CNNMoney Investigates the Better Business Bureau
September 30th, 2015
12:21 PM ET

CNNMoney Investigates the Better Business Bureau

The CNNMoney investigation team that brought you into the Secret World of Government Debt Collection is back with a new expose inside the Better Business Bureau. 

CNNMoney’s Melanie Hicken and Blake Ellis found more than 100 businesses that had ratings of A- or higher despite having serious actions taken against them by government regulators in the past year. Some have been ruled flat-out scams and were shut down. Some have already been required to pay multimillion dollar penalties. And others have recently been rocked by big government lawsuits.

Among some of the BBB’s most highly-rated companies: A mortgage broker charged by federal regulators with discriminating against minority borrowers. A financial firm accused in an ongoing federal lawsuit of preying on seniors. A medical testing company that settled charges of paying kickbacks to doctors. A vitamin maker that allegedly misled parents with claims that its supplements could treat symptoms of autism. And that’s just to name a few.

Explore the investigation in full at CNNMoney.com.


Topics: CNNMoney
September 29th, 2015
01:47 PM ET

CNN RANKS SOLID #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN Q3

IN Q3, CNN RANKS #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN EVERY DAYPART

NEW DAY BEATS MORNING JOE FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT QUARTER 

IN SEPTEMBER, CNN BEATS FOX NEWS IN PRIME TIME FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 7 YEARS


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In the third quarter (July –September) that ended Sunday, CNN enjoyed one of its best quarters in recent years. CNN ranked #2 in cable news across every daypart (Total Day, M-Su and M-F primetime), in its closest position to Fox News in years and firmly ahead of MSNBC. CNN was the only cable news network to grow in all categories compared to a year ago, showing the most significant gains in primetime. CNN narrowed the quarterly P2+ gap with Fox News to its smallest in Total Day in over four years, in M-Su Prime in more than six years, and in M-F Prime in six years.  The network also topped MSNBC dayside (9a-4p) by wide margins this quarter, posting a +58% advantage in total viewers (506k vs. MSNBC’s 321k) and a +130% lead in the demo 25-54 (122k vs. 53k). CNN ranked #1 this quarter in weekend prime in the key adult 25-54 demo.  MSNBC hit its 3 lowest quarterly P25-54 levels in Total Day in over 10 years, in M-Su Prime in over nine years, and in Daytime 9a-4p in over 15 years.  And CNN’s morning program, beat MSNBC’s

In the third quarter (July –September) that ended Sunday, CNN enjoyed one of its best quarters in recent years. CNN ranked #2 in cable news across every daypart (Total Day, M-Su and M-F primetime), in its closest position to Fox News in years and firmly ahead of MSNBC. CNN was the only cable news network to grow in all categories compared to a year ago, showing the most significant gains in primetime. CNN narrowed the quarterly P2+ gap with Fox News to its smallest in Total Day in over four years, in M-Su Prime in more than six years, and in M-F Prime in six years.  The network also topped MSNBC dayside (9a-4p) by wide margins this quarter, posting a +58% advantage in total viewers (506k vs. MSNBC’s 321k) and a +130% lead in the demo 25-54 (122k vs. 53k). CNN ranked #1 this quarter in weekend prime in the key adult 25-54 demo.  MSNBC hit its 3rd lowest quarterly P25-54 levels in Total Day in over 10 years, in M-Su Prime in over nine years, and in Daytime 9a-4p in over 15 years.  And CNN’s morning program, New Day beat MSNBC’s Morning Joe for the fifth straight quarter among adults 25-54. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Ratings
CNNMoney Continues Streak of Record Breaking Growth
September 29th, 2015
09:33 AM ET

CNNMoney Continues Streak of Record Breaking Growth

CNNMoney continued its rapid ascension up the list of top online financial news destinations with another record-breaking month for multi-platform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors and minutes spent.

Once again breaking its own records from the prior month, CNNMoney moved up a spot within the Top Five financial news destinations online in August 2015. The property also recorded a younger and more affluent audience than nearly every other competitor.

In August 2015, CNNMoney saw**:

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September 29th, 2015
08:41 AM ET

CNN Films and Dinosaur 13 Win News & Documentary Emmy Award

CNNFilms_LOGO_black_clean[2]CNN Films and Dinosaur 13 won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming at the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York last night. In addition, CNN founder Ted Turner was honored with the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at this evening’s ceremonies.

Dinosaur 13 is a documentary that follows the odyssey of paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from South Dakota’s Black Hills Institute of Geological Research after their history-making find: the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. The dinosaur skeleton quickly became known to the world as ‘Sue,’ named after amateur paleontologist, Susan Hendrickson, who located the first fossil fragments late in the summer of 1990.

The film, which premiered on December 11, 2014, on CNN, tells the tale of this truly amazing scientific discovery and the strange and twisted aftermath concerning the legal custody of Sue and the fate of the team that unearthed her.

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Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN Films
September 28th, 2015
09:34 AM ET

CNN debate criteria would allow Joe Biden to participate

Vice President Joe Biden will be invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate if he declares his intention to seek his party's nomination as late as the day of the debate, eligibility criteria released Monday by CNN shows.

So far, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb have been invited to the first Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debate on Oct. 13 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

To read more about the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate, view the full story here.


Topics: 2016 Election
September 27th, 2015
01:41 PM ET

Gov. O'Malley on Clinton email controversy: "Our party is being defined by Hillary Clinton's email scandal & it's not good for our party & it's not good for our country."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), joined anchor, Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
September 27th, 2015
12:19 PM ET

Dr. Ben Carson on Muslims having to reject Islam in order to be president: "You have to reject the tenets of Islam. Yes, you have to."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson, joined anchor, Jake Tapper.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
September 27th, 2015
12:17 PM ET

Nancy Pelosi on Spkr Boehner's resignation: "The whole idea that the speaker is resigning is a sign of the disarray of the Republican Party"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic Party Leader, Nancy Pelosi, joined anchor, Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
September 27th, 2015
10:01 AM ET

Fmr Pres Clinton on the P5+1 deal: "I think - this is going to be a good thing. But it's very important to be tough in enforcing it."

Please credit any usage to “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

The following transcript is of an interview by Fareed Zakaria with former President Bill Clinton.  They discussed the current presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s run for president, Donald Trump and the GOP brand, the civil war in Syria, good news on the United Nations’ development goals and Clinton Global Initiative accomplishments, the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, and Russia’s interventions in Ukraine.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS”

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
September 26th, 2015
07:59 AM ET

Former President Bill Clinton Interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for Sunday's #FZGPS

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will appear on the Sunday, Sept. 27 edition of FAREED ZAKARIA GPS in a taped interview covering topics including the current presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s run for president, Donald Trump and the GOP brand, the civil war in Syria, good news on the United Nations’ development goals and Clinton Global Initiative accomplishments, the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, and Russia’s interventions in Ukraine.

The interview will air on FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and on CNN/U.S. and at 7:00am and 3:00pm on CNN International.  All times Eastern.

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Topics: 2016 Election • Africa • CNN • Iran • Israel
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