Fox Business Network

19 Stories

Fox Host: Obama Hosting 'Hoods' in the 'Hizzy'

Eric Bolling accused of racism after latest remarks

(Newser) - A Fox Business host is being accused of racism after declaring that President Obama likes to host “hoods” in the “hizzouse.” Eric Bolling initially referred to Obama’s Oval Office meeting with Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Thursday, then noted that “it's not first time... More »

Lou Dobbs Lands at Fox

He'll have a show on Fox Business early next year

(Newser) - Fox Business has struck a deal to hire everyone’s favorite immigrant-bashing anchor, Lou Dobbs. The ex-CNN host will have a daily show starting sometime in the first quarter of 2011, the New York Times reports. “Lou Dobbs will serve to strengthen the best lineup in business news,”... More »

Palin: 'Sleazy' GOP Establishment Is Out to Get Me

She slams 'establishment' Republicans who don't like her

(Newser) - Sarah Palin was not pleased with Politico ’s recent revelation that the GOP is determined to stop her from running for president in 2012. “Some within the establishment don’t like the fact that I won’t back down to a good-old-boys club,” she said in an... More »

Imus Psyched to Join Fox

He cracks at Fox, 'we’re better people' with 'a much closer relationship with our Lord'

(Newser) - Don Imus is returning to TV today, and it doesn’t bother him at all that it’s on Fox Business Network. “The perception is that even their news is skewed toward opinion—not when I watch it. It's a fair news organization,” he tells Howard Kurtz of... More »

ABC's John Stossel Jumps Ship for Fox

20/20 anchor joins fellow transplants Chris Wallace, Brit Hume

(Newser) - 20/20 anchor John Stossel is leaving ABC for Fox News and the Fox Business Channel, Mediabistro reports. The move is yet another shakeup for ABC—Stossel’s co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is a frontrunner to replace Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Stossel, a frequent guest on Fox, will have a... More »

Imus Joins Fox Business

Fox deal returns host to cable news after 2007 race controversy

(Newser) - Don Imus has completed a deal to simulcast his radio show on Fox Business Network TV beginning Oct. 5, Mediabistro reports. Imus has gotten out of his simulcast deal with RFD-TV. On FBN, he'll add more business news, and Fox Business Morning hosts Jenna Lee, Connell McShane, and Ashley Webster... More »

Imus in Talks With Fox Business

(Newser) - Don Imus is negotiating with Fox Business to broadcast a video simulcast of his morning talk show, the Los Angeles Times reports. Imus had a simulcast deal with MSNBC when his radio show was on CBS, before he referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.... More »

Help Jim Cramer—Arcade Style

New game lets you fend off Mad Money host's critics

(Newser) - Jim Cramer is facing his share of critics, from Jon Stewart to Fox Business, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Now you can help him defend himself in a new web video game: Jim Cramer’s Crashsteroids. Steer Cramer’s sneering mug as he takes aim at his detractors in... More »

Cramer Is Fun, Informative, and Mostly Wrong

(Newser) - With Wall Street in shambles, Jim Cramer’s ratings are higher than ever—which is fine as long as you ignore his stock picks, Bill Alpert writes in Barron’s. Cramer doles out thousands of buy/sell recommendations a year that consistently underperform the market. Alpert examined Cramer’s record from... More »

Media Feeds Markets' Frenzy

'Volatility news cycle' as bad for traders as it is for nervous investors

(Newser) - Is the media behind the rampant volatility gripping Wall Street? It can’t be helping, longtime observer Roger Ehrenberg writes for Information Arbitrage. CNBC, Fox Business, and others recycle countless talking heads, each with passionate and conflicting views. “Media is motivated to evoke a reaction,” Ehrenberg reasons, so... More »

Sorry, Guys, No Rivalry Between CNBC Babes

Rumors of feuding CNBC anchors greatly exaggerated

(Newser) - The “Money Honey” versus the “Street Sweetie” makes for great headlines, but reports of catfighting between CNBC anchors Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett are way overstated, Suzanna Andrews writes in Vanity Fair. “There is not a rivalry,” says Bartiromo, who suggests that the rumors may stem... More »

TV News Struggles to Explain Crisis Even as Ratings Surge

Networks see viewer interest in formerly esoteric financial instruments

(Newser) - TV news programs are grappling with explaining the financial crisis to an audience suddenly much more interested in business news, the New York Times reports. With CNBC seeing its highest ratings ever and CNN, Fox and MSNBC seeing bumps in recent weeks, news shows have put teams of business pundits... More »

Things That Won't Shake The Media World in 2008

BusinessWeek columnist takes a stab at '08 predictions

(Newser) - Overloaded with prediction lists, Business Week polishes the crystal ball and looks ahead to see what won't happen in the media world  in 2008.
  1. The writers won't win the current strike
  2. DreamWorks isn't going to leave Paramount after all
  3. Apple won't reinvent TV viewing
  4. "Juno" won't win an Oscar
... More »

Critics Cool to Frisky FBN

(Newser) - The market was down but Fox Business Network was aggressively upbeat in its debut yesterday, reviewers noted. The New York Times'  Alessandra Stanley made fun of the network's "giggly" mood and said it comes off as "a blend of CNBC and a fifth hour of the 'Today' show.... More »

Fox Business Network Debuts

Aims to make biz news less 'Wall Street,' more 'Main Street'

(Newser) - Fox Business Network officially debuts this morning, launching a challenge to CNBC, the only other all-business network on the air. FBN officials say they're looking to make business news less "Wall Street" and more "Main Street," so they won't be aiming to take hard-core financial types directly... More »

Ex-HP CEO Joins Fox Business

Fiorina will be on-air contributor when new network launches next week

(Newser) - Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will be an on-air contributor to the new Fox Business Network when it launches next week, FBN said today. Fiorina headed HP from 1999 to 2005 and oversaw its buyout of Compaq before scandal led to her ouster. She will be a general business contributor... More »

The I-Man Cometh

He's baaaaack—new deal could have Don Imus back on the airwaves by December

(Newser) - Don Imus is on the comeback trail. Six months after a racially insensitive quip got him fired, Imus is close to a deal that would give him a nationally syndicated radio show on major New York station WABC, the Washington Post reports. Barring a last-minute snag, Citadel Broadcasting, owner of... More »

Murdoch Surveys New Empire

Mogul plans all-out global fight vs. NY Times, Financial Times

(Newser) - As Rupert Murdoch celebrates his acquisition of Dow Jones, articles in the new jewel in his crown, the Wall Street Journal, and one of its biggest rivals, the New York Times, speculate about the future. They agree Murdoch will direct a titanic battle for ads and readers against both the... More »

Fox Business Sets a Date

Dow Jones deal uncertainty won't keep upstart network from October launch

(Newser) - With 30 million potential viewers already lined up, News Corp. will launch its new Fox Business Network on October 15. The cable channel will make its debut whether or not the pending Dow Jones deal is done, the Motley Fool reports, with Neil Cavuto at the helm and the onetime... More »

19 Stories

AROUND THE WEB