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U.S. wind power grew by 45 percent in 2007, blowing away past annual growth marks, industry group American Wind Energy Association said Thursday.
"American Idol" returns to the airwaves tonight, kicking off its seventh season. Though dropping viewership numbers last year raised concerns about the future health of the franchise, thanks to the writers' strike eliminating most of the competition, Idol is expected to be more popular and more profitable than ever.
Good news for those who want their scripted TV shows back on air: The Directors Guild met all weekend long with the Producers Association, the AMPTP, and it sounds like they might be pretty close to a finding a compromise, which could prompt the writers to make a deal.
Even in an uncertain market, there are always opportunities to make money.
British airline Virgin Atlantic said on Monday it would run the world's first commercial jet flight powered by biofuel between London Heathrow and Amsterdam next month.
The Friday before the Golden Globes awards show Los Angeles is usually hopping: limos ferrying celebs to gifting suites and restaurants packed with eager stars and their reassuring agents and publicists. But this year, it's pretty dead and you'll have no problem getting a dinner reservation Saturday night.
A change in sentiment? This week saw interesting rotation in the markets. Beaten up financials were looking for a bottom, with the largest ones up for the week. Retailers showed no signs of bottoming, most of the large ones at 52-week lows. Ditto for restaurants.
Quarterly reports next week from Citi, JP Morgan, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, Comerica, Merrill Lynch, PNC. There are plenty looking to go long after the reports are out, based on valuation. For example, Citi and Wells Fargo are trading in the bottom 10 percent of their historical valuation.
For a kid in 90s, there weren't many things better than "American Gladiators." Regular people going up against these athletic gods. I loved the Atlasphere and the Joust and I marveled at Nitro and Turbo. And I was shocked to hear when I arrived at Northwestern in 1996, the same year the show's run had ended...
Yet another sign of the convergence of content and technology: For the first time, a cable company CEO made a keynote speech at CES. This morning, Comcast spacer chief Brian Roberts announced a new strategy, calling it Comcast 3.0.
In an attempt to engineer a workaround of a writers’ strike that is playing havoc with the awards season, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday that the festive awards dinner would be replaced this Sunday night by a news conference to announce the prize winners.
Nicolas Cage's "National Treasure" sequel was the top draw at North American movie theaters for a third consecutive weekend, while a pregnant schoolgirl delivered another healthy box-office bundle.
For years, everyone's been waiting for an indication that either Sony's Blu-Ray or Microsoft and Toshiba's Blu-Ray format would emerge triumphant and the other would go the way of the BETA deck. Today, finally, a crucial tipping point in this battle in which the $20 billion dollar home video market is at stake.
The late night shows had their second night return to the airwaves and the networks are glad they are back after the two month hiatus. Their first night brought whopper increases in ratings--Nielsen reporting that Jay Leno, who returned without his writing staff, had his best ratings in years, 47 percent higher than his pre-strike average.
I'll admit, even in sunny Los Angeles where the weather doesn't vary much, I check weather.com regularly. Needless to say, the decade-plus I lived on the East Coast, I checked the site daily.
Landmark Communications, which owns The Weather Channel, said Thursday it hired two investment banks and would explore strategic options, including a possible sale.
The votes are in, and our readers are fairly bullish for stocks next year despite today's dreary decline. Sixty-five percent of some 800 who answered our Market Insider survey since Monday think that the S&P 500 will close higher this year.
Mortgage and vehicle fleet company PHH said on Tuesday it terminated its nearly $2 billion sale to General Electric and Blackstone, after the private equity firm failed to obtain required financing for the deal.
The stock market is off to a fitful start on this first trading day of 2008, not necessarily a good omen for the year if you believe soothsayers. ISM manufacturing data, released at 10 a.m., took an already waffling market lower.
Happy 2008! I'm back from my travels and have spent the day reading up on all the news I missed while away (though news of Benazir Bhutto's assassination was everywhere, the international press doesn't follow Hollywood labor negotiations as closely).