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  • U.S. stock index futures are adding to gains after a better-than-expected increase in new jobs in July. While stronger than anticipated, the jobs report may still leave open the door for additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Market expectations are running so high for the European Central Bank’s meeting Thursday, that it can only disappoint.

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    Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

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    Several factors have fundamentally disrupted the economic and power dynamic of the traditionally studio dominated entertainment industry.

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    This week Aereo won a victory — a federal judge ruled in favor of the startup, refusing to block the controversial antenna-based subscription service that takes free over-the-air TV broadcasts and streams them to any Internet-enabled device.

  • Draw Somethin App

    'Draw Something,' Zynga's popular 'Pictionary'-style mobile app, has been optioned by CBS to be made into a game show. Ryan Seacrest has signed on to help produce the 'Draw Something' TV project, which will feature teams competing in front of a live audience, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    The primary question: are providers inappropriately limiting competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu by capping the amount of data/videos subscribers can stream every month?

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:

  • Starbucks

    A 275 page report sheds light on what may have happened in the last days of MF Global, airlines consider more fees, Starbucks spends $100 million on bread companies, CBS Outdoor billboards business could fetch $6 billion.

  • The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

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    Take a look at some of Friday’s morning movers:

  • If you’re long Sirius XM Radio, you should pressure Mel to swallow his pride and let Liberty Media take control of the company.

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    As with past technological threats, network executives are closing ranks against a Dish Network device that undermines the broadcast business model. The New York Times reports.

  • We’ve got the latest trades from Warren Buffett, David Einhorn and Dan Loeb. Find out where these whales are putting money to work.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after-the-bell Tuesday:

  • Ross Levinsohn

    With the departure of Yahoo's Scott Thompson, Ross Levinsohn moves up as interim CEO after serving as head of global media. So who is Ross Levinsohn?

  • 60 Minutes

    The oldest newsmagazine on television, “60 Minutes,” might have figured out how to halt the aging process. Purposefully but almost imperceptibly, the CBS News program, the most popular of its genre, has become younger in recent years. Stalwarts like Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl have been joined by new contributors like Lara Logan and Anderson Cooper. And the program has embraced the Web to a degree that some of its older viewers have not, selling an iPad app on iTunes and promoting a weekly online show, “Overtime.”

  • Disney's 'Avengers' Premieres in U.S. Today

    Disney's new movie "Avengers" has already grossed more than $300 million globally, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. David Brain, Entertainment Property Trust CEO, discusses the impact successful movie earnings have on his company.

  • WesTech Solar

    We all need to find ways to leverage our assets beyond what many might think is possible to make a more sustainable planet, economy or business., says CNBC.comblogger Terry Tamminen.

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    Time Warner isn’t the only company that benefited from digital and advertising increases — CBS is trading higher today after reporting better than EVER—first quarter results. Comcast also reported better-than-expected results, bolstered by positive at results at NBC Universal.