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  • Netflix

    Netflix is taking a big step to compete directly with premium movie channels like HBO by moving into original programming. Netflix is in discussions to buy exclusive rights to a series called 'House of Cards,' directed by David Fincher, starring Kevin Spacey.

  • Institutional Shareholder Services, the biggest proxy advisor firm, may be losing its expert grip. One of its key executives just left the firm: Qin Tuminelli, who spearheaded the mergers and acquisitions research.  Tuminelli’s leaving comes just a year after the exit of Chris Young, who, as head of M&A and proxy contest research, held the signature slot on most I.S.S. opinions.

  • Comcast is making a big push to expand the Spanish language programming on its video-on-demand platform.

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    Lionsgate's annual shareholder meeting yielded a big win for the studio — all 12 of its directors were elected and none of Icahn's five nominees.

  • Carl Icahn

    Lionsgate's battle with Carl Icahn comes to a head Tuesday at the company's annual shareholder meeting and today Icahn made a major decision to pull his $7.50 takeover offer for the company.

  • As you likely know Carl Icahn and Lions Gate are currently embroiled in an all out battle over control of the company.

  • Activist investor Carl Icahn and Lions Gate Vice Chair Michael Burns had harsh words for one another on Tuesday's "Fast Money."

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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.

  • Netflix

    Today Netflix unveiled its long-anticipated streaming-only option—$7.99 a month for unlimited access to its library of 20,000 digital films. And the company that built its business on renting DVDs through the mail announced that it is primarily a streaming company.

  • Lions Gate Chairman Michael Burns effectively said top management has met with MGM regarding a potential merger.

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    As Lionsgate continues its battle with Carl Icahn and its push to merge with MGM, it reported that it swung to a second quarter loss. The studio announced its earnings after the bell Tuesday — a net loss of 22 cents per share, down from a net profit of 26 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter, and 25 percent higher revenue of $456.3 million.

  • Stocks had one of their best October performances, despite a choppy day that ended with the major indexes largely flat, as investors prepare for a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Intel declined, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks were set to the end the session largely flat, although the market was still on pace for strong monthly gains, as investors await a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Merck declined, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks turned mixed after a mixed batch of economic and earnings news, and as investors continued to weigh the next steps from the Federal Reserve. Alcoa rose, while  Chevron fell.

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    The show has a relatively small audience — 2.2 million viewers last Sunday — but that audience is educated and influential, which helps explain the cultural weight of cable channel AMC.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks rose at the open after a series of strong earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.  Apple rose above $300 a share. Chevron and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks looked set to jump higher at the open Wednesday after better-than-expected profit from JPMorgan Chase added to the positive market sentiment.

  • Just when it looked like MGM's drawn-out saga was nearing an end — a pre-packaged bankruptcy with Spyglass Entertainment's chiefs in charge — here comes a third act twist.