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  • NEW YORK— Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited King World Productions in 1972 from their father, Charles King, who had founded the company eight years earlier to syndicate classic "Our Gang" theatrical comedy shorts. Under the brothers' management, King World rose to be the...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. While saying some allegations against the monitor Michael Bromwich "give pause," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:00 PM ET

    CBS CEO Les Moonves, speaking at the Re/code conference on Wednesday, said Twitter and Periscope need to respond to media companies' concerns. "It would be really nice if our friends in the Valley would quit hiding behind the idea that they don't have to engage in the protection of intellectual property," ESPN President John Skipper said last week when asked about...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on...

  • ABC's "Dancing" took the top two slots, followed by a pair of regular broadcasts of NBC's "The Voice." For the week overall in prime time, CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers, ahead of NBC, ABC and Fox. NBC's "Nightly News" reclaimed the ratings lead after the previous week's loss to ABC's "World News Tonight.

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent. 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent. 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent.

  • Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    The last time Letterman had so many viewers was in February 1994, when his show aired after CBS' telecast of the Winter Olympics. Letterman's final show started at 11:35 p.m. and lasted more than an hour as CBS let it run long. The show featured a final Top Ten list with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Barbara Walters and Peyton Manning with "...

  • May 21- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had unexpectedly resigned, nearly three months after a report alleged the company sourced flooring laminates with harmful levels of a known carcinogen. Several U.S. government agencies are investigating Lumber Liquidators after an episode of CBS's "60 Minutes" alleged in March that...

  • Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market eked out another record close on Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks. Best Buy was among the biggest gainers after reporting earnings that exceeded the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Lumber Liquidators, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, plunged after its CEO abruptly quit the company.

  • May 21- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had resigned unexpectedly, even as the company continues to face fire over reports that it sourced flooring laminates with excessive levels of a known carcinogen. Lynch took over as Lumber Liquidators' CEO in January 2012. Lumber Liquidators named founder Thomas Sullivan as acting CEO...

  • NEW YORK— Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China. At the time Lumber Liquidators said that it decided to suspend the sales while a board committee completes a review of its sourcing compliance program. Lumber Liquidators has sent thousands of free air testing...

  • Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators' CEO resigns Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    May 21- Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had resigned unexpectedly, sending its shares down 17 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. The company named founder Thomas Sullivan as acting CEO. Lumber Liquidators is facing U.S. government investigations after CBS's "60 Minutes" show alleged that...

  • Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures— up to 20 a day. When the golden retriever moved in, life changed for Alyssa's Los Angeles- area family. "It gives her a companion to enjoy the moments when she is doing things she likes to do," said her mother, Juliette Palomaki.

  • David Letterman closes out his career Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    David Letterman relaxes in his dressing room before a taping of “The Late Show," at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.

    On Wednesday night, after 33 years as a host, the longest late-night tenure ever, Letterman will close out his career. The NYT reports.

  • Nielsen's top programs for May 11-17 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    1. "NCIS," CBS, 14.94 million. 2. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 13.61 million. 7. "Survivor," CBS, 9.61 million.

  • NEW YORK— The Billboard Music Awards are great for Taylor Swift— and for ABC. The singer's big night helped the awards show to its best night in television viewership since 2001. The Nielsen company said that the show was seen by 11.2 million people. ABC was also helped by "Dancing With the Stars" and season finales for some of its biggest shows in a strong week,...

  • "I went up there last week for a set visit and it's just spectacular," said Chris Licht, executive producer of the CBS show, on Tuesday. CBS ran some fiber optic line to ensure it can transmit a live broadcast signal from the space and will import a replica of the desk that the morning hosts sit at in their 57th Street studio, Licht said. CBS is still in third, but its...

  • Disney's Star Wars windfall: $2.2B for George Lucas Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Filmmaking legend George Lucas (front L) of Disney's Lucasfilms poses with Stormtroopers (back) and Yoda (front R) characters from Lucas' Star Wars films at the opening of Disney's Lucasfilms' new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler in Singapore on January 16, 2014.

    George Lucas probably isn't regretting the deal he made with Disney for his Lucasfilm group after shares rise 70 percent.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.