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  • Nielsen's top television programs for July 14-20 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    3. "Extant," CBS, 7.96 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 7.93 million. 5. "60 Minutes,' CBS, 7.9 million.

  • July 21- CBS Outdoor Americas Inc said Monday it would buy the billboard business from Van Wagner Communications LLC, a privately held company with outdoor advertising in New York's Times Square and on buses on the Las Vegas strip, for $690 million in cash.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99- per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than 600,000 digital books. Subscribers to the Kindle Unlimited service can read e-books, including "The Hunger Games" and "Life of Pi," on Amazon's Kindle e-reader or any device with a Kindle app.

  • CBS CEO says he will look at CNN if it goes up for sale Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, July 17- CBS Corp Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said on Thursday the media company would take a look at Time Warner Inc's cable news network CNN if it goes up for sale as part of a merger with Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc..

  • Correction: Nielsens story Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series "Extant" marked actress Halle Berry's small screen debut. Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show' Extant'.

  • July 16- If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24- hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst's estimate. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80 billion.

  • July 16- Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

  • Amazon in talks with Simon & Schuster -Moonves Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Simon& Schuster Inc, the chief executive of the book publisher's parent company said on Tuesday, representing a second front in Amazon's feud with the publishing industry over digital book pricing.

  • Nielsen's top programs for July 7-13 Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    1. "Extant," CBS, 9.58 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.19 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.03 million.

  • Halle Berry's 'Extant' leads in TV ratings Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, the Nielsen Co. said. CBS easily won the week in prime time, averaging 5.6 million viewers. NBC had 4.6 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.8 million, Fox had 2.7 million.

  • Correction: Amazon-Drones story Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story on July 11 about Amazon seeking permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones, The Associated Press misstated the year that Congress gave the FAA a deadline for granting drones access to U.S. skies. Congress set the September 2015 deadline in 2012, not last year. Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 14- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Monday announced a reorganization of its television business as the network sought to push itself out of last place among the big U.S. broadcasters.

  • July 11- Walt Disney Co, Discovery Communications Inc and CBS Corp are being asked for information by U.S. antitrust officials probing Comcast Corp's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks. RICHMOND, Va.— Big Tobacco may soon get smaller.

  • Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. In a letter to the FAA dated Wednesday, Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles as part of Amazon Prime Air.

  • Lumber Liquidators and Cray are big market movers Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. United Continental Holdings Inc., up $5.10 to $45.17. Lumber Liquidators, down $15.17 to $55.25.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 2.6 percent to $4.34 with 28,731,400 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 1.1 percent to $15.86 with 15,807,700 shares traded.

  • CBS CEO Moonves: No war with Diller over Aereo Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Barry Diller and Les Moonves at the 2014 Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley.

    "Barry and I decided a year and a half ago not to talk about Aereo," CBS CEO Leslie Moonves says.

  • And the 2014 Emmy nominees are... Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Netflix earns 31 2014 Emmy nominations, including 13 for "House of Cards" and 12 for "Orange is the New Black."

  • LOS ANGELES, July 10- Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."