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  • '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.

  • Stocks Get An Early Christmas Present Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 2:57 PM ET

    Strong gains in consumer spending and technology stocks fueled a long-awaited Santa Claus rally on Wall Street.

  • Who Do You Think Should Be Person of The Year? Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine's "Person of  the Year."

  • Survive Volatility with This Large-Cap Stock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Market volatility and the pullback in financial stocks isn't over yet, says Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates. So he advises investors to find safe harbor in large-cap multinationals with diverse exposure.

  • Late-Night Hosts Leno, O'Brien to Cross Picket Lines Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:07 PM ET
    The Writers Guild of America

    Late-night TV hosts Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien plan to cross picket lines to resume taping shows on Jan. 2, nearly two months after the Hollywood writers strike forced them off the air, the NBC network said Monday.

  • Munich Re to Buy Sterling Life for $352 Million Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:05 AM ET

    Reinsurer Munich Re said Monday it reached a deal to buy U.S. healthcare insurer Sterling Life Insurance for $352 million (242.61 million euros) in cash, giving it more access to older Americans who want to buy health insurance.

  • Stock Rally Fizzles on Bank Warnings Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 5:48 PM ET

    Stocks reversed a huge rally and closed with modest gains as dour forecasts from several banks overshadowed a Federal Reserve plan to ease the global credit crunch.

  • Writers, Producers Turn To Parodies In PR Battle Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 5:29 PM ET

    We're well into week six of the Writers' Guild strike, and I can say from first hand experience that it's creating quite a weird holiday season here in Hollywood. You can't buy a latte in Beverly Hills without a barista complaining about the fact that the picketing is dragging on.

  • Media Money with Julia Boorstin Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:09 PM ET

    At this time of year, it's predictions, predictions, predictions. So as part of CNBC's Outlook for '08, here are mine for the media world and all that's in it--with a personal look as well! (see number 7). Here I go!!

  • NBC Reimburses Advertisers After Ratings Shortfall Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 3:25 AM ET
    NBC

    NBC has reimbursed some advertisers who paid in advance for commercials aired during prime-time shows that didn't live up to ratings projections, the network said Tuesday. 

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:01 AM ET

    Wall Street's post Fed selloff could spill into Wednesday morning as the Street continues to debate why the Fed didn't deliver more interest rate relief, particularly when it's becoming increasingly glum on the economy.

  • GE Gives 2008 Earnings Guidance Below Forecasts Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    ** FILE ** General Electric (GE) Chairman, Jeff Immelt at Isaac Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia, in this file photo from April 25, 2006. General Electric Co. expects sales in China to double in the next four to five years, while its Chinese researchers should play a growing role creating products for global markets, Immelt said Monday May 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke,File)

    General Electric said it expects 2008 profit of "at least" $2.42 per share, up at least 10 percent, Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Immelt told investors Tuesday.

  • Stocks Plunge After Modest Rate Cut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed with huge losses after the Federal Reserve announced it was cutting interest rates only a quarter point, disappointing traders looking for twice that amount.

  • GE: Analysts Say Company Faces Some "Headwinds" Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    General Electric, our parent company, hosting its Annual Outlook Meeting today. Most traders believe they are likely to reiterate their 10 percent + EPS growth targets and remain upbeat about global growth. Consensus estimate for 2008 is $2.49, up 13.1 percent from 2007 estimates.

  • 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.