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Summer Break to Cost Parents $600 Per Kid

Families are paying a pretty penny to keep their children busy this summer. The average American family expects to dole out an average of $601 per child this summer, according to data released Wednesday by American Express, based on a random sample of 2,008 adults.

Disney's Leap-Day Venture: 24 Hours of Nonstop Magic

If you've ever wanted to spend a day at Disney World or Disneyland -- a whole day -- Feb. 29 is your chance. To celebrate the leap year, Disney will keep its flagship parks open 24 hours straight. That'll be a challenge for the House of Mouse -- and for Leap Day visitors' endurance.

A Theme-Park Pop Could Help Disney Sparkle

The holidays drew sell-out crowds to Disneyland, shutting ticket sales on two days. Could this be a sign that its all-important parks and resorts may turn into money makers in 2011? That would be a big from last year, when they pulled down the company's overall earnings growth.

N.J. Digs Out from Blizzard Without Gov. or Lt. Gov.

New Jersey residents voted in 2005 to give their state a lieutenant governor, so even though Gov. Chris Christie is on vacation in Florida while his state is getting pounded by a blizzard, the should be no leadership vacuum in Trenton. But his backup, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, picked this week to go away on vacation too.

Disney Misses Earnings Expectations

Profit fell 6.7% in Disney's fourth fiscal quarter. The company saw lower revenues from its theme parks and cruise line, and changed the way it booked revenue at ESPN. Movie revenues, though, were a bright spot.

Disney wished upon an earnings star

Walt Disney Co's (DIS) quarterly results were disastrous but not nearly as disastrous as Wall Street expected. Maybe Snow White's fairy godmother...