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  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • NEW YORK— Another week, another audience win for CBS. The Nielsen ratings company handed CBS its 11th straight prime-time win in viewership last week, with 13 of the Top 20 programs. Longtime late-night star David Letterman notched a prime-time win of his own with a CBS retrospective looking back on his decades hosting the "Late Show" as he prepares to retire on May...

  • 5 things we like about Verizon-AOL hookup Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Here are five things Michael Yoshikami likes about Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase of AOL.

  • Walt Disney Co's ESPN has sued to stop Verizon Communications from making its sports channel part of an add-on option for customers of its new Custom TV package, a legal fight that has been the talk of industry conferences and discussions with investors and analysts. Distributors see slimmer plans as a lifeline to a generation that watches online services...

  • Feds unlikely to block AT&T-DirecTV deal: Report Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a mobile phone while walking past an AT&T store in Washington, D.C.

    Federal authorities are unlikely to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, according to a new report.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 46 Narrative Science Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stuart Frankel, founder and CEO of Narrative Science

    This A.I. firm analyzes data and turns it into a narrative so companies can spend less time crunching numbers and more time with customers.

  • Comcast names new CFO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Michael Cavanagh

    Comcast said Monday it has named Michael Cavanagh as its new chief financial officer.

  • End of an era: Fox lowers curtain on 'American Idol' Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    American Idol judge Paula Abdul, center, is joined by Coke executives Javier Benito, left, and Don Knauss, at the introduction of Coca-Cola new C2 cola May 24, 2004 in Los Angeles.

    Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s.

  • May 11- Comcast Corp named Michael Cavanagh chief financial officer to replace Michael Angelakis, who moves on to head the cable operator's new investment arm. Cavanagh will join Comcast early this summer from private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, where he served as co-chief operating officer, Comcast said in a statement. Cavanagh, who has spent six years at...

  • Comcast names Michael Cavanagh CFO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    Cavanagh will join Comcast early this summer from private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, Comcast said in a statement.

  • Comcast names new CFO   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Comcast names new CFO

    Michael Cavanagh will become Comcast's chief financial officer early this summer, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, which last year asked various U.S. media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers to help with the reviews of Comcast Corp's now-withdrawn proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of...

  • Nintendo coming to Universal theme parks Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    A statue of Nintendo's video-game character Mario

    Nintendo and Universal have teamed up to bring Nintendo characters to the parks in the form of theme rides and character appearances.

  • Nintendo and Universal team up   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Nintendo and Universal team up

    Universal Parks and Nintendo partner for unique theme park attractions and experiences.

  • Top cable execs on what's plaguing the industry Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:54 PM ET
    Cablevision Systems president and CEO Jim Dolan speaks at The Internet and Television Expo in Chicago, May 6, 2015.

    The cable giants didn't mince words at INTX as they addressed the big issues they're facing: consolidation, regulation and disruption.

  • Verizon Communications Inc is the latest distributor to challenge the traditional pay-TV universe when it launched in April a new slimmed-down package of channels with the option to add on genres such as sports, kids or news. Fox, along with Comcast Corp's NBC Universal, said Verizon's service violates their contracts that allow Verizon to carry their...

  • May 6- Shares of Cablevision Systems Corp jumped as much as 8 percent after Chief Executive James Dolan said he would be interested in a "deal" with Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast Corp and other cable operators. Cablevision, controlled by New York's Dolan family, operates primarily in the Greater New York area. CBS Corp's Sports Network joined Verizon's FiOS's new...

  • Dolan: Plenty of room to consolidate cable in NY Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    James Dolan, President and CEO of Cablevision.

    Cablevision CEO James Dolan sees more opportunities for consolidation in the cable space.

  • CHICAGO, May 5- A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Chief Executive Brian Roberts also announced the launch of a voice-controlled remote control for Comcast's X1 operating system that can search and...