ESPN Inks Dr Pepper as First Mega-Sponsor of the College Football Playoff Series

ESPN has signed on Dr Pepper as the first official Championship Partner of the College Football Playoff series, which kicks off on Jan. 1 in Pasadena and New Orleans.

Final BCS Title Game Is One for the Ages

College football’s oft-derided Bowl Championship Series went out on a high note Monday night, as the thrilling Florida State-Auburn showdown proved to be one of the most-watched programs in cable history.

ESPN, SEC to Form New Sports Net

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday will formally announce the launch of a new sports network devoted to the 14 member schools.In a press conference scheduled to take place tomorrow at noon at the Hyatt Atlanta Regency, ESPN and the athletic conference will unveil the as-yet unnamed network, which is set to launch in April 2014.

Companies Can Now ‘Friend’ Investors

Companies can now "friend" their investors to communicate market-moving news. Facebook and other social media platforms were cleared by the Securities and Exchange Commission to announce key information as long as the companies let investors know where to find that information first.

Jim Cramer’s Faces Accounting Fraud Charges [Updated]

Digital finanical media company TheStreet—as well as three of its executives—have been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with accounting fraud for filing false financial reports and reporting fraudulent payments to a subsidiary group.

Zynga Could Delay IPO Until November

More trouble for Zynga ahead of its upcoming IPO: Sources told the New York Post that the social-gaming developer, which had been planning to go public early next month,

Zynga Forced to Amend SEC Filings Ahead of IPO

Zynga is following in Groupon’s footsteps to become the second IPO-bound tech company this week to amend its Securities and Exchange Comm

Is Groupon’s Upcoming IPO in Trouble?

Groupon’s much-anticipated IPO could be in danger, according to the New York Post.

Groupon’s ‘Unusual’ Accounting Metric Draws SEC Scrutiny

Groupon is in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission due to a questionable accounting metric that it’s been using to market itself to investors in preparation for its upcoming IPO, reports The Wall Street Journal.

DOJ Preps Subpoenas for News Corp. Probe

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing subpoenas as part of a preliminary investigation into allegations that News of the World journalists hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims, a government official told the Wall Street Journal.