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Stocks Move Sharply Higher; Disney Jumps

U.S. stocks rose after a better-than-expected report on weekly initial jobless claims boosted confidence in the economy and Disney rose after its quarterly results.

Netflix Surges 18% on 4Q Results, Outlook

Netflix shares exploded higher in after-hours trading Friday after the online movie service blew past Wall Street earnings, revenues and new subscribers expectations.

Even ESPN Wants You to Cut the Cable Cord

ESPN is starting to explore the possibility of offering its suite of sports programming through the wide array of Web-based services that are starting to get off the ground.

5 Stocks for Mother's Day

You could spring for flowers, a sappy card and some decorative soaps for Mother's Day. Or you take a less traditional route and give mom a gift that keeps on giving: stocks.

Market Minute: EU Slaps Microsoft with $733 Million Fine

European regulators have fined Microsoft $733 million for failing to give users of its Windows system a choice of Internet browsers. The company had settled an antitrust dispute four years ago by saying it would offer alternatives to its Internet Explorer, but failed to do so for more than a year.

Market Minute: Disney's Stock Shines Even as Earnings Decline

Disney won over more fans on Wall Street with its latest quarterly performance, despite a slight drop in its earnings. Disney digested higher programming costs at its ESPN television network and dealt with a less appealing line-up of home video releases in its movie studio.

Mickey Mouse Is Watching You: Does MyMagic Know Too Much?

Walt Disney World is about to get a bit more magical, but Mickey Mouse will have to soothe some skeptical privacy advocates along the way. Guests using its new MyMagic wristbands will get a more personalized vacation -- but do you really want Snow White to "magically" know your kid's name without being told?

Disney's Turnstiles Are Clicking Ahead Faster Than Its Studios

Disney posted mixed quarterly results after Thursday's market close. Revenue climbed just 3%, while net income soared 18%. But perhaps the most surprising nugget for Disney is that, of its five segments, theme parks continue to be its fastest growing segment.

Disney to Buy "Star Wars" Producer for $4.05 Billion

Walt Disney has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the "Star Wars" franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that adds one of the most beloved franchises in entertainment history to Disney's lineup.

ESPN's Big Baseball Deal Will Be a Foul Ball for Your Cable Bill

Disney's eight-year deal with Major League Baseball means ESPN will shell out $5.6 billion for expanded baseball coverage. And whether you're a fan of the national pastime or not, you already pay more than $5 a month for ESPN. Which way do you think that price tag will be headed now?

Meet the Happiest Baristas on Earth

Disney will soon offer Starbucks locations at all six of its domestic theme parks, but don't expect the familiar green-aproned experience in the Magic Kingdom.

Starbucks to Open on Disney Properties

Starbucks is about to perk up "the happiest place on earth." The Seattle-based coffee chain on Monday is announcing a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida.