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Why Flat-Screen TVs Are So Hot This Season

Thin is in this season -- flat-screen televisions are shaping up to be among the hottest holiday gifts. Prices are at unheard-of lows, and supply is still ahead of demand, but there's another reason for their current popularity.

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.

How Rich Is Rich? Where We Draw the Wealth Line

America has always had a love/hate relationship with its wealthiest citizens, and the Great Recession has only made it worse. The trouble is, while everybody knows that "the rich" are the enemy, it's hard to determine where exactly the line lies between salt-of-the-earth members of the middle class and the bloated plutocrats.

Biggest Buzz for the Buck: The Best Fast Food Coffee

If you still rely on Dunkin' Donuts for your budget buzz, you might be missing a better value. We conducted a taste test comparing the classic to coffee from McDonald's and Starbucks. Who delivers the best coffee for the price?

How to Be a Savvy Tenant in a Landlord's Market

It's simple supply and demand: More people are looking to rent apartments than are buying homes and moving out of them. The result: Rising rents, fewer concessions, and more competition for good apartments. If you're in the rental market -- and more than a third of Americans are -- what can you do?

3-D TV Reaches Out to Grab Reluctant Viewers

DailyFinance visited the recent 3D Entertainment Summit to find out what 3-D television has in store for us. For mainstream consumers, 3-D TV hasn't caught on just yet, but prices are falling and improvements are on the way. Watch our video report to get the latest on what's about to pop out of your screen.

The Housing Bottom Is Here, Says Economist Russell Price

For nearly two years, economists and real estate experts have been on the lookout for the bottom of the housing market. That time is here, says Russell Price, a senior economist with Ameriprise Financial, a financial services company.

Face-Off on Stocks: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Barrick Gold [Video]

Can you profit from the turmoil in the Middle East? Oil is now flirting around $100 a barrel and gold is continuing its upward trend. For investors, this could present an opportunity in oil and gold stocks. Here is the bull and bear take on three stocks that could rise on Mideast unrest.

The Plot Thickens: Netflix Users Angered By Latest Digital Twist

Netflix angered customers this week by removing the option to order DVDs via videostreaming consoles and mobile devices. The news that it was eliminating the "Add to DVD Queue" button in order to focus more on streaming videos has drawn thousands of comments, many critical of the company.

Three Companies With... Stocks That Are Set to Double [Video]

As stocks continue to climb higher, finding undervalued companies gets more difficult. Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangerStocks.com stopped by our offices to discuss three e-commerce companies that she believes could double from their current levels.

Street Smart: So, You Want to be a Stock-Picker?

Do you know the right way to pick winning stocks? Nikhil Hutheesing heads to New York's Union Square to speak with holiday shoppers about how they shop for stocks. Then fund manager James Altucher gives his professional advice.

Hulu Reportedly Puts IPO Plans on Hold

Video website Hulu LLC has put its IPO plans on hold and is considering other options to raise cash, The Wall Street Journal reported. The site may look to existing owners for more cash, The Wall Street Journal reported without naming its sources. Media companies including News Corp. (NWS) and Walt Disney (DIS) are investors in Hulu. News Corp. also owns The Wall Street Journal.

If You're a Day Trader, You Could Be Making a Big Mistake

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Despite World's Problems, U.S. Stocks Will Thrive in 2011

Economic news out of China, South Korea, Europe and the rest of the world can have unpredictable consequences for U.S. stocks. But in this short video, Fund manager James Altucher says our economy can handle the ups and downs and explains why stocks will do well in 2011.