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  • BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...

  • 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...

  • Cramer on Disney: Can I say something crazy? Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:31 PM ET
    A Disney store in Times Square, New York City.

    Jim Cramer reviews Disney stock as a possible long-term investment for Veterans, so they can sleep peacefully at night and not obsess on investments.

  • Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards"

    The movies make more money than ever. But a lot of it isn't going to traditional players or even staying in Tinseltown.

  • Why Disney shrugged off 'Lone Ranger' flop Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:29 PM ET
    Johnny Depp as Tonto in Disney's Lone Ranger

    The fact that investors ignored the disappointing "Lone Ranger" box office receipts points to a couple key trends at Disney, and its studio in particular.

  • Entertainment Execs on Oil Prices, Movies & More Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    Entertainment executives shared insights on soaring oil prices, industry growth and more with CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Disney-Branded Films to Ban Smoking Depictions Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.