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  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • *1st- qtr adj profit/shr $0.42 vs est $0.35. May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, warned of a bigger hit from a strengthening dollar and said costs would increase in the coming quarters. Discovery Communications also said on Tuesday that it expects costs to climb up in its U.S. networks in the current quarter and...

  • The U.S. trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/ 2 years in March and the $51.4 billion trade gap was far larger than the $45.2 billion deficit the government assumed in its snapshot of first-quarter gross domestic product last week. A now-settled labor dispute at West Coast ports had significantly slowed trade at the start of the year.

  • May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by growth in distribution revenue at its U.S. and international networks. Discovery Communications shares were up 4.6 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. First-quarter Net income available to Discovery...

  • Discovery Communications revenue rises 9 pct Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in distribution revenue at its U.S. and international networks. Net income available to the company rose to $250 million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $230 million, or 33 cents per...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • April 21- Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built. It is also unclear what title James would take or whether there is any possibility that Rupert Murdoch, 84, would relinquish the Fox...

  • These CEOs get richer as investors get poorer Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav.

    There are 11 CEOs who received raises last year while shares of their companies were among the worst performers. USA Today reports.

  • Giving up your privacy for a break on insurance Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Life Insurance policy

    By doing this, consumers can save considerable amounts on life insurance, the NYT reports.

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...

  • The dollar may now be the market's biggest enemy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The effects of the dollar surge has already been felt by a bevy of U.S. companies. And the earnings and guidance impacts may just be getting started.

  • Fuhu Inc, which makes kid-friendly computer tablets, said it signed deals with Walt Disney Co and Discovery Communications Inc to add their content to monthly subscription offers on its nabi tablets. These would include Disney's popular video content such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", " Girl Meets World", among other kids video content and ebooks for characters...

  • A la carte cable options: Betting against bundling Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Lobbyists asked Eric Rouse, a county commissioner in North Carolina, to help restore Viacom’s networks to local cable subscribers.

    The New York Times takes a deeper look at the changing television landscape and the future of the cable bundle.

  • Lightning Round: This quietly goes higher Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

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

  • LOS ANGELES, March 3- Cable network operator Discovery Communications Inc said it is boosting investment in original Web video with a new channel focused on adventurers, in an effort to reach younger audiences who have grown up watching media online. Many are produced and hosted by journalist Laura Ling, who was held captive in a North Korean prison in 2009..

  • Trading FCC's net neutrality smackdown Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The best trades ahead of the vote by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality.

  • Early movers: GS, AAPL, DG, DISH, HMC & more Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 20, 2015.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Fox, which like other broadcasters is battling a shift to on-demand TV, denied there had been any talks with Discovery, which...

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Senior executives from both companies met about two weeks ago to discuss a potential takeover bid, the newspaper...