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  • Fed Watch: Is It A 25 or 50 Point Cut? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 9:18 AM ET

    How aggressive will the Fed be? They are expected to cut 25 basis points and many are expecting a 50 basis point cut in the discount rate. Some are also expecting new innovations to encourage banks to use the discount window.

  • Toshiba HD DVD

    Come tomorrow, we get the next salvo fired in the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray saga when Universal Studios Home Entertainment lets loose the last leg of the Jason Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" on HD DVD. We'll also get the new boxed Jason Bourne Collection.

  • Cevian Capital Takes Stake in Munich Re Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Shares of reinsurer Munich Re rose sharply on Friday after a Swedish investment fund disclosed it acquired nearly 3 percent of the world's second-biggest reinsurer.

  • WGA Strike: Math Not "Adding Up" As Shows Disappear Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 12:45 PM ET
    Writers Guild of America

    Now that the press blackout has been lifted on the Writers Guild strike talks, we're getting some insight into the ongoing haggling over offers and counteroffers. Last night the WGA released analysis of the producers association, the AMPTP's deal, saying that it would cost the companies $151 million over three years, and some studios would pay very little--MGM would pay only an additional $320,000 per year to writers.

  • GE Recalls Microwave Ovens Due to Fire Risk Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    General Electric recalled 92,000 combination wall and microwave ovens after at least 35 incidents of fire that damaged property, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

  • US Stocks Lose Ground as Blue Chips Fall Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 5:30 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Monday as major Dow components and financials outweighed hopes for a Fed rate cut and a government plan to rescue at-risk homeowners.

  • Media Moguls Gather at UBS Conference Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    UBS is holding a key media conference in New York City today, and CNBC’s Dennis Kneale and Trish Regan are at the conference interviewing media insiders about issues facing their industry.

  • Imus to Return to Airwaves on Monday Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 12:46 PM ET
    Radio personality Don Imus appears on Rev.Al Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Imus issued another apology for referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" on his morning show last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Imus isn't talking, yet, but it's safe to say radio's best-known curmudgeon will have lots to say when his show kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Monday on WABC-AM and other Citadel Broadcasting  stations around the country, ending his nearly eight-month banishment from the air.

  • Writers And Producers Can't Seem To Get On Same Page Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET
    Writers' Strike

    Oh darn, the buzz in Hollywood was so optimistic when the writers and producers returned to the bargaining table on Monday. It seemed sure they'd wrap everything up by Christmas, in time for a nice Hollywood ending. But this must be the third act, things just took a dramatic turn, making it unclear how it'll all end.

  • Stocks Skyrocket On Hopes for Rate Cut Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks staged one of the biggest rallies of the year as hopes for a Federal Reserve interest cut boosted financial services companies for a second day, while falling oil prices eased concern about higher energy costs.

  • Apple's Jobs is Most Powerful Businessman: Fortune Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:28 AM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod, is the world's most powerful businessman, according to Fortune Magazine's list of the 25 most influential executives.

  • Universal Studios to Build $3.1 Billion Korean Park Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 12:07 AM ET

    Universal Studios and its partners will build a $3.1 billion theme park in South Korea by 2012, its largest project in terms of investment size, as it seeks to expand in Asia's burgeoning entertainment market.

  • Disney's 'Enchanted' Tops Weekend Box Office Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    Disney's fairy-tale romantic comedy "Enchanted" charmed audiences over the holiday weekend, taking home more than $50 million for the Thanksgiving five-day box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

  • HD DVD Vs. Blu-ray: Who Will Win on Black Friday? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 2:26 PM ET
    Black Friday

    Black Friday is a big day for DVD and player sales but some people may be confused. If you buy "Ratatouille" in high def, you've gotta have a Blu-ray player. If the new high def "Transformers" is your thing, that Blu-ray player on your PS3 is totally useless, you need an HD DVD player.

  • Spielberg "Moving" DreamWorks To Universal? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 2:25 PM ET

    Steven Spielberg has very fond feelings for his home of 30 years at Universal Studios. So much so, that he never moved offices. Even though his DreamWorks studio is owned by Viacom, he never made the move over to the Paramount lot. Now the fact that he kept his studio at Universal may prove convenient.

  • DreamWorks Negotiating Move to NBC Universal: NYT Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    DreamWorks principals David Geffen and Steven Spielberg have been negotiating to move their studio to NBC Universal from Paramount Pictures, the New York Times reported Saturday.

  • "Beowulf" Takes Early Lead at Box Office Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 11:22 AM ET

    The battlefield extravaganza "Beowulf" laid waste its rivals at the weekend box office in North America, according to first-day sales estimates issued Saturday.

  • Stocks Close Lower On More Credit Worries Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as investors remained skittish about the housing slump's toll on the economy and potential credit losses at big financial services companies.

  • Fed Pumps Over $47 Billion Into Financial System Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve on Thursday pumped its biggest temporary daily infusion into the U.S. banking system since just after the September 11, 2001 attacks as short-term lending rates rose on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Dollar Mixed on Uncertainty over Credit Storm Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar rose against the euro but slipped against the yen Thursday as fears about the credit crunch's impact and falling equity markets led investors to pare back on profitable but extended trades.