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  • Stocks Close Lower, Led by Banks; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Stocks Turn Positive, Led by Tech; Disney Falls Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data.  Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.

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    Goldman Sachs' Communacopia hosted some major media CEOs Wednesday afternoon: the mood was upbeat with advertising on the rebound. They also had plenty to say about the value of content — and protecting that content — in the new digital landscape.

  • Neverland Ranch Owner: Movie Business Not a 'Club' Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    The failings of brick-and-mortar distribution models in film and entertainment, as seen in the shortly-anticipated bankrupty of film retailer Blockbuster, is opening the doors for new dealmakers in Hollywood, chairman and founder of Colony Capital Tom Barrack told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Gold vs. Stocks — The Better Investment Now: Pros Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Gold hit record highs for a fifth consecutive session after the Fed implied it is ready to inject more cash into the economy, knocking the dollar. And the Dow is creeping up near the 11,000 level. So where should investors be putting their money?

  • Goldman Sachs annual media and technology conference — Communacopia — kicked off today with optimism and bullish comments from AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson and Disney CEO Bob Iger. The event is a who's who of media, tech and telecom CEOs; the economy is top of mind, as is digital distribution and the growing smart phone and tablet market.

  • Will Sing-a-ma-jigs Be This Year's Zhu Zhu Pets? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:00 PM ET
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    It may be too early to tell which toys parents will be hunting for this holiday season, but with Christmas just months away, there is already buzz building around Mattel's harmonizing plush characters, the Sing-a-ma-jigs. These critters and 14 other toys have made Toys 'R Us' "Fabulous 15."

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors awaited President Obama's comments on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Tuesday. Will stocks see a fourth week of gains? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS financial services discussed his outlook.

  • At Networks, Gloves Are Already Off Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:50 AM ET
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    Television executives are calling Monday night's season kick off one of the most competitive opening nights in recent memory, and each of the four major networks has something to prove and a lot on the line.

  • Stocks Struggle, But Close Week Higher Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.

  • Anatomy of a Blockbuster: Moves & Video Games Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
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    Microsoft's "Halo: Reach" hit $200 million dollars in sales in just its first 24 hour on store shelves. That makes it the biggest debut of any movie or game so far this year. But how much will Microsoft actually make? And how does that compare to a blockbuster movie opening?

  • Stocks Edge Higher Ahead of Close Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher before the close Friday, putting the market on pace to continue a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Dupont and Caterpillar rose, JP Morgan and HP fell.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Banks Slip, DuPont Rises Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks are slightly higher after a burst at the open following news that a measure of consumer sentiment unexpectedly hit the lowest level in more than a year.  Dupont and Disney rose, HP fell.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Technology Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks Remain Mixed Before Close; Tech Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Third of Young Netflix Users Cut Cable Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    An alarming survey by Credit Suisse should serve as a wake up call to the broadcast networks and media investors as well!

  • Toys 'R Us Rolls Out FAO Pop-Up Stores, Exclusive Items Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:42 PM ET
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    Toys 'R Us will soon debut at least 10 FAO Schwarz pop-up stores, meaning some folks won't have to travel to New York to dance on the big piano keyboard this holiday season.

  • Volatility Index Signals a Pullback: Strategists Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the mostly widely used gauge of fear in the market, is down almost 20 percent over the last three months. When should investors expect volatility to return? Dan Deming, trader at Stutland Equities, and Dan Cook, senior market analyst at IG Markets, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: DirecTV, Exxon Mobil and More ... Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.