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    It may be too early to tell which toys parents will be hunting for this holiday season, but with Christmas just months away, there is already buzz building around Mattel's harmonizing plush characters, the Sing-a-ma-jigs. These critters and 14 other toys have made Toys 'R Us' "Fabulous 15."

  • Halo Reach

    The West’s recent dominance in video games is spurring a growing group of Japanese game developers to ask a once-unthinkable question: can they learn from the West? The New York Times reports.

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    Microsoft's "Halo: Reach" hit $200 million dollars in sales in just its first 24 hour on store shelves. That makes it the biggest debut of any movie or game so far this year. But how much will Microsoft actually make? And how does that compare to a blockbuster movie opening?

  • Halo Reach

    It's a great week for the video game industry — several pieces of positive news for investors in the game business. But despite the upbeat news, game stocks slid Thursday with Activision Blizzard down nearly 5%. So what happened?

  • Stocks are poised to rise, said Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund. He shared his market outlook and best plays with investors.

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    Companies here in China’s industrial heartland are toiling to reinvent their businesses, fearing that the low-cost manufacturing that helped propel the nation’s economic ascent is fast becoming obsolete. The NYT reports.

  • Halfway through what's typically the worst month of the year, stocks are up sharply. Can they possibly continue to climb?

  • Lady Gaga celebrates in the Press room after receiving receiving eight 2010 MTV Video Music Awards including 'Video of the Year' at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles

    MTV stacked the show with plenty of pop star performances, actors presenting awards, and jokes designed to stoke last year's Kanye West-Taylor Swift showdown. And MTV used one of its hottest assets to drive up numbers, debuting a new episode of Jersey Shore at 7 pm, right ahead of the awards show.

  • Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.

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    While the August sales figures gave the video game industry yet another dose of bad news, at least Electronic Arts had something to smile about.

  • Stocks ended higher amid light volume for a second straight day Thursday following a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • Stocks rose modestly in light late-afternoon trading Thursday after a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

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    The TV market is the latest front in this simmering rivalry. Each company has its vision for bringing Internet convenience and software simplicity to the tube – and their latest efforts will greet consumers this fall.

  • Zombies

    Back to your coffins, vampires, it's zombie time. The latest sign that zombies are invading our popular consciousness — one university is offering a course on the shuffling flesh eaters.

  • Stocks rose Thursday after encouraging readings on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Financials led the way, while McDonald's capped gains on the Dow.

  • Madden 2010

    Sales numbers will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and they’re expected to be grim. Michael Pachter, managing director of Wedbush Securities, predicts software sales will drop 6 percent compared to 2009 to $445 million.

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    "Duke Nukem Forever" is the Rasputin of the video game world.

  • Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Apple Store

    Apple might have shined its spotlight Wednesday on Apple TV and the new iPods, but at the same time, it had a clear message for the video game industry: We’re coming for you.