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  • LOS ANGELES— Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers,"'' Star Wars "and" Frozen. It's Disney's most ambitious game concept meshing real objects and virtual worlds since August 2013, when the family entertainment...

  • Futures lower ahead of data, auto sales; Greece eyed Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday as investors awaited some minor data releases ahead of Friday's key jobs report, amid continued concerns about Greece.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that its chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, will resign at the end of June, clearing the path for another top executive, Tom Staggs, to succeed Bob Iger as eventual CEO. Barton Crockett, a media company analyst with FBR Capital Markets& Co., said the move is clearly related to succession planning, something Disney has...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher on June's first trading day as investors found some encouragement from mixed second-quarter economic reports.

  • UPDATE 1-Disney CFO James Rasulo to step down Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    June 1- Walt Disney Co said James Rasulo, a 29- year veteran of the media company, would step down as chief financial officer at the end of the month. Rasulo, 58, will continue to work in an advisory capacity to Chief Executive Bob Iger, Disney said on Monday. Rasulo was the second-highest paid executive at Disney, earning $16.2 million in the year ended Sept. 27.

  • Shakeup at Mouse House Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Shakeup at Mouse House

    Disney is announcing its CFO Jay Rasulo is stepping down effective June 30th, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Disney CFO Rasulo to step down, effective June 30 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    James Rasulo

    After he leaves the position, Rasulo will stay on in an advisory position to Walt Disney's CEO Bob Iger.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that its chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, will resign at the end of June. Once considered a possible candidate to replace CEO Bob Iger when Iger retires in 2018, Rasulo's resignation paves the path to Disney's top job for 55- year-old Tom Staggs, who became chief operating officer in February. He was also recently...

  • Disney CFO James Rasulo steps down Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    June 1- Walt Disney Co said James Rasulo has stepped down as chief financial officer, effective June 30. Disney said Rasulo would continue to work in an advisory capacity to Chief Executive Bob Iger. The company said a new CFO would be named at a later date.

  • Disney CFO stepping down Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Disney CFO stepping down

    Disney is announcing its CFO Jay Rasulo is stepping down effective June 30th, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Disney considers surge pricing Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Disney considers surge pricing

    Walt Disney is considering surge pricing, which would increase costs for peak times at certain parks.

  • Macau fades, but gamblers get hot on fantasy Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    A croupier stands ready at a poker table in the Venetian Macao resort and casino in Macau.

    Las Vegas Sands board member Jason Ader says that while Macau is cooling off, daily fantasy sports is just starting to heat up.

  • LOS ANGELES— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak. The action star helped the movie over-perform on the West Coast...

  • June swoon looming? Here's what to watch out for Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets face a barrage of potential catalysts as the month of June begins, a traditional period of stock market weakness.

  • Birinyi sees 6% gain from here Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates

    Legendary trader Laszlo Birinyi sees all the bearish talk from his peers and the media and takes the opposite view.

  • These sectors may help trump the June swoon Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    If you're looking for a reason to get bearish on the market, at least short term, history may be on your side.

  • Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:00 PM ET

    CBS CEO Les Moonves, speaking at the Re/code conference on Wednesday, said Twitter and Periscope need to respond to media companies' concerns. "It would be really nice if our friends in the Valley would quit hiding behind the idea that they don't have to engage in the protection of intellectual property," ESPN President John Skipper said last week when asked about...

  • Memorial Day weekend box office flop Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Memorial Day weekend box office flop

    Disney's "Tomorrowland" underwhelmed in its opening weekend at the movies.

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates on Monday. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird- directed film with an ambitious George Clooney- led promotional campaign. Rentrak's Senior Media...