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    What do cheesecake and cable TV have in common? They're the signature products of two companies at the top of fund manager Michael Chren's list. Chren's Allegiant Large Cap Value Fund is up an average of 13.99 percent per year over the last five years. He gave CNBC his top stock picks.

  • The epic spoof "Meet the Spartans" narrowly beat out "Rambo" to nab the top spot in the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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    Yet another sign of the convergence of content and technology: For the first time, a cable company CEO made a keynote speech at CES. This morning, Comcast spacer chief Brian Roberts announced a new strategy, calling it Comcast 3.0.

  • You may not even know the company exists. But it's quietly reaping the rewards of the lucrative mobile phone business.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Cablevision Systems, the New York-based cable television operator, reported a wider quarterly loss Thursday and said it lost additional subscribers in a more competitive market.

  • A heroin pusher and a honey bee put some sting back into the movie business.

  • It looks the takeover trend is winding down somewhat--at least as far as the Dolan family is concerned. Their $10.6 billion bid to take Cablevision private has been rejected by shareholders.

  • Cablevision Systems said Tuesday it did not receive enough votes from its shareholders to approve a $10.6 billion buyout bid from the Dolan family.

  • "Mad Men," a TV show from Lions Gate about Madison Avenue AdMen in 1960, has been a hit among a very small audience. It airs on a division of Cablevision, Rainbow Media's AMC, which has only 90 million subscribers.

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    Stocks ended mixed as a strong earnings reports from the tech sector were offset by a selloff of blue chip stocks. Meanwhile, oil futures spiked to a new intraday record but ended lower on late profit-taking.

  • ClearBridge Advisors, the largest institutional shareholder in Cablevision Systems, plans to vote against the founding Dolan family's effort to take the cable television company private, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

  • Yes Network

    Today, I had an additional conversation with Scott Boras on his claim that Alex Rodriguez is behind much of the YES Network's increased ratings over the years. While it is true that more cable carriers, including Cablevision, picked up on YES after A-Rod joined the team in 2004, Boras says that carriage became more essential because of his client's presence on the team.

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    Before yesterday, I thought the best part about Dale & Thomas' Popcorn was the popcorn. Today, the best part about that business is that most people don't know that Isiah Thomas is the Thomas in the name.

  • A federal jury decided Madison Square Garden and its chairman must pay $11.6 million in damages to former New York Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders in her sexual harassment lawsuit.

  • New Gatorade G2

    Pepsi announced today a group of new products, including G2, a Gatorade with half the calories of your normal variety Gatorade. While Pepsi called this innovative and new, it's actually part of a strategy that failed more 25 years ago.

  • New York-based cable television operator Cablevision Systems reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday as it added more digital video, high-speed Internet and voice subscribers.

  • The Big Ten Network announced yesterday it would launch on August 30 and people are already asking this question. If a game is broadcast and no one can see it, did it happen? You see, the network is asking that people in the eight Big Ten states pay 10 cents a month to get the network, while those outside of those states pay $1.10 per month. And it's not a pay-per-view deal. It's a pay-even-if-you-don't-watch-us-deal. And even if you're a Big Ten fan, this is hardly "must watch."  (Correction from earlier post: Big Ten states pay $1.10 per month, others pay 10 cents.)

  • Fantastic Four

    Hollywood's superhero foursome is still fantastic at the box office.

  • A scene from "Shrek The Third." The film took in $122 million in its first weekend.

    "Shrek the Third" took in $122 million in its first weekend, breaking the franchise's own record for best debut ever for an animated film, according to studio estimates Sunday.  The latest adventure of the ogre shot past 2004's "Shrek 2," the previous record-holder for animated openings with $108 million.