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  • NBC Nightly News #1 And ABC's Of Convergence Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 3:56 PM ET
    NBC News

    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.

  • What If Iran Goes Awry? Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 6:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Sumitomo Eyes 5% Stake in Westinghouse Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 11:16 PM ET

    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, Lundbeck Scrap Insomnia Drug After Trials Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    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.

  • Next Gen Content Creation & Music Delivery Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 1:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Good Grievance: Your Emails And My Replies Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    Ok, I want to take a little space here to respond to a number of complaints you readers have been sending to the RealtyCheck mailbox. Don’t get me wrong, I love it that you’re riled up, I love it that you disagree, most of all I just love it that you read all this stuff, so here goes:

  • SABIC Plans Bid for GE Plastics: FT Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 10:21 AM ET

    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.

  • GE Plans to Buy Sanyo Credit for $1.1 Billion Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

    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.

  • No. 2 - Ganging Up On Google Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 8:14 PM ET

    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?

  • Unusual Partnerships: If You Can't Join 'Em, Beat 'Em! Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 5:11 PM ET
    YouTube

    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.

  • NBC, News Corp Team Up to Build Video Website Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 2:16 PM ET

    General Electric's NBC Universal And News Corp are creating an online video site to compete with Google's YouTube.

  • Intuit Shares Fall 8% As TurboTax Sales Miss Mark Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    Shares of software maker Intuit  fell as much as 8.8% on Thursday, the day after it said that unit sales of its key TurboTax product were up just 1%t from a year ago. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 8:48 AM ET

    The Fed's statement sparked a big Wall Street rally yesterday that sent investors on a shopping spree in world equities markets.

  • New Century Executives Won't Testify at Senate Hearing Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Executives from four major subprime lenders -- but not New Century -- will appear at the Thursday hearing, the committee chairman, Christopher Dodd, said in a statement.

  • The subprime industry is getting a pretty bad rap, and lenders are concerned U.S. policymakers will overreact, overregulate and actually get into the business of setting lending standards, says CNBC’s Scott Cohn, reporting from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Nonprime Mortgage Networking Conference in Carlsbad, Calif.

  • AtheroGenics Heart Drug Study Falls Short of Goal Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 9:28 AM ET

    AtheroGenics  said a heart disease drug it is developing with AstraZeneca, did not meet its primary goal in a large, late-stage clinical trial, but that it will continue its development.

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