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Investors are worried about a recession again. So CNBC asked the experts for some recession-proof stock picks.
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.
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 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.
General Electric said Friday that vice chairman Bob Wright, former head of the company's NBC arm, will retire on May 1.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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.
For decades, TV ad time has been sold the very same way: In May, the networks present their new pilots to advertisers, who buy "upfront" ad time, months in advance of the new TV season. And the new TV season always started in the fall, because that's when car advertisers wanted to push their new products.
As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.
There's a silver lining in any cloud and NBC Universal is finding one in the writer's strike, according to Jeff Zucker, the company's president and CEO.
Germany's Siemens delivered stronger-than-expected first-quarter results thanks to growth in most of its units and the sale of a subsidiary and set new targets for its divisions.
Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive of General Electric, grilled presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about their economic and business policies. The author of "Winning" and "Straight from the Gut," also offered his own "checklist" for America's next chief executive.
"No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem -- but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers' picket lines to attend the ceremony.
U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower Monday, as fears of a U.S. recession grippedinvestors, suggesting Wall Street will join a global equity markets plunge when they resume trading Tuesday.