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'Black Panther' Smashes Records With $218 Million at Holiday Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

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Ryan Murphy Heads to Netflix in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

A five-year agreement with the producer behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” whose Fox contract expires this summer, leaves Disney and Amazon in the lurch.

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Alibaba signs deal to offer Disney shows on video platforms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video streaming platform with the largest Disney animation collection in China.

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Comcast mulling new bid for Fox assets: sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp is considering a new offer for Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox assets, despite an agreement in December to sell them to Walt Disney Co for $52.4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Disney raises prices of some U.S. theme park tickets

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Sunday it was changing the admission price for its U.S. theme parks, raising the cost of some single-day tickets by almost 9 percent.

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New 'Star Wars' films on way from TV's 'Game of Thrones' creators

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney on Tuesday announced it was expanding its "Star Wars" universe, hiring the creators behind HBO's massive TV hit "Game of Thrones" to write a new series of films set in the galaxy far, far away.

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Theme parks lift Disney profit, more 'Star Wars' coming

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street forecasts as theme park crowds packed a new "Avatar" land, making up for a decline at the ABC broadcasting network.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Executives to Take on Disney ‘Star Wars’ Films

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, executive producers of “Game of Thrones,” will write and produce a series of “Star Wars” films for Disney.

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Disney profit beats estimate on strength in parks business

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported on Tuesday a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts as theme park crowds made up for declines at broadcast and cable television.

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New 'Star Wars' films on way from 'Game of Thrones' creators: Disney

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney on Tuesday announced another new series of "Star Wars" movies, this time from the creators of the hit HBO television series "Game of Thrones."

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'Black Panther' pounces onto Marvel's top tier

Black superheroes have reached the screen before, but seeing the collective weight of Marvel/Disney thrown behind a blockbuster like "Black Panther" still feels like a cultural watershed, one that the movie exuberantly embraces. Boasting perhaps the strongest supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler's visually dynamic film should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name.

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DealBook Briefing: Can Disney’s Earnings Help Alleviate Investor Concerns?

When stock markets are plunging, investors try to gauge the underlying strength of bellwether companies. That’s why many eyes will be on Disney after the close.

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The enduring power of live sports

NFL ratings have declined, ESPN has become a drag on parent Disney's earnings, and the way people consume TV continues to evolve, threatening existing business models.

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Win, Lose or Draw: First jobs of animation sensations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Think of the golden age of American animation, and the mind tends to go back to the days of Walt Disney and Steamboat Willie.

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'Black Panther' stars on importance of African culture in Marvel film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars of "Black Panther" dressed in their finest African-inspired royal attire and spoke about the importance of representing a black superhero story on screen at the premiere of the new film from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Entertainment.

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BRIEF-Electronic Arts, ESPN, Disney XD And The NFL Announce Gaming Network Agreement

* ELECTRONIC ARTS, ESPN, DISNEY XD AND THE NFL ANNOUNCE FIRST LONG-TERM, MULTI-EVENT COMPETITIVE GAMING NETWORK AGREEMENT

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A man goes to Disney World looking for a kidney. He finds one.

Robert Leibowitz owes his life to a message on a T-shirt.

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After 90 year wait, Minnie Mouse gets her Hollywood moment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She waited 90 years and saw a trail of men and Disney princesses get there before her, but on Monday Minnie Mouse finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

(Reuters) - Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.

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Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey are off Disney's board

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UPDATE 2-Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of growing conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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The complicated gender history of pink

When you think about the color pink, you are probably conjuring up images of little girls in pink dresses, with pink toys like Barbie or a Disney princess in a pretty gown.

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On Soccer: Michael Eisner Sketches a Happy Ending for Portsmouth F.C.

Eisner, the former Disney chairman, bought Portsmouth F.C., a proud club fallen on hard times, in part by persuading its fan-owners that their club was a fairy tale in the making.

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From Offices to Disney World, Employers Brace for the Loss of an Immigrant Work Force

The Trump administration’s ending of temporary legal status for Salvadorans and Haitians means that employers who depend on them will have to look harder for help.

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Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

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Review: A Wondrous ‘Pinocchio’ With That ‘Lion King’ Magic

In a creative master stroke, this National Theater adaptation of the Disney film uses oversized puppets to play adults, who tower over the title figure.

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Disney hotels take down 'Do Not Disturb' signs

Walt Disney World has swapped 'Do Not Disturb' signs with "Room Occupied" and will check rooms on a daily basis.

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With Disney Deal Looming, Murdoch’s Empire Is Fractured

Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell most of 21st Century Fox has many wondering what the future holds for him and the two sons who seemed on the cusp of taking over his vast empire.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks.

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Power restored at California's Disneyland after brief outage

(Reuters) - Disneyland, the Walt Disney Co theme park in Southern California, was fully operating following a power outage that lasted for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disney guests stranded on rides after outage

A power outage hit parts of Disneyland on Wednesday, leaving some tourists stuck on rides, according to park spokesperson Suzi Brown.

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UPDATE 3-Power restored at California's Disneyland after brief outage

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Disneyland, the Walt Disney Co theme park in Southern California, was fully operating following a power outage that lasted for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 2-Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting popular rides near Toontown and Fantasyland during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 1-Disneyland in California hit by power outage

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting popular rides near Toontown and Fantasyland during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disneyland in California faces power outage

(Reuters) - Disneyland in California was affected by a power outage on Wednesday, it said on Twitter.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' soars to $745 million worldwide

(Variety.com) - Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally as of Sunday.

