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

  • GE Fund Latest Victim of Subprime, Mortgage Losses Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Investors in a $5 billion cash management fund run by General Electric have become the latest victims of the subprime mortgage meltdown. A  short-term cash management fund, which attempts to keep the value of each share at one dollar, is instead offering investors just 96 cents on the dollar.

  • GE CEO: Global Economy Strong, Housing Tough Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    General Electric Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt on Wednesday reiterated that the global economy was strong despite a tough housing market.

  • Seinfeld's 'Bee Movie' Flies High at Box Office Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | 12:30 PM ET

    Jerry Seinfeld's "BeeMovie" had plenty of sting left during its second weekend, replacing "American Gangster" as the No. 1 choice for North American moviegoers.

  • Lonerbook.com: In Your Face, Facebook! Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 3:39 PM ET
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    Eric Starkman runs a corporate communications firm called Starkman & Associates, and he has a good, cynical sense of humor. That's even though his company describes itself in the sort of consultant-speak he should be mocking...

  • If It's So Good, Why Can't Every Week Be "Green?" Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 10:55 AM ET
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    So here's the deal. It's "Green Week" on CNBC, or have you noticed? Actually, it's "green" everywhere across the NBC Universal platform of television operations, and across the General Electric corporate structure as well. CNBC, as you are told, what?, ten times a day?, is owned by

  • Siemens Beats Forecasts, Ups Goals, Buys Back Shares Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:50 AM ET

    Industrial group Siemens delivered stronger quarterly results than expected, raised profitability targets and announced a 10 billion-euro ($14.6 billion) share buyback program.

  • Media Moguls Meet On (What Else) The Media Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    The biggest names in media are at the Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan for private equity firm Quadrangle's 'Four Square' conference. The event is closed to the press but I got my hands on an agenda and am spending the afternoon outside the hotel.

  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Dodges Mexico Extradition Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 3:12 PM ET
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    Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, who had his reality show taken off the air after getting caught using a racial slur, will not be extradited to Mexico to face a pending appeal of kidnapping charges against him, a judge has ruled.

  • Hollywood Writer's Strike A Bad "Script" For All Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 2:25 PM ET
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    The Writers Guild contract expired at midnight--though there's no strike just yet, it is NOT looking good. The rhetoric last night was so angry and stubborn on both sides, I'm predicting a strike by mid-week next week. The WGA says the producers association "refused to continue to bargain until we agree that the hated DVD formula be extended to Internet downloads." HATED? Ouch.

  • 'American Gangster,' 'Bee Movie' Enliven Box Office Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 5:36 PM ET

    A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.

  • Playing Shades Of Green With ETFs Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 2:36 PM ET
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    Solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, wind, water  – not to mention  upstart stocks -- can be bewildering even for disciplined investors. That’s why a recent spate of green or clean tech exchange-traded funds  may be a welcome addition.

  • Seems I struck a nerve with yesterday's post on the format war involving next generation DVD's. I came into the office today, welcomed by a flood of nasty e-mails challenging the blog, the premise, the spelling (sheeesh, "their" vs. "there" -- it's been corrected!)

  • New Siemens Chief Plans Thousands of Job Cuts: FT Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 7:30 AM ET

    The new head of German conglomerate Siemens plans thousands of job cuts as well as a drive to link the pay of top management closer to performance, according to a newspaper report.

  • Promise, Acom Seen Bidding for GE's Lake Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 6:51 AM ET

    Japanese consumer lenders Promise and Acom are probably among the bidders for General Electric's consumer loan business in Japan, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.