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  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal,...

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.09 or 2.2 percent, to $50.68. Walt Disney Co. rose $2.09 or 2.6 percent, to $83.83. Gannett rose$. 36 or 1.3 percent, to $27.69.

  • We don't need an Ebola czar: Jeffrey Sachs Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 5:08 PM ET
    Ron Klain in 2008

    There is no case for an American Ebola czar. This is just another case of the Obama administration putting politics before substance, says Jeffrey Sachs.

  • Ebola czar likely to help calm the hysteria Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Appointing an Ebola czar was more of a marketing gimmick but will likely have a calming effect on the market, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.51 or 3.0 percent, to $51.10. Walt Disney Co. rose $2.80 or 3.4 percent, to $84.54. Gannett rose$. 48 or 1.8 percent, to $27.81.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 92 or 1.8 percent, to $50.51. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.88 or 2.3 percent, to $83.62. Gannett rose$. 28 or 1.0 percent, to $27.61.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Time Warner Inc's decision to make its prized HBO channel available to people who don't subscribe to Pay TV may delight such "cord cutters" but will likely crank up tensions with cable and satellite TV service providers. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler did not discuss price or potential partners on Wednesday when he revealed the news before...

  • Is Wall Street tuning out CBS? Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Signage on the CBS Television City building in Los Angeles.

    Shares of CBS have lagged major rivals in 2014 for the first time in years. Weak advertising sales remain a hurdle.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday but recovered significantly from historic intraday losses amid concerns about Europe, Ebola and the economy.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger's big bet on start-ups Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Disney is investing in start-ups to breathe new life into the 91-year-old company.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger takes on Sphero mentorship as part of Disney's Accelerator program. "Always step back, look at the big picture," Iger advises. With Sphero's CEO, Paul Berberian.

  • Liquidity nightmare blamed for crazy market moves Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    There were 179 "mini flash crashes" in the first 15 minutes of trading, according to Nanex. Here's why.

  • Disney magic sparks start-up dreams     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on her interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger about his company's mentoring program.

  • Oct 14- JPMorgan Chase and Co's quarterly results surfaced more than three hours before schedule on Shareholder.com, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc's investor-communications company. **Oct. 15, 2013- Citigroup Inc's third-quarter results were released early as Bloomberg News broke an embargo, forcing the bank to pull forward the release of its statement.

  • Lightning Round: Disney, GE & More Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • BEIJING, Oct 13- Universal Studios said on Monday it had a sealed an agreement to open a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing, the culmination of a 13- year effort to enter China's fast-growing entertainment market. Tom Williams, chief executive of Universal Parks and Resorts, told a news conference in Beijing that the park would also aim to draw visitors from...

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 1800 GMT/4 PM ET Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK- For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. NEW YORK- U.S. regulators are asking banks for more detail on...

  • Now, Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes faces a similar moment of reckoning after rejecting a bid for $85 a share from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. Time Warner is trading at around $73- more than twice its price since Bewkes took over as CEO in 2008, but still below Murdoch's original $85 bid. Time Warner shares have dropped 15 percent since...

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.