Cramer’s week ahead: The stock market can keep climbing ‘now that the Fed remains our friend’

The stock market rallied Friday as investors reacted to the worse-than-expected April jobs report, which indicates the Federal Reserve’s easy policy is unlikely to go anywhere soon, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said. “I know the conventional wisdom says sell in May and go away, but that stupid ditty needs to be retired, at least when it … Read more

Inflation is the big challenge for markets and the Fed in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE After April’s disappointing jobs report, market focus will shift squarely to inflation in the week ahead. The tug-of-war over tech stocks will also continue to be a dominant force in the stock market, after Friday’s bounce more than halved the week’s losses in … Read more

How Roku’s ad sales boss Alison Levin successfully steered through the pandemic

Alison Levin, Roku’s VP of ad sales and strategy Source: Roku In late spring 2020, Alison Levin was outside in her backyard with her young daughter and golden retriever. Both were running as quickly as they could — at one another, for the same ball. Inevitably, they collided.  “She went down, and we held our … Read more

First round of the 2021 NFL Draft attracted 12.6 million viewers, second-biggest audience ever

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces Kwity Paye as the 21st selection by the Indianapolis Colts during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Gregory Shamus | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images The National Football League’s opening night of its annual … Read more

Here’s a full recap of CNBC’s Stock Draft

Tech names and crypto were among the favorites of big-name investors and celebrities as CNBC’s annual Stock Draft kicked off on Thursday. The CNBC Stock Draft is an annual stock-picking competition pitting market professionals, athletes and celebrities against each other. Each participant makes two picks from a list of 60 stocks and other investments. The … Read more

Netflix snags 7 awards, nearly doubling its all-time Oscars tally

Viola Davis stars in Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Netflix In one night, Netflix has nearly doubled its number of Oscar wins. Heading into Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, the streaming service had 36 Oscar nominations across 17 films — the most of any distributor in this year’s slate. By the end of the … Read more

Netflix faces another year with the most Oscar nominations and the likelihood of few wins

Gary Oldman stars as Herman J. Mankiewicz in Netflix’s “Mank.” Source: Netflix In recent years, Netflix‘s films have had no trouble earning top spots on Oscar ballots, but it has had a hard time turning those nominations into trophies. The streaming service first appeared on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ radar in … Read more

How local TV stations plan to remain relevant as viewers shift to streaming

EW Scripps CEO Adam Symson Source: EW Scripps The technology behind the distribution of television has evolved with time, from the antenna to cable to satellite, and most recently to streaming. Now, according to EW Scripps Chief Executive Officer Adam Symson, the time has arrived for the next frontier of TV viewing: The antenna. As … Read more

How baseball card mania is colling with the NFT boom to revive Topps and change the game for dealers

Topps baseball cards Ari Levy | CNBC On a recent family ski trip in California, my kids and I popped into an old baseball card shop in the city of Sonora, a former gold mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. As a former rabid card collector, I lit up when I saw the sign … Read more

Why Hollywood may be staying surprisingly quiet about Georgia’s new voting law

Tyler Perry accepts People’s Champion Award onstage for the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and on broadcast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Christopher Polk | E! Entertainment | NBCUniversal | Getty Images While other corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Delta have been quick to oppose … Read more