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One of the oldest and largest funds in this niche is the Merger Fund, which manages nearly $6 billion.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $54.81. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 47 or. 5 percent, to $87.36. Gannett rose$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $31.78.
NEW YORK— The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011' s "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise.
July 11- Walt Disney Co, Discovery Communications Inc and CBS Corp are being asked for information by U.S. antitrust officials probing Comcast Corp's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
With a Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal in the offing, John Malone's dealmaking could be on hold here. But there may be more to do in Europe.
"Barry and I decided a year and a half ago not to talk about Aereo," CBS CEO Leslie Moonves says.
The decision was a victory for traditional broadcasters, such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox. CBS argued in a joint filing on Wednesday that the case should be dismissed in light of the Supreme Court ruling, but Aereo disagreed.
Discovery Communication CEO David Zaslav said TV content companies are likely to consolidate in response to pending deals between cable companies.
Smart home technology is state-of-the-art and undeniably cool. But does it help where it really matters— in consumers' pockets?
*JPMorgan tops league table, earns fees of $3.4 bln. Global investment banking fees totalled $47.1 billion in the first six months of the year, compared to $42.2 billion last year, according to data from Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting. They were up 6 percent in the Americas and down 15 percent in Africa and the Middle East.
The "Fast Money" traders give their top stocks to buy and sell as markets hit record highs.
LOS ANGELES, July 1- Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.
Americans are choosing to save over spend, and that's creating an unwanted discount on these consumer spending-linked investments.
Following Aereo's loss in the Supreme Court, rival TV streaming companies like Simple. TV are cornering its former customers. NYT reports.
Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led CEOs to strike big transactions in 2014.
NEW YORK, June 30- Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led chief executives to strike big transactions so far in 2014, raising year-to-date global deal volumes to their highest level in seven years.
WASHINGTON, June 28- Aereo, the video streaming service that has sought to provide an alternative to traditional TV broadcasters, said on Saturday it was suspending services after being dealt a blow by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Internet giant Yahoo has put in a bid of around $250 million to buy Fullscreen, a company which creates content for YouTube channels.
Forget the Supreme Court. The premise that Aereo is a disruptive innovation that could kill pay television is false, says a B School expert.
*Monsanto rallies on outlook and stock-repurchase plans. *CBS shares jump after Supreme Court ruling. Shares of CBS jumped 6.2 percent to $62.48 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that online TV startup Aereo Inc violates copyright law by using tiny antennas to provide subscribers with broadcast network content via the Internet.