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  • God of War III

    To ensure long-term success, a video game company has to continually introduce new intellectual properties. Creating those is expensive, though – and if they don’t click with gamers, it’s essential to have strong existing franchises to cushion the blow.

  • The mood is upbeat and venture capitalists, media and tech giants are out in force, hunting for deals at the seventh annual Montgomery Tech Conference in Santa Monica, California.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    When two top Activison executives responsible for "Modern Warfare 2"—which, with more than $1 billion in revenue, became the biggest entertainment launch of any kind in history—were abruptly fired by the company last Monday, everyone knew a lawsuit would follow.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    The video game world was reeling Tuesday after two top executives and the developer responsible for last year’s biggest game were suddenly and unexpectedly dismissed.

  • Markets opened higher on Wednesday as the jobs reports indicated an encouraging sign on the employment front. What should investors expect going forward? Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, shared his insights.

  • After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.

  • Mass Effect 2

    After years of standing on the sidelines grumbling about the sale of used video games, publishers are finally starting to take action.

  • FarmVille

    The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.

  • Stocks reversed their losses and traded higher on Thursday, as the dollar gained against the euro amid Europe debt worries. Where are the markets headed from this point? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, and John Brady, senior vice president at MF Global, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.

  • Commodity and energy stocks rallied as the euro finally became so oversold that traders began buying it, thus weakening the dollar. There may also be a secondary reflation trade in play: the unusual move in copper (up 4.7 percent) widely noted on trading desks. George Gero at RBC attributes the gold rally to "Relief that Greece will be handled without having to sell gold..."

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It hasn’t been a good week to be an Electronic Arts shareholder. The company’s stock fell nearly 10 percent Tuesday after it gave a dire forecast for the coming quarter. Activision, meanwhile, thrilled its shareholders with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

  • Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread

  • Blockbuster games boosted Activision Blizzard despite a rough video game market. The game maker beat expectations thanks to strong sales of "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft."

  • Stock futures, already in positive territory on an apparent deal to rescue Greece, added to gains on good news from the labor market.

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    Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.

  • Ben Bernanke said the Fed could begin pulling back stimulus by removing some cash from the financial system and then raising interest rates. What does this mean for markets? Joseph Balestrino, senior VP and fixed income market strategist at Federated Investors, discussed his insights.

  • Futures were pointing to a higher open Wednesday but pared gains after a report showed the US trade gap widened more than expected.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Feb. 10.