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  • NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' says farewell Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's " Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. CBS' duo of "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" led the ratings last week, as is often the case. CBS easily won the week in prime-time, averaging 9.2 million viewers.

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world. Apple Inc. isn't at the Mobile World Congress show this week, but is making its presence felt, as new phones are inevitably compared with iPhones. Here's a look at some of...

  • Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet. The FCC's vote last week approved "net neutrality" rules that prevent Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from slowing or blocking Web traffic or from creating Internet fast lanes that...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move. Slatery was among several prominent Republicans who had urged the FCC not to override a state law blocking Chattanooga's electric...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 49 or. 8 percent, to $59.87. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.81 or 1.7 percent, to $105.89. Gannett rose$. 44 or 1.2 percent, to $35.84.

  • The somewhat weak debut of Warner Bros.' R-rated "Focus," co-starring Margot Robbie, handed Smith another no. 1 box office opening but came in slightly below expectations. 1. "Focus," Warner Bros., $18,685,137, 3,323 locations, $5,623 average, $18,685,137, 1 week. 3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," Paramount, $10,820,212, 3,467 locations, $3,121 average,...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 40 or. 7 percent, to $59.78. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.71 or 1.6 percent, to $105.79. Gannett rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $35.74.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $59.82. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.72 or 1.7 percent, to $105.80. Gannett rose$. 45 or 1.3 percent, to $35.85.

  • March 1- Will Smith's new action drama "Focus" booted the kinky sex tale "Fifty Shades of Grey" for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales. "Kingsman: The Secret Service", an adaptation of a popular comic series which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth about a spy agency's training program and a global...

  • NEW YORK— Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $59.38. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $104.08. Gannett fell$. 28 or. 8 percent, to $35.40.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia- based corporation. A plane towed a banner past company headquarters that said, " Comcast: Don't Mess With the Internet." The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to impose strict regulations on Internet service providers...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $59.31. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $104.55. Gannett fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $35.51.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $59.11. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $104.92. Gannett fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $35.57.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 47 or. 8 percent, to $59.15. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.01 or 1.0 percent, to $104.56. Gannett rose$. 43 or 1.2 percent, to $35.68.

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slowing or blocking Web traffic. On Thursday, Comcast Corp. shares dipped 47 cents to close at $59.15.

  • Experts expect the industry to seek a stay of the rules, first at the FCC and then in courts, though the chances for success of such an appeal is unclear. It culminated in the FCC receiving a record 4 million comments and a call from President Barack Obama to adopt the strongest rules possible. The shift gives the FCC more authority to police various types of deals...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. regulators on Thursday imposed the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks. The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines, with Democrats in favor, to approve new "net neutrality" rules that seek to restrict broadband providers' power to...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 71 or 1.2 percent, to $58.91. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 94 or. 9 percent, to $104.63. Gannett rose$. 69 or 2.0 percent, to $35.94.

  • Who wins—and who loses—on net neutrality rules Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    The FCC is widely expected to pass new rules Thursday that classify the Internet as a public utility, and there's a clear list of winners and losers.