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Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience

After decades of mutual wariness, the two titans now have a close relationship — just in time for Disney’s proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

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Disney backs Fox's request for more data protection in antitrust trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co joined Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Wednesday in asking the judge hearing AT&T Inc's antitrust case to strengthen an order aimed at keeping its data private if it is used at trial next year.

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Opinion: Disney heiress did the right thing

It would be comical if it weren't so tragic: Donald Trump, brought to power by the votes of white men casting their ballots out of economic insecurity, is poised to sign a tax bill that takes from the poor and middle class to give to the richest of the rich.

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Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Florida is set to reopen Tuesday -- featuring a new robot President Donald Trump.

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Disney World show adds life-size Trump

Walt Disney World has unveiled a life-sized animatronic President Trump as part of its "Hall of Presidents" exhibit.

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ESPN President Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company's most important network, due to a problem with addiction.

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ESPN President John Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper on Monday resigned from his role as ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, citing substance addiction problem.

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ESPN President John Skipper resigns

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper on Monday resigned from his role as ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, citing substance addiction problem.

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BRIEF-ESPN President John Skipper resigns, citing substance addiction problem - ESPN

* JOHN SKIPPER RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT OF ESPN AND CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE DISNEY MEDIA NETWORKS ON MONDAY - ESPN

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Odey adds to Sky disquiet following Disney's deal with Fox

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has argued that Sky should fetch a higher price following Walt Disney Co's $52 billion deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. , adding to shareholder disquiet about the fate of the European broadcaster.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy

Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.

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Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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UPDATE 1-Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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'The Last Jedi' cruises toward $200 million domestic debut

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

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Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?

In its megadeal with 21st Century Fox, Disney acquired 22 regional sports networks that it believes will complement ESPN. It’s unclear how that will happen.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with $45 mln at domestic theaters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" brought in $45 million on its opening night on Thursday at U.S. and Canadian theaters as fans rushed to see the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

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A Word With: Zendaya Doesn’t Need a Safety Net

She talks about her leap from the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” into adult fare as a trapeze artist in “The Greatest Showman.”

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Net Neutrality, Disney, ‘Star Wars’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Family-friendly Disney to bring edgier Fox fare to streaming video

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is poised to add foul-mouthed superhero Deadpool and gory TV series "American Horror Story" to its portfolio, a novel move for the king of family-friendly entertainment into the adult-oriented programming consumers are devouring on streaming video.

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Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc .

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‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage

The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.

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Common Sense: The Disney-Fox Deal Has Friends in High Places

The Justice Department moved to block AT&T’s attempted acquisition of Time Warner. So why would it approve this $52.4 billion megadeal?

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Report: Trump asked about fate of Fox News in Disney-Fox deal

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The Streaming Landscape After Disney’s Deal

Netflix is the clear leader in the streaming wars, but Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox changes things. Here’s a look at the various streaming services.

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Murdoch bets live sports and news will boost new, smaller Fox

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch is banking on Americans' love of live sports and breaking news for a new, slimmed down version of his Fox TV business after selling the company's film studios and international operations to Walt Disney Co .

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Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming

The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon.

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Murdoch Speaks on the Fox-Disney Merger

Disney's deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox's assets started with an informal chat at Rupert Murdoch's winery.

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Disney doubles down on sports, despite ESPN woes

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Trump congratulates Murdoch after Disney-Fox deal

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Trump supports deal for Disney to acquire Fox film, TV units -White House

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump backs the deal that Walt Disney Co has struck to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Disney, Korea, Theresa May: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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What the Disney-Fox deal means for Marvel

The Disney, Fox deal could have huge ramifications in both the streaming world and the film industry.

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'The Simpsons' predicted Disney's Fox move

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Fox-Disney merger could reshape media

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Disney to buy Fox film, some TV businesses for $52 billion

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock as the world's largest entertainment company seeks even greater scale to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Disney buys Fox: Who gets what

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Stock futures up, eyes on Disney-Fox deal, bank stocks

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Thursday as traders focused on a $52.4 billion stock deal between Walt Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox and gains in shares of big banks.

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What Disney Is Getting From Fox

Benefits include overseas assets, a television hit factory, popular film franchises, regional sports networks and a more diverse pool of executives.

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Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com.

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Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion -source

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Disney-Fox deal would be monumental

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Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close

The $60 billion-plus acquisition would give Disney control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s movie and TV empire, and give a serious boost to the company’s streaming ambitions.

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Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 12

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 13 points, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * SKY: Comcast Corp dropped its bid for most of the assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, that includes a stake in European pay-TV provider Sky PLC, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor to acquire the assets. * HSBC: HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)

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Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

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Box Office: 'Coco' wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' waits in the wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

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Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc , Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

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Disney Said to Be Nearing a Deal With 21st Century Fox

Disney is said to be seeking to acquire parts of Fox’s empire in a transaction that could offer a senior executive role for Rupert Murdoch’s son James at Disney.

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Tech rally burns out, leaves Wall Street lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday as a technology rebound lost steam and Walt Disney Co shares dipped, while investors assessed how a Republican U.S. tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

(Reuters) - Wall Street treaded water on Tuesday as Microsoft and other technology stocks rebounded and Walt Disney Co fell, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

* Indexes: Dow -0.15 pct, S&P -0.02 pct, Nasdaq +0.33 pct (Updates to afternoon)

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UPDATE 2-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Disney-Fox deal could come as soon as next week: CNBC

(Reuters) - A deal between Walt Disney Co and Twenty First Century Fox could come as soon as next week, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.