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  • Take Your Position: Disney Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    With Disney widely considered a barometer for consumer spending, could the company move markets after it reports on Thursday?

  • 11 Buying Opportunities in Media Stocks Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company and David Joyce at Miller Tabak offered CNBC their investment advice.

  • Duking it Out This Earnings Season Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    Not since Michael Phelps captured his record eighth Olympic gold medal has a nation been so captivated by a single broadcast event. What am I referring to? Friday's fine edition of "Options Action", of course.

  • 'G-Force' Topples 'Harry Potter' at Box Office Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | 2:45 PM ET

    An elite squad of guinea pigs has worked its own brand of magic at the box office, taking the No. 1 spot from boy wizard Harry Potter.

  • Earnings Microscope Turns to Supermarket Aisle Saturday, 25 Jul 2009 | 9:55 PM ET
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    Investors are looking for glimmers of economic hope in the everyday basics, from cereal to pens to cleaning supplies.

  • Corporate earnings will serve as a tailwind for the stock market in the week ahead, but gains could be constrained after an 11 percent run in just two weeks.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000. 

  • Halftime Report: Is The Rally Really Over? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

    The bears were caught by surprise on Friday with the S&P 500 turning positive, despite rather disappointing earnings from Microsoft and weakness from Schlumberger.

  • Call Of Shame Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 11:42 AM ET
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    This week we're not naming a winner. You are. Vote in the poll at the bottom. Here are the nominees...

  • Biz Stone on Twitter Revenue Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 11:05 AM ET
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    Twitter is the talk of the Fortune Brainstorm conference. Everyone agrees it's a hot, powerful, popular new tool. But there's zero consensus about its profit potential.

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    While Technology is the topic of the Fortune Brainstorm TECH conference in Pasadena, Ca, where I'm reporting from today, media companies are front and center here.

  • A Painful Discovery? Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    While the surge in tech and financials grab the headlines, a rather profound rally has occurred in media land. Look no further than stocks like Disney, CBS and Discovery Communications, which have posted respective gains of 31%, 28% and 35% over the last three months.

  • A Hollywood Blogger Feared by Executives Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 11:23 AM ET
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    In the three years since she started Deadline Hollywood Daily, a daily blog about the entertainment business, her combination of old-school skills — she is a relentless reporter — and new-media immediacy has made her a must-click look into the ragingly insecure id of Hollywood.

  • Poker

    The World Series of Poker has turned into a tremendous property for ESPN over the years. It’s basically the sporting world’s version of the lottery, with a little bit more skill attached.

  • Harry Potter vs. James Bond Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Wizards and spies?  Voldemort and Ernst Stavro Blofeld?  Besides their accents, what do Harry Potter and James Bond have to do with one another?  With the latest release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the young wizard's franchise is poised to surpass the Bond franchise in all time revenue.  Here are the top 10 movie franchises of all time...

  • Undervalued Viacom? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    Cramer is having a hard time accepting that just one of this company’s franchises accounts for two-thirds of the market cap. Could Wall Street be wrong here?

  • Time Warner and Comcast's partnership to bring cable TV content to the Internet is adding more big brand-name partners.

  • 'Twittering' One's Thumbs During Bank Robbery Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    Silicon Alley Insider tipped me off to a woman who has been updating her Twitter profile during a bank robbery this morning in the Big Apple.

  • Schmidt on Social Media, Ads and Hulu Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    When Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down to chat at Sun Valley, he couldn't avoid the most talked about startup at the Allen & Company conference: Twitter.

  • Sell Block: Insana Too Bullish? Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 7:43 PM ET

    The Wall Street vet has high hopes for housing, but Cramer isn’t so sure about the call.