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Entries by Danny Shea from 01/2009

Time Warner, Viacom Reach Deal

Posted 01.01.2009 | Media

LOS ANGELES — There's no need to cry, Dora. The programmer Viacom and Time Warner Cable agreed on compensation that preserved access for the cab...

New York Times Sells Front Page Display Ads For First Time

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

NEW YORK — The New York Times, facing falling ad revenue like other newspapers, on Monday became the latest paper to run graphical advertising o...

Blu Ray Faces Fuzzy Future

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

The biggest news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January was not the birth of a new product but the death of one. A decision by Wa...

Hispanics Face Wave Of Foreclosures

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

When the national housing market began unraveling, so did the fortunes of many of the new homeowners. National foreclosure statistics don't break out ...

Cadillac SRX Crossover: GM Introduces New Look

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

General Motors Corp., on a mission to expand its lineup to include more fuel-efficient offerings, will introduce a new Cadillac crossover at the Detro...

Michael Phelps Signs $1 Million Deal To Promote Mazda In China

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is golden in China again. First he won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Games. Now Phelps is getting more th...

George Cloutier, Tiffany Spadafora Host Lavish $2 Million New Year's Eve Wedding In Palm Beach

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

Multimillionaire George Cloutier blew $2 million on his New Year's Eve wedding to his longtime love, Tiffany Spadafora. The two exchanged vows at a la...

Commercial Vacancies On The Rise, Lenders' Crisis Looms

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

Vacancy rates in office buildings exceed 10 percent in virtually every major city in the country and are rising rapidly, a sign of economic distress t...

Shaq Lists Miami Beach Estate For $25 Million

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

Shaquille O'Neal has re-listed his Miami Beach estate for $25 million. Shaq was at one point seeking $35 million for the 19,000 sq. ft. estate, which...

Waterford Wedgewood Collapses

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

LONDON — Waterford Wedgwood PLC, the maker of classic china and crystal, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after attempts to restructure...

TheWB.com: WB Sees New Life As Web Contender

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

With more than 186 million Web sites on the Internet today, according to the research firm Netcraft, it's no easy task to start a new one that users a...

LG HDTVs To Stream Netflix Videos Directly

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

NEW YORK — Netflix Inc. has come up with another way to get movies to people without sending DVDs in the mail. In a partnership announced Monda...

Liz Claman Gets New Start At Fox Business Network

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Liz Claman made the jump from local television to business news a decade ago, she had never heard of Warren Buffett. Last month, the...

Nicolas Sarkozy Bans Ads From French State TV

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

One of Nicolas Sarkozy's most visible, and most controversial, attempts to transform the French way of life will take effect from 8pm tonight. Adverti...

Chargers-Colts Game Sets Ratings Record For NBC

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

NBC Sports is off to a good start in 2009 with the NFL and NHL. The network said Sunday that Saturday's San Diego Chargers-Indianapolis Colts wild-ca...

China Targets Google In Crackdown On Pornography

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

BEIJING — China warned Google and other popular Web portals Monday that they must do more to block pornographic material from reaching Chinese u...

Google Book Search Opens Trove Of Rare Books

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Ben Zimmer, executive producer of a Web site and software package called the Visual Thesaurus, was seeking the earliest use o...

Jamie Dimon "In The Hot Seat," May Be Next To Fall: Charlie Gasparino

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

Jamie Dimon is in the hot seat. You wouldn't know from the endless glowing press accounts he's received for steering JP Morgan Chase fairly clear of t...

Fed Tops Treasury, "Fast And Creative" vs. "Slow And Unfocused"

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

With a new year of recession-fighting upon us, it's a fitting time to do a performance evaluation of America's policymakers. How well did they handle ...

Michael Lewis, David Einhorn: Close Revolving Door Between SEC And Wall Street

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

There are...a handful of...perfectly obvious changes in the financial system to be made, to prevent some version of what has happened from happening a...

Twitters Hacked: Fox News, Barack Obama, Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

A flurry of high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked, most prominently the Fox News account, which has declared that Bill O'Reilly is gay. Fox ...

Bernie Madoff Leaves Apartment, Headed To Bail Hearing (VIDEO)

Posted 01.05.2009 | Business

NEW YORK — Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) is in federal court in Manhattan awaiting a bail hearing. A hearing was scheduled Mon...

Adi Ignatius Leaving TIME

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

Deputy Managing Editor Adi Ignatius is leaving TIME magazine after 13 years, Managing Editor Rick Stengel announced Monday in a staff-wide e-mail. In...

Ann Coulter's "Today" Show Appearance Canceled, Rescheduled (UPDATED)

Posted 01.05.2009 | Media

FINAL Update Wednesday 8:45 AM: Coulter appeared in the 7 AM hour of "Today" Wednesday morning, and Matt Lauer opened the interview by acknowledging "...

Macrovision Sells TV Guide Assets To Lions Gate For $255 Million, Scraps Shapiro Deal

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Macrovision Solutions Corp. has canceled its deal to sell the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com for $255 million to Allen Shapiro a...