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  • At long last 3-D is finally rolling out to more theaters, which means great news for movie theater chains and studios who, with the technology, can charge more for tickets and pack theaters.

  • Stocks at Highs; Banks Rebound, Health Care Gains Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 11:37 PM ET
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    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks End Near Highs; Banks, Tech Strong Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 11:06 PM ET

    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Disney's D23 Brand-Building Extravaganza Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 4:57 PM ET
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    There's no better illustration of the degree of Disney fan obsession, than an arena filled with thousands of them, screaming like the Beatles had reunited when CEO Bob Iger takes the stage.

  • M&A Activity on the Rise? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Is M&A back on the the rise?  The attention grabbing news of potential deals between Disney and Marvel Entertainment last week and now between Kraft Foods and Cadbury might make you think so.  Here are what the numbers show:

  • The Beatles Are Back – In Video Games Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 2:27 AM ET
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    Thanks to modern technology, the Fab Four are taking the world by storm once again – and while money still can't buy you love, it can buy you a piece of the companies who are reviving BeatleMania.

  • Fall TV's Biggest Hit: HULU Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:27 PM ET
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    The fall TV season starts this week and this year it'll be easier than ever to find all that content online-on Hulu. I sat down with Jason Kilar, the CEO of the two-year-old startup to hear where he thinks the company-and the industry-is headed next.

  • Rebound in M&A Could Bring Big Rewards for Investors Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 2:40 PM ET
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    Mergers and acquisitions have been missing in action during this year's stocks rally, but market experts think that could be changing soon.

  • Let's Make a Deal: New Signs of Merger Activity Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:30 AM ET
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    Merger mania may not be quite in full swing. But the pace of deal-making is showing signs of rousing back to life after nearly a year.

  • Art Cashin: Market Direction Too Early to Tell Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    The markets started the month with a selloff as investors worried that the summer rally could be facing a correction. Should investors be worrying about further declines?

  • Disney Adds 'Halo' Co-Creator to Its Gaming Ranks Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 3:00 AM ET
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    Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie Software and co-creator of the "Halo" franchise has joined the company to oversee creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

  • Web Extra: M&A Heating Up? Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 6:02 PM ET
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    It appears deal making may be picking up as we head into the fall. Where are the Fast Money traders looking for action?

  • Stocks Fall For A 4th Straight Day Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 5:29 PM ET

    The S&P 500 closed lower for the fourth day in a row after the latest economic reports suggested that the job market could trip up the recovery.

  • Disney-Marvel Acquisition Aftershocks Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 8:49 AM ET
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    Hollywood is still reeling from the news that Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment and all the other media giants are trying to figure out what this means for their businesses and what other acquisitions it will prompt. One Hollywood insider who works for a rival said with a shudder: "Disney's always been an 800 pound gorilla, but now its power with retailers like Wal-Mart is going to be out of control."

  • Web Extra: Spider-Man Going Steady With Cinderella Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 6:08 PM ET
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    You've probably heard that Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, but did you hear it was for a premiuim of nearly 30%? Did the Mouse House overpay?

  • Let’s Make A Deal Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Three major M&A deals rocked the Street on Monday. How should you trade in the aftermath?

  • Stocks End Lower but Gain 3.5% for Month Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday as a major selloff in China sent oil prices lower and dragged on the US market.

  • Good Month Ends On Low Note Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for the month of August but fell on Monday as concerns about the global economy weighed on Wall Street. What must you know about this market?

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    Mickey, meet Iron Man. Today Disney announced it's buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock. I've reported on the fact that Disney has plenty of cash on hand for an acquisition, but the announcement still came as a surprise. But upon closer inspection The Hulk and Goofy have more in common that you might think.