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  • Stocks Jump Despite Services-Report Miss Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 12:03 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks jumped Wednesday as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected reading on the services sector and cheered an improvement on the jobs front.

  • S&P and Nasdaq Break 7 Months of Gains Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 5:10 PM ET

    The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite broke 7 months of consecutive gains to finish October in the red.  Here is a look at this month's market statistics.

  • Here's yet another piece of news in the ongoing decline of the movie studios' "specialty" film business: the head of Disney's Miramax Films is being pushed out of the company.

  • CBS Shares Fall, So Why are Traders Still Bullish? Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    Shares of CBS have fallen 16 percent in the last week, but option traders were bullish on the network yesterday.

  • Seeing Michael Jackson Through Critical Eyes Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
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    I was invited to attend the premiere of "This Is It" Tuesday night at the Nokia Theater, where I was joined by a few thousand of my closest friends like Will Smith, Paula Abdul, four of Michael Jackson's brothers, and J-Lo (heard she was there, didn't see her).

  • 'It's Time To Take Risks' — Are You Ready? Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:48 AM ET
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    Anyone out there feeling like they're willing to take a $340 million bet on the turnaround being right around the corner? That's approximately how much Disney is thinking about shelling out on an overhaul its retail outlets, right now, in the very midst of a recession that has seen consumer spending drop off a cliff.

  • Dreamworks Animation Shows Its 'Monster' Strength Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    DreamWorks Animation showed some "Monster" strength in the third quarter, beating Wall Street projections with better than expected DVD sales and the ongoing performance of "Monsters vs. Aliens."

  • MJ's "This Is It" to Score Big in Box Office Takings Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 12:58 AM ET
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    The day Michael Jackson fans from around the world have been waiting for is finally here. "This Is It" - the much debated, controversial and expensive concert-documentary film, compiled with footage of Jackson's final rehearsals - starts playing tonight, in 3500 theaters in the U.S. and simultaneous premiers in 16 cities across the globe.

  • Studios’ Quest for Life After DVDs Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 2:01 PM ET
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    Movie studios, desperate to return their home entertainment divisions to growth, are scrambling to shape the post-DVD era. the New York Times reports.

  • Markets End the Week in the Red, Tech Outperforms Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.

  • Calvin's Balloon Boy costume

    I get the best emails. Let's start with the most recent and work backwards.

  • Shamrock Messes With Texas Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 3:45 PM ET

    Call them the Carl Icahns of the west. Stanley Gold and Roy Disney have never been shrinking violets in pushing for management changes at companies where they've invested some of the $2 billion in funds in their Shamrock Holdings. Most famously, the two led the charge to oust Michael Eisner at Disney, a company formed by Roy's father, and his uncle, Walt.

  • Dow 30 Keep Beating the Street Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

    With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported.  Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.

  • Longest Monthly Streak for the Nasdaq in 14 Years? Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

    There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.

  • Best Performing Stocks Since Rally Began Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 12:39 PM ET

    Since U.S. stocks rebounded from a twelve and a half year-low on March 9, 2009, they have posted an average gain of 100.4%.  Here is a look at the best performing stocks since the market rally began. 

  • Analyst Upgrades Push Media Stocks Higher Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's been a major media Monday -- Wall Street analysts have been upgrading media conglomerates left and right. The stocks have been benefiting, gaining more today than the major indices.

  • Oct. 19: 99 S&P Stocks Hit New 52-Week Highs Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    In today's trading session, a total of 99 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs.  Here is a look at those companies.

  • Media Giant Wrestles With a Shifting Identity Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 1:21 PM ET
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    Of the world’s biggest media companies, the one that might seem in the best position to ride out the recession is Vivendi, whose headquarters in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe oversees a sprawling empire of music, pay television, video game and mobile phone businesses.

  • Dow flirts with 10,000, oil settles above $78 Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 5:28 PM ET

    U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater.  The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.

  • Kids Book + Grown-Up Movie = Box Office Hit? Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 1:52 PM ET
    Where The Wild Things Are

    Hollywood loves a familiar brand — there's a reason why nearly every blockbuster is based on a comic book, TV series, or book, or old movie. An established brand has built-in awareness, making it easier to market as a film movie.