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  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. A $230 per share offer would be at a premium of nearly...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments. General Electric Co. and Electrolux said they will...

  • Campbell movie sets standard for CNN film Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    The Nielsen company said 2.76 million people watched " Glen Campbell... Meanwhile, Lester Holt earned bragging rights during his first week as Brian Williams' replacement as NBC "Nightly News" anchor. ABC's "World News Tonight" had 7.7 million viewers and the " CBS Evening News" had 6.6 million.

  • Why you should fear Donald Trump Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Media consultant Mark Macias says it will be a total disaster if Donald Trump gets a spot in any presidential debate.

  • Time Warner hunting 'wabbits' Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Time Warner hunting 'wabbits'

    New Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo cartoons are coming! Time Warner is making them as part of a push to expand in the children's TV business.

  • '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...

  • Where to get the best theme park thrills this year Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    The Twisted Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.

    New roller coasters are springing up across the U.S. That means thrill seekers have lots of options this summer, an expert tells CNBC.

  • Trump faces more fallout Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Trump faces more fallout

    Donald Trump is facing more fallout from his comments on Mexican immigrants. Univision is dropping its coverage of the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant. Trump is fighting back with a lawsuit against Univision that demands

  • 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.

  • 10 sky-high stocks can go to the moon Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    Fly me to the moon

    Some stocks slip back down after hitting record highs. Here are the stocks investors think will continue to soar, USA Today reports.

  • 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...

  • 'Inside Out': Best second place in history? Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    'Inside Out': Best second place in history?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the strong showing of Pixar's "inside Out" this weekend.

  • 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...