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  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • 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...

  • 'Avengers 2' won't stop beating up competition Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    A scene from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    The Avengers sequel topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to data.

  • May 7- Sumner Redstone, the 91- year-old owner of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, said on Thursday the decision on who will succeed him as chairman of both media companies has not been made and that he is still in charge. Redstone controls about 80 percent of the voting shares in CBS and Viacom through a holding company, National Amusements. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and...

  • CBS earnings, revenue top Street expectations Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk by the CBS headquarters building in New York.

    Analysts had expected the media company to report earnings of 75 cents a share on $3.45 billion in revenue.

  • Redstone: Succession decisions not made yet Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
    Redstone: Succession decisions not made yet

    Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone is saying no decisions have yet been made on who will succeed him, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 'Avengers' sequel 2nd biggest US open of all time Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    U.S. stocks closed down more than 1 percent on the last day of trade for April as investors weighed mixed data and continued weakness in the dollar.

  • April 30- Viacom Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday though the media company is still struggling to turn around advertising declines in the United States. Viacom, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been challenged over the past several quarters because of drops in Nielsen ratings and changing TV viewing habits,...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open as markets digested mixed data and major moves in the dollar and Treasurys, after the Fed statement.

  • Early movers: VIA, CI, TWC, AAPL, GNRC & more Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • April 30- Viacom Inc, owner of Paramount Pictures and cable channels Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, reported an unexpected fall in quarterly revenue as weak cable ratings depressed income from advertising in the United States. Viacom, controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone, said domestic advertising revenue fell 5 percent in the second quarter...

  • Viacom earnings top expectations Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    Viacom Headquarters in New York City.

    Viacom delivered quarterly earnings that topped analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Viacom revenue falls 3 percent Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:04 AM ET

    April 30- Viacom Inc reported a 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by lower revenue from its filmed entertainment business and a decline in domestic advertising revenue due to weak ratings for its popular shows. Net loss attributable to Viacom was $53 million, or 13 cents per share, for the second quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $502 million,...

  • Market digs for next clue for data dependent Fed Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Building in Washington.

    The markets quickly shifted focus from the Fed meeting to the upcoming April jobs report.

  • What you need to know for Thursday trading Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Building in Washington.

    The markets quickly shifted focus from the Fed meeting to the upcoming April jobs report.

  • What the stats say about Mayweather and Pacquiao Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Manny Pacquiao (right) and Floyd Mayweather face each other at a press conference on March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off Saturday in the biggest boxing match of the year. CompuBox stats show that Pacquiao throws more punches.

  • Why TV reruns still matter Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Watching tv

    Executives who spoke with CNBC suggested that the entire television business cannot sustain itself without repeatable syndicated shows.

  • Why the S&P could break out this week Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.