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    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical "Tangled" with $49.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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    As Viacom joins the growing ranks of content providers blocking access from the Google TV set-top box, there is now less and less programming to watch on the device ahead of the critical holiday season.

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    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.

  • Internet entrepreneur Bob Pittman has gone back to his radio roots in a new venture with Clear Channel, in which he will help extend radio brands, such as Z100 and Kiss FM, to the Internet and mobile devices.

  • Stocks ended higher after an initial rocky response to the Federal Reserve announcement it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys the middle of next year in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth. HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Nov. 3.

  • Stocks rose after an initial rocky response after the Federal Reserve announced it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys by the end of the second quarter of 2011 in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth.  HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

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    Digital distribution was front and center in Time Warner's earnings conference call and CEO Jeff Bewkes detailed the various opportunities the company sees in making its content available everywhere.

  • Stocks turned negative Wednesday as traders awaited news about the size and scope of the Federal Reserve's anticipated plan to buy bonds to stimulate the economy.  Cisco and HP rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday after news the private sector added more jobs than expected, and a day after Republicans won a substantial number of seats in races nationwide, and took control of the House of Representatives.

  • With Election Day looming the pace of political ad spending continues to accelerate — this is sure to be a record year. Political ad spending is on track to top $3 billion; not only is that far ahead of the $2.4 billion spent during the last mid-term elections, it even exceeds the $2.7 billion spent during the 2008 presidential campaigns.

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    The mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting should clear away some uncertainties hanging over markets but may also lead to a new period of heightened volatility.

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1" doesn't hit theaters until November 19, but tickets are on sale and they're going fast.

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    A lot of people might not know Zynga’s name, but they sure know its games. “Farmville,” “Mafia Wars,” and “Café World” are some of the biggest titles on Facebook – and continue to draw hundreds of millions of players per month.

  • Despite high unemployment and tepid economic growth, the advertising market remains strong, David Zaslav, president & CEO of Discovery Communications told CNBC on Friday.

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    The show has a relatively small audience — 2.2 million viewers last Sunday — but that audience is educated and influential, which helps explain the cultural weight of cable channel AMC.

  • Just when it looked like MGM's drawn-out saga was nearing an end — a pre-packaged bankruptcy with Spyglass Entertainment's chiefs in charge — here comes a third act twist.

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    Lions Gate is offering to combine its business with MGM in a deal supported by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns stakes in both studios.

  • We all get the question: If there were one sporting event that you could have been at, what would it be? For me, that’s the easiest question in the world. The 1973 Belmont to watch Secretariat win by an amazing 31 lengths. In my mind, that’s still the most amazing sporting achievement of all time.

  • The battle for your living room is heating up—tomorrow Logitech will unveil its Google TV box and next week Sony unveils its GoogleTV-enabled sets.