained the top spot from ABC's "World' News". Our sister network's program drawing 8.1 million viewers, two hundred thousand more than ABC. While CBS drew only 6.2 million viewers. In terms of the rest of the evenings ratings, it appears that contests capture viewers hearts.
Iranian mischief is the single most bankable trend in the world, Cramer says. So he’s got a doomsday portfolio for you just in case events take a turn for the worst. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Japanese trading house Sumitomo aims to buy a 5% stake in U.S. nuclear power company Westinghouse from Toshiba by June, company sources said on Friday.
Merck and H. Lundbeck said Wednesday they were ending studies of experimental insomnia drug gaboxadol due to disappointing effectiveness and worrisome side effects in late-stage trials.
There's a rumor going around the web that GE's NBC Universal (GE is the parent company of CNBC) is going to take interactive television to the next level. The idea is that after watching a show like friends you could go onto NBC.com to vote on what should happen in the next show.
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Saudi Basic Industries Corp, the world's largest chemical firm by market value, is lining up a bid for the plastics unit of General Electric in a deal that could be valued at up to $12 billion, the Financial Times reported.
Apple’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs is the “ultimate CEO who matters,” according to a ranking by Barron’s magazine. The annual ranking of top CEOs from around the world seeks to identify the corporate leaders who have top-notch reputations in the financial community and would be missed by investors if they unexpectedly left their jobs.
Stocks closed slightly higher Friday, finishing a week with gains of more than 3% in major market indices. "I like to see this pretty tight trading range; the fact that we've been able to hold on to these gains is healthy," Craig Columbus, chief market strategist at Advanced Equities Asset Management, told CNBC.com.
A senior staffer for the Federal Reserve said the Fed is not seeing signs that problems in the subprime mortgage market are spreading to other other market segments.
The New York Federal Reserve president said Friday that turbulence in the U.S. market for high-risk mortgages is unlikely to have a lasting effect on credit markets, but, in a sign of spreading woes, the subprime mortgage unit of General Electric laid off more employees.
General Electric said on Friday it would launch a $1.14 billion tender offer for Sanyo Electric Credit, a Japanese leasing company whose main shareholder is Goldman Sachs Group.
An unexpected deal between industry titans, News Corp (NWS) and NBC Universal (GE), sent the media world tumbling, today. The long-time adversaries agreed to set aside differences and jointly launch a new website which will compete directly with Youtube, owned by Google (GOOG). The move comes a week after Viacom’s (VIA) $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit. Can Google play the David to these corporate Goliaths and come out a winner?
That seems to be the marching orders behind the unusual partnership of NBC Universal (the parent of this network!) and News Corp., along with Yahoo, Time Warner's AOL, Microsoft's MSN and News Corp. social networking icon MySpace.com.
General Electric's NBC Universal And News Corp are creating an online video site to compete with Google's YouTube.