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  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $55.64. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 74 or. 8 percent, to $92.23. Gannett fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $30.39.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 14- "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U.S. and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation film "Penguins of Madagascar" finished in the No. 3 spot with $7.3 million from Friday through Sunday, while...

  • The Swift rise of Taylor, Inc. Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performing

    Taylor Swift may be known for her "long list of ex-lovers", but now she's made a name for herself as a multi-million dollar powerhouse.

  • Trading the box office blockbuster halo effect Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Still from the film Exodus: Gods & Kings.

    Box office success leads to higher traffic in malls connected to cinemas, which leads to higher rents malls can charge.

  • Stock gains cut by oil's fall, Washington inaction Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose Thursday as retail sales rose in November and jobless claims fell last week.

  • The price is (no longer) right: Retail's big game Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    The Disney "Frozen" Snow Glow Elsa Doll

    Retailers are no longer just competing with each other for the lowest price; often times, they're also competing with themselves.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool, but called on Congress to make more money available to programs. States currently spend more than $5 billion on preschool programs, according to the National Institute for Early Education. Obama said the Education Department...

  • Midday movers: Lands' End, Wynn Resorts, Exxon & more Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Obama to announce new grants to states for preschool Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed. At a White House summit, the Education Department will announce grants of more than $226 million to 18 states to enroll more than 33,000 kids in...

  • You may already be too late for hottest holiday toys Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Disney's Frozen dolls were the hot holiday item, especially at J.C. Penney's Disney shop in shop.

    If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Walt Disney Co, commodities group Koch Industries and others agreed deals in Luxembourg that could have delivered huge tax savings, a group of investigative journalists has reported, heightening an international debate on corporate tax avoidance. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said the two companies engaged in...

  • The silent crash in commodities—a warning sign Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    We should heed the warning sign that the silent crash in commodities is flashing, says Ron Insana.

  • Obama becomes first US president to publicly code Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama participates in an 'Hour of Code' event with middle-school students including Adrianna Mitchell in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama kicked off Code.org's Hour of Code campaign by writing a single line of JavaScript code.

  • Hulu to offer select Discovery shows from Jan. 1 Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Dec 9- Television streaming website Hulu said it partnered with Discovery Communications Inc to offer select shows such as MythBusters, The Little Couple, Treehouse Masters and How It's Made in the United States from Jan. 1. The website, which offers next-day repeats of shows on broadcast TV networks ABC, Fox and NBC, competes with services such as Netflix Inc and...

  • Cramer Remix: 3 stocks with long-term potential Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Toss 'em in your kids' stocking, or be a Grinch and keep them. "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer says buy 'em either way.

  • Cramer's bright side to the selloff Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Don't panic! Jim Cramer sees a bright side to the market selloff and has a few suggestions on how to benefit.

  • Fans, check. TV deal, check. Are MLS profits next? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Los Angeles Galaxy’s Landon Donovan (10) shoots to score in the second half of a match against Real Salt Lake in Los Angeles, Nov. 9, 2014.

    Major League Soccer is, by some measures, very successful. The problem is that it doesn't make money.

  • 7 signs your everyday life is already cashless Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The cashless society isn't something set in some distant future. For many people, it's already arrived. Here are 7 signs.

  • Three pillars of TV ecosystem  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott, explains why he is cautious about the outlook on television stocks.

  • Be stupid, keep it simple, market pro says Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Noted investor Ken Fisher has a few words of advice for those looking to make money in this bull market.