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  • Why Careful Shoppers Are Great for the Box Office Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 2:42 PM ET
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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.

  • Dow Closes at 13-Month High; VIX Nears 20 Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 5:33 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, but it was enough to propel the Dow and S&P to new 13-month closing highs, as economic data buoyed recovery hopes.

  • Stocks Claw Higher; VIX Hits 15-Month Low Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Stocks Claw Higher; Vix Hits 15-Month Low Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:31 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Futures Add to Gains After String of Data Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 8:55 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    US stock index futures climbed further Wednesday after a batch of data signaling that the US economy was building on strength but also that the recovery would be gradual.

  • Facebook's Biggest-Ever Holiday Shopping Season Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 4:30 PM ET
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    Facebook is getting ready to connect powerful brands and the customers who love them for Black Friday. Facebook has 300 million plus users, and they're all potential customers for the hundreds of thousands of retailers and brands with a presence on the Facebook site.

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    Facebook is slowly inching its way to an IPO. CEO Marc Zuckerberg has long said that the company wants to stay independent, rather than be acquired, and he wants to stay at its helm.

  • Silicon Valley and Hollywood Now Fast Friends Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 12:43 PM ET
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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.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch's latest gambit has the potential to have huge impact on the value of content industry wide; he could also risk losing a huge chunk of News Corp's readership.

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    "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has set a box-office record for midnight screenings.  Summit Entertainment estimated Friday that it earned $26.3 million after opening early in the morning.

  • Twilight, Inc., A Worldwide Craze Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
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    Vampires are the new black. They're cool, mysterious, appealing to all ages, and they (figuratively speaking) turn everything they touch into solid gold. Vampire-chic hit the mainstream when "Twilight" came out last year.

  • Sumner Redstone's Companies Face Off Yet Again Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:43 PM ET
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    Since Sumner Redstone split up CBS and Viacom, the two companies have had an increasingly acrimonious relationship.

  • Nicolas Cage Sued by Former Money Manager Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
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    Nicolas Cage is being sued by his former business manager, who claims lavish spending, not his advice, is to blame for the actor's financial problems.

  • Hollywood Turns to Porn as Unemployment Rises Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 3:19 PM ET
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    Hard times in Hollywood are bringing about a surge in job applications in the porn business.

  • What MGM's Sale Could Say About Value of Content Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
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    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said it's considering a sale or a merger as it evaluates "strategic options," raising the question: what does this mean for the future of the industry?

  • My Exclusive Interview With Bob Iger Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Disney's fourth quarter top and bottom line results beat Wall Street analyst expectations. Net income grew 18 percent on four percent higher revenue, despite some tough comparisons with last year's summer quarter, when the economic downturn had yet to fully hit the theme parks. Right after Disney's earnings call I sat down with CEO Bob Iger to hear about what's driving the company's growth and what's holding it back.

  • The midnight debut of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" lived up to expectations. Early this morning Activision/Blizzard reported that the game sold about 4.7 million copies, in North America and the United Kingdom Alone.

  • Disney's CFO-Theme Park Chairman Executive Swap Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 2:44 PM ET
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    Tom Staggs, the company's long-time Chief Financial Officer, will become Chairman of the Parks and Resorts division. The chairman of the Parks and Resorts division, Jay Rasulo will take his role of Chief Financial Officer.

  • What to Expect From Disney Earnings? Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 5:17 PM ET
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    This has been a momentous quarter for Disney spacer, between an overhaul of the movie division...a major acquisition, and progress towards theme park expansion in China and a new production facility.

  • Ahead of Earnings Disney Restructures Studio Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 4:23 PM ET
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    Ahead of Disney's earnings, due after the bell Thursday, the Magic Kingdom announced a major movie studio restructuring, reorganizing its marketing, distribution and operations and announcing promotions and new positions. CEO Bob Iger has blamed the studio's disappointing performance over the past year or so on weak product and marketing. This is just the latest step to focus and streamline the studio on Disney-branded, franchise-friendly movies.

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  • NEW YORK— New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested. Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a WNBC-TV reporter during a live broadcast in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. It happened Wednesday afternoon as...

  • Media stocks tumble

    Discussing pressure on media stocks Viacom and Disney, and whether to bet on each company's pipeline, with Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital senior equity analyst.

  • Disney's big concern

    Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group, weighs in on Disney's earnings and shares his thoughts on the outlook for the company.