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    The 100 day-long writers strike is officially over. After voting overwhelmingly to return to work Tuesday afternoon, writers returned to the job. It's clear just driving around Los Angeles that things are picking up again--the traffic's much worse! (No joke). Writers and the studios are rushing to throw together pilots for the fall TV season.

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    What a week-and-a-half for Yahoo it has been: a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the company, a whopping 62 percent premium, then rumors of multiple suitors chomping at the bit to snap up this company, rumors of a remarkable plan to make this company into an independent money-machine--secret plans that'll turn Yahoo into the greatest name online.

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    The negotiating committee of the Writers Guild of America voted unanimously to accept a new tentative three-year deal with the major Holywood studios.

  • In their second on-screen pairing, Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson returned to the top of the North American box office Sunday with the adventure comedy "Fool's Gold."

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    The Dow ended a dismal week lower on Friday as investors grappled with anxiety about the broader economy. Here's the word on the Street.

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    Michael Eisner may have said on CNBC's "Fast Money" that "The strike is over" -- but it's not QUITE there yet. Almost, but not quite. And Eisner's optimism definitely reflects the hopeful mood in Hollywood...

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    Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney and host of CNBC's "Conversations with Michael Eisner" revealed on Fast Money that the writers strike is effectively over and that a deal should be announced this week-end.

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    Warren Buffett calls CNBC's Becky Quick during Squawk Box to correct the record on a headline-generating dollar comment yesterday in Toronto.

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    Walt Disney earnings easily topped expectations, sending the shares higher in after-hours trading.

  • It may have been Super Tuesday at the voting booth, but there was nothing super about Tuesday for stocks.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and comments from one Federal Reserve official that a "mild recession" is possible.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpectedly sharp contraction in the U.S. services sector and a fresh downgrade in the financial sector.

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    News Corp isn't worried about the writers' strike or a consumer turndown--not after its numbers turned out to be so strong. And Rupert Murdoch is optimistic--the company raising its guidance for its fiscal year ending this summer.

  • Who will be the winners and losers as media and metals report earnings this week. Also what's the trade as retailers release sales figures, Thursday?

  • Stocks closed lower, led by financials, after brokers downgraded several big names in the sector, including American Express.

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    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. posted a slight rise in fiscal second-quarter profit, in line with expectations.

  • With all the attention we lavish on Google as it breaks through one stock-price plateau or another, it seems only fair to cover the company's stock as it retreats as well. Retreat might be an understatement.

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    Yes, it's true, after nearly four months and seemingly endless picket lines, the writers and the producers are close to a deal. After the Directors Guild renegotiated its contract, the Writers Guild leadership sat down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) -- and this time, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger and Fox's Peter Chernin were leading those negotiations.