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  • Groupon.com

    Google is reportedly interested in buying Groupon for $6 billion. That rumored number is huge, to say the least, twice any of Google's other acquisitions. It's also twice the $3 billion valuation at which Groupon's been raising funding. So how does this deal-a-day company with 30 million registered users get to a $6 billion valuation?

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Fox is opening "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on 3500 screens nation-wide Friday, and its rivals will be watching carefully to see how it performs compares to its two predecessors which were released by Disney.

  • A girl gestures towards a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the media call for Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular at The Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia.

    Hugh Jackman is up, Anthony LaPaglia is out and a group of robotic dinosaurs have roared into top place on BRW magazine’s annual list of Australia’s richest entertainers.

  • Greg Maffei

    Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.

  • Activist investor Carl Icahn and Lions Gate Vice Chair Michael Burns had harsh words for one another on Tuesday's "Fast Money."

  • The economy has stabilized, which is why Viacom has grown "almost month by month” over the last four quarters, its president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, told CNBC Monday.

  • Google

    Google's making a big play in the fast-growing $1 billion e-book market — its Google's long-awaited bookstore, ebooks.com, is up and running.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    With the opening this Friday of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” comes a study in one of the most difficult challenges a studio can face: fixing a broken movie.  The New York Times reports.

  • Groupon.com

    With last week's ongoing rumors of Google hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies — this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble.

  • And 2 ways to play it, acording to Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management.

  • As the S&P 500 index rose by 1 percent Thursday, these market movers caught the attention of the "Fast Money" traders.

  • Groupon

    I've just confirmed that Groupon takes, on average, HALF of all the dollars spent on Groupon coupons on its site. That's right, Groupon's margins on each deal are 50% of what consumers pay.

  • Today FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled his proposal to regulate the Internet — a proposal the FCC will vote on December 21st.

  • A man with 3D glasses on.

    Gamemakers battle it out, consumers lose interest in 3-D technology and celebrities monetize their brands.

  • Airstream Interstate 3500

    Shipments of RVs, an economic indicator, for 2011 are expected to be up 8.2 percent from those this year. Currently, about 8.3 million households now own an RV.

  • Oscar Awards

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is departing from tradition: it picked Anne Hathaway and James Franco to host the 2011 Oscars.

  • Since they were first broadcast on television in the 1950s, game shows have been popular in the United States and around the globe. There's even a television network — the Game Show Network — dedicated to airing nothing but game shows. The big prizes, drama, contestant charisma and high stakes all work together to draw audiences.But sometimes, in the quest to win money, increase drama or boost viewership, individuals and even producers and production companies, go too far. Here, we take a look a

    Here, we take a look at some of the stories that made headlines, changed lives and stirred public interest: some of the biggest scandals in game show history.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The holiday movie season may be just half as long as the summer movie season, and it gets far less attention, but day for day it's just as important — it generates 20 percent of the annual box office. With a month left to go, the pressure's on for studios to boost their Q-4 numbers. And Wall Street's watching carefully for indications of which studios have momentum going into 2011.

  • In its heyday, the action movie sold two hours of rollicking summertime fun to audiences at the nation’s multiplexes. The massively successful genre evolved over the course of the 1980s and made superstars out of its leading men, people like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, all of whose hyper-violent contributions to cinema were lapped up by an eager public. But times change and so do public tastes, and the action movie eventually lost its status as the summer event fi

    What follows is a list of the 15 action movie stars who fell from box office dominance to the lowest rung on the ladder. Here are 15 action movie stars who got their financial butts kicked.

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    Sure, there are a slew of black Friday TV commercials and you'll be inundated with glossy newspaper insert ads. But that's not all retailers are doing this year to get your attention — everyone from big box stores to boutiques is pulling out all the stops to deliver deals directly to consumers, to compel them to spend.

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