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  • Marvel unveils black Captain America Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The new Captain America will be an African-American. Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in a statement that former Captain America Steve Rogers will be a mentor to Wilson as he takes on the new role.

  • Correction: Nielsens story Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series "Extant" marked actress Halle Berry's small screen debut. Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show' Extant'.

  • July 16- If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24- hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst's estimate. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80 billion.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $55.05. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 88 or 1.0 percent, to $85.27. Gannett rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $31.95.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 55 or 1.0 percent, to $55.44. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 85 or 1.0 percent, to $87.00. Gannett rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $32.03.

  • ABC's diversity is 'authenticity,' executive says Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— ABC's fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network's choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group president.

  • Marvel Comics makes Thor a thunder goddess Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thor is now a Goddess of Thunder. Marvel Studios is developing a stand-alone film for Black Widow, the character played by Scarlett Johansson. Marvel is owned by The Walt Disney Co..

  • Nielsen's top programs for July 7-13 Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    1. "Extant," CBS, 9.58 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.19 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.03 million.

  • Halle Berry's 'Extant' leads in TV ratings Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, the Nielsen Co. said. CBS easily won the week in prime time, averaging 5.6 million viewers. NBC had 4.6 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.8 million, Fox had 2.7 million.

  • Guardians could open galaxy of riches for Disney Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:38 PM ET
    Filmmaker James Gunn, actors Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana from Marvel Studios movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

    When Disney bought Marvel in 2009, it did so without two popular franchises. Spider-Man is licensed to Sony, while 21st Century Fox owns X-Men.

  • 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.

  • One grocery's chain answer to a cutthroat industry Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Lowes Foods grocery store in Clemmons, NC.

    Grocers must create an "in-store sensory experience...that can't be packaged and delivered by mail," an expert says.

  • Can 'Apes' save a bombing summer box office? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    A scene from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

    When Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens in theaters this weekend, even rival studios across Hollywood are hoping it'll be a hit.

  • Why Lego towers above all other toymakers Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:26 PM ET

    No matter how hard Sam Johnson presses down on the spider, the creature known as Sparratus stays together. It was not always so. The FT reports.

  • The World Cup’s biggest winners: US media giants Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:06 PM ET
    Robin Van Persie of the Netherlands and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semifinal match in Sao Paulo.

    In dollars and cents, the biggest winners of the World Cup are media companies—both traditional and social.

  • Aereo says intends to operate in wake of court ruling Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Are park rides getting a little too thrilling? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Some park goers are wondering if the high adrenaline rides they love are starting to get too dangerous.

  • Scouring the market looking for opportunity? Jim Cramer says get these 5 things into your portfolio, pronto.

  • Why Cramer is downplaying Dow 17,000 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Jim Cramer

    "It's nice. It's a talking point, but it's not what the stock market is about," says Jim Cramer of Dow 17,000.

  • Dow 17,000: Who led & lagged the last 1,000 points Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Dow Jones industrial average touched 17,000 for the first time on Thursday, 7 months after the index closed above 16,000 for the first time.