After moving up a month and switching to a weekday evening, the Primetime Emmy awards drew less viewers than previous years.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure released Thursday. The value of the trust fund is estimated at between $1 million and $5 million.
That's down from the 10.1 million who saw last year's show but up from the 6.1 million who watched the awards show live the year before that, the Nielsen ratings company said. CBS won last week in prime time, averaging 5.8 million viewers. NBC, with "America's Got Talent" again the week's most popular program, was second with a 5.1 million viewer average.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Aug. 22, led by "Guardians of the Galaxy," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. $17.6 million 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles........... $16.8 million 3 If I Stay..............................
NEW YORK— "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin City" sequel, "A Dame to Kill For," flopped.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $54.63. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $89.92. Gannett fell$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $34.05.
A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. A special edition of ABC's "20/ 20" focusing on the death of Robin Williams ranked sixth.
1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $28,523,147, 3,980 locations, $7,167 average, $117,765,383, 2 weeks. 3. "Let's Be Cops," 20th Century Fox, $17,813,722, 3,094 locations, $5,758 average, $26,220,986, 1 week. 5. "The Giver," The Weinstein Company, $12,305,016, 3,003 locations, $4,098 average, $12,305,016, 1 week.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $54.94. Gannett rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.76. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B rose$. 20 or. 6 percent, to $34.92.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 17- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive week, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.
NEW YORK— Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
*Equities have come under pressure because of the problems between Russia and Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at one point down about 4 percent from a record closing high in late July. *The gain implied by futures came despite ongoing concerns about the region, with Ukraine reporting that Russia had massed 45,000 troops on its border.
Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC said it had taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.. Fox withdrew its $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc last week after being rebuffed by the owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros studios.
When Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son walked away from their deals last week, the moguls created a shock wave on Wall Street.
Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC has taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, CNBC reported. ValueAct built its position when Fox was seeking to buy Time Warner Inc, CNBC's David Faber said.
With World Cup fervor still lingering, MLS is continuing with an aggressive expansion that will see five new teams in five years.
The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.
Aug 7- Media company CBS Corp, owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts on Thursday, though weaker advertising and a decline in television licensing dragged on revenue.
Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in its book publishing business helped to make up for a decline in revenue in its bigger news and information division.
Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported a 3 percent decline in quarterly revenue as advertising sales remained weak and subscription income fell.