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  • Jay-Z Decoded book

    Microsoft's Bing is hosting a lengthy scavenger hunt built around the book and its spending a million dollars on ads to promote the partnership.

  • Jay-Z Decoded book

    The book isn't quite tailored for the CNBC audience, is that it doesn't talk much about his varied businesses: running Def Jam or striking a $150 million deal with Live Nation. But if the book mirrors his music's success atop the Billboard charts, then Jay-Z stands to cash in.

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    Buoyed by strong performances by “NBA 2K11” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” the software side of the video game industry managed to push out of its slump in October, but the good fortune did not extend to the rest of the industry.

  • Cable companies need to adapt to the ever-changing needs of its customers or risk losing them for good.

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    After being severely disappointed in September, the video game industry is warily eyeing October’s retail sales numbers.

  • Silicone Chip

    Investors look to giants like Google and Cisco for clues to where the market is headed, but where do the giants themselves look when it comes to discovering the next big thing? In many cases it's small tech startups. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Carter Worth has been poring over charts looking for bullish technicals and he's found some patterns you should know about.

  • As Nintendo experiences falling sales of its Wii products and competition from other producers, including Microsoft, Nintendo of America’s president and COO told CNBC Thursday that the company’s installed base works in its favor.

  • Stocks closed down Thursday soon after Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell, Chevron rose.

  • Stocks declined ahead of the close Thursday, as Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell.

  • With the Group of 20 meeting in Seoul to discuss how to revive the global economy, Warren Meyers of DME Securities and David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors joined CNBC on Thursday to share where they're investing.

  • Stocks tumbled Thursday after a disappointing outlook from Cisco rattled the market, and amid continuing troubles with European debt. Ethan Anderson, portfolio manager at Rehmann Financial, and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners, shared their insights.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks continued to stall after last week's broad market rally and closed lower across-the-board Tuesday as the dollar rose. Bank of America and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose. .

  • Stocks extended losses as the closing bell neared, pulling back from last week's rally to two-year highs, as the dollar rose.  BofA fell, while Exxon rose.

  • What does executives fleeing their own stock prices signal about future growth prospects, if anything?

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    Nearly two-thirds of consumers in Asia rely on blogs to make purchase decisions. And advertisers are paying attention.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Pre-orders for “Call of Duty: Black Ops” have been tracking higher than “Modern Warfare 2,” which is generally an encouraging sign. But amidst the enthusiasm surrounding the game, there is caution – as this year’s installment could be pivotal in determining the future of the video game industry’s biggest franchise.

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    Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.