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  • AEP, GE Energy to Cooperate on Smart Meters Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 8:09 AM ET

    American Electric Power and General Electric's GE Energy will cooperate to build and deploy advanced electricity "smart" meters designed to help consumers cut their energy costs, the companies said Thursday.

  • Hollywood 'Striking' Itself Down? Could Be Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:33 PM ET
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    The Writers Guild of America is asking if its members to authorize a strike. Leaders of the powerful Hollywood guild asked its 13,000 members for strike authorization: saying that the movie studios and networks are basically giving them no choice, are refusing to engage in serious negotiations, and are rejecting all the proposals.

  • GE's 2007 International Sales to Top U.S. Sales Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    General Electric said that, for the first time, it would earn more this year from its operations outside the United States than from in the U.S., mainly because of strong revenue growth in emerging markets.

  • 'Game Plan' Surprise Champ at U.S. Box Office Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 1:04 PM ET

    In a major upset, the family comedy "The Game Plan" beat the terrorism thriller "The Kingdom" for honors at the weekend box office in North America, the Hollywood studios reported Sunday.

  • On the Line: Genesis Lease CEO John McMahon Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 8:51 PM ET

    The stock hasn't performed as Cramer hoped it would, but a new acquisition could give it some life.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • CBS And Moonves In Media Spotlight Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 1:45 PM ET
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    CBS CEO Les Moonves, wanting to dispel concerns that an economic slowdown would hurt ad sales, said that CBS ad sales are up 30% in the current scatter market, at Merrill Lynch's Media conference.

  • Ad Supported Models In, Subscription Based Are Out Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:04 AM ET
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    Free is the big trend these days when it comes to TV and newspaper content on the web. Television networks and newspapers are adopting free, ad-supported models online. They're ditching pay-per-episode and subscription services to go after a bigger audience and higher profits. The new approach? More, more targeted ads.

  • EU Official Criticizes U.S. Justice Dept on Microsoft Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 11:30 AM ET
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    European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Wednesday that a top U.S.  Justice Department official's criticism of an EU court decision against Microsoft was "totally unacceptable."

  • Santa Baby... A New BlackBerry? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 10:51 AM ET
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    I'm clearly not normal. At least,that's what I understand when I hear that flat panel TVs, GPS systems, computers and video games are at the top of gift request lists again this year. I only bought a new iPod when my old one died (Apple customer service leaves a lot to be desired) and I couldn't begin to tell you any details about my TV, other than it fits my entertainment center nicely...

  • Murdoch Makes Case for Free WSJ Online Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:58 PM ET

    News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday sketched out early plans for Dow Jones, saying he leaned toward making the online Wall Street Journal free but had not yet made a decision.

  • A Prescription for Profits Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    Whether they like it or not, the medical community is being pushed more and more toward electronic record-keeping. That's good news for at least two companies.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Emmys: Nice To Get, But Do They Matter? Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    The Emmys kicked off the awards season last night--worst dressed lists are already up and starlets have begun collecting the season's "gifting suite" loot. The Emmy 'prizes' were doled out to some of the usual suspects--"The Sopranos" team collecting the gold statuettes for 'top drama series', best writing and direction.

  • I don’t have any real numbers from Hovnanian yet, but the spin abounds. The head of PR for the homebuilder’s Northeast region claims it was a huge success, thousands of people visited homes and one area at least sold out. Again, I have no real numbers, and Hovnanian says they’re not releasing any numbers until tomorrow earliest.

  • Who Do You Want By Your Side During A Disaster? Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:40 AM ET
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    Here's the funny thing about the business of Hollywood (okay, ONE funny thing, there are a million others): you can never predict what characters will stand the test of time.  In an effort to nudge more Americans to plan for disasters, the McCormick Tribune Foundation surveyed people about which fictional character they'd like help from during an emergency.

  • News Corp Sidesteps the NBC-iTunes Fight Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 9:08 AM ET
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    News Corp. will not pull its television shows from Apple's iTunes as rival media group NBC Universal has done over a pricing dispute, President Peter Chernin said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • Crowe's "Yuma" Is Top Gun at Box Office Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 2:35 PM ET

    With the superior fire power of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, the Western "3:10 to Yuma" was the big shot at the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates issued Sunday.

  • Excited about This Fall's TV Line-Up? Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    Here's one of the safest bets you'll find this fall: one month into the new television season the media will be filled with stories about how poorly the networks are doing.

  • Toronto Film Festival: Battle For Oscar Begins? Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 11:17 AM ET
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    I'm here at the Toronto Film Festival, a key market for Hollywood studios to buy indie films to fill out their slates. Everyone's looking for the next 'Crash' or 'Thank you for Smoking', two low-budget, high-grossing films that both sold here in Toronto in previous years. It's these low budget acquisitions that can, if you're lucky, yield the highest margins for the media...

  • More Sex, Violence Shown in TV Family Hour, Study Shows Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Americans are being subjected to more sex, violence and profane language during the traditional, early-evening "family hour" of broadcast television viewing, a U.S. watchdog group said Wednesday.

  • NBC to Sell New TV Shows on Amazon Unbox Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:38 AM ET
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    NBC Universal said Tuesday it will sell episodes of its new fall television shows using Amazon's Unbox digital download service, after the network failed to reach an agreement with Apple Inc. last week to offer the shows on iTunes.