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  • MGM Studios

    MGM, the debt-laden privately held film studio, has been given a temporary reprieve on its interest payments.

  • Chicago Olympic Candidate Flag

    I'll start by saying that trying to handicap what city will win the Olympic Games is an idiotic exercise. Not all of the 106 voting IOC vote with rationale and sometimes the winner is a product of the order in which cities get eliminated and how those votes are passed on.

  • Cash strapped consumers, even those far too lazy to clip anything out of a newspaper, can increasingly leverage technology to save at the grocery store check out. Going online to print out coupons seems simple and straightforward, but now there will be an even easier way for consumers to save.

  • Duuuuude. I just found you a totally awesome job: Westword, an alternative weekly in Denver, is looking for a freelance writer to review marijuana clinics.

  • 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.

  • The Yankee Years

    There's usually plenty of buzz when a big sports book comes out, but it's rare that we ever follow up and find out how that book did.

  • Basketball Jerseys

    For the second straight year, the jersey of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is the best-selling jersey in Europe, according to a list released by the NBA and gathered by surveying retail locations in Europe for the 2008-09 season.

  • Nike

    A day after an official with the agency that represents Michael Vick told a crowded conference in New York City that Vick had recently re-signed with Nike, a Nike spokesman told CNBC that the company has no agreement with the backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

  • In 2007, Nike terminated Michael Vick's contract after he was indicted on charges of running a dogfighting ring.

  • Twitter

    For months, we've given you the top monthly Sports Twitter Rankings and it has been fun to keep up with everyone in the business. But we wanted to do something fresh this month. So we give you the top 10 people in sports we WANT to be on Twitter and why.

  • Warner Brothers

    The movie industry has been ruled by very specific rules about how and when different home video formats are released. The idea is that home video -- DVDs and video-on-demand -- has to come out long enough after a theatrical film release to keep moviegoers driving to movie theaters and paying for tickets.

  • New York's street-cart vendors aren't just low-income immigrants any more. Some of them are former investment bankers and lawyers. Welcome to the new economy.

  • Kobe Bryant

    "About five or six years ago, I got together with my team, and we started our own marketing company, and decided to tweak some things. Go in a different direction a little bit, and a lot of patience and perseverance and working with brilliant people, and here we are," Kobe Bryant tells me in an exclusive interview.

  • YouTube and Warner Music Group have been stuck in a stand-off since December, when Warner pulled all of its artists' clips - both professional music videos and user-generated content using its songs - from the site.

  • Disney

    Today Disney announced the first-ever digital children's book platform, which also happens to be the media giant's first digital subscription business.

  • Apple iPhone

    CNN is coming out with an iPhone application Tuesday that has a feature few other news apps have tried: a price tag.

  • Kobe Bryant autographed card

    There's little doubt that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is the hottest marketing commodity in the NBA. Just look at jersey sales as a metric - his No. 24 is the top NBA jersey across the world. That's one of the reasons why Panini, the trading card company that surprised the collecting world by scoring the exclusive deal with the NBA in January, signed the four-time world champion and reigning NBA Finals MVP to a multi-year deal.

  • Move over Wall Street, there’s a new victim in town: Advertising. And they've got a jingle to prove it.

  • Today, OptionIt, a sports ticket option company, announced that it was offering ticket options for the upcoming season for Boston Celtics home games. Here's my chat with company CEO Mark Mastalir on how the options work and why he thinks this idea will last.

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    Earlier this year, ESPN.com's Lester Munson said American Needle v. NFL "could easily be the most significant legal turning point in the history of American sports." It involves a manufacturer named American Needle who sued the league when they unilaterally gave exclusive apparel rights to Reebok, which essentially knocked them out of the business. The argument was that the move violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and illegally restricted competition.