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  • Midday Glance: Media companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $54.46. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $86.63. Time Warner Inc. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $85.39.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $54.27. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $86.01. Gannett rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $33.28.

  • Take off your clothes to make it in TV Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. That program's success since its June 2013 premiere begat VH1's "Dating Naked" and TLC's real estate show, "Buying Naked," with more in the planning stages.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 27- "Lucy", starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices outmuscling "Hercules", but both releases helped pump life into a lackluster summer at U.S. and Canadian theaters.

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 42 or. 8 percent, to $55.13. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $86.80. Gannett rose$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $33.47.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $55.10. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $86.77. Gannett rose$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $33.40.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $54.90. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $86.50. Gannett rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $33.34.

  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Star Nathan Fielder opened the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in a Los Angeles strip mall in February. It quickly drew lines of curious residents, national media attention and legal scrutiny by the real Starbucks. So far, Fielder, Comedy Central and parent company Viacom Inc. have escaped legal action.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 81 or 1.5 percent, to $54.63. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 47 or. 5 percent, to $86.21. Gannett rose $1.53 or 4.8 percent, to $33.25.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose $1.02 or 1.9 percent, to $54.84. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 61 or. 7 percent, to $86.35. Gannett rose $1.11 or 3.5 percent, to $32.83.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 76 or 1.4 percent, to $54.58. New York Times Co. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $14.29. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $32.56.

  • 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.

  • Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 PM ET

    1. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," 20th Century Fox, $36,254,310, 3,969 locations, $9,134 average, $139,207,154, 2 weeks. 3. "Planes: Fire& Rescue," Disney, $17,509,407, 3,826 locations, $4,576 average, $17,509,407, 1 week. 4. "Sex Tape," Sony, $14,608,152, 3,062 locations, $4,771 average, $14,608,152, 1 week.

  • 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.

  • 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's low-budget sequel to last year's surprise hit, "The Purge," opened with $28.4 million, down from the $34.1 million the original scared up on opening weekend.

  • 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?

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc that if it succeeds would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83- year-old's status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Time Warner Inc's board, in rejecting 21st Century Fox Inc's $80 billion bid, insisted the offer undervalued the media conglomerate and raised fears about the dominating role that Rupert Murdoch's family would play, a person close to the situation said on Wednesday.