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5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From a mysterious media event at Facebook to struggling restaurant operator Darden's latest earnings report, here are 5 things that will help shape this week on Wall Street.

5 Things that Will Move the Market This Week

Among the things sure to help shape the week ahead on Wall Street, Visa will tell us whether we've been choosing plastic over paper; Disney will tell us how much magic it has in its financials; and Panera and Chipotle will serve up their quarterly results.

Lassie Is Coming to a New Home: Dreamworks Buys Classic Media

DreamWorks Animation is buying Classic Media, owners of such famous characters as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Fat Albert, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, and Rocky & Bullwinkle, to name a few. Baby boomers and Gen-Xers: Prepare to see your childhood favorites on the big screen.

7 Movies That Will Save Hollywood This Summer

Summer may be when studios put out their biggest movies, but after a horrendous 2011 at the box office, Hollywood is going all out starting in the spring: This rapid-fire slate of potential blockbusters should turn heads this season.

What to Watch This Week: Retailers Report; Disney's Day

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the Wall Street week that lies ahead: A host of retailers are reporting earnings; we'll see how Disney's 24 Leap Day event plays out; a test for homemade soda; and a wake-up call for DreamWorks.

Why Disney Will Never Be Great Again

Disney appears to be in a good groove lately, but we have to hold off on the happily-ever-after finish: The Mouse House, weakened by years of lackluster in-house animation offerings, confronts a series of obstacles unlike anything faced in its past, from Legoland to YouTube.

Cars 2's John Lasseter: Getting Fired Drove Him Forward

What can a man like Pixar genius John Lasseter, whose movies have made billions, teach us regular folks about the troubles of workaday life? Turns out, Lasseter has shared one rite of passage that too many of us have been through recently: He was fired -- from his dream job.

Joe Mantegna of Cars 2 Is Driven to Be Money-Smart

Actor Joe Mantegna has made a living at make-believe for more than 40 years. But though he could probably afford to splurge, he swears by a get-real financial credo. "Always live within your means," said Mantegna, the voice of Grem the mobster in "Cars 2," which opens Friday.

10 Unusual Things About Steve Jobs

You only get to be an artist like Steve Jobs by turning everything in your life upside down, by making horrible, ugly, mistakes, and by cheating and lying. As I dug deeper into Jobs' life I discovered things about him I could never have imagined.

Apple After Steve Jobs? Disney May Hold a Clue

To get a better idea how Apple might fare without Steve Jobs's leadership, it's helpful to look at another American company that decades ago lost its iconic CEO -- Walt Disney Co. After Walt passed away in 1966, his company didn't miss a step -- at least not for several years. . .

'Toy Story 3' Rockets to No. 1 in Its Opening Weekend

Toy Story 3, made by Pixar, the digital animation company Steve Jobs co-founded and later sold to Walt Disney, is off to a blazing start at the box office, pulling in $41 million in its first day on Friday and a likely $100 million-plus for the weekend.

Roy Disney, Nephew of Walt, Dead at Age 79

Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt Disney and occasional bane of the entertainment conglomerate's chief executives, died Wednesday at age 79 following a year-long battle with stomach cancer.