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  • BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...

  • HONG KONG, July 2- Foreign asset managers are seeking easier access to China's restricted capital markets, saying it is a prerequisite for mainland-listed shares to be added to global indexes. China- listed shares known as A shares are generally only available to Chinese citizens. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, which has some $50 billion in assets, ranks...

  • HONG KONG, June 30- Hong Kong's exchange-traded funds can expect to lose market share to Chinese fund managers when a scheme to mutually trade in both markets starts on Wednesday. "This is going to be a game changer for the Hong Kong ETF market as the mainland funds can offer a bigger variety of products targeting specific sectors and themes than what is currently...

  • Roberts, who set up Comcast after he bought a small cable television operator in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963, died of natural causes in Philadelphia, Comcast said in a statement. He led Comcast from its humble beginnings to a $150 billion media conglomerate. Roberts, who was chairman emeritus of Comcast's board, had spent more than five decades at the company.

  • UPDATE 1-Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95 Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Roberts founded Comcast when he bought a small cable television system in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963, and was responsible for growing the company into a $150 billion media conglomerate. Roberts, who was chairman emeritus of Comcast's board, had spent more than five decades at the company. Roberts died of natural causes in Philadelphia, Comcast said in a...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 3.7 pct, Charter off 1 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access...

  • CHICAGO, May 5- A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Chief Executive Brian Roberts also announced the launch of a voice-controlled remote control for Comcast's X1 operating system that can search and...

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • Cramer: It's Comcast vs. Google Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cramer: It's Comcast vs. Google

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the future of delivering content on the heels of Comcast's decision to walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is shocked to hear of the termination of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • April 24- Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. "Today, we move on," Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said in a statement. Comcast shares were up 1.2 percent at $59.94 in premarket trading, while Time Warner Cable shares were down 0.5 percent at $148.

  • Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, discusses the decision to terminate its bid for Time Warner Cable. We have to move on, says Roberts.

  • Comcast drops bid for TWC Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Comcast drops bid for TWC

    The "Squawk Box" crew discuss Comcast's announcement it will drop its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter. Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment. The news came a day after officials of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the two largest U.S....

  • Can Comcast mega merger be saved? Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Can Comcast mega merger be saved?

    I think the government is going to want something very substantial, says Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, providing his thoughts on the upcoming meeting between Justice officials and Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • What the net neutrality battle is really about Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET
    Internet wires connections

    The FCC's net neutrality regulations heat up the debate between Internet companies and Internet service providers.

  • Comcast Corp said on Tuesday it was "optimistic" that it would close its $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc in early 2015.. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts said during a conference call on Tuesday that lots of information-gathering was taking place between Comcast and U.S. regulators. Comcast is one of the leading broadband and cable providers...

  • Netflix CEO slams Comcast's bid for TWC Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Reed Hastings, Netflix

    Comcast's $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable would create a monopoly, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told CNBC.

  • 'Tech bubble' is one debate at Code Conference Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    From left: Sergey Brin, Dick Costolo, Ryan Seacrest

    Anyone who attended the groundbreaking D: All Things Digital conferences in the past will recognize the high-powered lineup of senior executives.