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The 7 Best Things to Buy in November

In this month's list, you'll find turkeys, kitchen necessities, large appliances and gift sets. And you can't forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Will Your Next TV Be Ultra HD?

Television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.

The 11 Brands With the Most Loyal Customers

Brand loyalty: It's why we buy a lot of what we buy, and any company that sells anything is striving to induce that feeling in its potential customers. Last week, research consultancy Brand Keys revealed which American companies do it best.

For Netflix Streamers, the Starz Go Dark on Thursday

Don't be surprised if Netflix subscribers are on cinematic binges right now. Many of the most popular movies available via its streaming service will be going away on Thursday when its deal with Starz expires and roughly 1,000 movies go offline.

DVDs Are Dying: Can Anything Rescue Hollywood?

DVDs -- and even their more modern Blu-ray siblings -- are gradually fading to black, as VHS and LaserDisc did before them. Movie studios have seen this coming for some time. Problem is, it's part of a bigger trend they may not be able to overcome.

For Tech Deals, Wait 'Till Black Friday

'Tis the season to buy tech products -- almost. If you're looking to upgrade, it's probably best to wait till Black Friday. Computers, high-end smartphones, HDTVs and tablets will see sharp discounts for the holidays.

Why Movie Watchers Are Abandoning the Multiplex

Noticed that your local movie theater is a little quieter than usual lately? Don't go thinking that moviegoers have just gotten more considerate. The reason phones aren't ringing, babies aren't wailing, and know-it-alls aren't giving away plot twists before they happen is simple: People just aren't there.

Starz Falls Out With Netflix: Who Will Take Advantage?

The Netflix Goliath was seriously weakened this week when Starz said it will pull its content from the company's streaming feed in February: Is it time for the industry Davids such as Redbox, Blockbuster and Amazon to pull out their slingshots?

The Price of Serious 'Harry Potter' Fandom: $401.08

When it comes to providing bewitchment for the buck, Harry Potter has notched some mesmerizing numbers. Fans who bought all the hardcover books, the DVDs, and attended the movies in first run, paid an average total of $401.08 -- not counting the $20 to $30 they'll pay for the DVD or Blu-Ray of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Valuable Freebies From Big Companies

Used predominantly as a marketing technique, free products and services come at a cost to the company offering them. Here are eight valuable freebies, what it costs companies to offer the deal and how much the customer actually receives in terms of value.

Huge 'Avatar' DVD Sales Fly in the Face of the Trend

DVD sales have been falling so sharply that some movie industry watchers see extinction around the corner for the format. But in less than a week, Avatar discs have rung up huge numbers. Is this a sign that DVDs will survive, or just James Cameron-generated fluke?

TV Braces for Net Programming Turf War

When Rich Becker plans what to watch on TV for the evening, he surfs his iTunes software program on his computer and downloads the content he wants to watch onto his Apple iPhone. He then hooks the phone up to his TV set. That may give us a clue as to where convergence is going.