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  • Stocks Rebound; Oracle Boosts Techs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Stocks bounded higher Wednesday, with the Dow up about 1 percent, as investors cheered the better-than-expected jump in durable-goods orders and shrugged off a weak new-home-sales report.

  • Futures Jump as Orders for Durable Goods Rise Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 9:04 AM ET

    Futures jumped Wednesday after a better-than-expected rise in durable-goods orders.

  • Bad Year For NBA Draft Pick Shoe Deals Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    In April, we told you that no NBA draft pick would sign a shoe endorsement deal worth more than $1 million a year. That top number, we’re told is now down to $750,000, as there’s little evidence that any shoe company has begun substantive negotiations with any prospective draft pick from this year’s class.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Wednesday Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 6:19 PM ET
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    The Fast Money traders game Nike earnings, oil inventories and other events that are likely to move the market on Wednesday.

  • One-On-One With U.S. Open Champ Lucas Glover Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    A day after Lucas Glover took home the US Open title, we sat down with the 29-year-old champ to talk business.

  • Today's US Open Storylines Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    The fourth and, maybe, final round of the US Open is being played today. Action starts at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. NBC Sports begins coverage at 11:30 a.m. ET and the entire round can be seen on NBCSports.com. Here's what we're watching for.

  • Fed Meeting, Treasury Auction Will Dominate Market Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
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    The Fed meeting and a record $104 billion of Treasury auctions are the big hurdles for the market this week. Plus, weekend news that Apple chief Steve Jobs had a liver transplant will put techs in focus.

  • The Man Behind Tiger Woods Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:52 PM ET
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    If you think Tiger Woods is a busy man, imagine what it's like to be his agent. For 11 years, that has been the responsibility of Mark Steinberg, who also heads up the global golf division for IMG.

  • Nike Responds To Socks Crisis, And Other Emails Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    I told you we were contacting Nike about the ingenious idea of creating anatomically correct socks specifically shaped for right or left feet. GENIUS!

  • Bryant Is NBA's Most Marketable Again Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 9:34 AM ET
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    285 weeks. That’s exactly how long it took Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant to get to become the league’s most marketable player again. Sure, it’s a subjective ranking, but it’s harder to argue with a fourth, and Shaq-less, title in Kobe’s hands.

  • Iconix Using Romo To Resurrect Starter Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 12:19 PM ET
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    Tony Romo is one of the most marketable players in the NFL. But he doesn’t have a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas, Reebok or Nike.

  • Off The Court, Federer Is Trumped Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Roger Federer might be the greatest tennis player ever, but he’s hardly at the top of the list in the sports endorsement world.

  • WWDC 09

    This is a live blog from The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009 at the Moscone West in San Francisco.

  • The Lie Of The Tiger Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:47 PM ET
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    Times are tough. Everyone is looking for an edge. So maybe companies will start to do what discount retailer T.J. Maxx is doing: Hire lookalikes!

  • Howard Stars In New Vitaminwater Spot Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:55 AM ET
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    Sick of hearing the Kobe vs. LeBron debate in ads by Nike and Vitaminwater, Dwight Howard, a Vitaminwater spokesman himself, called the brand's chief marketing officer Rohan Oza and told him that when the Magic made the finals he wanted his own ad.

  • In what might be a shocking move to some, Nike will continue to run commercials featuring the Kobe Bryant and LeBron James puppets.

  • Is Nadal’s Clothing Change Working? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 1:31 PM ET
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    Earlier this year, I applauded Nike’s forcing of Rafael Nadal to change his wardrobe, reasoning that the shoe and apparel company couldn’t sell his outfits at country clubs.

  • Roddick's French Ties Make Each Win More Valuable Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
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    Andy Roddick might be an American tennis player, but nearly all his business interests are actually based his France.

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

  • Intel Points To Higher Open Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 5:48 PM ET
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    Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.