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  • Batman will not appear in Fox's 'Gotham' series Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader. Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on this show, it's Gotham." "Gotham" stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon.

  • Fox admits 'Idol' has lacked engaging contestants Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the panel for season 14.. Fox is a unit of 21st Century Fox Inc..

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • Another new big release, Walt Disney Co's animated "Planes: Fire and Rescue," grabbed third place with $18 million, while the comedy "Sex Tape" took in $15 million for the No. 4 spot.

  • 'Apes' rules U.S. box office for second weekend Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 20- Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Investors worldwide poured $6.2 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 16, encouraged by strong corporate earnings and big potential merger deals in the United States, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.

  • Murdoch says he cannot buy Tribune or LA Times Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, July 18- Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership. "Sorry can't buy Trib group or LA Times- cross-ownership laws from another age still in place," said tweets attributed to Murdoch.

  • CBS will 'look at' CNN if it goes up for sale: CEO Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said the media company would take a look at cable news network CNN if it goes up for sale.

  • The dilemma Time Warner investors face Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch may have been canny in his $80 billion bid for Time Warner as potential bidders are busy absorbing their own large deals.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Many investors say the best trading strategy around a potential takeover of Time Warner Inc by Twenty-First Century Fox is to wager that media baron Rupert Murdoch will pay up to get what he wants.

  • CBS CEO says he will look at CNN if it goes up for sale Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, July 17- CBS Corp Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said on Thursday the media company would take a look at Time Warner Inc's cable news network CNN if it goes up for sale as part of a merger with Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc..

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $4.3 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 16, encouraged by strong corporate earnings and big potential merger deals in the United States, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

  • Squawking Murdoch media moves & Delivering Alpha Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?

  • How Rupert Murdoch could rule US media Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.

    Rupert Murdoch’s audacious offer for Time Warner that if it succeeds would cement his status as the most powerful U.S. media magnate.

  • Murdoch tells G20 govts to take a back seat for growth Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    SYDNEY, July 17- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday criticised excessive financial regulation as stymieing free markets and urged Group of 20 governments to "take a back seat" to allow businesses to drive economic growth.

  • *Record closing high on Wall Street lifts Asia. TOKYO, July 17- Asian equities gained on Thursday, lifted by another record-high close on Wall Street, while the euro probed recent lows against the dollar amid speculation the U.S.

  • *Intel supplier Shinko Electric soars to 6- month high. TOKYO, July 17- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street, while Shinko Electric Industries Co jumped on Intel Corp's strong forecast.