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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introducing the new Kindle Fire tablet in New York. The Fire is expected to go up against Apple's iPad2.

    Jeff Bezos' unveiling of Amazon's new tablets has sparked a close examination of their impact on technology companies like Apple and Google.

  • “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Find out what earnings and conferences are in Cramer's "Game Plan" for next week.

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    Time Warner Cable, one of the nation’s top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Amid weak economic data and advertising sales, media companies are looking for additional sources of revenue to supplement lagging advertising sales. Because CBS relies heavily on advertising revenue, its stock may have hit its peak, one analyst said—but another analyst is still long on the media giant.

  • How should you trade CBS earnings, a big Walmart downgrade and the latest sales data from Ford.  Get the word on the Street, here!

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    The week's top business news and investment advice, including debt bets and commodities plays.

  • Captain America Donut

    The makers of "Captain America: The First Avenger" are in a must-win pre-emptive battle against superhero fatigue. Their not-so-secret weapon? A patriotic-themed marketing campaign complete with fireworks and red, white and blue doughnuts.

  • A massive new effort to crack down on intellectual property theft spans industries and every point of the content creation and distribution chain. It's called "Copyright Alert System" and it aims to stop people pirating from pirating content online, by very simply preventing them from surfing the web.

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    The uptick in media stocks is partly due to the reallocation of excess cash back to shareholders and what Netflix has meant for the industry, David Bank, managing director of Global Media and Internet Research at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Find out where “Fast Money” trader Jon Najarian thinks the media giant is heading thanks to its newest release.

  • 3D audience

    Paramount is wasting no time driving moviegoers to 3-D screenings of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Director Michael Bay has been personally campaigning to draw moviegoers to the new format, by communicating directly with fans and campaigning for theater chains to project the film with more light.

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    News Corp is finally selling MySpace. The media conglomerate has struck a deal to sell the struggling social network to ad network Specific Media for between $30 million and $40 million.

  • Super 8

    'Super 8' ruled the box office this weekend, grossing $38 million, far more than industry-watchers expected. And this is just the first of a slew of movies Steven Spielberg's involved in that will hit theaters this summer and over the course of the year.

  • Twitter

    Paramount is hoping a very small investment on Twitter will go a very long way this weekend to boost "Super 8" at the box office. After the massive success of "Paranormal Activity's" Twitter promotion, Paramount figured out a range of ways to leverage the power of Twitter buzz to create a huge word of mouth hit

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    In an international environment, many economists and companies think they can organize their companies as they did in the US. In reality, the international market consists of approximately 180 different countries and you have to think uniquely toward each of them. You can’t “export America” to them all.

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    The entertainment giant's slumped slipped in after-hours trading Tuesday after the Dow component posted earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations.

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    CEOs at the nation's largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today.