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  • Marvel's Superhero Results And Dramatic Stock Drop Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    Marvel Entertainment's second quarter came in solid, posting a 60 percent increase in net income, and raising its full-year forecast on the boffo performance of "Iron Man" and "The Hulk".

  • First, the funny business of apartment hunting. My daughter is getting ready to move away to school, and we've been scouring Craigslist for students looking to find a roommate. I found a few looking for someone who is "four-twenty friendly."

  • Married Men, Banker Pimps, And Underwear Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Banker: And Other Baller Things You Only Get To Say If You Work On Wall Street

    I missed blogging while I was away--there are just too many good stories out there--and I also missed your emails.

  • The iPhone Killer? Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

    Sure, Apple’s on fire with one hot product. But Research in Motion plans to release seven smartphones in the next year. Looks like it’s time to buy RIMM.

  • Nintendo Profit Rises 31.5% on Wii Demand Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:46 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo's quarterly profit rose 31.5 percent on the runaway success of its Wii game console, but the Japanese video game maker kept its annual outlook well short of market expectations.

  • Pops & Drops: Colgate, Sony... Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Colgate-Palmolive and Masco popped while Sony and Fresh Del Monte dropped.

  • Stocks Claw Back Prior Session's Losses Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    It just goes to show you, a little attitude never hurts: Stocks clawed back all of the prior session's losses as oil hit its lowest point since May and consumer confidence improved.

  • Oil, Confidence Help Stocks Bounce Back Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    It's all in the attitude today: Stocks rose after an improvement in consumer confidence.  Stocks were already pointing higher as oil prices receded but that little shot of confidence pushed the Dow up to a triple-digit gain.

  • Stocks Get a Boost From Rise in Confidence Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    It's all in the attitude today: Stocks rose after an improvement in consumer confidence.  Stocks were already pointing higher as oil prices receded but that little shot of confidence pushed the Dow up to a triple-digit gain.

  • Sony's Profit Falls on Weak Mobile Phone Sales Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:36 AM ET

    Sony posted a bigger-than-expected 47 percent fall in quarterly profit and cut its outlook, hurt by its struggling mobile phone joint venture with Sweden's Ericsson while rival Matsushita nearly doubled its profit on rising flat TV sales.

  • 'Dark Knight' Overshadows Box Office Rivals Again Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 11:12 PM ET

    Batman buried his rivals at the North American box office for a second weekend on Sunday, racing past $300 million in a record 10 days.

  • E*Reading Is Easy Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:17 PM ET
    SONY READER

    One of life’s greatest little mysteries is why digital books haven’t taken off. I don’t get it. I own the Sony Reader and I love it--especially when I travel. Gone are the days of carrying suitcases full of book--now I can carry dozens of books all on one thin, lightweight digital book.

  • Canon Profit Drops 12% on Strong Yen Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 6:07 AM ET

    Japanese camera and office equipment maker Canon posted a 12 percent fall in quarterly profit due to sluggish copier demand and the stronger yen, but kept its forecast for a ninth straight year of earnings growth.

  • The Ultimate Proof Sony Is Winning Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Forget the analysts. Forget the NPD sales figures. Forget the CEO’s. I live with the ultimate expert on the video game industry—my 16-year-old son. He not only plays video games, he watches every show about them on G4, he participates in chat rooms about them on the internet, he competes in a variety of games on a variety of platforms.

  • Banks Push Euro Stocks Sharply Higher Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    European stocks staged a sharp rally on Thursday as a solid outlook from bellwether Nokia and surprisingly strong results from JPMorgan spurred a relief rally led by the banking sector.

  • Gaming Giants Go Soft -- Karaoke Anyone? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    Move over guns and grenades. Make room for karaoke microphones and Frisbees.  The gaming world is going soft. Having been the home of fairly violent games like the Xbox 360's "Halo 3" and PlayStation 3's "Resistance: Fall of Man," the video game industry is looking to to grab more of  the mass market consumer.

  • It's that time again: the Electronics Entertainment Expo here in Los Angeles, at the LA Convention Center. Still a far more subdued expo than its heyday years, but bigger than last year's airplane hangar event in nearby Santa Monica.

  • Microsoft to Cut Price of Xbox 360 to $299 Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:49 PM ET
    Xbox 360

    Microsoft is set to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model to $299 from $349, a source briefed on the matter said on Friday.

  • Sun Valley Buzz Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    The tech titans and media moguls schmoozed and chatted through the first full day of meetings at the Allen + Co. Conference. It was a quiet day in terms of deal buzz; perhaps largely because the Yahoo folks haven't arrived yet.

  • Will Yahoo Shareholders Accept Less From Microsoft? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Will Yahoo eventually get sold to Microsoft? And if so, for how much? The emerging consensus at the annual Sun Valley retreata is that Yahoo shareholders may be prepared to take even less than the $33 per share previously proposed by Microsoft, the New York Times reports.