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  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    A rebound in advertising and strong performance at News Corp's networks led the media giant to beat expectations. Adjusted earnings came in at 29 cents per share, a penny higher than analysts expected and up from adjusted EPS of 25 cents a year ago.

  • Charlie Sheen

    CBS stock moved south starting at around 2:15 pm, at one point off as much as 2 percent. It happens that at 2:20pm Eastern TMZ posted a report that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning on a stretcher. Charlie Sheen happens to be the highest-paid actor on television, and the star of the top TV sitcom, CBS' 'Two and a Half Men.'

  • Netflix

    On the heels of yesterday's earnings the stock is up around fifteen percent today. And it's not just the higher-than expected subscriber numbers and earnings: a slew of analysts have upgraded the stock and their price targets today. These analysts are not spooked by a sky-high valuation - Netflix's current p/e is 79.

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    There's nothing like a celebrity romance to stir up a little publicity, especially when the star in question is very public about his affections. As Mattel prepares to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Ken doll, it is staging an effort to prove that Ken truly is the ultimate boyfriend as he woos back Barbie.

  • Netflix

    Netflix has had a dizzying run in the past year - its stock is up over 270 percent. The big question on investors minds: will it maintain its growth and justify its valuation? Netflix reports fourth quarter earnings after the bell and will give its guidance for EPS and revenue for Q1 and the full year 2011.

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    Large corporate clients are aiming to do business with the first consumers in the developing world, the CEO of the ratings consumer ratings enterprise Nielsen Company, David Calhoun, told CNBC Wednesday, on the day of its long-awaited IPO.

  • Actor Colin Firth poses with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for 'The King's Speech'.

    The big winner of the morning is "The King's Speech," from The Weinstein Co. — grabbing the lead with a whopping 12 nominations including Best Picture, Actor and Director.

  • Google

    Google tried to buy Groupon for $6 billion, and Groupon turned the search giant down. So now Google's moving forward with its own rival service, called "Google Offers," which would offer consumers deals from local merchants.

  • MTV Skins

    MTV executives have a new hit drama on their hands, featuring the sexual and drug-fueled exploits of misfit teenagers. They also have something else — a fear that coming episodes of the show may break the law, the New York Times reports.

  • Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, clears the air on rumors Sony is interested in buying the giant screen exhibitor.

  • Jeffery Katzenberg and Bob Iger of Disney

    Today the company launches the Disney Dream, which cost nearly $1 billion, with a second massive ship at the same price point due to hit the seas next year.

  • Comcast

    Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    The Golden Globes are taken far less seriously than the Oscars. They're voted on by only 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, but they're also a lot more fun for attendees.

  • Ricky Gervais

    The Golden Globes aren't until Sunday night but parties and gifting suites are already underway.

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    As potential homebuyers begin wading back into a battered real estate market, it’s helpful to know how to evaluate properties, especially foreclosures and houses that may have stood abandoned. Is that fixer-upper really such a bargain?

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    “I am able to finish it … Stieg and I often wrote together.” In her memoir that will be published next week, Eva Gabrielsson, the long-time partner to the late author Stieg Larsson says she wants to finish writing a fourth volume in the hugely popular series of thrillers written by Larsson.

  • House from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    It's got a designer pedigree and it's known from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." So why isn't this Highland Park, Ill., home selling?

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    Online content company Demand Media is well on its way to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under DMD by the end of January. Today it cleared an SEC hurdle, priced its shares, and kicked off a two-week road show with lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

  • Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

    At a dinner of media, advertising and Internet execs, hosted by consulting company MediaLink LLC, Rupert Murdoch stood up and raised a glass, saying it's more important than ever for News Corp to work with technology companies early in their content development process.

  • 50 Cent on Power Lunch

    At a convention filled with tech execs and gadget geeks, a rap superstar with an entourage draws a serious crows and turns a lot of heads. None other than 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson is here at CES, and sat down with me for an interview.

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