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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Among them, Force said he agreed to a contract with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc last year to help make a...

  • Nielsen's top programs for June 22-28 Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:36 PM ET

    2. "NCIS," CBS, 8.78 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.25 million. 7. "Dateline NBC," NBC, 6.87 million.

  • Campbell movie sets standard for CNN film Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    The Nielsen company said 2.76 million people watched " Glen Campbell... Meanwhile, Lester Holt earned bragging rights during his first week as Brian Williams' replacement as NBC "Nightly News" anchor. ABC's "World News Tonight" had 7.7 million viewers and the " CBS Evening News" had 6.6 million.

  • 'Ted 2' lags behind 'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out' Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers " Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. "It's hard to maintain that hyper...

  • *WPP's Sorrell says trading tough this year. In separate interviews on Friday, Martin Sorrell of WPP and Maurice Levy of Publicis sounded cautious about the prospects for the advertising market, citing a lack of vibrancy in the U.S economy, weakness in Brazil, Russia and China, and Europe's continued fragility. For his part, Sorrell said that the major companies...

  • June 25- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said Roger Ailes had signed a multi-year contract to stay on as Chairman and Chief Executive of Fox News and Fox Business Network, and would jointly report to Rupert, James and Lachlan Murdoch. Fox promoted James Murdoch to chief executive in June, giving him day-to-day control of the company, and made Lachlan Murdoch...

  • Roger Ailes signs new contract at Fox Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Roger Ailes has signed a new contract to continue as chief executive of Fox News Channel, the network that has become a ratings and financial powerhouse since he created it two decades ago, 21st Century Fox said Thursday. Fox News is wildly popular with conservatives and has significantly more viewers than its news competitors. The network accounted...

  • CANNES, June 25- James Murdoch, who will take the helm of Twenty-First Century Fox next week, said there was little he and his father Rupert did not agree on with respect to the future of the family media empire. James Murdoch will soon be running a sprawling media empire that owns cable assets, broadcast networks and movie studios, including Twentieth Century Fox,...

  • Roger Ailes to continue to serve as Fox News CEO Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    June 25- 21st Century Fox said Roger Ailes would continue as chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network and had signed a new multi-year contract with the company. Ailes has been with the company since 1996 and will jointly report to Rupert, James and Lachlan Murdoch, 21st Century Fox said in a statement on Thursday. The company promoted James Murdoch to...

  • 21 ST CENTURY FOX- FOX NEWS CHAIRMAN AND CEO ROGER AILES SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH 21 ST CENTURY FOX.

  • NEW YORK— Long-time 21st Century Fox executive David Hill is leaving the movie and television company to start his own entertainment venture. The departure announced Tuesday comes a week before 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch relinquishes his job to his son, James. Hill had become a Murdoch confidante during his 27- year career at 21st Century and its...

  • LOS ANGELES— The dinosaurs continued to rule at the box office with a massive $106.6 million take for Universal's " Jurassic World" in its second weekend in theaters, according to figures reported by studios Monday. The enormous holdover for " Jurassic World" is the highest-grossing second weekend on record. 1. " Jurassic World," Universal, $106,588,440, 4,291...

  • June 16- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Chase Carey will remain at the company for another year to support James and Lachlan Murdoch in their new positions running the media company. Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox through a trust that owns 39 percent of the voting shares, will become executive co-chairman. The management changes take effect on July 1.

  • After-hours buzz: DavidsTea, La-Z-Boy, Adobe & more Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: DavidsTea, La-Z-Boy, Adobe & more.

  • June 16- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc named Chase Carey executive vice chairman of the board, ensuring the respected media executive will remain with the company for another year. The board also on Tuesday promoted James Murdoch to chief executive and his brother, Lachlan Murdoch, to executive co-chairman. Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox through a trust that...

  • Rupert Murdoch to hand over Fox CEO reins to son James Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    June 16- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said Rupert Murdoch will hand over the chief executive reins at the entertainment conglomerate to his 42- year-old son James. Rupert Murdoch, 84, will become executive co-chairmen, along side his elder son Lachlan. The company said the new changes are effective July 1.

  • James Murdoch to become 21st Century Fox CEO July 1 Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    The announcement that James Murdoch will replace his father Rupert confirms CNBC's previous report about the company's succession.

  • UPDATE 1-EU states endorse data protection overhaul Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Final deal needs to be hammered out with EU lawmakers. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28- country bloc's data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines. "Today we take a big step forward in making Europe fit for the digital age," said Vera...

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY, June 12- One has been closely involved with the family business from his early 20 s and is driven to succeed. Now James and Lachlan Murdoch, octogenarian media baron Rupert's only sons, are teaming up at the helm of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the crown jewel of the empire their father built. James Murdoch, 42, is set to be elevated to chief executive of...

  • Gone shopping: Stocks with middle class appeal Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store in Mentor, Ohio.

    The middle class is back, and some analysts say it's time to dip into the retail stocks that could benefit the most.