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    The advertising market is improving, Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, told CNBC Monday, saying “business for our company is good.”

  • Stocks gave back most of its afternoon gains Tuesday as investors digested news that the Federal Reserve would be willing to provide "additional accommodation" to the U.S. economy.  Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks were mixed Tuesday as investors digested news that the Federal Reserve would be willing to provide "additional accommodation" to the U.S. economy.  Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks fell modestly Tuesday after reaching four-month highs on Monday as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting where future quantitative easing strategies may be discussed.  Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.

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    Television executives are calling Monday night's season kick off one of the most competitive opening nights in recent memory, and each of the four major networks has something to prove and a lot on the line.

  • Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • 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.

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    The end of summer marks a shift from fun popcorn flicks to serious Oscar fare, and time for studios to take stock of the most important box office season.

  • The Dow pared losses Wednesday after falling below the 10,000 mark. How should investors prepare their portfolios? Michael Church, president of Addison Capital, and Erik Ristuben, CIO at Russell Investments, shared their insights.

  • Netflix shares have gained a whopping 185 percent over the past 12 months, but the stock is off from its all-time high it hit recently, now facing analyst downgrades and a slew of changes to the media landscape.

  • Sylvester Stallone in the "The Expendables" which sold $35 million in tickets in its first weekend.

    “The Expendables,” an ensemble action film starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone, took in an estimated $35 million in ticket sales and beat out “Eat Pray Love," reports the NYT.

  • Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love.

    Hollywood loves an established fan-base, and that's exactly what the 9 million people who bought best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love" are.

  • Netflix set up a battle for broadband control of pay-per-view and the new world that we are just approaching.  The deal gives Viacom approximately  $1 billion dollars in licensing fees over five years—roughly $200 million a year.

  • Stocks traded lower on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy. Mario Gabelli, chief investment officer at Gamco Investors, shared his market insights.

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    Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.

  • Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.

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    The American consumer is a major theme Thursday, as chain stores report their monthly sales.