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  • Stocks Rebound; Oil Hits $104 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    The Dow snaps a losing streak as oil hits another all-time high. Get the news behind the headlines in the Word on the Street.

  • Yahoo's Microsoft Tactic: Delaying the Inevitable Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 3:12 PM ET
    Yahoo

    When in doubt, delay! That appears to be the strategy at Yahoo, where the company's board has authorized a deadline extension for outsiders to nominate their own slate of directors, which would have been next week. The new deadline will now be 10 days after the company announces the date of its annual shareholder meeting. This clock indeed is ticking...

  • Yahoo Scrambles to Fend Off Microsoft Deal Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time to search for a white knight to help it fight off an unwanted takeover bid from Microsoft.

  • Yahoo, Time Warner Step Up Talks: WSJ Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 6:47 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo and media conglomerate Time Warner have stepped up talks to create an alternative to Microsoft's offer to take over the Web company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Are Newspapers Dead? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    How do you profit as the business of print starts to perish?

  • Will Ferrell Shoots Air Ball with Movie 'Semi-Pro' Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    Will Ferrell stumbled at the North American box office Sunday with his latest sports comedy, "Semi-Pro." The basketball spoof narrowly took the No. 1 spot with disappointing ticket sales of $15.3 million, its struggling distributor New Line Cinema said

  • TW's New CEO Makes His First Cuts Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:43 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Time Warner's new CEO, Jeff Bewkes just showed Wall Street that he means business about cost cutting and getting the company on track. He just made his first big move-- consolidating Time Warner's New Line studio into its separate and larger Warner Bros.

  • Warning Writedown Ahead Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Banks begin reporting earnings March 10th. Will they issue warnings of further write-downs this week ahead of earnings? Also, your retail trades and options action in Cogent.

  • The Oscars

    The 80th Annual Academy Awards brought the glamour and champagne back to Hollywood after a grim 100-day strike. John Stewart cracked the requisite jokes about the work stoppage -- calling the Oscars the "makeup sex" for the industry.

  • 'Vantage Point' Hits Target at Box Office Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | 7:47 PM ET

    The new assassination thriller "Vantage Point" shot to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America while Oscar nominees "Juno" and "There Will Be Blood" enjoyed solid sales ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

  • Unsung Oscar Heroes: PriceWaterhouse Coopers Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    Hollywood

    You'd think the Academy Awards were controlled by studio moguls or movie stars. But the guys really holding the cards -- literally -- are a couple of accountants. Forget about George Clooney and Will Smith -- without Price Waterhouse Coopers, the show couldn't happen.

  • Oscar: Is The "Buzz" A Real Show Killer? Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    The Oscars are just around the corner--this Sunday night--but many people are buzzing that they don't seem as big of a deal this year. Well, they are still a big deal in Hollywood, and their slightly lower profile makes a lot of sense this year. For one thing, the writers' strike put the fate of the Oscars in jeopardy.

  • Sony's Big Blu-ray Win (And The Next Challenge) Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 5:48 PM ET

    Wall Street was thrilled that Sony's Blu-ray has officially won the high def format battle. Sony's stock made gains Tuesday  on the news that Toshiba will stop making HD-DVD players. This is the final piece in a long battle that dragged on for years, losing movie studios hundreds of millions...

  • Toshiba Quits HD DVD, Surrenders in Format War Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Japan's Toshiba waved the white flag in the home movie war, giving up on its HD DVD format after losing the support of key studios and retailers to  Blu-ray technology backed by Sony.

  • Investors Cheer as Toshiba Nears HD DVD Surrender Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 8:43 PM ET
    Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Shares of Toshiba jumped 5 percent on Monday as analysts applauded the company's expected move to abandon its HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray technology backed by Sony to become the standard for the next-generation DVD.

  • Toshiba to Give Up HD DVD, Give in to Sony: Source Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Toshiba is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony, a company source said on Saturday.

  • HD DVD's "Unofficial" Official Death--Blu-ray Lives Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    It's official, or as official as this is going to get: HD DVD is dead; long live Blu-ray! All along, industry pundits have compared the next-generation DVD format war to the Beta vs. VHS conflict when VCRs first burst on the scene. I didn't realize just how true that comparison truly was.

  • Yahoo Is Discussing Deal With News Corp., Others Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • George Lucas And The Next Installment Of "Star Wars" Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 2:42 PM ET

    Forget about Apple Inc. for a second; even the ongoing drama between Microsoft and Yahoo: the real news on the technology front comes from George Lucas and his plans for the next installment of "Star Wars."

  • Writer's Write And The Biz Is Back In Show Business Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    The 100 day-long writers strike is officially over. After voting overwhelmingly to return to work Tuesday afternoon, writers returned to the job. It's clear just driving around Los Angeles that things are picking up again--the traffic's much worse! (No joke). Writers and the studios are rushing to throw together pilots for the fall TV season.

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