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  • "American Gladiators:" A Brilliant Comeback! Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    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.

  • Strikebound, the Globes Scale Back: NYT Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    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.

  • 'National Treasure' Tops Box Office For Third Week Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    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.

  • HD DVD: No Way For It To Come Back Against Blu-ray Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:09 PM ET

    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.

  • Jay Leno: Is He Writing "Controversial" Monologues? Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 10:49 AM ET
    Jay Leno

    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.

  • The Weather Channel

    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 Confirms May Sell Weather Channel Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 8:01 AM ET

    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.

  • GE, Blackstone Deal to Buy PHH Is Terminated Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Stocks Begin 2008 On A Less Than Great Omen Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Letterman, Leno, Kimmel Back, But How Funny Will They Be? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 11:11 AM ET
    David Letterman

    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).

  • 'Dogs of Dow' Have Subpar Year, Thanks to Citibank Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 7:09 AM ET

    A contrarian investment strategy known as "Dogs of the Dow" has been a laggard this year, pulled down by Citigroup, one of the biggest casualties of the subprime credit meltdown.

  • 'National Treasure' Tops Box Office For Second Week Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 2:41 PM ET

    Nicolas Cage led the North American box office for a second weekend with his "NationalTreasure" sequel, while the teen comedy "Juno" raced up the rankings despite playing in limited release.

  • Freedom Communications Delays Buyout: WSJ Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:10 AM ET
  • Merrill Lynch Will Sell Stake to Temasek Holdings Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | 10:29 PM ET
    Temasek Holdings

    Merrill Lynch shored up its capital base by as much as $7.5 billion after selling a stake to Singapore's government and an asset manager, and unloading much of a lending business, as it wrestles with huge subprime mortgage losses.

  • Holiday Cheer Sees Stocks End Higher Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Christmas Eve brought glad tidings to Wall Street, with holiday cheer emanating from the battered financial sector and spreading through the market.

  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The yen dipped to a six-week low against the dollar Monday and fell against the euro as a pre-Christmas equities rally boosted investors' risk appetite.

  • Merrill to Sell Capital Lending, Raise $6.2 Billion Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 10:53 AM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch said it plans to sell most of its Chicago-based capital lending business to General Electric and will boost its capital by raising up to $6.2 billion in a private placement.

  • 'National Treasure' Shines at Crowded Box Office Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Nicolas Cage topped the North American box office for the second time this year on Sunday with "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," a sequel to the biggest movie of his career.