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  • Dec 23- Apple Inc on Tuesday became the latest U.S. company to amend its bylaws to allow long-term shareholders to nominate members to its board. Other companies who have agreed to adopt new "proxy access" rules this year include Microsoft Corp, Staples Inc, Big Lots Inc and Whiting Petroleum Corp. The Apple board currently has 8 members, including Chief Executive...

  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had pulled in about $517 million in worldwide ticket sales through Sunday, according to industry experts, re-establishing the celebrated space saga as a global phenomenon for Walt Disney Co.. "Box office will likely end up around 5 percent higher year-over-year and concessions may grow by 6 percent or more, so it is likely we will see...

  • Dec 21- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may rake in $528 million in worldwide ticket sales over the weekend, Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Bloomberg TV. That would beat the record opening weekend sales of $525 million that dinosaur film " Jurassic World" garnered earlier this year in its worldwide release, including in China. The first "Star Wars" film in a...

  • WALT DISNEY CEO ROBERT IGER ON BLOOMBERG- "STAR WARS WEEKEND GLOBAL SALES MAY REACH $528 MLN".

  • The first "Star Wars" film in a decade recorded the biggest domestic opening in Hollywood's history, collecting $238 million over the weekend in the United States and Canada. The film's financial and critical success mark a victory for Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger's strategy of acquiring proven brands, including Pixar Animation and comic book powerhouse...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 20- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shattered the domestic box office record with an estimated $238 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales through Sunday, a staggering debut that re-established the celebrated space saga as a global phenomenon under Walt Disney Co.. The first "Star Wars" film in a decade took in a total of $517 million at box offices...

  • How big will 'Star Wars' be? Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    How big will 'Star Wars' be?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports "Star Wars" sold more than $100 million in ticket pre-sales as of Tuesday prompting bullish analyst reports.

  • 'Star Wars' collectibles selling for thousands Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    'Star Wars' collectibles selling for thousands

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on rare "Star Wars" toys at the Sotheby's auction.

  • 'Star Wars' theaters packed Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    'Star Wars' theaters packed

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports "Star Wars" screenings have been going all night, and ticket sales set a record on Fandango.

  • Disney's stock boosted by Star Wars films Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Disney's stock boosted by Star Wars films

    Bob Iger, Disney Chairman & CEO, speaks on expectations he has for the new Star Wars film. CNBC's Dom Chu takes closer look at the stock.

  • Nov 27- U.S. media stocks fell on Friday after Walt Disney Co's disclosure of a drop in subscribers at ESPN spooked investors, underscoring concerns that viewers are increasingly opting for online streaming over pay TV. Disney's shares were down 3.6 percent at $114.44, weighing the most on the Dow Jones industrial average on a relatively quiet day for the U.S....

  • Disney's ESPN subscribers fall over 3 pct Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 1:36 AM ET

    Nov 26- Walt Disney Co's sports network ESPN saw a 3.2 percent fall in subscribers from the previous fiscal year, in a market where viewers are migrating to newer forms of sports coverage. The number of ESPN subscribers fell to 92 million as at Oct. 3, from 95 million as at Sept. 27, 2014, regulatory filings showed. Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said in August it...

  • Disney's Iger to help plan NFL stadium in LA Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

    Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will work with the city of Carson on the potential construction of a new Los Angeles NFL stadium.

  • CNBC update: $28M pink diamond Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    CNBC update: $28M pink diamond

    A pink diamond was bought for $28 million at a Christie's auction, and the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have agreed to have Disney's Bob Iger become chairman of their bid to build a stadium, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Cramer: Disney's narrative has shifted Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    Cramer: Disney's narrative has shifted

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on Disney's quarterly results and where he sees growth drivers in the company.

  • Using TV in ways you haven't imagined: Analyst Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Using TV in ways you haven't imagined: Analyst

    Rich Greenfield, BTIG, weighs in on the future of television and improving the viewer experience on mobile.

  • Disney posts 'balanced' quarter: Analyst Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Disney posts 'balanced' quarter: Analyst

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura analyst, breaks down Disney's quarterly results. Sports continues to see very strong pricing, says DiClemente.

  • Disney CEO Iger touts cable after mixed results Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 5:23 PM ET
    Walt Disney World Tokyo

    Walt Disney posted a 9 percent increase in overall sales and stronger operating income in its networks segment.

  • Oct 21- Walt Disney Co's sports network ESPN is reorganizing and eliminating over 300 positions, according to a person familiar with the situation. The reorganization was announced Wednesday morning in a memo to employees from ESPN president John Skipper, seen by Reuters. The reorganization comes after Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said in August it...

  • UPDATE 1-Apple appoints former Boeing CFO to its board Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Oct 1- Apple Inc said on Thursday it appointed James Bell, Boeing Co's former chief financial officer, to its board. Bell, who was Boeing's CFO from 2003 to 2012, is on the board of several other companies, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and Dow Chemical Co.. Apple's 8- member board includes Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger and former United States Vice President Albert...