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Jan 24, 2012 4:52PM ET
Buoyed by holiday spending, the company's revenue hit a sky high $46 billion and net income of $13.1 billion.This amounts to about $133 million of profit per day during the 14 week-long quarter.
Jan 24, 2012 3:13PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Vivendi wins the video game conversation, Burberry takes you backstage and Hasbro is everywhere
Jan 24, 2012 12:54PM ET
The audiences are simultaneously one of the worst and most entertaining parts of the endless GOP debates, so we really don't want them to be silent.
Jan 24, 2012 12:13PM ET
Three New York daily newspapers carrying three different accounts of the rape trial of a Saudi prince's friend on Monday posted stories so varied you'd be forgiven if you didn't realize they were all about the same thing.
Jan 23, 2012 10:13AM ET
Noting that "a multitude of information sources" exist today besides it (read: online journalism), the Chicago Sun-Times seems to acknowledge its and other newspapers' waning influence as why it has decided to quit endorsing candidates for office.
Jan 23, 2012 8:57AM ET
Removing its co-CEOs, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion is installing Thorsten Heins as its new chief to not-so-raucous applause.
Jan 22, 2012 2:33PM ET
The New York Times goes deep on how Apple's supply chain ties it to factories like Foxconn's colossus in China, and how the success of Apple isn't leading to middle-class job growth here.
Jan 20, 2012 6:04PM ET
Bravo's Tabloid Wars was a lot of fun to watch, especially because of one of its stars, New York Daily News crime reporter Kerry Burke.
Jan 20, 2012 11:55AM ET
Looks like BuzzFeed has made another power move after hiring Ben Smith away from Politico last month: It's picked up RollingStone.com senior editor Doree Shahrir to oversee its cultural coverage.
Jan 20, 2012 8:15AM ET
The Fox Business host likes Rachel Maddow, libertarianism, and martial arts
Jan 20, 2012 8:00AM ET
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz implying that the magazine isn't for sale, The New Republic is in the final stages of negotiations to sell a stake of its magazine -- perhaps the entire thing -- to a new investor.
Jan 20, 2012 7:16AM ET
Yesterday was Bonus Day at Goldman Sachs, when nervous employees learned the fate of their year-end paychecks.
Jan 20, 2012 6:09AM ET
Anonymous' devious and speedy campaign to undermine the defenders of copyright yesterday served both as revenge for the loss of Megaupload and a demonstration of the futility of trying to police the Wild West of the Internet.
Jan 19, 2012 4:57PM ET
After a less bullish than expected earnings report, Google's stock plummeted nearly ten percent in after hours trading.
Jan 19, 2012 3:00PM ET
Nike is a brand well known for its go-get-em branding and you-can-do-it attitude, and thanks to yet another winning quarterly earnings report, the nearly half century-old company is showing no signs of letting up.
Jan 19, 2012 10:28AM ET
Since the Republican primary got occupied, we've gotten a chance to see some of the nifty things you can do to protect your wealth if you're as rich as Mitt Romney.
Jan 19, 2012 9:06AM ET
The weekly measure of those applying for unemployment benefits is back to a steady decline, dropping 50,000 last week to 352,000 — its lowest level since April 2008.
Jan 19, 2012 8:51AM ET
After months of testimony and legal wrangling, Rupert Murdoch's News International decided on Thursday to go ahead and settle 36 high-profile phone-hacking cases at once, getting the attendant publicity out of the way in one swoop.
Jan 19, 2012 7:14AM ET
Yesterday's internet-wide protest may not have killed Congress's anti-piracy efforts completely, but a lot of legislators (including some co-sponsors) suddenly can't run away from the bills fast enough.
Jan 19, 2012 5:31AM ET
Kodak officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last night, ending recent speculation that the iconic camera and film company with a history going back more than 130-years was doomed.
Jan 18, 2012 12:02PM ET
Just about every financial measure shot up on Wednesday's news that the International Monetary Fund was looking for an extra half a trillion dollars to lend to its members in need.
Jan 18, 2012 10:27AM ET
Anne Sinclair has been named editor of the Huffington Post's French franchise, and though she's an experienced journalist, a lot of her French colleagues think she gave up that mantle when she defended her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, last year.
Jan 18, 2012 4:57AM ET
Wikipedia, Google, and Craigslist are leading today's Internet protest march by changing their home pages in defiance of the SOPA and Protect IP bills.
Jan 17, 2012 6:03PM ET
The Associated Press released a shiny new set of social media guidelines on Tuesday, a sure sign that one of the world's oldest media organizations is making moves to keep up with the times.
Jan 17, 2012 4:49PM ET
Today in sports: father of the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense says he's done coaching football, the University of Miami will no longer let donors buy players "occasional meals," and Tim Tebow will not be a guest analyst for CBS this weekend.
Jan 17, 2012 4:10PM ET
In a live chat Tuesday, Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan says he's okay with the controversial headline Newsweek editors put on his cover story critique of President Obama's critics.
Jan 17, 2012 3:36PM ET
After a relatively significant cyber security breach at the websites for the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites, a Israeli hacker crew using the name IDF-TEAM retaliated by bringing down the website for the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange.
Jan 17, 2012 11:51AM ET
Today in books: Christopher Hitchens final memoir will be published simultaneously in the U.K. and U.S., a modest proposal to help authors make more money, and the "Jefferson Bible" will be back in print next month.
Jan 16, 2012 2:29PM ET
Newsbeast Editor Tina Brown rightly tweeted this morning that "Andrew Sullivan has lit up the web," with his Newsweek cover story, "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?" But an ad hominem cover line is better for creating heat than light.
Jan 16, 2012 2:06PM ET
Further contributing to the notion that owners and management are no friend to journalists at the Tribune company, the Chicago Tribune has announced a new round of voluntary buyouts in its newsroom.