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  • The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. But "Avengers: Age of Ultron" failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.. Although "Ultron" was the only new film in wide release this weekend, it had...

  • LinkedIn and Yum Brands are big market movers Friday, 1 May 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. LinkedIn Corp., down $46.92 to $205.21. Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund says it has taken a stake in the parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

  • NEW YORK— Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal. Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, wanted Time Warner Cable to bulk up its business-services division,...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m..

  • Do we have a right to high-speed Internet? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
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    Many Americans in smaller, rural communities feel ignored when it comes to high-speed Internet.

  • May 1- Cable company Charter Communications Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss, hurt by costs from a failed deal between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc that involved assets it was planning to buy. Still, Charter is being closely watched as potential suitor for Time Warner Cable. Reuters reported on Monday that Time Warner Cable was open to merger...

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications' first-quarter loss deepened as its customer growth slowed and a major cable-industry deal imploded. Charter was set to buy Bright House Networks LLC for $10 billion, but the acquisition was contingent on Comcast's proposed $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable Inc. Charter is renegotiating with Bright House to try to buy...

  • How to see everything this action-packed weekend Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    This may end up being one of the greatest weekends in sports and entertainment in a long time. Here's a game plan so you don't miss any of it.

  • Time to embrace online video: Time Warner Cable CEO Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
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    The idea that cable firms can stop the natural trend in customer behavior toward online video is ridiculous, Rob Marcus tells CNBC.

  • April 30- Time Warner Cable Inc on Thursday reported a bigger-than-expected rise in video subscriptions for the first quarter but gave no indication of any merger deals after Comcast Corp withdrew its bid to buy the company. Since the Comcast deal was called off on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns, questions have arisen about whether Time Warner...

  • April 30- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable TV operator, reported a 3.5 percent rise in revenue as it added more residential video and high-speed data subscribers than expected. Time Warner Cable added a net 30,000 residential video customers in the first quarter ended March 31, more than double the 11,800 market research firm Factset StreetAccount had...

  • UPDATE 1-Time Warner Cable revenue rises 3.5 pct Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:02 AM ET

    April 30- Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable TV operator, reported a 3.5 percent rise in revenue as it added more residential video and high-speed data customers than expected. Time Warner Cable added 30,000 residential video customers in the first quarter ended March 31 on a net basis, more than the 11,800 market research firm Factset...

  • NEW YORK— Time Warner Cable had a record quarter for subscriber growth on the heels of its failed deal with Comcast and as cable TV rival Charter is expected to try to buy the company. As Time Warner Cable waited for regulators to approve or deny its Comcast deal, it invested in customer service and other areas to grow its customer base. Philadelphia- based Comcast...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 66 or 1.1 percent, to $58.34. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $109.81. Gannett fell$. 81 or 2.3 percent, to $34.40.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $58.45. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $109.56. Gannett fell$. 71 or 2.0 percent, to $34.50.

  • What the stats say about Mayweather and Pacquiao Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Manny Pacquiao (right) and Floyd Mayweather face each other at a press conference on March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off Saturday in the biggest boxing match of the year. CompuBox stats show that Pacquiao throws more punches.

  • Hulu lands 'Seinfeld' episodes, future AMC series Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    That means they won't be on Netflix, which has far more subscribers— more than 62 million worldwide. Hulu is an online video service owned by Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast. Hulu will also have future shows from AMC Networks Inc. channels like AMC, IFC and Sundance TV, including "Fear the Walking Dead," a spinoff of "The Walking Dead" that will air on TV this...

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $58.90. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 39 or. 4 percent, to $110.31. Gannett fell$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $35.01.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $59.00. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $109.92. Gannett rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $35.21.

  • But not far beyond this "big event" program was CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," a long-dependable hit that drew 14.6 million to take second place, according to the Nielsen company. For the week in prime time, CBS was the champ for the ninth consecutive week, averaging 8.4 million viewers. ABC had 7.4 million viewers, while NBC had 5.5 million, Fox had 3.4 million, Univision had...