Happy Monday! Your stock rating has just been cut

July 7, 2008

nyse.jpg┬áIt wasn’t exactly an auspicious start to the week for entertainment companies.

Bloomberg, a stake of one’s own

June 13, 2008

When we heard that Merrill Lynch wasn’t ruling out a sale of its stake in newswire and financial information service Bloomberg LP, we had to wonder who would want it. Morebloomberg.jpg to the point, we had to wonder who wouldn’t. As our story explained, Bloomberg probably (though we can’t say for sure) is a lucrative enterprise that any investor would want to profit from.

Bud’s advertising: Drink it in while it lasts

June 13, 2008

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What would a combined InBev/Anheuser-Busch do with advertising? It’s one of the questions already being tossed around in the wake of InBev’s $46 billion bid for the brewer of Bud and Bud Light.

Pearlstine to make the most of Bloomberg

May 12, 2008

pearlstine.jpgIt looks like Norman Pearlstine couldn’t resist the glamorous life of journalism. After two years in the private equity business at the Blackstone Group Carlyle Group (D’oh!), Pearlstine is joining Bloomberg LP as “chief content officer,” where, as Bloomberg said in a press release, he will work with “Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler to seek growth opportunities for its
television, radio, magazine and online products and to make the most of the
existing Bloomberg News operations.”