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    Cash-strapped, bargain shoppers are a great thing for Hollywood box office performance. This Thanksgiving weekend broke box office records — the highest-ever box office performance for the long five-day holiday weekend.

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    As we head into the holiday shopping and entertainment season, a funny thing is happening to Hollywood and Silicon Valley heavyweights. Once rivals, they're now key partners in a new kind of "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" approach to digital entertainment.

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    With deep pricing discounts on many electronic products, retailers are hoping to lure in shoppers who are guarding their wallets more carefully.

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    Since Sumner Redstone split up CBS and Viacom, the two companies have had an increasingly acrimonious relationship.

  • How many of us, faced with a major challenge, begin with the assumption we should go it alone, ask Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller, Co-Authors of the new book, "Power of 2."

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Stocks finished mixed Tuesday as techs struggled after a downgrade on Intel. Transports rose following news that that Warren Buffett is buying Burlington Northern railroad. Industrials also gained after this week's encouraging manufacturing reports.

  • Stocks tumbled Tuesday, led by techs after an analyst downgrade on Intel. Transports rose following news that Warren Buffett is buying Burlington Northern railroad.

  • With the markets in volatility mode, investors will likely be focusing on the Federal Reserve Tuesday, even though the 2-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting that begins this afternoon won't conclude until Wednesday. 

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Traders are eager to hear from the media titans this week. But will they say what the Street wants to hear?

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    Viacom kicks off a barrage of media giant earnings when it reports before the bell Tuesday morning.

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    The Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" was No. 1 at the weekend box office in the U.S. and around the world but executives were slightly disappointed with its domestic performance.

  • Here's yet another piece of news in the ongoing decline of the movie studios' "specialty" film business: the head of Disney's Miramax Films is being pushed out of the company.

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    Viacom and its Paramount studio, Lionsgate and MGM broke off from CBS' Showtime last spring when they couldn't strike new distribution deals, so they decided to launch their own premium movie channel.

  • DreamWorks Animation showed some "Monster" strength in the third quarter, beating Wall Street projections with better than expected DVD sales and the ongoing performance of "Monsters vs. Aliens."

  • Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, tells me that "DJ Hero" won't just change his company's business, but will change the world.

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    Despite an extensive marketing campaign, positive reviews and some of the most widespread media attention ever given to a video game, “The Beatles: Rock Band” had a relatively lackluster first month on store shelves.

  • In hard-hit Michigan, a creative way to fill the void as newspapers cut back: Running the obits on TV.

  • It's been a major media Monday -- Wall Street analysts have been upgrading media conglomerates left and right. The stocks have been benefiting, gaining more today than the major indices.