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Stocks 21st Century Fox Class A

  • Stocks continued to slide Thursday as worries about the economy -- and its impact on earnings -- outweighed enthusiasm for big rate cuts in Europe.

  • Stocks continued to slide Thursday as worries about the economy -- and its impact on earnings -- outweighed enthusiasm for big rate cuts in Europe.

  • Futures were poised to add to post-election losses, as intensified worries about the global economy outweighed a sharp Bank of England interest rate drop.

  • The most important fact about the economic and earnings data in the past couple weeks is that it has generally been worse than the already lowered numbers predicted. We have seen this again this morning, with the exception of the Productivity number.

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    In this Web Extra, the traders reveal how they're playing earnings from Cisco, News Corp., Transocean and more.

  • Despite the pullback in consumer spending and steeper than ever competition, Comcast on Wednesday reported remarkable growth in its third quarter.

  • High School Musical 3

    With Disney's fourth quarter and full-year earnings coming up on November 6th the company is in the spotlight: can it sustain its growth and the premium its stock is trading through the financial crisis and consumer pullback?

  • The credit crunch is hitting the whole media sector — and hard. Two media moguls in particular, Sumner Redstone and Rupert Murdoch, have seen their firms' stock prices hammered. But they're finding themselves in diverse spots and they're spinning their situations quite differently.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The credit crunch has meant tight money, so "Philanthropy is getting slammed," says Portfolio magazine editor in chief Monday Joanne Lipman told CNBC. "All the banks are major donors," she adds, citing Merrill Lynch as well as insurer AIG.

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    Facing an increasingly bleak economic picture, media giant Viacom cut its financial outlook for the first year, sending its shares, and shares of other media stocks, falling.

  • Screen Actors Guild

    As I watch the markets tumble and I hear talk not just of recession, but of depression, I have to wonder whether there's any chance 75 percent of SAG members would vote to strike, which is what it takes to get authorization.

  • MySpace

    MySpace, owned by News Corp, has made deals with the four music giants, EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which are also equity partners in the venture.

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    Let's face it, nearly every industry will be touched by the turmoil on Wall Street. And as I've reported many times, the already-suffering ad industry is sure to be further hit. There are a couple issues now in play.

  • The new 90210

    The zip code that launched a zeitgeist and defined a generation of TV-watchers is returning to the air waves. On Tuesday September 2, the CW Network is launching a new version of the hit "Beverly Hills 90210" that ran for 10 seasons on News Corp.'s Fox. I interviewed Dawn Ostroff, the CEO of the CW, about the network's decision to resurrect the concept.

  • David Duchovny

    MGM Mirage has secured another $550 million of the $3 billion in financing needed to complete the $9.2 billion CityCenter project in Las Vegas. Reuters is reporting that $300 million is coming from China Construction Bank. And: David Duchovny has voluntarily admitted himself into rehab for sex addiction. Timing good for Fox; how about CBS' Showtime?

  • You'd think the streets of Los Angeles would be constantly buzzing with movie shoots. But right now, there's only one major film shooting in the City of Angels. Compare that to the seven films shooting last August. What's to blame?

  • CNBC's parent company NBC Universal did quite well with the Olympics. More than 211 million Americans watched the games -- that's more than 70 percent of the country -- making them the most-watched ever, beating the 209 million viewers who watched the 1996 Atlanta games.

  • Sanjaya Malakar

    Nationwide is on Sanjaya's side. The insurance company is reaching out to the growing number of Americans of South Asian descent by launching a hair-raising commercial featuring former "American Idol"contestant Sanjaya Malakar.

  • Warner Bros. made a surprise announcement Thursday -- it's pushing the release of its Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from November 11 to July 17, 2009. That's eight months!

  • The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.