Shocking news out of Britain today: Queen Elizabeth II could run out of money by 2012 unless the government steps in and gives her a raise! But with a recession going on, it might behoove the queen to set an example for her subjects and get a real job. Here are a few suggestions for how the queen can make a buck—er, pound.
An interview with Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei on Squawk Box had some interesting moments this morning. I asked Maffei whether he would be interested in taking the top job at Direct TV, which long time CEO Chase Carey recently departed to take the number two job at Newscorp.
Earth Day isn't just about environmentalism, it's also about leveraging consumers interest in green to make some serious green. Envrionmentally-oriented programming is generally a double win for media companies: people are increasingly interested in nature (and respecting the world around them) and it's a great boost for corporate image.
Sirius XM Radio's best source of business — new car sales — has effectively disappeared.
Stocks could sprint higher into the coming week, as a strengthening dollar and declining commodities prices encourage buyers hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
The Dow lost more ground Friday and posted its third straight decline. What's the word on the Street? Also an interview with Domino's Pizza CEO David Brandon.
Liberty Media's acquisition of News Corp's stake in DirecTV Group received antitrust approval on Tuesday, a day after U.S. communications regulators approved the deal.
This morning IAC/InterActive Corp posted its earnings, and while they were messy, Chief Executive Barry Diller seemed quite satisfied. IAC swung to a fourth-quarter net loss of $369.9 million, from a net income of $15.3 million a year earlier. But this actually was good news for Diller.
Liberty Media's John Malone, a longtime business partner of Barry Diller, took action Monday to oust Diller from the board of the IAC/InterActiveCorp Internet conglomerate.
The creature-feature "Cloverfield" became the first monster hit released in 2008, debuting with $41 million, a record opening for January, according to studio estimates Sunday.
This past weekend, I attended the annual SuperSaturday event in Water Mill, New York. Well-known in the fashion world and to vacationers in the Hamptons, this is essentially a high-end tag sale/sample sale of designer goods to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
It seems like the deals just keep coming. This morning News Corp and Liberty Media inked a deal and CNBC's David Faber had the details.