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  • Maureen from Delaware is looking for an investment that will hold up during a recession. In particular she’s looking at global infrastructure sector. She says she could go with the MacQuarie Global Infrastructure Fund but it seems to have little exposure to China and India. She prefer a stock with more exposure to China and India and wants to know if the guys have any ideas for her.

  • The Why of the Tiger: Grading Tiger Woods' Endorsements Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Tiger Woods might be the world’s most marketable athlete, but he isn’t necessarily good at selling everything and companies aren’t necessarily great at using him either. So right before the Masters begins, I’m going to dedicate some of this blog to tell you who is making sense of using Tiger and who has no clue.

  • Reebok Sues Rival Nike For Patent Infringement Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    Reebok International said it filed a lawsuit against Nike in federal court in Texas, accusing its rival of patent infringement in connection with Reebok's collapsible shoe technology.

  • The Final Four and More Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 10:23 AM ET
    Georgetown Hoyas

    Hoya Paranoia: Florida, UCLA and Ohio State will all outsell Georgetown in merchandise this year - by a mile. But it's not an apples to apples comparison since Georgetown doesn't have a football team -- seen as the biggest sport driver of sales. Georgetown also doesn't have anything close to the alumni base of the other Final Four participants. Ohio State's undergraduate population is about five times that of Georgetown's.

  • Celebs Find Success In Buy And Hold Strategy!! Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    Here's what's happening in "Trading With The Stars." Our most active celebs lost the most money, and in some cases--fell lower in the standings as of the close on Wednesday. The biggest upward movement was seen by celebs who made no transactions or very few. Stephen Collins is still on top, followed by Jonathan Tucker. Johnny Bench moved out of last (good for Johnny--maybe he'll stay out of there for a while!)

  • Chinese Take "Branding" To New Level And More... Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 3:35 PM ET
    Nets Dancer

    Chinese shoe and apparel brand Li Ning couldn’t compete this time around for the rights to sponsor China’s Olympic team, so what did the company do? They signed the reporters and announcers. In a groundbreaking deal, reported by the China Daily, all hosts, hostesses and reporters on CCTV’s sports channel will now wear clothes with Li Ning branding on it through 2008.

  • CNBC Exclusive:  Ernie Els Talks To Scott Wapner Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 2:27 PM ET

    In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC’s Scott Wapner at the annual Tavistock Cup in Florida, the South African golf  star talks about investing and the world of golf.

  • Need To Know: Swing Of Things Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    With winter behind us, hope springs eternal on golf courses around the country.

  • Friday's "How To Win"  Contest Stock Picks Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

    Good morning all. We hope you were able to watch Friday night's "How To Win" contest program. But if not, or even if you did, I'll re-cap some of the show in blog posts today. We'll start with some of the picks--I'm sure you'd like to know what the experts were hot about. So far, there are 443,291 contest registrations to date.

  • Failing Sports Beauties And Final Four "Checkmate" Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 8:18 AM ET
    Danica Patrick

    This weekend was just another normal weekend for those who are called some of the most marketable female athletes – another weekend without a win. Many following in the footsteps of Anna Kournikova, who pulled in $15 million a year in endorsement deals, despite going 0-for-122 in singles events throughout her career on the WTA Tour.

  • Stocks closed slightly higher Friday, finishing a week with gains of more than 3% in major market indices. "I like to see this pretty tight trading range; the fact that we've been able to hold on to these gains is healthy," Craig Columbus, chief market strategist at Advanced Equities Asset Management, told CNBC.com.

  • Nike Posts 8% Rise in Earnings, Beating Expectations Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 11:36 AM ET

    Nike reported on Thursday quarterly net profit growth of nearly 8%, topping Wall Street estimates, as improved performance in its difficult European market helped offset disappointing U.S. results.

  • Kobe, Durant, Nike--And More Food For Thought Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    Yesterday, Chip Brown of the Dallas Morning News wrote these words: “Word is Kobe Bryant has already called Kevin Durant on behalf of Nike and that a shoe deal ranging between $30 million and $50 million simply needs to be presented.” Now I know that the Texas freshman basketball player is a star and he very well might be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

  • I'll never forget what NBA commissioner David Stern said in June 2005 in a New York Times article. The piece talked about how some young kids were more interested in playing NBA video games than watching the real thing.

  • In Stocks, Vice Beats Virtue Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Sin pays. You can invest in good corporate citizens and go nowhere, or you can get down with alcohol, tobacco and firearms to really make some money. Don’t believe us? Here’s proof.

  • At some point, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are going to have to win a football or basketball championship, given how much money is being pumped into their athletic department. Boone Pickens, who is the school's largest booster and made the most valuable donation to an athletic department in history, is at it again...

  • Ohio State Logos LeBron, Fans Eat Up Wins, And More Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    We’ve seen the Jordan Jumpman brand on the likes of college basketball players on Cincinnati, but - until now - we haven’t seen that LeBron logo show up anywhere. But we have confirmation that when the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team takes the floor at the Big Ten Tournament on March 9 in Chicago, they will be wearing new uniforms.

  • Riled By Wimbledon And The Real March Madness Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    I’m really riled up about this Wimbledon pay debate. As some of you might have heard, Wimbledon decided on Thursday to announce that -- for the first time ever -- it was awarding the same amount of prize money to the women and men. The French Open did this for the first time last year, although -- unlike Wimbledon -- it’s only for the champions and not throughout the rest of the draw.

  • Jordan, LeBron And More Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 6:00 PM ET

    K-Swiss page90KSWSfalsetrue2pricetruefalsefalsefalse0QuotefalsetrueChartfalsetrueNewsfalsetrueProfilefalsetrueAdd to Watchlistfalsetruetruehttp://api-cdn.cnbc.com/api/chart/chart.aspGE4true3 shares took a dive on Thursday after the company said there would be a nice decline in domestic revenues and that it had made substantial investments in product development and marketing. One of those marketing costs is Anna Kournikova, their new spokesperson. I have to say, I saw Kournikova do what she did for products while she was playing. It was amazing. Take some tennis strings, slap her face on the packaging -- sales triple! I always got the impression she was one of the few athletes -- even though she never won a single WTA title -- that really did get a return on investment. But now? With her being off the court and Sharapova doing very well, I’m thinking K-Swiss investors would be more encouraged if K-Swiss spent its money finding the next great young tennis star in Russia than investing in a player that won’t ever play top competitive tennis again.

  • Shelling It out At Daytona, NBA All-Star Game And More Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 9:35 AM ET

    It was jarring seeing Kevin Harvick win the Daytona 500 in his Shell car. That's because I couldn't recall the last time I had seen a car with a gasoline company as a primary sponsor win a top-tier NASCAR race. I called up one of the best guys in the business, Andrew Giangola at NASCAR, to put his researchers to the test.

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