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  • Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Stocks rose Monday amid expectations that the Senate will vote to extend tax cuts. Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor, shared his outlook.

  • "Technology-driven deflation" via the Internet has compressed margins for all kinds of middlemen, said James Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates. And expect the trend to continue going forward, he warned. 

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Fox is opening "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on 3500 screens nation-wide Friday, and its rivals will be watching carefully to see how it performs compares to its two predecessors which were released by Disney.

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    The Federal Communications Commission will consider changes to the rules governing negotiations between cable providers and broadcast networks to prevent broadcast stations from removing their signals from cable companies if the parties fail to agree on retransmission fees. The New York Times reports.

  • Small-cap stocks have outperformed the large caps this year: The Russell 2000 index is up about 20%; the S&P 500 rose almost 10%. Which is the better buy going into 2011? Jerry Jordan, portfolio manager at Jordan Opportunity Fund, and Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, shared their best plays.

  • Greg Maffei

    Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.

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    How much do you know about these so-called orphan brands? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week.  BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.

  • Stocks declined as investors continued to consider future troubles in the euro zone and comments over the weekend by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicating the central bank was willing to pump even more money into the economy.  BofA and DuPont fell, which Cisco rose.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    With the opening this Friday of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” comes a study in one of the most difficult challenges a studio can face: fixing a broken movie.  The New York Times reports.

  • Will investors return to stocks in 2011? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, shared his insights.

  • Tiger Woods

    Any NFL or NBA lockout will be short, Tigers Woods' play causes business problems for the PGA and 3D TV disappoints again.

  • Stocks continued to decline Tuesday amid mixed U.S. economic data and concern the European debt crisis would spread to other nations. JPMorgan and Pfizer fell.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday as fear of contagion from the European debt crisis continued to rattle investors. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.

  • Oscar Awards

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is departing from tradition: it picked Anne Hathaway and James Franco to host the 2011 Oscars.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The holiday movie season may be just half as long as the summer movie season, and it gets far less attention, but day for day it's just as important — it generates 20 percent of the annual box office. With a month left to go, the pressure's on for studios to boost their Q-4 numbers. And Wall Street's watching carefully for indications of which studios have momentum going into 2011.

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    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical "Tangled" with $49.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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    They joked that when LeBron James returned, they'd make him play in an empty arena. In reality, former fans of the star who left them for Miami have paid top dollar to witness his return to Cleveland next week.