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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.

  • Dollar is stronger for a second day, and while the slightly stronger dollar did not hurt stocks yesterday, U.S. stocks are generally weaker Tuesday morning.

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    Lions Gate is offering to combine its business with MGM in a deal supported by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns stakes in both studios.

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    Another roar from MGM's tired lion, which is struggling under a $4 billion debt load. I've confirmed that Spyglass founders Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have signed a letter of intent to make them co-CEOs of MGM.

  • Youtube

    After shifting its focus to making money about 18 months ago, YouTube is expected to turn a profit this year, on revenue of about $450 million, with help from its onetime critics.  The New York Times reports.

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    Chatroulette, the random video-chatting site that became famous for its X-rated antics, may be getting ready to hit the "next" button. So, is it going to clean up its act?

  • If the cliche is that a best defense is a good offense, in Lionsgate's case, the best defense a bunch of middle-aged action stars.