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    Expectations were high for Marvel’s 'The Avengers,' and the film beat even the most optimistic predictions and shattered records, kicking off the summer movie season to a MASSIVE start.

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    After April’s weak jobs report, investors will scrutinize each piece of economic data for a read on whether the economy's soft patch is temporary or the start of something more troubling.

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    Disney's new movie "Avengers" has already grossed more than $300 million globally, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. David Brain, Entertainment Property Trust CEO, discusses the impact successful movie earnings have on his company.

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    Europe for the last four years has been a headline that has moved markets and portfolios.  It now appears as if a new and dangerous chapter is beginning relative to Europe's financial solvency.

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    Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man and Hawkeye are teaming up to take the box office by storm. Marvel’s  ‘The Avengers’ officially kicks off the summer box office,.

  • Ever since television first landed in Americans’ homes more than half a century ago, it has transformed the way people live. Now the technology is undergoing a transformation of its own. The 80-year-old industry is on the brink of a revolution thanks to the convergence of personal computers, the Internet and television. Media heavyweights, tech titans and Internet innovators are all fighting for a piece of the next multimillion dollar bonanza — and it could impact how, where and when you watch y

    CNBC spoke with media heavyweights, tech titans and Internet innovators to get their predictions of where television is heading, and how they hope to be involved.

  • Michael Eisner

    Michael Eisner, the former chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co,  is trying to raise $800 million for a new film and television production company, according to people who have been approached about investing.

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    According to digital performance company iProspect, there are 19 million affluent men online, and the vast majority of them are shopping. Nearly half of these wealthy men spend more than $4,000 a year online.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday's morning movers:

  • Providence is in talks to sell its stake for somewhere in the ballpark of $200 million—though my sources tell me it could be lower.

  • SEC Investigating Major Movie Studios' China Dealings: Reuters

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that the SEC and U.S. regulators are investigating major movie studios' alleged inappropriate dealings with Chinese government officials.

  • Apple

    Nothing short of $40 billion dollars is on the line when Apple reports earnings tonight. That’s how much options prices are implying Apple stock will move following the release of its results.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.

  • Disney

    The chairman of Disney’s movie studio, Rich Ross, wrote in a note to his staff Friday that he is stepping down and the role is no longer “the right professional fit for me.” Ross ran the studio for just two and a half years, and now is cleaving under the cloud of a massive bomb—"John Carter."

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    Internet giants want to steal some of the $60 billion dollars marketers spent on TV advertising last year—digital video drew just $2 billion in spending—so they’re taking a page from the networks, and they’re playing by Madison Avenue’s rules.

  • Time & Life

    Call it mattress madness, but the stocks of companies in the sleep-products industry, comprised of manufacturers and specialty retailers of mattresses, are among the biggest gainers this year.

  • Stocks ended near session highs Tuesday, with all three major averages logging their best rally in a month, helped by a handful of positive earnings reports and as fears over Europe diminished.

  • Recession, Dodd-Frank rules, and criticism from their own shareholders may have slowed the growth of corporate pay in recent years, but according to initial reports on 2011 compensation, America's chief executives are hardly going wanting. The ten highest-paid CEOs were paid an average of nearly $90 million dollars, when all of an executive’s compensation is considered. The compensation figures listed represent total calculated compensation (TCC), which includes salary, bonuses, estimated stock

    The 10 highest-paid CEOs were paid an average of nearly $90 million dollars, when all of an executive’s compensation is considered. So, who were the highest paid CEOs of the year?

  • Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

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    Take a look at some of Monday’s morning movers: