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Mattel Goes Hollywood: Can Toymaker Beat Hasbro at Its Own Movie Game?

Filed under: Company News, Mattel, Entertainment
Hasbro (HAS) has been able to cash in on its marquee brands in recent years, breathing new life into decades-old toy franchises through theatrical releases and updated product lines.

It worked splend…

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9 Documentaries That’ll Change How You Think of Money, Investing

Filed under: Investing
By Vincent Trivett

We’ve all seen Michael Douglas deliver Gordon Gekko’s classic “Greed is good” monologue in the 1987 film Wall Street. But how would you like to see one of the best hedge fund managers in history present his c…

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Be a Fly on the Wall as Wall Street Crumbles

I watched Too Big to Fail last night. It’s a 2011 made-for-HBO movie that makes a great drama taken (or so it seems) from actual events. I watched like a fly on the wall as then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen and others dealt with the financial meltdown of 2008. The first reason I liked it […]

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Netflix Owes $9 Million for Being Nosy for a Bit Too Long

Filed under: Company News, Media, NetflixNetflix (NFLX) can’t seem to say goodbye — and now it’s paying the price for its inability to move on.

The country’s leading video service will be shelling out $9 million to settle a class-action privacy lawsu…

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Hollywood, Homeland Security Double Up Video Piracy Warnings

Filed under: Media, Crime, EntertainmentIf you thought the unskippable FBI warning about piracy included on every DVD was annoying before, it’s about to get even worse.

Soon, home entertainment customers will have to sit through an additional pre-roll…

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