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

    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.

  • Dow Down Over 200; VIX Pops Above 30 Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 2:30 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.

  • Washington Post Company Thrives on Cost Cutting Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 12:36 PM ET
    newspaper

    These days in the newspaper industry, you can't expect positive news to come from an ad increase - the only upside is when cost-cutting works.

  • Stocks Pull Back as Consumer Mood Sours Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower Friday after reports showed consumer sentiment and spending have declined.

  • Futures Trim Losses After Economic News Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 8:46 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, the last trading day of October, after the Dow experienced its best day in 3 months Thursday after GDP data showed the world's biggest economy exited recession in the third quarter.

  • McGraw Hill to Sell Business Week to Bloomberg Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    The much-anticipated deal has been done: McGraw Hill announced Tuesday afternoon that it will sell the 80-year-old weekly magazine to Bloomberg.

  • The big question looming over the newspaper and publishing business, is how to get consumers to pay for content online.

  • Now that The Washington Post Co. has ended its long-standing partnership with the Los Angeles Times it's launching a new service with Bloomberg News, honing in on its expertise with political and economic news.

  • Could 'This' be the Future for Newspapers? Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:44 AM ET
    Gannet

    This week all eyes are on Gannett; its stock has been flying higher, up more than 500 percent excluding dividends since hitting a low of $1.95 in March.

  • Google's 'Fast Flip' Could Reinvent News on Internet Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as a friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to read newspaper and magazine articles.

  • Dow Jones is reportedly shopping around its stock market indexes, working with Goldman Sachs to investigate finding a joint venture or a flat-out buyer.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.