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  • Negotiating Pay

    CNBC's parent, NBC Universal and cable giant Comcast are trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to approve their planned merger -- today filing a merger application and public interest statement.

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    The nation's second largest cable company reported results that were better than last year and better than expected, also announcing a quarterly dividend.

  • The online DVD rental giant, Netflix, continued its strong run and shares rose after hours. Not only is Netflix growing subscribers — up 31 percent from a year ago — but also it's growing the number of people who watch streams online. When I interviewed CEO Reed Hastings at CES earlier this month, he stressed that Netflix's future is all about digital distribution.

  • Beau Biden

    The sheer cost of the health care plan seems to have scared the independent voters in Massachusetts. America has not fallen in love with Republicans. They have fallen out of love with lofty speeches, ambitious goals, and the "establishment" and will vote anybody out of office who gets in the way.

  • Apple iPad

    The news is out, Apple's iPad will compete with e-Readers, portable game devices, and it will create a whole new category of portable video players. The good news for content creators is the fact that it'll sell for $499.

  • Barry Levinson

    Levinson has not had a big hit like "Rain Man" in quite awhile, but he will reportedly be taking on the topic of bigness in the new GlaxoSmithKline-funded documentary about obesity. GSK makes the over-the-counter diet drug Alli.

  • Last week on "30 Rock" Tina Fey's character decides to blame an imaginary character "Dale Snitterman" for everything, from gross food in the cafeteria to the pressing need to work until late at night.

  • Ahead of Steve Jobs big presentation tomorrow attention turns to Verizon — a company that many thought would be featured in the Apple event.

  • Steve Jobs revolutionized the music business, creating a new way for consumers to listen to music on the go, and buy songs.

  • Monday night "Avatar" is on track to surpass Titanic's $1.842 billion box office record from 1997 and 1998. Yes, "Avatar's" box office isn't adjusted for inflation. And yes, it's worth noting that 3-D tickets sell for an average of $3 more than typical 2-D movie tickets. Yet even with those advantages Avatar's success is huge. While "Titanic" was in theaters for a whopping 41 weeks before it hit that record-breaking box office, "Avatar" has only been in theaters for six weekends.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • The world's largest ticketing giant, Ticketmaster, and concert promoter, Live Nation just tackled a huge barrier to their planned merger. The two companies have reached agreements with the Department of Justice so the new "Live Nation Entertainment" is just around the corner.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong rebound Monday after Wall Street recorded its biggest losses since the end of October on Friday.

  • Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford in Extraordinary Measures

    Bristol-Myers Squibb headquarters have moved from New York City to Portland, Oregon and Genzyme’s from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Seattle. Not for real, but in the movie “Extraordinary Measures” that opens today. I got to see it last night at the New York premiere.

  • NBC's late night drama has finally come to a close — this morning Conan O'Brien and the network inked a deal.

  • YouTube is departing from its ad-supported model and dipping its toe into a whole new world -- paid rental of streaming movies.

  • Avatar

    The sci-fi movie just picked up the top prize at the Golden Globes, and it's on track to surpass the top-selling film of all time—"Titanic"—directed by, uh, James Cameron. How does he do it?

  • Avatar

    James Cameron's "Avatar," from 20th Century Fox spacer, is on its way to beat "Titanic" and become the biggest movie at the box office ever. Over the three day weekend "Avatar" won nearly $55 million at the box office in the U.S. and Canada and another $129 million from overseas, putting its total at $1.12 billion international and half a billion in the US.

Entertainment

Television

  • TV personality Charles Osgood accepts the AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcasting at the 2010 AFTRA AMEE Awards at The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel on February 22, 2010 in New York City.

    Charles Osgood, whose distinct style has made the CBS show "Sunday Morning" a weekly ritual for many viewers, will be leaving at the end of September.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 25- The European Commission wants to make it easier for broadcasters like the BBC and Germany's ZDF to make shows available online across the 28- nation EU under a planned copyright reform that is expected to meet fierce opposition from the media industry. Under the EU executive's plans outlined in a draft document seen by Reuters, broadcasters...

  • Disney's big bet on Vice

    Amol Sharma, Media & Marketing Bureau Chief at The Wall Street Journal, discusses the unlikely relationship between Disney and Vice and what it means for the future of media.