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  • Debt-Laden MGM CEO is Out, with 3 New Replacements Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 1:51 PM ET

    Privately-held, debt-laden MGM announced some major management changes. CEO Harry Sloan is out, having taken the job soon after the studio was brought private in 2005 for $2.85 billion by Sony and Comcast, along with private equity firms Texas Pacific Group, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Quadrangle Group and a unit of Credit Suisse.

  • China Retail

    The back-to-school shopping season has begun and although spending is expected to decrease in most categories, industry analysts anticipate seeing growth in PCs and consumer electronics.

  • Video Game Sales Slide for Fifth Straight Month Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 6:32 PM ET
    Wii

    Video game sales continued their downward spiral in July, the fifth consecutive month of declines in an industry many have referred to as “recession resistant.”

  • Studios Win, RealNetworks Loses DVD Copying Case Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    RealNetworks

    Score one for the movie studios in their ongoing battle to fight digital piracy and protect intellectual property.

  • GE

    For the first time in decades, General Electric is adding new operations at two of its manufacturing hubs, underlining what the company says is a new commitment to producing in the United States.

  • Free E-books Concern Publishers and Authors Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    More and more publishers are offering free e-books, raising concerns in the industry.

  • Michael Jackson-The Movie Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 9:48 AM ET
    Michael Jackson

    I've been reading through the 600 pages of court filings submitted in the Michael Jackson estate case, and, I'm telling you, there's gotta be a better way. Contract legalese is painful.

  • Stocks End Lower; S&P Holds Above 1,000 Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday, despite a late attempt at a recovery, as disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G, fueled concerns about the economic recovery.

  • Stocks Fall After Jobs Miss; Banks Rise Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 1:06 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Stocks Slide After Service-Sector Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Electronic Arts: Whither the Gaming Hits? Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Playing Guitar Hero

    Analysts and investors both cheered Electronic Arts’ better than expected first fiscal quarter earnings Tuesday, but the video game publisher is still a long way from recapturing its glory days.

  • More Lawyers Than Laws in Jackson Courtroom Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    It's hard to keep count, but the the court media liaison estimates there  are at least forty attorneys inside the estate and custody hearings today in the Michael Jackson case.

  • As Earnings Slump, Video Game Price Cuts More Likely Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Sony and Nintendo may tell anybody who will listen that they’re not planning to drop console prices this year, but judging by the results from each company’s first fiscal quarter, neither video game console maker may have a choice.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since November Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.

  • A Higher Start Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    Ah, we're back to the Good Old Days...of last week. Stock futures have been higher all night...the dollar is down after a two-day rally, the Shanghai Composite Index has rallied 1.7 percent after dropping 5 percent yesterday after the People's Bank of China assured investors that they would keep a relatively loose monetary policy, commodities are rallying...initial jobless claims were about inline with expectations.

  • Holiday Video Game Lineup Gets Smaller and Smaller Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
    Splinter Cell: Conviction

    With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.

  • 'G-Force' Topples 'Harry Potter' at Box Office Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | 2:45 PM ET

    An elite squad of guinea pigs has worked its own brand of magic at the box office, taking the No. 1 spot from boy wizard Harry Potter.

  • New Venture Gives Hope to Music Investors Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:31 PM ET
    Music Cd's

    Is it the Michael Jackson effect? A new joint venture between Bertelsmann and KKR plans to buy an 8,000 song catalog which may boost the floundering music business.

  • Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
    Music Albums

    There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label. Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing new ways for artists to make and market their music — without ever signing a traditional recording contract.

  • Examining Michael Jackson’s Personal Finances Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 12:05 PM ET
    Michael Jackson

    I recently got my hands on Michael Jackson’s tax documents and a good ol’ fashioned assets vs. liabilities statement, courtesy of the folks at "EXTRA" who wanted me to assess his personal finances.