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  • Toy Story Aims for Infinity and Beyond Shrek Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
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    "Toy Story 3" opens across the U.S. today on a record-setting number of 3-D screens. Now theater chains, Disney, and even its rival studios are anxiously hoping for a hit to turn around a weak summer box office: U.S. ticket sales are down over 6 percent since early May. Analysts

  • E3 2010: The 10 Most Highly-Anticipated Games Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 3:20 PM ET
    The worst part about E3 is the waiting. After injesting a flood of information for hundreds of titles and watching their excitement levels rise to critical peaks, players now must sit back and be patient. Some of the games won’t be out for months. For others, it could be years. Figuring out which will top this year’s sales charts is always a dangerous exercise. Publishers show carefully controlled demos of small segments of their games, specifically designed to pique interest. It might be fun in

    We’ve compiled a list of games likely to perform well at retail this holiday season. That doesn’t mean they’ll be smashes, but they’re likely to connect with today’s gaming audience.

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    DreamWorks Animation stock tumbled after the animation studio warned 2Q earnings per share will be "meaningfully below" year-ago results. CFO and President Lew Coleman presented at William Blair & Company's Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, warning about second quarter earnings disappointments, and blaming the weakness on "Shrek Forever After," the fourth sequel in the Shrek franchise which was released May 21.

  • Top-Grossing Animated Movies Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 9:32 AM ET
    Bambi, The Lion King, Finding Nemo — all animated films that have become household names while breaking all sorts of records. Their state-of-the-art technologies and design made them instant classics and some of the top-grossing movies of all time.Here, we've compiled the top 10 highest grossing animated movies, offering a behind-the-scenes view of their groundbreaking technology, from Disney's earliest full-length animated movie to Disney Pixar's newest releases. See why these movies changed th

    See why these movies changed the way animated movies are made, and broke box-office records in the process.

  • Stocks Rally; Dow Gains Over 200 Points Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

  • Stocks Rise Sharply, Led by Industrials, Techs Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro-zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

  • Nintendo Answers Back Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 1:48 PM ET
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    Nintendo kicked off its big E3 event with America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime singing the praises of the Wii and the DS. But the keynote comes amid multiple threats to the Nintendo juggernaut, from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. And how Nintendo responds, and how quickly, will determine whether its best days are behind it, or still ahead.

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    After a disappointing Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood is still waiting for hit movies to energize ticket sales and box office receipts, reports NYT.

  • Dow Halts Three Weeks of Consecutive Losses Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 6:49 PM ET

    US stocks rose for the week, led to the upside by the Dow with a gain of 2.81%.  Gold for August delivery hit a nominal record high of $1,254.5 during Tuesday's trading session, as investors sought refuge on the metal due to worries about Europe. 

  • The Upfronts Upshot For the Networks Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET
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    The fact that broadcast networks (and NBC in particular) are investing heavily in expensive content is appealing to advertisers. The networks have introduced 38 new shows, and 36 of those are scripted.

  • Video Game Sales Down, But Old Favorites Hold On Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET
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    Sales of software titles are down 8 percent year to date—a shortfall of more than $200 million, according to the most recent numbers from the NPD Group, which tracks video game purchases.

  • ESPN 3D Kicks Off 3D Ad Game Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:29 PM ET
    The match ball for the opening World Cup fixture between South Africa and Mexico.

    ESPN 3D's launch Friday with World Cup coverage marks the beginning of a whole new 3D advertising business. The channel announced it's launching with 3D commercials from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3, (corporate synergy), plus Sony and Gillette.

  • Theme Parks Looking To Summer Rebound Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 12:48 PM ET
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    The 400 amusement parks in the U.S. generate some $12 billion in annual revenue from more than 300 million annual visitors. Last year North American parks saw a one percent decline in attendance, but discounting prevented attendance from falling off further.

  • Sources tell me that ABC has finished its final upfront ad deals, and has secured 8 percent to 9 percent ad rates over last year. I don't have any details on the percentage volume increases ABC secured, but Disney's network has certainly sold closer to 80 percent of its inventory than the 65 or 70 percent the networks sold on average last year.

  • Dow Drops Over 100 After Late Selloff Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply after a late selloff Monday after a report showed consumer credit rose slightly.  Industrials, financials and tech were the weakest links.

  • The euro fell below $1.19 for the first time in more than four years on Monday but recovered most of its losses as U.S. stocks rose slightly and strong German manufacturing data pushed investors to buy back the currency. Ashraf Laidi, chief market strategist at CMC Markets discussed his insights.

  • Dow Settles Below 10,000 Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 8:33 PM ET

    US stocks ended the week down almost 1.7% or greater, marking the worst June weekly debut since 2008 when the Dow lost -3.39%, the S&P fell -2.83%, and the NASDAQ declined -1.91% in the first week of June.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Capitulation Sell-Off Or Start Of Something Big? Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    By Friday's close the S&P had fallen below 1,070, a level which had been considered support. How much farther is the S&P going to fall?

  • Network Upfront Sales Fly Faster Than Expected Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 11:35 AM ET
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    Advertising industry insiders tell me that Fox should wrap up its ad sales today and all the networks could complete their Upfront sales in a week. That's weeks earlier than the July 4 date expected, and months earlier than last year.