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You may think it's all about the Fed in the week ahead, but other key economic news will keep the markets on edge. Data to watch includes first quarter GDP Wednesday; Friday's jobs report for April; another big rush of corporate earnings reports, including from big oil and media companies. Other economic data: consumer confidence for April, released Tuesday, and the S&P Case Shiller report on housing prices.
Earnings season turns the spotlight on Time Warner, Viacom and other big media names next week. How should you trade it?
Hours away now from the Microsoft imposed deadline for Yahoo to negotiate or die. Too dramatic? Not really when you're talking about $40 billion hanging in the balance as well as the future dominance of all things digital.
Ever since media mogul Sumner Redstone split Viacom and CBS into two separate companies (he's chairman of both), they've become increasingly competitive. And just this Sunday, Viacom's Paramount Pictures studio said it's no longer going to distribute movies to CBS' Showtime.
The news super-site CNN.com is now selling tee shirts with its headlines. Oh me, oh my.
NBC Universal Digital Studio relaunched on Thursday and now it's focusing on branded made-for-the-web content. It already has projects and sponsors in the works. The digital studio is teaming up with a division of ad giant Omnicom, OMG Digital, to create episodic content around certain products for distribution online.
An earnings windfall for Google should benefit rival Yahoo in buyout talks with Microsoft, as investors view the results as proof of a robust online advertising market.
Media companies are floundering as investors fear recession and, more importantly, the unknown implications of the digital age. Are there buying opportunities amid the rubble?
I knew that headline would catch your attention, and it should when you're trying to figure out the vagaries of Yahoo and its dealings with Microsoft, Time-Warner, News Corp. and any of the other suitors, or vultures, out there trying to become part of the company's future.
Yahoo Inc's attempt to form an alliance with Google Inc to stave off Microsoft Corp could run into more trouble with antitrust regulators than Microsoft's unwelcome takeover bid. While Yahoo is seeking a business partnership with Google legal experts say any deal will draw heavy scrutiny.
Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.
A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.
Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.
NBC Universal's first-quarter performance fell far short of parent General Electric's expectations, again raising questions over whether the broadcast network belongs within the industrial conglomerate.
The battle over Yahoo is creating a feeding frenzy among the media and Internet giants. Nearly two months after Microsoft made its $44.6 billion dollar bid for Yahoo, Yahoo is considering partnering with AOL while outsourcing search ad sales with Google to counter the Microsoft bid.
Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.
The Dow rose Thursday after the semiconductor sector received an upgrade and Wal-Mart reported higher sales for March. What's the "Word on the Street?"
The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.
Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.
Yahoo is apparently the belle of the ball if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both with stories tonight that competing bids will surface Thursday from News Corp. and Time Warner -- Are you kidding me?