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  • 'Ted 2' lags behind 'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out' Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. "It's hard to maintain that hyper...

  • Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    and "Donkey Kong" spent most of his trip to last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo touting such upcoming Nintendo games as "Super Mario Maker" and "Star Fox Zero," Miyamoto was also enthusiastic about a totally different undertaking. "We've come to the point where the kids who grew up playing Nintendo games are now parents who have their own kids," said the veteran...

  • NEW YORK— Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. It is seeking government approval after regulators' concerns led Comcast to scrap its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable in April.

  • LOS ANGELES— The dinosaurs continued to rule at the box office with a massive $106.6 million take for Universal's " Jurassic World" in its second weekend in theaters, according to figures reported by studios Monday. The enormous holdover for " Jurassic World" is the highest-grossing second weekend on record. 1. " Jurassic World," Universal, $106,588,440, 4,291...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • Remembering Ralph Roberts Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
    Remembering Ralph Roberts

    Cable television pioneer and Comcast founder Ralph Roberts passed away Thursday night. He was an icon, mentor and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

  • Blockbuster weekend at the movies Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Blockbuster weekend at the movies

    David Bank, RBC Capital Markets, discusses how Pixar's "Inside Out" will likely impact the company's bottom line, and weighs in on "Jurassic World's" $102 million weekend.

  • 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.

  • Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95 Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Ralph Roberts, founder of Comcast Corp.

    Roberts, who served as the company's chairman emeritus, founded Comcast when he bought a small cable system in Mississippi in 1963.

  • 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...

  • Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95 Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Ralph Roberts, a cable pioneer who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth, has died. Comcast said in a statement that Roberts died Thursday night in Philadelphia of natural causes. Roberts changed the name of the company to Comcast and ran it until he was in his 80 s.

  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina— Affidavit: Church gunman stood over witness, made racially inflammatory remark after shootings.

  • NEW YORK— James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase& Co. announced Lee's death, saying he passed away "unexpectedly." He co-led the deal to help Facebook go public in 2012. JPMorgan was the lead bank on General...

  • Trader bets $7.5M on Fox fallout Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corporation.

    In an eye-catching options trade, someone bet $7.5 million that Fox could plunge 27 percent by January 2017.

  • JPM's Jimmy Lee always did right thing: Welch Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Jimmy Lee, vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase.

    "Jimmy was a master of his craft, but he was so much more—he was an incomparable force of nature," JPMorgan head Jamie Dimon said.

  • Minions shows how 'merch' makes money for movies Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:28 AM ET
    The Minions

    Even without awards, a motion picture with memorable characters will win over the hearts - and wallets - of people everywhere.

  • NEW YORK— James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase& Co. announced Lee's death, saying he passed away "unexpectedly." He co-led the deal to help Facebook go public in 2012. JPMorgan was the lead bank on General...

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 17- U.S. cable company Comcast Corp is not interested in buying wireless carrier T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Manager Magazin of Germany, citing sources, had said earlier that the largest U.S. cable operator was in talks with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom AG about buying the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

  • Tech investor up 30% in 2015 dumps Netflix Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    Kevin Landis' "Squawk Box" Platinum Portfolio is already up 34 percent this year. Here's his next move.

  • Jurassic World tromps box office Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jurassic World tromps box office

    Jurrasic World's sales not so gargantuan when adjusted for inflation.