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  • August 5: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • For Profit Education Gets ‘F’ Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:37 PM ET

    Shares of U.S. education companies fell Tuesday on fears that the government may be planning a crackdown.

  • Cisco Trips Circuit Breaker: The Details Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Cisco the latest stock halted for tripping circuit breaker; another failure for our creaky trading system. Cisco has joined Citigroup, the Washington Post, Anadarko Petroleum, and Genzyme, all of which have been halted recently under new circuit breaker rules adopted by the SEC. Here's what happened...

  • Deadline for Newsweek Bids Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 4:46 PM ET

    Bids for Newsweek were due at 5 pm eastern Thursday into Allen & Company, which is handling the Washington Post Company's sale of the troubled weekly magazine.

  • The WPO Circuit Breaker: What Happened Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Washington Post (WPO) was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07 ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. ...It is likely not an accident that the first circuit breaker was tripped...

  • One Stock 'Christens' the Circuit Breakers Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    The circuit breakers get christened. The Washington Post was the first stock that triggered the new circuit breakers. At 3:07pm ET, WPO was trading at roughly $454. Suddenly, there were three trades over $900 off the NYSE floor...

  • May 27: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 2:52 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Earnings Roundup: May 7 Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:24 AM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, May 7 .

  • Washington Post Puts Newsweek on the Block Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 2:48 PM ET

    Newsweek Magazine has been losing money since 2007. Last year the magazine's ad sales plummeted 30 percent to $241 million, the magazine division posting an operating loss of $29.3 million.

  • Time Warner's Best Quarter Ever Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 1:09 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was upbeat on the company's first quarter earnings call - his strategy of stripping out extraneous businesses and focusing on creating value through content seems to be working.

  • Washington Post Puts Newsweek Magazine Up for Sale Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 11:52 AM ET

    The Washington Post Co. is putting Newsweek up for sale in hopes that another owner can figure out how to stem losses at the 77-year-old weekly magazine.

  • April 5: Unusual Volume Leaders Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 3:14 PM ET

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The U.S. dollar, the Swiss franc, the future of China, and Acme Brick.  This is part seven of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010. 

  • The Washington Post Returns to Profitability Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Washington Post

    The decline in newspaper advertising has been precipitous: free services like Craigslist have poached classified ad dollars and marketers have shifted their spending to targeted, measurable Internet ads. Publishers have been struggling to cut costs and grow their own online ads.

  • Dividends Back on the Rise Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    Dividend investors might have something to cheer about this year as the number of dividend increases is back on the rise. 

  • 3 Stock Plays on Rising College Costs Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 5:10 PM ET

    The average cost of a four-year college is $26,000 a year—up 4 percent in 2009 alone. What is the value of an education and are there any alternatives for students who wish to attend college at a lower price? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital shares his ways to play the rising cost.

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

  • Just minutes after this morning's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway is paying $26 billion to acquire the 77 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe it doesn't already own, Warren Buffett spoke live by phone with Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box.  This is the complete transcript of their conversation.

  • Stocks Sell Off but Dow Finishes Flat for Month Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 5:53 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks tumbled Friday, giving back all of the gains from the prior session, as worries about the recovery escalated after a pair of reports on the consumer and as the dollar rallied. The Dow shed 250 points, or 2.5 percent, but finished flat for the month.