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  • Why Is Dick Cook Leaving Disney? Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 | 4:21 PM ET
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    Even Hollywood insiders were shocked by the news late Friday that Dick Cook, the Walt Disney veteran and beloved chairman of Walt Disney Studios is stepping down immediately.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rose to fresh 2009 highs this week, as investors continue to bet that an economy recovery might be in place.  The Dow Index is once again near the 10,000-mark. 

  • Record Labels Develop a Taste for Vampires Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 3:54 PM ET
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    For the music industry, the soundtrack for last year's vampire romance movie Twilight" was practically a miracle.  So like vampires drawn to the scent of blood, record labels, publishers and artist managers have spent much of the last year aggressively pursuing “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,”  which opens on Nov. 20.

  • New Harry Potter Theme Park Set for Orlando Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 12:27 PM ET
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    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • Jay Leno and NBC's Primetime Gamble Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 11:39 AM ET
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    Today NBC launches Jay Leno's new hour-long primetime show at 10 pm as part of a plan for the network to bring down costs and take a different approach to its primetime lineup.

  • Stocks and Indices One Year After Lehman Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    One year ago on Sunday September 14, Lehman Brothers was scrambling before declaring bankruptcy later that night and Bank of America announced a deal to acquire Merrill Lynch.  Here is a look at where major indices and stocks look one year later.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 6:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks broke their five-day winning streak on Friday, as a pullback in oil prices led investors to take profits ahead of the weeking; however, all indices posted gains of nearly two percent or more for the week.

  • At long last 3-D is finally rolling out to more theaters, which means great news for movie theater chains and studios who, with the technology, can charge more for tickets and pack theaters.

  • Stocks at Highs; Banks Rebound, Health Care Gains Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 11:37 PM ET
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    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks End Near Highs; Banks, Tech Strong Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 11:06 PM ET

    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Disney's D23 Brand-Building Extravaganza Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 4:57 PM ET
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    There's no better illustration of the degree of Disney fan obsession, than an arena filled with thousands of them, screaming like the Beatles had reunited when CEO Bob Iger takes the stage.

  • M&A Activity on the Rise? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Is M&A back on the the rise?  The attention grabbing news of potential deals between Disney and Marvel Entertainment last week and now between Kraft Foods and Cadbury might make you think so.  Here are what the numbers show:

  • The Beatles Are Back – In Video Games Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 2:27 AM ET
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    Thanks to modern technology, the Fab Four are taking the world by storm once again – and while money still can't buy you love, it can buy you a piece of the companies who are reviving BeatleMania.

  • Fall TV's Biggest Hit: HULU Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:27 PM ET
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    The fall TV season starts this week and this year it'll be easier than ever to find all that content online-on Hulu. I sat down with Jason Kilar, the CEO of the two-year-old startup to hear where he thinks the company-and the industry-is headed next.

  • Rebound in M&A Could Bring Big Rewards for Investors Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 2:40 PM ET
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    Mergers and acquisitions have been missing in action during this year's stocks rally, but market experts think that could be changing soon.

  • Let's Make a Deal: New Signs of Merger Activity Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:30 AM ET
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    Merger mania may not be quite in full swing. But the pace of deal-making is showing signs of rousing back to life after nearly a year.

  • Art Cashin: Market Direction Too Early to Tell Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    The markets started the month with a selloff as investors worried that the summer rally could be facing a correction. Should investors be worrying about further declines?

  • Disney Adds 'Halo' Co-Creator to Its Gaming Ranks Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 3:00 AM ET
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    Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie Software and co-creator of the "Halo" franchise has joined the company to oversee creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

  • Web Extra: M&A Heating Up? Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 6:02 PM ET
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    It appears deal making may be picking up as we head into the fall. Where are the Fast Money traders looking for action?