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Harry Potter brand continues to conjure up money

Jul 15, 2011
The brand is reportedly worth $15 billion. But can it survive with no new books or movies planned?
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Electronic Arts buys PopCap Games

Jul 13, 2011
Electronic Arts has purchased leading casual gaming company PopCap Games, the makers of 'Bejeweled,' in a move to help broaden its market.
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French movie 'tax' magically disappears for Harry Potter showing

Jul 13, 2011
In France, the price of a movie ticket includes a tax that's reinvested in the country's movie business. But the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise is playing outside of movie tickets, in concert halls, and ticket prices do not include the movie tax.
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Tabloid scandal could impact future News Corp. deals

Jul 8, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron held a press conference today where he said British politicians should not have ignored the phone hacking scandal. And Cameron also discussed how the issue could impact a major acquisition by Rupert Murdoch.
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HLN's next step, post-trial

Jul 7, 2011
CNN's HLN channel got big ratings while covering the Casey Anthony trial, but now that the case is over, it could lose viewers as well as advertisers.
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Netflix adds 43 countries

Jul 5, 2011
The company is expanding to Latin American and the Caribbean. Are they ready?
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The sweet sound of success

Jul 4, 2011
Many music festivals and concert promoters are seeing attendance increase after a run of slumping ticket sales.
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Double the price of that Powerball

Jun 30, 2011
In January, the price of a Powerball lottery ticket doubles from $1 to $2. Lottery officials expect higher jackpots and ticket sales.
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How the movie business has changed, for better and worse

Jun 17, 2011
<em>Variety</em>'s editorial director Peter Bart talks about the major differences in Hollywood and the film industry since he was an executive at Paramount Pictures in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Cable companies fear more than the Internet

Jun 16, 2011
The growing popularity of Internet streaming has already impacted the cable industry. But now, cable executives have a new concern on the horizon: Can customers afford the "luxury" cost of cable?
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