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  • Should Pizza Hut be sold?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Pizza Hut is going stale. It's struggling while its corporate siblings Taco Bell and KFC are doing reasonably well.

    If the slowdown continues, should Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands (YUM) consider selling the restaurant chain?

    It's a MORE

    - Jul 17, 2014 1:12 PM ET
  • Big hedge fund wants Time Warner to sell to Fox

    Get the deal done.

    That was the message from hedge fund titan Ken Griffin Wednesday after hearing that 21st Century Fox (FOX) made an $80 billion bid for rival Time Warner (TWX).

    "The deal makes a lot of sense," he said. "Let's get them to say yes."

    Griffin has skin in the game on this one. Citadel, the multi-billion dollar investment firm that he runs, owns stakes in both companies.

    Speaking at the CNBC MORE

    - Jul 16, 2014 1:37 PM ET
  • 5 businesses Rupert Murdoch loved and lost

    Rupert Murdoch has bought and sold more companies than anyone can remember on his way to building a vast media empire. But not all of those companies have stood the test of time.

    Murdoch sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry Wednesday after 21st Century Fox (FOXA) disclosed that it had offered to buy Time Warner for the premium price of $85 billion.

    Time Warner (TWX), which owns CNN and CNNMoney, rejected the MORE

    - Jul 16, 2014 1:17 PM ET
  • Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. So what?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Investors have had a love-hate relationship with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He is back in Wall Street's good graces for now. It's almost as if investors have gotten him confused with goalie extraordinaire Tim Howard. MORE

    - Jul 15, 2014 1:57 PM ET
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  • Happy Birthday, USA! Have a hot dog (or 70)

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Fireworks may be the ultimate Independence Day tradition. But thanks in large part to ESPN, Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest has quickly become a fun way to celebrate America's birthday as MORE

    - Jul 3, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Facebook is 'evil.' Wall Street approves

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    If you type the phrase "Facebook is evil" into Google, you get about 249 million results. Interestingly, "the devil is evil" only yields 58.7 million results. And you only wind up with 17.9 million hits MORE

    - Jul 1, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • Here's how people watched the World Cup at work

    At least 1.7 million people watched the U.S. soccer team play Germany in the World Cup this afternoon, according to ESPN.

    Many of them were watching at work, according to Twitter.

    On board Air Force One, President Obama took time out from running the country to cheer on the home team. He could hardly contain his enthusiasm.

    President Obama watches the USA vs Germany World Cup game aboard Air Force One enroute to MORE

    - Jun 26, 2014 4:01 PM ET
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  • Excited for iPhone 6? Check out this stock

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    When a stock goes up 188% in a year, many investors probably wish they had bought it. They also probably think it's too late to get in after such a huge surge.

    But what should investors MORE

    - Jun 26, 2014 12:59 PM ET
  • Where's the drama on Wall Street?

    The Dow may have fallen more than 100 points on Tuesday, but don't let that minor selloff fool you. The stock market is enjoying its longest stretch of calm since Mel Gibson battled the Brits as William Wallace in the blockbuster film "Braveheart."

    During the turbulent days of 2008-2011, Wall Street experienced 1% moves almost regularly amid deep disagreement over the state of the global economy.

    But the S&P 500 has gone 47 MORE

    - Jun 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • The 6 best World Cup ads

    By Ben Brody

    Sure, companies unleash a lot of money -- and creativity (sometimes) -- for Super Bowl ads. But it's World Cup spots that get the eyeballs, at least on the web. Since April, viewers spent 1.2 billion minutes on YouTube watching World Cup ads, according to the video-sharing service. That's about four times what they spent viewing Super Bowl ads this year. What's everyone watching? These:

    1. "Winner Stays," Nike

    With nearly 82 million MORE

    Jun 25, 2014 8:11 AM ET
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