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  • Phil Knight's "Coraline" Hits Theaters Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 8:15 AM ET
    Phil Knight

    One of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time, Nike founder Phil Knight, is now investing in new sector — one that's actually doing well in this economy — movies.

  • Bad News For News Corp Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    Murdoch didn't mince words when it came to describing the weak state of the economy —calling this "the worst global economic crisis since News Corp was created".

  • Tim Teufel: The Lone Met? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    The New York Mets are all over the Madoff client list document released last night. But the only New York Mets player on the list is Tim Teufel, who is linked to four accounts on the list.

  • Greatest Sports Deal Undone ... By Madoff? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    The Madoff lists indicate that perhaps some money was lost from what many have called the best deal in the business of sports

  • Stimulus Bill Dumps Movie Industry Tax Breaks Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:17 PM ET
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    Tuesday the House dropped a provision from the stimulus bill that would allow film projects in 2009 to qualify for 50 percent write-offs, worth some $250 million in tax breaks.

  • Time Warner Swings To A Loss Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Media giant Time Warner posted a $16 billion loss, down from a $1.03 billion profit a year ago and its first loss in 14 quarters.

  • Marketing Of Michael Crabtree Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 12:19 PM ET
    Mike Crabtree

    In two years of playing college football, Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree pulled down 231 catches, amassed 3,127 and had 41 touchdowns.

  • Super Bowl Betting Tanks Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:36 AM ET
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    A measly $81.5 million was wagered in Nevada on Super Bowl XLIII, according to the State's Gaming Control Board.

  • Catching Up With Joel Segal Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 10:55 AM ET
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    After the Super Bowl, we caught up agent Joel Segal, who represents Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes.

  • An Unhappy Mickey Mouse Kicks Off Media Earnings Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Disney was hit hard by the economy in its fiscal first quarter, shares falling about ten percent in after-hours trading.

  • Phelps & A Look At The Morality Clause Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 3:12 PM ET
    Michael Phelps

    I think it's wait-and-see for Michael Phelps' sponsors, but you'll hear a lot about these morality clauses that are in endorsement contracts that allow a company to get out if their endorser messes up.

  • SAG's Drama Continues Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    Just when we thought the Screen Actors Guild was close to negotiating a new contract with the AMPTP, which represents the big movie studios, more drama disrupted the plans.

  • Steelers' Harrison Ready To Cash In Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    James Harrison

    The amazing comeback tandem of Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes might have taken Steelers linebacker James Harrison out of the MVP running and a trip to Disney World, but that doesn't mean he isn't poised to cash in.

  • Hollywood Booms In January Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
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    Despite the deepening recession, Hollywood is bucking the trend and actually breaking records on the upside.

  • Phelps' Mistake Will Cost Him Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 12:25 AM ET
    Michael Phelps inhales from a bong

    We are a world that likes to build people up and then is ready to tear them down. When athletes are torn down because of a mistake in their personal life, we only forget thanks to their sporting excellence.

  • Marketers Stretch Their Super Bowl Dollars Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    The Business of the Super Bowl

    Not all Super Bowl marketers are spending millions to produce sleek commercials some are working with consumers, so they spread the word for them.

  • Reed Hastings Pushes The Envelope With Netflix Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:24 AM ET
    Netflix

    Experts and analysts have written the obit on Netflix so many times I've stopped ordering flowers for the funeral. We got unprecedented access inside Netflix's operations and you won't see it anywhere but here on Funny Business.

  • Layoffs At Disney And Time Warner Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 1:55 PM ET
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    Ahead of Disney and Time Warner's earnings reports next week, both companies are moving forward with layoffs. The strategy is probably to get the news out ahead of the post-earnings conference calls.

  • Putting The "Face" On The Super Bowl Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
    Sports Biz with Darren Rovell -- On the Ground Coverage of the Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is a strange beast in that it's one of the only events where there isn't a true public sale.

  • Will Actors Finally Strike A Deal? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:53 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    The on-and-off negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Association has been worthy of a daytime soap.

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Television

  • Which media networks are vulnerable?

    Eric Zinterhofer, non-executive chairman at Charter Communications, & Searchlight Capital's co-founder, discusses which media networks are thriving and which are vulnerable.

  • How grapefruit juice helps politicians reach the right voters.

    Data-crunching ad agencies help candidates target the right voters in the right spaces—including your specific TV.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 25- America Movil said on Tuesday it is facing a Mexico regulatory probe into whether its fixed-line unit Telmex violated the terms of its concession, and whether it broke the law, dealing a blow to its television ambitions at home. The probe will come as a major blow to America Movil, which is owned by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim and was...