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  • Sumner vs The Beast Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:30 PM ET
    Electric Barbarellas

    Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.

  • M&A Activity Could See Uptick in 2011 Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions activity is pretty flat these days and for good reason. But one expert says that will likely change next year.

  • Zappos—Rewriting the Book on Serving the Customer Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Does your company have an HR handbook? Chances are, you're thinking yes, of course. What about a culture book for employees? Zappos does.

  • Facebook Progress in Lawsuit Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    As Facebook nears its 500 millionth user, the popular social network has made progress fighting a lawsuit filed by a web designer, Paul Ceglia, claiming he owns an 84 percent stake in the company.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Let This Stock Feed Your Inner Yield Hog Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    Public Storage Inc.

    Say it together now: stocks are not bonds. You don't buy them purely for income. But if you must, there is one name that's titillating my inner yield hog. If you're looking to double down on dividends, my call-to-action is to consider Public Storage, and here's why:

  • Yahoo Edges Profit Forecasts, but Shares Slide Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 6:00 PM ET

    Yahoo posted revenue in the second quarter that fell short of Wall Street estimates as Internet advertisers spent less than the company expected, prompting shares to tumble.

  • Investor Confidence Critical: Exchange CEO Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    William O'Brien, DirectEdge's Chief Executive Officer

    Confidence in a stable, expanding economy and a stock market that is fair are key investor issues, William O’Brien, CEO of DirectEdge, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Halftime Pt. 2: The Consumer Contained? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:46 PM ET

    Tupperware posted a record quarter and CEO Rick Goings says the fundamental business is strong.

  • Will Mobile Lead the Charge in M&A's Return? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:34 PM ET
    Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.

  • Why Should Hefner Have All the Fun? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:44 PM ET
    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner wants to “reinvigorate the brand” he created by taking Playboy Enterprises private.

  • Microsoft Sets Kinect Price at $150 Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Kinect, the motion controller for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    Microsoft’s gesture-recognition controller, Kinect, set to hit stores this November, will launch with a price tag of $150, the company announced Tuesday.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

    Starz – the premium cable network spacer - is teaming up with publisher Penguin Group to create a special electronic version of Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of Earth” – and delivering it all in an interactive eBook for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Questar, Wolverine and More... Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Buy This Sector to Beat the Market Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 8:01 AM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Wanna know why you can't beat the market? Because you continue to own names like IBM and Bank of America — great companies for sure, but terrible stocks that are owned by the worst kind of investor, the "closet indexer." If you're ready to try to beat the market, then my call to action will certainly sound bold...

  • Mort Zuckerman

    Unemployment benefits should be extended for humanitarian reasons, billionaire businessman Mort Zuckerman told CNBC Monday.

  • Apple's Core Problem: Credibility Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 4:01 PM ET
    Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    Gettin' an awful lot of name-calling outrage online the past few days for my supposedly tough stance on Apple and Antennagate. The iPhone devotees say I'm biased, I'm clueless, I'm an Apple-basher.

  • Making Apple's Boo-Boo All Better Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 3:42 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 4

    A web site called Antenn-Aid is selling band-aids to cover the spot on the new iPhone 4 from Apple susceptible to a weakened signal if the phone comes into contact with human skin. "Apple made a boo-boo. Make it all better," is the sales pitch. Buy a six-pack for $4.99 plus shipping.

  • Farrell: It Doesn't Look Like the Economy is Safe Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    I never believed in the "V"-shaped recovery. I was more with Lee Cooperman's square-root design of an economic graph. It looks to me like that is the best we can now hope for.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Yahoo, Teekay Tankers, More... Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Google Headquarters

    In order to keep its dominant position, search giant Google must continue to pay for talent, something that is already weighing on the bottom line. It's stranglehold on search is coming under attack by rivals such as Microsoft's Bing.