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3 Reasons to Love Amazon in 2014

It's been a busy year so far for Amazon.com . The world's biggest online retailer has been in full press mode since the start of 2014 as it...

Will The Wu-Tang Clan Make More Money Selling One Copy of its Upcoming Album?

In the age of Apple iTunes and Pandora , the value most consumers put on music is rapidly diminishing to zero. The music industry has fought...

The Finances of a Hit Pop Song: Gold Records and Bowie Bonds

Songs from artists like Adele and Katy Perry can generate big bucks for the folks who write them. But the money side of the music biz has some quirks as odd as Gaga's outfits.

Giving Up Facebook for Lent? Boomer Rock Stars in Demand

Nearly half of Protestants surveyed by Barna Group who are giving up something for Lent say it will be technology.

What the Analysts Are Watching: eBay and Biglari Holdings

In this segment from Monday's edition of Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Taylor Muckerman look...

Is the Music Industry Recovering? Maybe if Your Name's Justin Timberlake

The decline of the music business over the past 15 years has been well documented. First there were the illegal downloads that freaked out...

3 Things Investors Love to Hate About Tesla Motors

"If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world." -- Nikola Tesla 

Tesla Motors was one of the...

2 Hidden Gems in the Chemical Space

When it comes to growth investing, companies operating in trendy industries are among the most popular stock choices among investors. As a...

Diet Coke Slurpee Will Conquer 7-Eleven, Then the World

For the first time in the 31-year history of the brand, Diet Coke is being sold in a frozen version, a move that might reignite consumer...

This Finicky Music Curator Will Spin Gold by Upgrading Your Playlist

Cutting down the catalog and upping the human element will satisfy the vast majority of fans with a pretty small, but very excellent, body of musical work.

Does America Still Need a National Endowment for the Arts?

For much of its half-century history, the NEA has been steeped in controversy, in part because of the projects it funds. But is the agency still relevant?

Viggle TV Tune-In Product Dramatically Increases Social Activity, According to Trendrr

Viggle TV Tune-In Product Dramatically Increases Social Activity, According to Trendrr

Five-Week...

Stock News: GM Gets Its Tech On; Pandora Tosses Its Cap

A venerable carmaker takes tech to a new level and a streaming music company backtracks again on a controversial usage cap, those and more are in stocks news this week.

Piano Maker Steinway Gets a Better Offer: Bidding War to Begin?

Piano keyboardSteinway Musical Instruments Co. (NYSE: LVB) announced this morning that it has received an offer to acquire the company for $38 per share in cash...

Piano Maker Steinway Accepts $438 Million Buyout Offer

Steinway Musical Instruments, which has been in business for 160 years, said Monday that it has agreed to be bought by Kohlberg & Co. for about $438 million.

Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Much Remains Unknown About Microsoft's New Xbox One

After four years of development, Microsoft unveils the Xbox One entertainment console touting it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and more.

Sony Entertains Mulling Activist's Spin-Off Idea

Sony says its board will discuss a proposal by U.S. hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division.

Google Unveils $10-a-Month 'All Access' Music Plan

Google is introducing a subscription-based music service, allowing users of Android phones and tablets to listen to their favorite songs and artists for a monthly fee.

Music Sales Are Growing Again as Streaming Trumps Piracy

Here's news the music industry should be singing about: Global recorded music revenue rose an estimated 0.3 percent last year to $16.5 billion. That tiny uptick may not seem like much, the last time music industry revenue rose at all, it was 1999.

Sick of Stocks? Bored with Bonds? Invest in Bob Dylan

Hey Bob Dylan fans: Are you tired of investments that leave you "Tangled Up in Blue"? Well, get ready to stop singing those "Subterranean Homesick Blues": Soon you'll be able to invest in the tambourine man himself.