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  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical "Tangled" with $49.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Why Time Warner Cable Is Testing a Cheap TV Package Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 2:43 PM ET
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    It makes sense: if people are dropping the lowest-tier cable service because it's too expensive, give them a cheaper option. That's what Time Warner Cable is experimenting with now: it'll test a less expensive TV package called "TV Essentials" targeting lower income consumers.

  • Comcast Shakeup Brings Creative Core Back to NBC Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 1:21 PM ET
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    NBC is looking to revitalize its prime-time lineup with the appointment of a cable TV executive who transformed the once-maligned Showtime channel into a worthy rival to HBO.

  • Cord Cut: Cable Losing Subscribers in Record Numbers Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 11:13 AM ET

    Cable companies need to adapt to the ever-changing needs of its customers or risk losing them for good.

  • Silicone Chip

    Investors look to giants like Google and Cisco for clues to where the market is headed, but where do the giants themselves look when it comes to discovering the next big thing? In many cases it's small tech startups. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was busy in the third quarter. The company's quarterly stock portfolio filing with the SEC shows that during the three months ending September 30, Berkshire added a new stake in Bank of New York Mellon, while eliminating holdings in five companies.

  • Comcast Takes Its Content to the iPad Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Comcast is bringing "TV Everywhere" mobile. The cable giant just announced a new Xfinity TV app, to allow digital TV subscribers to watch TV and program their DVRs, first on Apple's iPad and iPhone, with versions coming for Android devices later this year.

  • CBS Is 'Firing On All Cylinders' Now Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    After being bashed for being too dependent on advertising, now CBS is benefiting from its share of the ad market — advertising is back, up 10 percent in the quarter.

  • DirecTV Slides On In-Line Earnings Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 4:13 PM ET

    Despite reporting earnings that were just in line with expectations, DirecTV shares have been trading off about 3 percent all day. Why? The satellite TV provider's earnings were in line with expectations, but the stock has gained 15 percent since August, without a pause.

  • Stocks were mixed following several positive economic reports, and a day after Republicans won many seats in races nationwide and took control of the House. Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their outlooks.

  • Political Ads' Perfect Storm Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 6:49 PM ET

    With Election Day looming the pace of political ad spending continues to accelerate — this is sure to be a record year. Political ad spending is on track to top $3 billion; not only is that far ahead of the $2.4 billion spent during the last mid-term elections, it even exceeds the $2.7 billion spent during the 2008 presidential campaigns.

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Materials Slip, Techs Rise Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks shaved off some of their earlier losses as techs staged a late-afternoon rally, but still closed mixed as investors considered news that the Federal Reserve may not provide as much stimulus to the economy as had been anticipated.

  • Comcast Trades Higher on Better than Expected Results Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
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    Comcast shares are bucking the trend: while the Dow is down by triple digits, Comcast shares are higher on earnings that bested Wall Street expectations. The "triple play" is paying off.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Questions About Fed Policy Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    Stocks extended their losses Wednesday as concerns grew after a report suggested that the Federal Reserve's next round of quantitative easing will be less aggressive than expected. Home Depot and HP fell, while BofA and AmEx rose.

  • Earnings Roundup: Oct. 27 Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Oct. 27.

  • Futures Fall Despite Strong Durable Goods  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly extended losses Wednesday after durable goods orders rose more than expected in September, but fell when transportation equipment was excluded.

  • What's On: Big Earnings, Cotton and Bank of America Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 8:11 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks End Higher as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading but ended higher at the highest levels since late April, as the dollar slid. Worries about the foreclosure crisis continued to temper overall market gains.  DuPont and Kraft rose, while  BofA and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained higher Monday as the weak dollar boosted materials, but big banks slumped following the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis, tempering overall market gains. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise, Banks Fall Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks gained as a slide in the dollar boosted materials stocks, but a drop in financial stocks due to the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis tempered gains. Alcoa and DuPont rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.