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  • 'Tropic Thunder' Remains Top Movie Over Weekend Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Action film parody "Tropic Thunder" clung to the top spot at the North American box office for a third straight week as the summer moviegoing season sputtered to a lackluster close, Hollywood studios reported Sunday.

  • IPhones, Videogames & The New War For Music Royalties Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.

  • Tom Cruise And His Studio Shake Up Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:24 PM ET
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    Cruise and Wagner haven't had such a stellar track record. Their one film so far, "Lions for Lambs," had an A plus cast list, but it brought in only $15 million at the box office though it cost $35 million to produce.

  • Digital 3-D Movies Coming To A Theatre Near You? Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The third dimension is coming soon to a theater near you. No I'm not talking about a movie, but rather a high-stakes drama involving the biggest movie studios and theater chains, enmeshed in a battle over who and how the transition to digital 3-D will be financed.

  • In The Midst Of Media Earnings-- Ads Are The Focus Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
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    We're mid-way through media earnings, and a distinct trend is emerging: weakness in local ad markets is now spilling over to national cable and broadcast advertising. The media industry is facing all sorts of hurdles. Particularly unfortunate sector challenges at a time when the ad cycle is at a low.

  • Viacom Earnings Beat Expectations But Raise Questions Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
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    Viacom's second quarter results beat Wall Street estimates-- coming in at 64 cents per share (for earnings from continuing operations) on revenue of $3.86 billion, compared to Thomson's projected earnings of 58 cents a share on $3.55 billion in revenue.

  • Viacom's Profit Boosted by Two Box Office Hits Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Viacom, the owner of MTV Networks, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, boosted by box office hits "Iron Man" and the latest "Indiana Jones," but U.S. cable network ad sales growth fell below the company's projections

  • Viacom's Earnings: Spotlight Is On Cable Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 1:49 PM ET
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    The big question: in this economic environment can cable ad sales hold up? Pressure is on: In May, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman lowered the company's second quarter cable ad growth forecast to between three and four percent from its previous projection of seven percent

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:33 PM ET

    Tuesday has all the makings of another choppy session with little economic data but more fretting about the financial sector and plenty of earnings news.

  • Web Extra: Colgate, Coach and More Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 7:08 PM ET
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    In Monday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play Colgate, Coach, Viacom and more.

  • A Real Tear Jerker Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    We’ve seen some real tear jerkers in our day but this story looks unusually sad. On Monday Lehman Brothers cut the stock ratings on Disney, Time Warner, CBS and News Corp.

  • Best Trades Now: Retail, Financials, Pharma & More Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:24 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts for their best trades now.

  • 4-Star Pharma, Cable Stocks Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:18 PM ET

    Mary Jane Matts knows a few things about "up" stocks in a "down" market, and she's sharing a couple of suggestions with CNBC.

  • This morning at the Fortune Brainstorm conference Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg took the stage to be interviewed by Fortune Magazine Managing Editor Andy Serwer.

  • Will the Dark Knight Bring Light to TWX? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
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    With the next Batman installment set for release tonight at midnight, will The Dark Knight help lift Time Warner's stock?

  • Hollywood (Paramount For One) Is Feeling Credit Crunch Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:02 PM ET
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    Deutsche Bank's $450 million film financing deal with Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom is falling through. The financing deal was meant to pay for up to 30 films, with Deutsche Bank proviing a 25 percent equity stake in each movie

  • Google Reaches Privacy Deal in YouTube Lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 3:16 AM ET
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    Defendants and plaintiffs in two related copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google said on Monday.

  • Stocks Skid as Bailout Fails to Sway Investors Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower, led by financials, as investors worried that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might not be enough to prevent further turmoil in financial markets.

  • Financials Lead Selloff as Worries Persist Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Financials led a market selloff as investors worried that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might not be enough to prevent further turmoil in financial markets.

  • Stocks Surrender Gains as Worried Investors Bail Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    The stock rally triggered by the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fizzled within the first half hour of trading as Wall Street wonders if it will be enough to settle the turbulent housing market.