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  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $55.64. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 74 or. 8 percent, to $92.23. Gannett fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $30.39.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 14- "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U.S. and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation film "Penguins of Madagascar" finished in the No. 3 spot with $7.3 million from Friday through Sunday, while...

  • The Swift rise of Taylor, Inc. Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performing

    Taylor Swift may be known for her "long list of ex-lovers", but now she's made a name for herself as a multi-million dollar powerhouse.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 55 or 1.0 percent, to $55.35. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $91.49. Gannett fell$. 88 or 2.8 percent, to $30.56.

  • Court will hear dispute over Spider-Man toy Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is leaping into a tangled web of litigation over a Spider-Man toy and its inventor's quest to keep collecting royalties even after his patent expired. Inventor Stephen Kimble sold his patent on the toy to comic book giant Marvel Entertainment— a division of Walt Disney Co.— in 2001 and agreed to a deal that has paid him more than $6...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $55.69. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 36 or. 4 percent, to $92.11. Gannett fell$. 59 or 1.9 percent, to $30.85.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $55.84. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $92.23. Gannett fell$. 44 or 1.4 percent, to $31.00.

  • Trading the box office blockbuster halo effect Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Still from the film Exodus: Gods & Kings.

    Box office success leads to higher traffic in malls connected to cinemas, which leads to higher rents malls can charge.

  • Stock gains cut by oil's fall, Washington inaction Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose Thursday as retail sales rose in November and jobless claims fell last week.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 79 or 1.4 percent, to $56.36. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.92 or 2.1 percent, to $92.40. Gannett fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $31.82.

  • The price is (no longer) right: Retail's big game Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    The Disney "Frozen" Snow Glow Elsa Doll

    Retailers are no longer just competing with each other for the lowest price; often times, they're also competing with themselves.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 46 or. 8 percent, to $56.03. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.38 or 1.5 percent, to $91.86. Gannett fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $31.89.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 62 or 1.1 percent, to $55.57. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.31 or 1.4 percent, to $91.63. Gannett fell$. 63 or 1.9 percent, to $31.91.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool, but called on Congress to make more money available to programs. States currently spend more than $5 billion on preschool programs, according to the National Institute for Early Education. Obama said the Education Department...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $55.95. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 81 or. 9 percent, to $92.13. Gannett fell$. 38 or 1.2 percent, to $32.17.

  • Midday movers: Lands' End, Wynn Resorts, Exxon & more Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $56.20. Gannett fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.47. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $35.69.

  • Obama to announce new grants to states for preschool Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed. At a White House summit, the Education Department will announce grants of more than $226 million to 18 states to enroll more than 33,000 kids in...

  • You may already be too late for hottest holiday toys Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Disney's Frozen dolls were the hot holiday item, especially at J.C. Penney's Disney shop in shop.

    If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.

  • Report: US companies seek tax deals in Luxembourg Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    LUXEMBOURG— A group of international journalists says leaked confidential documents show The Walt Disney Co., Koch Industries and other companies created a tangle of subsidiaries in Luxembourg that may have helped them slash the taxes they pay in the U.S. and Europe. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Wednesday named Disney and...