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    Hulu is on track to “approach half a billion in 2011 revenue” this year as the number of paying subscribers increases. Hulu, the Q2 leader in U.S. online video advertising, has seen a 67% growth in content hours since its launch in November.

  • It's time to get defensive on stocks, Bill Spiropoulos, CoreStates Capital Advisors chief executive, told CNBC Wednesday. "You can still see upward trends but you have to take a stance and have multiple strategies in multiple markets."

  • Stocks paring earlier losses in choppy, low-volume trading Tuesday, as investors largely shrugged off Moody's downgrade of Portugal's rating into junk territory.


    Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Times reported today that "Google is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu," a number of sources very close to the negotiations tell me that all talks are "very preliminary" and it is "impossible to characterize anyone as being in the lead."

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    With June coming to an end Thursday, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages.

  • 3D audience

    Paramount is wasting no time driving moviegoers to 3-D screenings of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Director Michael Bay has been personally campaigning to draw moviegoers to the new format, by communicating directly with fans and campaigning for theater chains to project the film with more light.

  • Stocks closed higher Monday, with the Dow and S&P breaking a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Stocks extended their gains Monday, with the Dow and S&P on track to break a three-day losing streak, ahead of a crucial vote on austerity measures in Greece and after banking regulators announced capital rules that were less burdensome than expected.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    As the videogame industry celebrates Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which formally recognized videogames as entitled to First Amendment protection, many are assuming the political fight that has loomed over the industry for years is finally over.

  • European Formula One Grand Prix

    The fortunes of a Formula One race can change in a split second. When Sebastian Vettel, the 23-year-old star of the Red Bull Racing team, slipped up on the last lap of the Canadian Grand Prix this month, he allowed Jenson Button of McLaren to snatch away the victor’s Jeroboam of Champagne the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks climbed Monday, reversing three days of losses, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks and bet there would be a near-term resolution to Greece's financial future.

  • Futures turned flat Monday following news that personal income gained slightly in May, while spending was unchanged. Gains were also limited as investors remained cautious about Greece's future.

  • A lack of warnings during earnings season is a sign of good things to come, Michael Thompson, managing director valuation and risk strategies at Standard & Poor, told CNBC in an interview Friday.

  • Cars 2

    Today Disney opens 'Cars 2' in over 4,100 theaters, making it Pixar's widest-ever launch. There's little question that the film will win the U.S. box office this weekend — it's expected to gross $50 to $55 million. But that's less than the first 'Cars' film...but the movie is just one tiny piece of 'Cars' importance to Disney's bottom line.

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  • Netflix

    Netflix just can't stay out of the spotlight-such is the plight of a company whose stock is up 106 percent in the past 12 months and whose technology could pose a major threat to satellite and cable TV operators, not to mention TV networks.

  • Although there are many ways to profit from the world of superheroes - toys, video games and comic books, to name a few – there is no doubt that one of the biggest money-makers in this space is on the big screen. With data from  a subsidiary of IMDB, we decided to take a look at the ten highest grossing superhero franchises of all time, five of which fall under the Marvel brand. BoxOfficeMojo reports that, since 1978, superhero movies have grossed over $8.24 billion at the domestic box office, w

    What are the highest grossing superhero franchises of all time? Click to find out!

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    In the wake of its success last year with Paper Jamz, toy maker WowWee is out to show it's more than just a one-hit wonder.

  • As insurance deductibles continue to go up in the U.S., investors should look into stocks with more value in the coming days, according to Bill Smead, founder of Smead Capital Management.

  • Retired couple

    Despite all of the volatility and uncertainty of stocks, Baby Boomers heading into retirement are still better off with stocks than bonds, says a new analysis from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.