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  • Rio Urges Shareholders to Take No Action on BHP Bid Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 6:51 AM ET

    The chairman of mining company Rio Tinto wrote to shareholders on Sunday, urging them to take no action on a bid for the company by rival miner BHP Billiton.

  • McConaughey, Hudson Take 'Gold' at Box Office Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    In their second on-screen pairing, Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson returned to the top of the North American box office Sunday with the adventure comedy "Fool's Gold."

  • Writers' Strike: The End? (Almost) Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Michael Eisner may have said on CNBC's "Fast Money" that "The strike is over" -- but it's not QUITE there yet. Almost, but not quite. And Eisner's optimism definitely reflects the hopeful mood in Hollywood...

  • Nanotechnology: What About Investing In It? Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    One of the most fascinating things to watch as a Wall Street reporter is the emergence of new technologies, and attempts to fund them. Biotech was the big one a decade ago, but now there are others: robotics, genetics, artificial intelligence, and now nanotechnology.

  • What Works in Cherry-Picking Stocks Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 12:53 PM ET

    In a volatile market, stock picking becomes more of an art than ever.  Stephen Wood of Russell Investments and Jeffrey Saut of Raymond James offer some instruction for investors in cherry-picking of stocks.

  • Don't Worry--Recessions Can Be Good Time to Invest Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    In  1990--the last time the New York Giants won the Super Bowl--the U.S.  was headed for recession.  Stocks then staged the biggest bull-market run in history.

  • Rio Tinto Rejects Sweetened $147 Billion Bid by BHP Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    Rio Tinto rejected a sweetened $147.4 billion takeover offer from miner BHP Billiton, saying the hostile bid undervalued the company.

  • What's an Investor to Do? Recession-Proof Stocks Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    Investors are worried about a recession again.  So  CNBC asked the experts for some recession-proof stock picks.

  • Vestas Raises 2007 Profit, Sales Guidance Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 1:22 PM ET
    Wind turbines are seen in Dronten, the Netherlands, July 27, 2006. The Dutch have used windmills for centuries to pump water out of their low-lying country, and old-fashioned wooden mills are closely linked with their international image. But in the face of a large and growing lobby against the windmill's modern electricity-generating counterpart, the wind turbine, the country has now started moving them offshore and out of sight. (AP Photo/ Peter Dejong)

    Top world wind power plant producer Vestas on Monday raised its 2007 sales and profit outlooks on the back of smoother production and a strong fourth quarter, sending it shares 7.9 percent higher.

  • The Writers' Strike is Almost Over! Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    Yes, it's true, after nearly four months and seemingly endless picket lines, the writers and the producers are close to a deal. After the Directors Guild renegotiated its contract, the Writers Guild leadership sat down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) -- and this time, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger and Fox's Peter Chernin were leading those negotiations.

  • Stocks Have a Super Week Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as investors appeared more enthused about Microsoft's bid for Yahoo! than they were concerned about the latest signs of economic weakness. The three major indexes each gained about 3-4 percent for the week, but the market still has a way to go to recover from January's rout.

  • GE Vice Chairman Wright to Retire Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    General Electric said Friday that vice chairman Bob Wright, former head of the company's NBC arm, will retire on May 1.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Fed Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    A stock rally fueled by the Fed's latest interest rate cut lost momentum in the final hour after CNBC reported that two big bond insurers could be downgraded as early as today.

  • Diller And Malone: A True Clash Of Media Titans Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:46 PM ET
    John Malone

    John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media and Barry Diller, Chariman and CEO of Interactive Corp are both powerful billionaires who are used to getting their way. They've been close business partners until just recently. Now Malone is trying to get Diller ousted from his very own company.

  • Don't Wait for the Fed: Where to Invest Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:03 PM ET
  • Bargain-Hunting In a Wild Stock Market Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    Volatile markets can eat a portfolio alive, but they can also create real bargains for investors, according to senior editor Jeffrey Kosnett of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

  • Lilly & Amylin's Byetta Ad Buys Don't Pay Off Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 10:27 AM ET
    Byetta Needle

    Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising is everywhere in American media because it works. Generally speaking, it drives patients to ask/tell their doctors to prescribe a particular medication.

  • Stocks Post Big Gains on Hopes for Rate Cut Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher as investors snapped up financial and homebuilder stocks on hopes that the Federal Reserve would keep cutting interest rates to prevent a recession.

  • The Big (Show) Biz of Scientology Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    If you're an entertainment buff, you can't miss the significant presence of Scientology. Over the past few weeks, dozens of people have e-mailed me links to Tom Cruise's Scientology rant -- more accurately, it's his acceptance of a Scientology award -- and it's so bizarre...

  • Spartans Conquer Rambo at Weekend Box Office Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    The epic spoof "Meet the Spartans" narrowly beat out "Rambo" to nab the top spot in the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.