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  • Arianna Huffington

    In agreeing to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million, AOL is putting what appears to be a significant premium on the ability to attract and build a community of readers, the New York Times reports.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    Fox and advertisers who placed a $3 million bet on a 30 second Super Bowl spot are celebrating — last night's game was the most-viewed Super Bowl ever.

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    Groupon, the daily deals service, is making a big nation-wide play this weekend both on TV and in Americans e-mail inboxes.

  • Geoff's Son Jack

    I haven't seen a single Bud Light ad, but I've already decided that my favorite commercial during Sunday's game will be this one from VW.

  • Redbox

    Coinstar shares fell over 8 percent after-hours, following the company's earnings announcement. The problem: a much weaker-than-expected outlook for the first quarter.

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    First-time home buying is well documented as an arduous process, and much of that can be attributed to the sheer number of new and unexpected issues. Therefore, the more you know, the better you’re likely to fare. Here, briefly, are some aspects buyers should consider when shoring up finances to buy a house.

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    Strength at Viacom's cable channels wasn't enough to offset declines in home entertainment.

  • 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.

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