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  • What's Next For MGM? Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 3:00 PM ET
    MGM Studios

    Historic studio MGM has been the subject of lots of rumors and speculation about its financial health.

  • Harry Potter's Magic Touch Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

    Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.

  • Gannett Swings To A Profit: Hope For Newspapers? Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:10 PM ET

    Here's a shocker for the struggling newspaper industry: good news! The largest US newspaper publisher, Gannett, beat analyst estimates with earnings of 46 cents per share (excluding some items), eight cents higher than analysts estimates, sending the stock higher in Wednesday trading.

  • Time Warner and Comcast's partnership to bring cable TV content to the Internet is adding more big brand-name partners.

  • DST Buys Facebook Stock, Gives Employees Liquidity Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 3:43 PM ET

    Now Facebook employees (past and present) have an opportunity to cash out some of their stock, lifting some of the pressure on the company to go public.

  • Google's under so much scrutiny for so many reasons right now, some are saying when it comes to government investigations, it could be the new Microsoft. Eric Schmidt was impressively upfront when it comes to investigations and lawsuits.

  • Schmidt on Social Media, Ads and Hulu Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    When Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down to chat at Sun Valley, he couldn't avoid the most talked about startup at the Allen & Company conference: Twitter.

  • Eric Schmidt + Larry Page on Revolutionizing Computing Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 11:43 PM ET
    Google CEO Eric Schmidt, top, and co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page are seen at company headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

    Google is looking to transform the way people use computers with its new operating system, Chrome. Here in Sun Valley I sat down with Eric Schmidt in his first TV interview since the potentially game-changing news was announced Tuesday.

  • Sun Valley Dealmaking Confab Kicks Off Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    I just landed in Sun Valley for the annual Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. There are only a handful of private jets in the airport right now, but in just a few hours it'll be packed with jets whose tail numbers tell the story of some of the richest men in America.

  • Will Newspaper Readers Pay For Digital Content? Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    The newspaper industry has been struggling to figure out compensate for declining ad revenues and monetize its content online. Gannett just announced plans to slash between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs, mostly from its local papers.

  • Supreme Court's Ruling A Blow To Big Media Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 11:51 AM ET

    The media conglomerates are trading down today, off more than the Dow. One factor pulling them down is the Supreme Court's decision not to consider their appeal to challenge Cablevision Systems new DVR service.

  • Dow Rallies as Oil Tops $71, Madoff Gets Max Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel. Plus, there was some window dressing as Tuesday marks the end of the second quarter.

  • The "New" Michael Jackson Fortune Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 4:09 PM ET

    Yes, it's totally gruesome to think about how Michael Jackson's estate and others will benefit from the King of Pop's death, but it's inevitable.

  • Stocks Rally as Oil Tops $71, Madoff Gets Max Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.

  • Stocks Rally as Madoff Gets 150 Years Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.

  • Futures Higher Before Madoff; Wendy's Pops Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 8:12 AM ET

    Wall Street eased into a holiday-shortened week with stock index futures pointing to a slightly lower opening Monday.

  • Who Is Rose Boy? The $5,000 Question Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 10:31 AM ET
    Megan Fox and Rose Boy

    Eastman Kodak is offering $5,000 to the person who can identify “Rose Boy”, the teenager inadvertently snubbed while trying to deliver a yellow rose to Megan Fox. The starlet is reportedly upset that she missed the young man’s attempts to hand her a flower during the hubbub of premiere night in London for the new “Transformers” film.

  • Two Books And A Movie Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    The judge threw the book at the man, but at the same time he didn't sentence him by the book. Andrew Bodnar pleaded guilty to his role in the generic Plavix brouhaha a couple of years ago. And yesterday a District Court judge fined him $5,000 and ordered Bodnar to write a book about what happened. Write a book!

  • It Doesn't Pay to Be a Hero in This Recession Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Apparently Tina Turner was right: We don't need another hero. That ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates got a book deal that was just a fraction of the deal that other hero, the pilot who landed a jetliner safely in the Hudson, got. What's the matter — do we have "hero fatigue?!"

  • Director John Moore, actor Bruce Willis and actor Jai Courtney attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of 'Die Hard' at Fox Studio Lot.

    Instead of the latest on Hollywood stars, moviegoers may get a dose of advocacy this month when they settle into their seats for the feature presentation.



  • Tequila is seen as a party drink. Upscale brands are using marketing to millenials to change perception.

  • Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • Bidding war for Thursday Night Football

    The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.