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Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

DOWN: James Murdoch
The noose tightens around the News Corp. exec as former colleagues say he made "mistaken" statements to Parliament and the BSkyB board is set to grill him. How long can he last?

UP: Kevin Feige
The Marvel Studios president goes 2-for-2 this summer with big bows for Captain America and Thor while DC's more expensive Green Lantern movie fizzled.

UP: Roberta Reardon
The AFTRA president is re-elected unanimously as the actors guild preps for a planned merger with SAG.

DOWN: Sarah Palin
Undefeated has grossed only $101,000 after two weeks in theaters, prompting a quickie Sept. 1 release on VOD and pay-per-view. Perhaps she should stick to reality shows and Fox News.


UP: Apple (AAPL)
$398.50 (+6.6%)
Company reports $7.31 billion quarterly profit, double what it earned in the same quarter last year.

$24.94 (-7.6%)
Stifel Nicolaus analysts drop their price target by $5, to $27 a share, predicting a less robust second half of the year.