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Nobody's Catching Up to Netflix

There may come a day when Netflix faces a legitimate challenge to its video streaming throne, but that day isn't coming anytime soon.

Market Minute: Coinstar Profit Drops in Fourth Quarter

Coinstar's fourth-quarter profit fell 27 percent due to poor performance at its new ventures. It forecast disappointing earnings ahead, and its shares tumbled in after-hours trading Thursday. The company owns the Redbox DVD kiosks and its namesake coin-counting sites.

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.

5 Things to Watch When the Market Reopens

The financial markets are closed for the Christmas holiday, but when trading resumes on Wednesday, here's what's likely to help shape the rest of the week on Wall Street.

This Week's 5 Best Moves and Blunders in Business

Companies can do brilliant things, but there are also times where they fall flat on their faces. Sometimes CEOs can save the day, but at other times, they say and do the darndest things. There were plenty of winners and blunders this week: These were my favorites.

Netflix Earnings: Expect Those Disks to Keep on Skipping

Netflix shares were hammered on Wednesday after it posted weak domestic subscriber growth and dialed back its forecast. Many will argue that there's nothing wrong with where it is now, but there are real problems and real volatility driving the plot at the leading premium video service.

Verizon Pays TiVo $250.4 Million to Settle Patent Lawsuit

Verizon will pay Tivo at least $250.4 million to settle a patent lawsuit related to its DVR technology. The companies agreed to dismiss all pending litigation, and have inked a licensing deal. The news sent shares of the digital video recording pioneer up more than 7% Monday morning.

Amazon's Epix Deal Puts Netflix on Notice

In a single deal, Amazon has become a legitimate rival to Netflix. Its streaming deal with EPIX gives its Amazon Prime customers free access to 2,000 movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate -- films like Iron Man 2, Super 8, True Grit, Rango, and many others.

Why Netflix Will Never Be Great Again

There were a few positives in Netflix's quarterly report Tuesday, but the stock fell 14% thanks in part to mixed results and uninspiring guidance. But the real reasons investors fled are more complex -- and disturbing.

The 10 Fastest Dying Industries in America

The rise of cheap imports, technological advancements and the financial crisis have collectively delivered harsh blows to many U.S. industries. IBISWorld is out with a list of 10 American industries that have been hardest hit.

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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Netflix Right Now

Netflix impressed skeptical investors with better-than-expected results on Wednesday night. If you want to know why the stock rallied on the news but you don't want to get your hands dirty by scouring the report, here are your answers.

Apologetic Netflix Gives Holiday Gift to DVD Watchers

Netflix wants to thank you for your loyalty. The beleaguered video rental giant is offering subscribers to its DVD plans an extra disc this month. No catch, no bait and switch: Just a straight good will gesture after a year of missteps.

Blockbuster Express Price Hike Hits Home for DVD Renters

Recession-weary Americans trying to save on home entertainment just took another punch in their DVD slots. Blockbuster Express just became the third major distributor to increase its video prices recently -- doubling the fee to rent its semi-new releases to $2 as of Tuesday.

Is Redbox Dumber Than Netflix?

The buck stops here at Redbox. Renting a DVD from one of the disc-spewing kiosks will now set you back $1.20 a night, up from the round $1 price point that Redbox parent Coinstar has promoted for years. It's the wrong move at the wrong time, and the sad clincher is that it's not even necessary.

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?